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Friday, November 18, 2016

What's Happening Today

* Final #readingseries of 2016 is today!

Please join the folks in the Department of Creative Writing today at The Slice for the Fall semester’s final #readingseries. This reading will feature original work by students Sarah Pfleiderer, Sari Baum, and Brittney Kaleri. The reading will start promptly at 4:00 p.m., so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. Hope to see you all there!

* UE Theatre presents Oklahoma!

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents its second production of the season, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in Shanklin Theatre.  Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on November 18 and 19, and at 2:00 p.m. on November 20.

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical has the distinction of being the first collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, thus ushering in the Golden Age of American musical theatre. Set against the hardscrabble life in 1906 Indian Territory, the endearing story of a rocky romance between a lovesick cowboy and headstrong farm girl still garners wide appeal and is sure to have audiences tapping their toes to the catchy lyrics, buoyant melodies, and soaring score.

Oklahoma! is directed and choreographed by Seattle-based guest artist Ruben Van Kempen, with additional choreography by Ricki Smith Newman, and features a 16-person student orchestra led by musical director Patrick Ritsch. 

Grace Guarniere, a senior from Katy, Texas, is the scenic designer; professor of theatre Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Avery Reagan, a senior from Conyers, Georgia, is the lighting designer; Richard Ingraham, a guest designer from Euclid, Ohio, is the sound designer; professor of theatre Chuck Meacham is the technical director; professor of theatre Diane Brewer is the dramaturg; and Mary Claire Smalley, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee, is the stage manager.

The cast features Davis Brinker, a junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, as Curly; and Braden Wilkerson, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, as Laurey. The 24-person cast also features David Aaron Evans, a senior from The Woodlands, Texas, as Will Parker; Demi Davis, a senior from Leesburg, Georgia, as Ado Annie; and Nate DeCook, a senior from Holland, Michigan, as Jud.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

* 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

* This Weekend in Music: small ensemble and choral concerts

Two small wind ensembles will join together for a Woodwind Chamber Ensembles concert in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday afternoon, November 20, at 1:00 p.m. The Flute Ensemble, under the direction of consortium flute instructor Cara Dailey, and the Saxophone Ensemble, under the direction of assistant professor of music education Shawn Teichmer, will perform works from the early nineteenth century to the modern era.

The UE Mixed Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Associate professor and director of choral activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the choirs in a program that will include works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Dvo?ák, just to name a few. Pianist Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles.

The Department’s small brass and percussion ensembles will then offer a concert in Neu Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Professor of trumpet Timothy Zifer will conduct the Trumpet Ensemble, while associate professor of low brass Ken Steinsultz will lead the Low Brass Ensemble, consortium horn instructor Emily Britton will conduct the Evansville Horn Choir, and consortium percussion instructor Ross Erickson will lead the Percussion Ensemble. Musical selections will range from the Renaissance to the Modern era, including works by Jacob Arcadelt, Handel, and Mahler.

All three concerts are free and open to the public.
 

* UE Bookstore sale set for today

The UE Bookstore will be offering 15 percent off all clothing and gift purchases today. Also all holiday ornaments will be 20 percent off during this time. Offer not valid on clearance items. Store hours are 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. both days.

* Guatemala GAP Project info session and exhibition today

Interested in visiting Guatemala over spring break to improve the lives of rural Guatemalans? GAP projects will include:

  • Training Guatemalan teachers to incorporate art and health topics into their classes
  • Developing a strategic communications plan for Mission Guatemala

All majors are welcome! Come to the Krannert Gallery in the Krannert Hall of Fine Arts Building today from noon-12:50 to learn more and to hear from students who have been there. A light lunch will be available, and you are encouraged to enjoy the Guatemalan textiles and artifacts on display.

For more information, visit GAP’s website or e-mail gap@evansville.edu.

* Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is today!

The Department of Art’s annual Holiday Art and Crafts Sale is planned for today in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the sale will continue until 6:00 p.m.

Items for sale may include paintings, pottery, jewelry, soaps, knitted items, greeting cards, purses, bags, and wooden items. All items in the sale are handmade and designed by the artist or craftsman.

This sale is an excellent opportunity to find unique gifts for the holiday.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at dh196@evansville.edu or 812-488-2043.

* Newman Club Dinner and Discussion

All are welcome to join the Newman Club on Monday, November 21, at 5:00 p.m. for a very special Dinner and Discussion. We will be enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving Dinner with a discussion led by the Most Reverend Bishop Thompson. You can find us at the house on Lincoln Avenue with the purple banner. For more information, please contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu.

* Sunday Mass at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel

All are welcome to join us for Mass this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Fr. Christian Raab will be our celebrant. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Olivia Voegerl at ov4@evansville.edu

* Hanging of the Green

In preparation for the holiday season, there will be a hanging of the green at Neu Chapel on Monday, November 28, beginning at 4:00 p.m. We will decorate the chapel and eat free pizza, and afterward sing carols. All are welcome!

* Sunday University worship

Come to Neu Chapel this Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. for a service of Thanksgiving. The final Sunday worship service of the semester will be December 4.

* 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 gb91@evansville.edu.

* Panel for education abroad updates (non-Harlaxton programs)

On Tuesday, November 22, there will be a meeting to share and discuss what is currently going on with all of our non-Harlaxton programs. The education abroad office has been hard at work restructuring program offerings to make the student experience as helpful and efficient as possible, and this is your chance to find out what has been happening! This meeting will cover summer, semester, and year-long academic programs, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The meeting will be from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Beck Conference Room (Room 219), in the Ridgway University Center. We would love to have you there! If you have any questions, please contact Greta Becker at gb91@evansville.edu.

* 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 alumni@evansville.edu or ext. 2586.

Info You Should Know

* UE distribution services - Thanksgiving week

Please note the following distribution services (mail services, central receiving and copy services) adjustments and plan accordingly. These adjustments will help to ensure there is sufficient time to transport mail for processing, complete campus deliveries and copy service requests before campus is closed for Thanksgiving at noon on Wednesday, November 23.

A campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification is being distributed to department today via campus mail to be returned to Distribution Services IF someone will be available at the routine department mail/receiving delivery locations to receive mail or shipments on Wednesday morning, November 23. Departments are asked to respond no later than Tuesday, November 22.

Mail services adjustments:

Mail will be delivered to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification and who will have someone available at the designated dept. mail delivery location to receive mail on Wednesday morning, November 23. The daily mail run will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All outgoing USPS mail/parcels must be in UE mail services for transport to Data Mail on November 23, no later than 10:30 a.m.

USPS will be closed on Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day.

Those needing to mail a letter, etc. later in the day may do so by taking their mail to the post office and paying for the postage via a UE Pcard.

United Parcel Services (UPS) Information:

UPS is closed on Thanksgiving Day for pickup and deliveries. UPS provides delivery and pickup services of air and international packages only on Friday, November 25.

Pickups are available, if you have made pre-arrangements with UPS by Wednesday, November 23 or via UPS On-Call Pickup service and at all UPS Drop Boxes. Please note that guaranteed delivery confirmation times will be extended 90 minutes on Friday.

For urgent shipments, UPS Express Critical is available 365 days a year. For more information on this services go to www.expresscritical.com.

Copy services adjustments:

Please plan your copy job requirements ahead of time to provide sufficient turn-around time as copy services will be closed over the Thanksgiving break.

Central Receiving Adjustments:
Receiving will deliver to offices that have responded to the campus distribution services delivery reminder/notification and who will have someone available at the designated department mail delivery location to receive deliveries on Wednesday morning, November 23.  The receiving run will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23.

UE distribution services will resume regular operations on Monday, November 28.

For distribution services questions, contact the following:
Mail services at mailservices@evansville.edu
Copy services at copyservices@evansville.edu
Central receiving at centralreceiving@evansville.edu

* 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!

* Study abroad survey

Students - do you have five minutes to help the education abroad office? If so, please fill out this survey about where you would like UE to have study abroad programs.

If you are interested in studying abroad somewhere other than Harlaxton, e-mail as760@evansville.edu with any questions you have.

* "The Perfect Season" now available at UE Bookstore

The UE Bookstore now has available UE alumnus and '65 basketball player Russell Grieger's book The Perfect Season. This paperback book is a memoir of the 1964-65 basketball season. It's available for $28. The author will also be autographing copies of his book at the UE Bookstore fan stand on Saturday, November 19 before the game and during halftime.

* Fitness Center Thanksgiving break hours

The Fitness Center’s hours during Thanksgiving break will be:

Monday and Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-noon
Thursday – Sunday: Closed

* Attention December 2016 graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, notify Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at cl29@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS have a special graduation gift for you!

* Act fast! Adopt-A-Family this holiday season!

Give to a family in need this holiday season! In partnership with Aurora, the Center for Student Engagement is coordinating a University-wide effort for departments and organizations to adopt a family in need this holiday season by providing gifts for both parents/guardians and children.

Families range in size from 1-4 children and 1-2 adults. Sponsoring groups should plan to spend at least $20-$30 per person. All donations must be delivered to the CSE office by December 5.

Please contact Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu by Monday, November 21, to confirm that your organization is able to sponsor a family. Please provide the highest number of family members for each family you are able to support.

* Volunteer as a Salvation Army bell ringer!

We are proud to announce that the University of Evansville is partnering with the Salvation Army during this holiday season and supporting their bell ringing efforts! We are looking for volunteers to help for two-hour shifts on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at Schunck’s on Washington Avenue in Evansville. Tell your friends as we can host up to four volunteers per shift!

Deadline to register is Wednesday, November 30.

You can view availability of shifts on the Salvation Army’s bell ringer registration page. Enter the Group Code “VolunteerUE” and click on “See Shifts” near the red arrow.

To sign up for shifts, please e-mail Jackie Luedtke at jl295@evansville.edu with your full name, phone number, and shift preferences.

* Watch for the Purple Patrol this Friday – you might get a Turoni's gift certificate!

Be on the lookout for the Student Alumni Ambassador Purple Patrol on Purple Friday, November 18. If they catch you wearing purple on Friday you may receive a $10 gift certificate to Turoni's.

The Purple Patrol will be looking for winners around campus from noon-1:00 p.m.
 

* BRASA now accepting applications for executive board spring 2017

The Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) is looking for candidates for its executive board for Spring 2017. People interested in learning more about Brazil, Brazilian culture, Latin America, and the Portuguese language are encouraged to apply. Members have access to a large network of people and companies both in the US and in Brazil.

The following positions are available:

- Director of finance
- Director of recruitment
- Director of marketing

Positions require commitment of about four hours per week.

Applications are available at the organization's Facebook page.

Further questions can be addressed by e-mailing Arthur Lorente at al224@evansville.edu.

* Friday and Saturday night after-hours in library

The library is expanding its after-hours study space and will open on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 until 10:00 p.m.

An after-hours schedule for Friday and Saturday nights in December will be announced after Thanksgiving.

As always only the first floor will be open with limited library services. The upper floors will close at 6:00 p.m., and will not be accessible after that time. Access to the libraries after 5:50 p.m. on November 18 and November 19 will be through the Ridgway door only.

This service is dependent on student staffing.

Interruptions to the after-hours schedule will be posted to the UE app.

For more information, contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35@evansville.edu or ext. 2487.

* 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 js652@evansville.edu with any questions or suggestions.

Thank you for recycling!

* 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 financialaid@evansville.edu. A paper copy of this information is available upon request.

Congratulations

* Robert Dion speaks to Owensboro Area World Affairs Council

Robert Dion, department chair for Law, Politics, and Society, gave a lecture in Owensboro on Thursday night, entitled, “Post-Election Analysis:  Making Sense of the Changing Electorate.” He was invited to be a part of the ongoing lecture series sponsored by the Owensboro Area World Affairs Council, an organization that describes itself as “committed to empowering citizens to participate in world affairs through dialogue and education, providing information and expertise on current international, political, economic, and social issues, [and] helping people relate their local concerns to global issues.” The talk was held at Owensboro Community and Technical College in Kentucky.

* Becker, UE alumnus, and UE students present research at SfN

Associate professor of psychology Lora Becker and B. J. Miller '16 (currently in graduate school at St. Louis College of Pharmacy), Victor Deere '16, Kay Sheets, '17, Nehchal Bedi '17, and Keeton Mays '18 presented "The Addictive Potential of Artificial Sweeteners" at the Society for Neuroscience, which boasted over 30,000 attendees this year.

This work was supported by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

* Becker wins mentor award

Associate professor of psychology Lora Becker has been awarded the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Distinguished Mentor Award for 2016. The award was given at this year's FUN meeting during the 2016 Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego.

* Biology alumnus publishes research article

Mackenzie Powell '15 is the coauthor of a paper titled "Activation of Neuronal Endothelin B Receptors Mediates Pressor Response through Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptors" that was recently accepted for publication in the journal Physiological Reports. This paper is based on Powell's summer undergraduate research experience in David Pollock's '78 lab in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sympathy to...

* Family of UE professor emeritus Bill Tonso

UE professor emeritus William "Bill" R. Tonso, 83, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, November 16, at Good Samaritan Home. He was born September 26, 1933, in Herrin, Illinois.

He earned his bachelors, masters, and PhD from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree he was commissioned in the Air Force as a Lieutenant. After earning his masters, he worked in industry in Herrin, Illinois. After earning his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1969, he began teaching at the University of Evansville, retiring in 1999. Bill positively touched the lives of many students and colleagues. Through the years, students often recognized him around town and told him how fondly they remembered him.

In 1973 he married Beverley Davis, the love of his life. They enjoyed 43 years together.

He was passionate about animals and animal welfare. During his lifetime he had many cats and dogs. He was a prolific writer, having published several books and magazine articles, especially on the gun issue. He was a proud member of the NRA.

Bill is survived by his wife, Beverley; cousins, Harvey Ferrero, Marian Ferrero, both of Michigan, and Dorothy Boles of Arizona; and his Cairn Terriers, Hopscotch and Bridget.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 21, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by John Schaeffer. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

  • Vanderburgh Humane Society, PO Box 6711, Evansville, IN 47719-6711
  • Herrin City Library, 120 North 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948
  • National Rifle Association – Institute for Legislative Action, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

* Katherine Martyn and family

Katherine Martyn’s father, Richard Hicks, passed away on Monday, November 14. His funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., on Friday, November 18, at the Browning Funeral Home on Diamond Avenue in Evansville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of his late wife, Bonnie. Condolences may be made online at the Browning Funeral Home’s website.

Please keep Kathy and her family in your thoughts.

Athletics

* Swimming and Diving to compete at House of Champions

Starting today, Swimming and Diving will be competing in Indianapolis for the annual House of Champions meet at IUPUI.

Preliminary sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. EST for all three days, with finals sessions beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.

The Aces' last outing was at Indiana State against the Sycamores and Rose-Hulman.

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, out touching 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 with a final victory in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Brandt Hudson, Blake Wheeler, Jared Sutphin, and Matt Duke outtouched 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, 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.
 

* Volleyball to finish season at home this weekend

Just one more weekend of action remains for the Purple Aces as they welcome the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference - Missouri State and Wichita State. Evansville welcomes the Bears today before playing host to the Shockers on Saturday, with both games starting at 7:00 p.m.

Last weekend, UE took Southern Illinois to five sets before falling by a 3-2 final. Rachel Tam led the way with 16 kills while Rocio Fortuny notched 12. Mildrelis Rodriguez was credited with a team-high 15 digs.

Rachel Tam has been on a roll over the last five matches, averaging 2.47 kills per set. That included a career-best of 19 kills against Bradley and 16 last Friday versus Southern Illinois. A strong weekend saw UE freshman Rachel Tam average 2.90 kills per game along with 2.10 digs as the Aces won their first MVC match of the season on October 28. Tam opened the weekend with a career-best 19 kills in the win over Bradley while hitting .406. She added 10 digs and a pair of block assists.

Rocio Fortuny had her best collegiate match against Bradley on October 28. The sophomore posted 19 kills in 48 attempt, besting her previous high of 17. She also matched her top mark of 13 digs in the triumph over the Braves. Fortuny ranks second on the team behind fellow sophomore Mildrelis Rodriguez with 2.13 kills per set. She has also done well on the defensive side with 0.45 blocks per set. She had 15 kills in the 5-set home match against SIU.

The toughness of the Aces squad has been out in full force over the last six matches. Over the first ten MVC matches, just two of those went past three sets. The last six have seen the Aces battle to a fifth set on three occasions and a fourth in another instance.

Missouri State is on the cusp of clinching its third MVC regular season championship as they start the weekend at 23-7 overall and 14-2 in the MVC and will be Friday’s opponent. The Bears need one more win to clinch. Junior Lily Johnson leads the league with 4.64 kills per set, over a full kill ahead of anyone else in the conference. Johnson also ranks second in the MVC in service aces.

Wichita State is one game out of first place in the MVC, standing at 13-3 in the league and 20-7 for the season. The Shockers need to win both weekend matches and have Missouri State lose both this weekend in order to win the conference regular season championship. Abbie Lehman is second in the MVC, hitting .407 on the season while her 1.25 blocks per frame is tops in the conference.

* UE faculty/staff basketball ticket requests

Beginning Wednesday, November 16, UE faculty/staff can begin picking up their two complimentary tickets to the Men's Basketball game against Morehead State on Saturday, November 19 at noon and the Women's Basketball game against SEMO on Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. You must show your UE ID in order to receive the tickets.

The Carson Center ticket office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We hope to see everyone at the games this weekend!

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