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AceNotes Today

Monday, November 14, 2016

* A message from the university chaplain

Regardless of which side of the presidential election coin you find yourself, the past 18 months have brought out the best and the worst of humanity on each side. We are all wounded from the political shrapnel of 2016. However, after the dust settles and the reality of laundry, grocery shopping, and paying the Vectren bill settles in, we would do well to live into the future borne on the wings of the better angels of our nature, rather than drawn down and apart by the demons of division.

We are fortunate to live out our vocational calling in higher education, even with its challenges, where every day we work to transform lives. We aspire to communicate what it means to live together in a global society as educated people and to model that life together on the UE campus. As diverse, educated people, we know that we must not become the evil we abhor. Let us serve as the archetype for civil discourse, compassionate collaboration, and forgiveness when we fail. Let us work together with gracious intentions and peaceful solutions so that all who learn and teach here are inspired to love the world and all those who dwell in it. I am grateful for the UE community and an alma mater, which bids us to face the future unafraid.

I leave you with the 1934 text written by poet, Lloyd Stone, often sung to the tune, Finlandia. (Georgia Harkness wrote a third stanza five years later.)

This is my song, O God of all the nations,
A song of peace for lands afar and mine.
This is my home, the country where my heart is,
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine.
But other hearts in other lands are beating,
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine.

My country's skies are bluer than the ocean,
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine.
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover,
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine.
O hear my song, thou God of all the nations,
A song of peace for their land and for mine.


* Holiday season hours

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families. The following November-December-January holiday schedule will be observed:

Wednesday, November 23 – close at noon
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25

Christmas/New Year’s           
Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2 – returning on Tuesday, January 3


What's Happening Today

* Life after study abroad sessions today

Are you interested in incorporating your study abroad experiences into your future? Are you curious about opportunities beyond study abroad? Join us for life after study abroad on sessions today -  Monday, November 14 - from noon-1:50 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The sessions will highlight the following topics:

  • Noon - Get Study Abroad on your Résumé/CV
  • 12:30 p.m. -Résumé Tips for International Jobs
  • 1:00 p.m. - Resources for International Job Searching
  • 1:30 p.m. - Telling your Study Abroad Story in a Job Interview

You are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions you think best apply to your interests. We will serve snacks and have tables with pamphlets and guests present to provide information about some options for life after study abroad!

* DPT Class of 2018 fundraiser today

The PT Class of 2018 will be selling discounts cards in the lobby of Ridgway University Center to raise money for Scorebuilders, a test prep service used to prepare PT students for their national board exam. The cards are $10 each and are good at a variety of local businesses. PT students will be selling the cards today from noon-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center lobby.

Cash or checks will be accepted and cards don't expire until December 2017!


Upcoming Events

* Great American Smokeout information table

Smokefree Communities and UE’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer will have an information table in the lobby of Ridgway University Center today from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. They will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout.

Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day set aside by the American Cancer Society to encourage smokers to give up tobacco, at least for one day, and to think about quitting for good. These days, most people have a good understanding of the harms caused by cigarette smoking, but nearly 25 percent of Vanderburgh County adults still smoke.  Come visit to learn more!

* This Week in Music: violin recital and ensemble performances

The Department of Music continues its concert season tonight in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Eykamp String Quartet violinist and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Robert Anemone. The program will include works by Austrian-American violinist-composer Fritz Kreisler and Belgian violinist-composer Eugène Ysaÿe, as well as J. S. Bach and Franz Schubert. Anemone will be accompanied on some pieces by pianist Futaba Niekawa and by Eykamp String Quartet member and EPO principal cellist Kirsten Jermé.

The UE String Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of assistant professor and director of orchestral activities Chun-Ming Chen, and the Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of department chair and associate professor of clarinet Thomas Josenhans, will offer a joint concert in Wheeler Concert Hall this Thursday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. The program will include various works of the Romantic and Modern eras. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

* International Film Night is this evening

International Film Night is set for this evening from 7:00-9:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, in Ridgway University Center. Join us for the screening of In Tahrir Square, an international film that focuses on the Egyptian revolution that changed history. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, so bring your friends and family! Snacks will be provided.

* International Marketplace set for today

An International Marketplace is planned for today, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., outside Ridgway University Center. (Rain location is Eykamp Hall, Room 251, in Ridgway University Center.)

Join us at this international marketplace to celebrate multiple different countries and cultures! There will be several booths set up advertising international products, activities, and organizations.

Stop by to support local organizations, cast your vote in our photo contest, learn more about study abroad, and just have a good time!

* Panel for Harlaxton program updates

On Monday, November 21, there will be a meeting to share and discuss what is currently going on with the Harlaxton programs. This includes programs that run during the fall, spring, and summer. Any past or future changes will be discussed here, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Henry J. Schroeder Board Room (Room 203), in the library. We would love to have you there! If you have any questions, please contact Greta Becker at

* Lunch and Lead: Navigating Different Cultures planned for today

The next Lunch and Lead is set for today at 12:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Rooms 253, 254, 255, Ridgway University Center. (Note - new location) 

Learn how to better communicate with those around you by taking cultural differences into consideration from Wes Milner, executive director of international programs.

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!

* International Bazaar set for November 18

The annual International Bazaar is Friday, November 18, in Ridgway University Center! The doors to the event open to students at 4:30 p.m., and to the community at 5:00 p.m. Food will be served until 7:00 p.m. and the interactive cultural booths will be open and entertainment will be available until 8:00 p.m.

From now until November 17, tickets are $7 (cash or check only) through the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services, located in Room 220 in the Student Life Center upstairs in Ridgway University Center. You can also purchase tickets with a credit card by going to the University’s ticket sales website.

Admission is FREE for UE students and children under five. All proceeds will go to support the Friends of Dago community in Kenya.

* Data science to be topic of talk given to SIAM student chapter

Dylan Beal, lead quantitative analyst at OneMain Financial, will give a talk to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter today. The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Room 101, Koch Center for Engineering and Science. There is one internship opening on the data science team at OneMain Financial. UE math alumni Miranda Voegel will bring more details during the talk.

The definition and application of data science to motivate decision making and profitability in a modern business environment with examples from marketing, operations, and risk.

* Speaker Liana Peter-Hagene presents jury decision-making research

Psychology Club and PSI CHI will be hosting a guest speaker on campus, Liana Peter-Hagene, assistant professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She will present a research talk titled "Jury Decision Making: How Emotions and Race Shape Individual and Group Judgments" at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. All are welcome to attend.

* Sixth annual FanFest 2016 set for Saturday, November 19

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other Aces fans are invited to kick off the home basketball season at the sixth annual FanFest. It's Saturday, November 19, from 10:00 a.m.-noon at Freedom Plaza in front of the Ford Center. Food vendors, photo booth, bounce houses, cornhole, and live music are among the activities. Sponsored by Aces Athletics, UE Alumni Association and TRU Event Rentals, Inc. Questions? Contact or ext. 2586.


Info You Should Know

* Reminder - outsourcing of USPS meter mailing services

As previously announced in AceNotes, UE distribution services/mail services has begun outsourcing metering of United States Postal Service domestic and international mail (letters, flats, etc.) and USPS domestic parcels to Data Mail Inc., a local third party vendor. UE distribution services/mail services no longer has equipment to meter mail and/or process parcels for shipment in-house.

What changed?
• UE mail services no longer has a USPS meter or mailing equipment. UE mail services no longer has a UPS account or UPS shipping equipment.

• The UE USPS mail/parcel processing request online form has replaced the paper UE mail processing form. The UE USPS mail/parcel processing request online form and Instructions titled UE USPS mail/parcel processing request form instructions are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under forms and instructions. Note:  Effective October 17, 2017, paper UE mail processing forms should be recycled and no longer used. These forms are no longer available as an In-house office supply item.

• New white/laminated UE account barcode cards were provided by Data Mail Inc. and distributed to UE areas to be used in lieu of the yellow UE account barcode cards.  A sample of the new barcode card and instructions are available on the mail services website on AceLink Areas under forms and instructions. Note: Departments are asked to turn in the yellow UE account barcode cards via campus mail to mail services.

• UE mail services no longer provides UPS services. Departments desiring UPS services may contact UPS directly, set up a department account, request a site pickup, and pay UPS directly with a UE Pcard.

• Departments desiring to ship USPS International parcels may go directly to a local post office, complete the required USPS documentation (customs forms, etc.), and pay USPS directly with a UE Pcard. The same can be accomplished with UPS but typically at a much higher cost.

UE Distribution Services/Mail Services continues to:
• Pickup UE incoming mail and parcels from the USPS, Monday through Friday, except for UE holidays

• Process incoming business reply and short paid UE mail

• Sort mail by UE campus department in the mail service’s area

• Make a campus mail run Monday-Friday to deliver and/or pick up department mail that is pickup ready and includes USPS domestic and international letter mail, USPS domestic parcels, pre-stamped and sealed mail, and campus mail.

• Deliver to residence halls as is currently performed.

• Distribute newspapers received.

• Deliver UE mail and contract mailings to Data Mail, Monday through Friday, for processing.

Departments continue to be responsible for existing processes that include:
• Preparing USPS mail parcels for distribution services/mail services pickup by completing a UE USPS mail/parcel processing form to provide the required department name, account number, and mail/parcel requirements/instructions selected by the department. USPS parcels are to be packed and ready for shipping with an attached UE USPS mail/parcel processing form.

• Sorting, separating, and bundling (rubber bands or binder clips) USPS letter mail by account number, mail class, special services, domestic, international, etc., and securely attaching the appropriate new/white UE account barcode card to each mail bundle being picked up on the mail run by the UE mail courier. Specific mailing information continues to be available on the mail services website located on AceLink under Areas. New UE account barcode cards were distributed on October 17. (Note: To request additional UE account barcode cards contact, distribution services/mail services with the name of the account, account number and department name via email at

• Following existing campus mail guidelines to prepare campus mail bundled separately for UE mail services courier mail run pickup.

• Sealing envelope flaps with department affixed stamps for USPS domestic and/or international letter mail sorted by account number, domestic, international, etc., with a securely attached UE account barcode card to each bundle being picked up on the mail run by the UE mail courier.

• Placing FLAPS UP on unsealed envelopes to be metered.

• Taking USPS international and non-USPS mail/parcels requiring express services or international parcel services directly to the local post office for processing and payment via a UE Pcard.

• Following current contract mailing (large mailings of 200 mail pieces or weighing a total of 50 pounds) processes and procedures. Specific contract mailing information continues to be available on the contract mailing website located on AceLink under Areas. Purple contract mailing cards and other contract mailing requirements have not changed.  Purple contract mailing cards are still being used and should accompany a contract mailing.

Additional information is available on the Mail Services website located on AceLink under Areas.  If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Kim Winsett at or ext. 2940 or Shannon Richardson at

* Recycling at UE – helpful information

Check out the AceLink/Areas/Recycling site for information on UE’s campus recycling program. Topics that are covered include:

• What items may be put in the recycling bins around campus: Paper products, including newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, and cardboard; empty, clean plastics with a recycling number of 1-7; empty aluminum cans and tin cans.

• Where to recycle: there is a list of recycling pick up locations by building.

• What not to put in the recycling bins, including: Food, Styrofoam, pizza boxes (because they contain grease and sometimes uneaten pizza).

You can also find information on the UE Department of Environmental Management Facebook page.

Feel free to call ext. 2697 or e-mail with any questions or suggestions.

Thank you for recycling!

* Christmas donations for children

Graves Hall is collecting new gloves, mittens, socks, hats, and scarves for needy community children grades K-8 this Christmas season. The items can be placed on the Christmas tree in Graves Hall lobby. If you have any questions, please call Pam Young at ext. 2848. Thank you!

* TIAA counseling appointments

The remaining 2016 dates for TIAA individual counseling sessions are Tuesday, November 15, Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.  Please note that the location of these meetings has been moved to room 208 of the University Libraries.

If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at 812-488-2943.

* 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 2016 Employee of the Month nominations are due no later than Wednesday, November 16.

To nominate someone, please go to AceLink and click on Areas, and then select Human Resources. The nomination form can be found under Forms on that page.

* BIOL 100 now offered during Spring 2017

A section of BIOL 100 with two possible laboratory sections will be offered during Spring 2017. BIOL 100 lectures are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The lab sections for the course are scheduled for Tuesdays from 1:00-2:50 p.m., or Thursdays from 1:00-2:50 p.m. BIOL 100 is course option for students needing to partially fulfill Outcome 8 of the University's Enduring Foundations General Education Program.

* UE winter housing

The residence halls will be closed for winter break from noon on December 15 to 3:00 p.m. on January 6. 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 by noon on Reading Study Day to be considered. For more information about winter housing, contact the Office of Residence Life or see the winter housing website.

* 2016-17 student consumer information

The US Department of Education requires universities to disclose consumer information to prospective and enrolled students, parents, and employees. Go to this consumer information page on the University of Evansville website for more information.

Questions about this information may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 800-424-8634, 812-488-2364, or A paper copy of this information is available upon request.

* 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.



* President Kazee and professor Dion featured in interivews about presidential election

UE president Thomas Kazee, and Robert Dion, UE department chair for law, politics, and society, were both featured in radio, television, and newspaper interviews for the 2016 election.

During the election season, Kazee was interviewed by local television stations Eyewitness News (Channel 25) and 14 WFIE, and Dion’s analysis appeared in the Indianapolis Star, Eyewitness News (Channel 25) with Brad Byrd, Indiana Public Broadcasting (with the help of WNIN, the local PBS station). Dion, who speaks both English and French, also made several appearances on Radio Canada to discuss the election, including a live television interview and an extended radio broadcast.

You can view their media appearances in the past month in this news roundup.

* UE alumnus publishes undergraduate teaching article

Alexander J. Bies ’09, has published an undergraduate teaching article in the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. The title of his article is “Cockroaches Now Evading Death by Getting Bitter about Sweeteners.”

Bies graduated from UE in 2009 with a degree in neuroscience. He is currently at graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education is an online journal for undergraduate neuroscience faculty.

* Kiesel presents research at Singapore conference

Kyle KieselKyle Kiesel, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, attended the 9th World Congress for Low Back and Pelvic Pain conference in Singapore October 30-November 3.

Kiesel presented a research poster titled “Development of a Screen for Dysfunctional Breathing” This project involved three UE DPT students who graduated in 2016, Tonya Rhodes, Jacob Mueller, and Alyssa Waninger.

“It is always exciting and satisfying to me to see the hard work of students presented at an international conference,” said Kiesel.

The conference, held every three years, is composed of international leaders from the medical and rehabilitation fields who focus on the treatment of low back and pelvic pain.

* UE ACM programming teams

The University of Evansville’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) computer programming team members Kane Catt, Evan Higgins, Asher Trockman, William Johns, Kudzaishe Mandingwa, and Keenen Cates - all computer science and computer engineering students – recently competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. They competed as two teams representing UE against over 150 teams at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

The teams placed seventh and eighth out of 17 teams at the Louisville site of the Mid-Central Region of the International Programming Contest. They placed 58th and 67th overall the entire region.

The ACM International Contest is an activity that provides college students with an opportunity to demonstrate and sharpen their problem-solving and computing skills.

The ACM International Programming Contest consisted of 10 questions which must be solved with computer programs within a five hour time limit. Other schools competing were University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Northern Kentucky University, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Congratulations to both University of Evansville teams!



* Cross Country completes 2016 season

The 2016 season officially came to a close for the University of Evansville Cross Country teams as they ran at the NCAA Great lakes Regional at the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course in Madison, Wisconsin.

Both the men and women ran some of the top times in the NCAA race over the last several years. The women’s team saw its top 6-kilometer times run in three years while the men also competed well in the 10-K.

Leading the way for the ladies was Sienna Crews. She crossed the line in a time of 22:51.9 to take 153rd out of the 221 runners. Crews’s time was the best for a UE runner since Kelby Jenkins ran a 22:21 as a senior in 2013. Hannah Welsh continued to run well in her inaugural campaign. Her time of 22:57.9 was second on the squad, just seconds behind Crews.

Michelle Karp took third for the Aces. She ran a time of 23:49.7, besting her time from two years ago in the NCAA’s when she notched a 25:17. Ashton Bosler and Anna Loef completed the top five for UE. Bosler ran a 24:35.4 in her first 6K college race while Loef ran a 25:12.7. Kylie Hasnour was the 6th runner for UE with a 25:44.2 while Katie Beaber completed the squad with a 26:12.0. As a team, the Purple Aces finished 29th on the list.

Ricky Hendrix ran a 35:05.7 for the men. His inaugural 10-K race at UE saw him finish in 189th place out of 205 runners. Ross Frondorf crossed the line second for UE in a time of 35:43.5. Stanley Chepchieng was next up for the Aces as his time of 34:43.5 saw freshmen take two of the top three spots.

Ben Woolems was fourth for the Aces, posting a time of 36:19.9 while Tucker Dawson was the #5 runner for UE. Dawson’s time finished up at 36:37.3. Paul Schwartz and Aaron Cochran were the final two runners to cross the line for Evansville. Schwartz ran a 37:10.6 while Cochran finished in 38:04.4.

* Southern Illinois takes 5-set win over Aces Volleyball

Facing a 2-0 deficit, the University of Evansville Volleyball team fought back to force a fifth game, but Southern Illinois was able to hang on for the 3-2 win on Friday night at the Carson Center.

Rachel Tam led the Purple Aces with 16 kills while Rocio Fortuny notched 15. Fortuny also added 12 digs. Mildrelis Rodriguez recorded 15 digs to lead the squad. Jelena Merseli registered 37 assists.

A competitive frame opened up the night. The Salukis took an early 6-3 advantage before the Purple Aces came back in a big way. A pair of Rocio Fortuny kills saw the Aces take a 12-8 advantage. They continued to lead until the Salukis came back to tied it up at 22-22. The run continued for SIU as a Ginger Perinar kill closed out the 25-23 win and a 1-0 lead.

The momentum for SIU carried into the second frame as they notched the first seven points of the set before jumping out to a 12-1 advantage. From there, they cruised to a 25-11 win.

UE punched back in the third set. With the game tied at 4-4, the Aces scored three in a row, including a kill and service ace by Fortuny, and never relinquished the lead from there. The advantage grew to as many as five points at 20-15 before SIU made it interesting. They got within one at 24-23 before Joselyn Coronel gave UE the set win with a kill.

Game four was another battle. Evansville grabbed the early 7-3 advantage in a run capped off by a Rachel Tam kill. The Salukis made their way back, retaking the lead at 16-15 on a Perinar tally. The Aces continued the back-and-forth battle as an SIU error saw them take a 20-19 lead. The run kept rolling as they forced a decisive fifth game with 25-20 victory.

In game five, SIU score the first two points and kept it going from there, taking the match with a 15-8 win.

Evansville completes the season next weekend with home matches against Missouri State and Wichita State.

* Swimming and Diving finish weekend on a high note

Swimming and Diving continued their weekend winning streak with a women's victory against both Indiana State and Rose-Hulman and a men's over Rose-Hulman.

The men's final score was 179 Evansville, 115 Rose-Hulman. The women's score against Indiana State ended at 154 points to Indiana State's 137, while the final score against Rose-Hulman was 242-44.

"Today was very exciting," head coach Rickey Perkins commented. "Both teams swam better today than we did yesterday. It shows our fitness is good and we are getting stronger. I am very happy for the wins."

The men started their day with a one-two finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of freshman Isaac Devaney, senior Everett Plocek, junior Prescott Marcy, and senior Matt Childress took the win at a 1:37.76. Sophomores Blake Wheeler, Derek Stauder, Matt Duke, and Jared Sutphin followed suit at 1:38.89.

Sutphin had continued success individually. His winning time in the 1000 freestyle clocked in at 10:13.21, a fourteen second drop from his best time as an Ace. He also took the 100 freestyle with a 47.65, outtouching second place by .04. His performance yielded another personal record.

Freshman Brandt Hudson shone once again as well. He took top honors in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1:45.47. Zach Sagan took third with a 1:49.83. Hudson took an additional victory in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:51.56. Senior Andrew Cotton took second with a 4:59.84, and Sagan clocked in at 5:01.34 for fourth.

Dan O'Brien claimed the 100 backstroke for the Aces with a final time of 53.15. Devaney added extra points with a second place finish at a time of 55.18, and Brendan Ninneman took fourth with 56.44. O'Brien and Devaney also went 1-2 in the 200 backstroke, clocking in at 1:59.22 and 2:00.17 respectively. Everett Plocek won the 100 breaststroke by a wide margin with a 58.63.

Freshman Paul Cozzens took the win in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:13.95, with Derek Stauder touching in at 2:19.04 for third place. Cozzens won the 200 IM as well with a 2:00.86, with Ninneman in third with a time of 2:05.64. Cozzens finished his day with a second place in the 200 butterfly with a final time of 1:58.46.

The men finished their day with a final victory in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Brandt Hudson, Blake Wheeler, Jared Sutphin, and Matt Duke out touched Rose-Hulman's 3:11.21 with their own 3:11.14.

The women's team shared success of their own. They kicked off the morning with a win in the 200 Medley Relay. Senior Michaela Kent, freshmen Alaina Sylvester and Emma Hennessy, and junior Danielle Freeman teamed up to finish with a final time of 1:48.64.

Kent took an individual victory in the 100 backstroke, and her time of 58.12 was a full second quicker than the second place finisher. Senior Taylor Davidson took fourth at 59.93. Davidson moved on to take second place in the 200 backstroke, touching in at 2:07.34, while Kent finished in third at 2:08.85.

Danielle Freeman continued her season of success as well. She took the 50 freestyle with the top time of 24.09. Sophomore Kaylee Gubricky touched in at third place and freshman Emma Hennessy in fourth with times of 25.29 and 25.30 respectively. Freeman won the 100 freestyle as well with a 52.68.

Freshman Kristy Kupfer took the Aces' next victory with a top time of 5:16.41 in the 500 freestyle. Her time was also a season best. Freshman Ashton Adams touched in at third with a 5:24.46. Sophomore Madi Jones had a day of personal success as well in the 200 freestyle; her time of 1:55.75 was a lifetime best. Emma Hennessy took home a personal best in the 100 butterfly with a 1:01.14. Sophomore Megan Schremp showed a 19 second drop for a new personal best in the 1000 freestyle.

Sophomore Kristen Myers also performed well today, leading the Aces in her individual events. She clocked in at 2:12. 93 in the 200 butterfly for second place, and 58.82 in the 100 butterfly, again for second place. She took one more second place finish in the 200 IM with a final time of 2:14.61.

The women won the final relay as well. Kent, Jones, Kupfer, and Freeman took the 400 Freestyle Relay with a 3:33.31, nearly five seconds ahead of the second place competition.

Diving took victories on both the men and the women's sides. Courtney Coverdale took the 1-Meter by a wide margin. Her final score was 281.68, with second place at 201.01. She won the 3-Meter as well with a score of 275.03. Alyssa Vonder Haar took second with 181.70 points. Her score was a 30-point improvement of her personal best. Miguel Marcano showed a strong performance as well. His score of 227.86 points in the 1-Meter and 235.58 in the 3-Meter were enough for victories in both.

The Aces return next weekend for the annual House of Champions meet at IUPUI.

* Men's Basketball ready to open home slate on Monday

The sixth season at the Ford Center officially begins for the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team as they take on Alcorn State this evening at 8:00 p.m.

Fans with tickets to the men’s game are encouraged to arrive early as your ticket is good for admission to the women’s basketball game against Eastern Illinois, which starts at 5:00 p.m.

Veteran's Appreciation Night sponsored by Fifth Third Bank will take place at the game. It will be held in conjunction with the Military Warriors Support Foundation. All veterans and active military members and their family can receive $5 tickets to the game by presenting a valid military ID at the Ford Center Box Office on game day. At halftime, Military Warriors Support Foundation will be presenting a military veteran with a mortgage-free home in a very special presentation for their contributions.

Evansville got off to a great start at Louisville, but the #13 Cardinals roared back with a 20-0 run on their way to a 78-47 win on Friday in the season opener. Jaylon Brown matched his career mark with 19 points as he drained three triples and hit six free throws. David Howard, making the start at center, finished the night with a team-best seven rebounds.

Freshman Dru Smith played very well in his collegiate debut, seeing 22 minutes of action against the Cardinals. Smith notched five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Perhaps nobody truly appreciated the Aces playing their opener on Veteran’s Day more than Solomon Hainna. After serving in the Air Force for five years, Hainna is now focused on his college basketball career and made his debut on the holiday. Hainna was on the floor for 10 minutes and had a rebound.

Today’s contest will be the sixth home opener at the Ford Center. The Purple Aces have won four of the five opening games at the arena with the only defeat coming against Buffalo in 2012.

Alcorn State opened its 2016-17 campaign on Friday evening at Loyola in Chicago, dropping a 69-44 decision. Pacing the Braves was Marquis Vance, who registered 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in 29 minutes of work. Denzel Dulin recorded 11 points for ASU. Head coach Montez Robinson enters his second season leading Alcorn State. In his first season, he inherited a team that went 6-26 the previous year and led them to a 15-15 mark and was a finalist for both the 2016 Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year and 2016 Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year awards.

* Women's Basketball to continue busy first six days

After falling victim to a late Cleveland State surge on Saturday, the University of Evansville Women’s Basketball team will continue the busy first six days of its schedule today when Eastern Illinois pays a visit to the Ford Center.

The match-up, which will serve as the opening half of the first basketball doubleheader of the season for UE, will see the women’s team aiming for its first victory at 5:00 p.m. before ceding the floor to the men’s team for its home opener against Alcorn State at 8:00 p.m.

The Aces (0-1) were forced to mount multiple comeback attempts in Saturday’s loss to CSU, led by the scoring of Sara Dickey, who racked up her first 17 points of the season to pull within 55 of UE’s all-time scoring mark. The senior was also effective in other aspects of the game, posting a game-best four assists and four steals.

Dickey was joined in the double-digit scoring column by newcomer Brooke Dossett, who sank a pair of first half three-pointers on the way to ending with 12 points. Erin Sinnott did the work in the second half, scoring eight of her 13 points over the course of a late UE run to help the Aces get back into the contest.

Sasha Robinson chipped in nine points in the contest, coming up just one shy of her first double-double of the season.

Meanwhile, EIU will be getting set for its first Division I opponent of the season after opening with a 97-54 victory over Division III Millikin this past Friday.

Following today’s showdown, the Aces will set out for their first road contest of the season at Ball State. BSU enjoyed a similarly impressive opening victory, handing UAPB an 88-60 decision at Worthen Arena in Muncie, and revenge will be in mind for the Aces after falling to the Cardinals in Evansville a season ago.

Tipoff on Wednesday is slated for 6:00 p.m. Central time.

* Veterans Appreciation Night set for Monday's home opener

Veteran’s Appreciation Night sponsored by Fifth Third Bank will take place tonight at the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball home opener versus Alcorn State. It will be held in conjunction with the Military Warriors Support Foundation

All veterans and active military members, and their family can receive $5 tickets to the game by presenting a valid military ID at the Ford Center Box Office on game day.

At halftime, Military Warriors Support Foundation will be presenting a military veteran with a mortgage-free home in a very special presentation for their contributions.

“The donation of this property advances our efforts to provide and support to our nation’s heroes as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life,” Andrea Dellinger, vice president of media and marketing for the Military Warriors Support Foundation said. “Thanks in part to the contributions of partners like 7Up Snapple and Walmart, we are changing lives for the better, not just for members of our armed services and their families, but for generations that follow.”

The Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. Its programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance. You can find out more information on this organization by going to the Military Warriors Support Foundation webpage.

* Faculty and staff Men's and Women's Basketball tickets

Attention UE faculty and staff: you may begin picking up your two complimentary tickets to the November 12 Women's Basketball game against Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. and the November 14 Men's Basketball against Alcorn State at 8:00 p.m.

Your ticket to the November 14 Men's Basketball game will also grant you admission to the November 16 Women's Basketball game against Eastern Illinois at 5:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring your UE ID with you to the Carson Center Ticket Office. The Carson Center Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. but will be closing early on Monday, November 14 as our staff prepares for the games that evening.

We look forward to seeing you at the game!


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