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Friday, September 23, 2011

* The Watson Twins Perform at UE Tonight!

Don't miss 1997 UE graduates and Los Angeles-based recording artists The Watson Twins when they perform on campus tonight! The alt-country/indie-folk band will play at 6:30 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn (near the Ridgway University Center). Admission is free and open to the public. The first 100 people will receive free, glow-in-the-dark Watson Twins T-shirts. Some seating will be provided, but bringing lawn chairs or blankets is recommended. After the concert, The Watson Twins will sign CDs and talk with fans in Memorial Plaza.

Can't make the concert, but want to attend in spirit? The performance will stream live on (video) and (audio).

The Watson Twins concert is part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series and UE's annual Family Weekend.


What's Happening Today

* Student Organization Deadlines

Friday, Sept. 23 is the deadline for registration and roster updates for all student organizations. Last semester rosters may be picked up in the Center for Student Engagement and organizations may be registered by filling out the Organization Registration Form at .

* Family Weekend 2011 Starts Friday, September 23!

The 46th celebration of University of Evansville’s Family Weekend is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25.  Click on this link to see the detailed schedule of events:   A lot has been planned for UE students, UE parents, as well as little siblings and adult education students and their families.  We are expecting the highest turnout ever…over 560 people and over 230 families!!  There will be something offered for everyone in the UE Family.  The highlights :

• Friday:  The first ever “UE Parent College Class” at 4:30 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m., the Watson Twins Concert – Free, with Musical Bingo, “The Price is Right,” and theatre events as well!  Saturday:  RSA will sponsor cartoons for children with breakfast at 8 a.m., while parents can attend the Kick-off Event and informational sessions.  A carnival with clowns, Ace Purple, carnival snacks, face painting, and inflatables and  a 15-minute tour of the archaeological excavation at 11 a.m.   The Picnic with the President starts at noon, a free UE concert at 2 p.m., a reception for Presidents Club Parents at 5pm , and at 7 p.m., we come back on campus for “SAB Presents: Nick Pike” - a comedian juggler act – also free. 

• During Family Weekend Only: Extended hours at the University Bookstore, 15 percent University Bookstore coupons, and Free workout at the Student Fitness Center.

• Athletic events are free all weekend with an Aces athletics pass!

• Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, by calling  812-488-2586 and asking for Donna or e-mail us at

* Pick up Race for the Cure T-shirts at Fitness Center

Race for the Cure T-shirts can be picked up at the Fitness Center Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23 from 6:30am – 10 p.m.  We are meeting as a team at the Four Freedoms Monument at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.  If you have any problems or questions, please contact Jen at x2021 or  Go Team UE!! 

* UE Bookstore Sale

UE Bookstore announces extended hours during Family Weekend.  On Friday, Sept. 23, the Bookstore will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  On Saturday, Sept. 24 the Bookstore will be open 10 4 p.m.  On Sunday, Sept. 25 the Bookstore will have brief hours of noon to 2 p.m. only.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. Also during Family Weekend, the Bookstore will offer 15% off all UE Clothing merchandise. Sale excludes any item already discounted. Discount can not be in addition to any other discount promotions.  

* International Club: Laser Tag Friday!

Calling all International Club members! Are you up for a challenge? Then meet at 5 p.m. this Friday outside Ridgway University Center so we can go laser tagging. Transportation will be provided, but bring a bit of cash and a whole lot of enthusiasm. See you there!

* Yearbook Senior Portrait Appointments

Seniors - don't forget to visit Student Publications in Ridgway University Center or call 488-2846 to schedule your LinC senior portrait appointment.  Appointments can be made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 19-23 (Friday until 3 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30 (Friday until 3 p.m.).  Portraits will be taken the week of Oct. 3-7.  Questions?  Call Student Publications.

* The Price Is Right

Delta Omega Zeta will be hosting The Price is Right on Friday, Sept. 23 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 and $5 at the door. Anyone attending has the chance of being brought up to win great prizes and get a chance to go for the Showcase Showdown! For those who have attended the game show before they will new games as well as some of the well loved oldies. All proceeds go to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

* Security Awareness Week

Security Awareness Week is Sept. 19 – 23. Activities for the week include:

Monday, Sept. 19 in Ridgway University Center
•    “Meet your Security Staff” display on the Ridgway Television Cameras

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Bike Patrol Demonstration and Bike Registration
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Security display on personal safety, theft prevention, and engraving services for student property.
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Ridgway Center
•    Information regarding sexual assault on campus
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Ridgway University Center
•    Drugs and Alcohol information, RAD Sign-up
•    Students can register for FREE prizes*

Student drawing for free prizes Friday at 2 p.m.*
* Students can win FREE prizes at the end of the week consisting of: UE ceramic mug (green), UE automatic folding umbrella, UE ball cap, UE ceramic mug (blue)


Upcoming Events

* UE Student Featured in CBS Special About Refugees

Freshman Hlawn Kip Tlem, a native of Burma, will be featured in the CBS television special "Refugee Resettlement: Faith Communities Making a Difference." Hlawn, who arrived in the United States in 2008 after being granted refugee status by the United Nations, will discuss the process of adjusting to life in a new land. Just three years after coming to the U.S., Hlawn graduated from Southport High School in Indianapolis, earned a highly competitive full-tuition Lilly Endowment scholarship, and enrolled at UE as a civil engineering major.

After the program's national premiere on Sunday, September 25, it will be available for online viewing at (Local air time in Evansville is 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 2.)

* Food Advisory Board Meeting

Food Advisory Board meetings will begin meeting next week on Sept. 29.  Meetings will be each Thursday starting at 3 p.m. at the Cafe Court.  Guests are welcome!

* Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia UE Idol

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to present the annual UE Idol! The theme for this year is 90's music, so come have a great time playing/singing your childhood favorites!!  Not musical?  No problem, come watch! The event will be Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m. Cost is just $15 to enter an act (of any size), or $5 for audience members.  Performers please give a copy of your sheet music or lead sheets to Nick Seibert at ASAP so that our band can rehearse your song.

* Catholic Mass Time Change this Sunday

Mass in Neu Chapel will be at 9 a.m. this Sunday for Family Weekend. The celebrant will be Bishop Charles Thompson of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, and a reception with the bishop will follow at the Newman Center. There will be no 1 p.m. Mass this Sunday.

* Open House - GLLC/AIE

The campus community is invited to a Global Living & Learning Community/Asian Immersion Experience Open House in Moore Residence Hall.  The students from the GLLC/AIE are hosting this event to share what’s happening in the GLLC/AIE, offer a taste of several Asian foods, and showcase some of Moore Hall’s resources.  Drop by Moore Hall anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 26 to meet the students of this great organization!

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale

The Biological Sciences (Bi-Sci) Club will be having its annual Plant Sale on Oct. 3 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridgway East Terrace.  They will be selling small and medium-sized potted plants, which have been painted and transplanted by members of the UE Bi-Sci Club.  All proceeds go toward funding the Bi-Sci Club, so come and get a nice, natural decoration for your room or apartment!

* Avoiding the Freshmen 15

"Avoiding the Freshman 15” will be held Monday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Room 113 of Carson Center. This is a series of topics that will cover ways to stay fit and healthy while away at school and living on your own. Topics will include healthy eating choices, fitness programs, self- defense class, weight training, avoiding the “Freshman 15” and more. Register by phone at ext. 2622, email, or stop by the Fitness Center.

* National Make a Difference Day

National Make a Difference Day is Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Many volunteers are needed! UE participates in this national day of service annually and we are eager to once again extend a hand to the community. Thousands of people across the nation will be unified in an attempt to help others and we want each of you to be apart of this national effort. Sign up sheets are available for groups and individuals on the Center for Student Engagement website at under the community service link. The 2011 Registration deadline is Oct. 7. Please complete the form and email it to the Office for Community Service Initiatives at Please email CSI if you have any questions.


* UE Archaeology Students to Hold Bake Sale

If you plan to attend Angel Mounds' annual Native American Days this weekend, be sure to stop by the Department of Archaeology and Art History's booth in the concession area, where UE students and faculty will hold a bake sale to raise money for the Archaeological Research Award. This endowed fund, created to celebrate the 20th year of UE's archaeology program, will provide awards to support undergraduate participation in archaeological excavations, internships, and other training opportunities. (For more information on the fund, please visit Native American Days features performances of dance, music, and storytelling, as well as pottery making, canoe building, artifact sifting, and other demonstrations and hands-on activities that celebrate Native American culture. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.Admission is $10 per vehicle

* UE for YOU Computer Skills Workshop

UE for You: A Computer Skills Workshop will be offered Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 68, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Registration is $79 for all non-UE students and $39 for UE students. This workshop is designed to provide useful techniques to improve your computer skills for increased success in college or your workplace.  If you are returning to college, are currently enrolled in classes, or have a position that requires you to improve your computer skills – this workshop is for you.  It’s affordable and adult friendly – and offered without the stress of a grade.

Participants will benefit from lessons in: Computer Basics; Using Word; Using Excel; Using Power Point; How to be internet savvy; and Supplemental section on MLA writing style using the computer.

To sign up, call (812) 488-2981 or email to register now. Registration is limited so sign up today!  
This class is offered through the the Center for Adult Education.  Please note: The Center for Adult Education reserves the right to cancel the class within 48 hours in the case of low enrollment with full reimbursement of the registration fee.


Info You Should Know

* Upcoming Jewish Holidays

A local Evansville family would like to host UE students who are Jewish for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept. 28 and Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Oct. 7. If you would like to be invited to their home to participate please email University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at, and include your name, phone number, and campus mailing address.



* Women's Soccer Closes Non-Conference Schedule With IPFW Saturday

The University of Evansville women's soccer team will get its last test of the season Saturday before opening Missouri Valley Conference play next week. The Purple Aces host IPFW Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

The Purple Aces come off their fourth draw of the season, tying UT-Martin, 2-2, last Sunday. Three of UE's last four matches have ended with no winner nor loser. Kaitlin Robinett (3g, 2a, 8pts), Stephanie Thompson (3g, 1a, 7pts), and Tasha Prentice (2g, 2a, 6pts) lead the Aces offensive attack, as nine players have tallied points. Sophomore Breana Beine leads the squad with 20 shots taken, followed closely by Thompson's 19.

Sophomore Kaitlin Robinett led the Evansville offense with two goals and an assist last week as the Aces went 0-1-1. After falling behind, 4-0, versus Miami (Ohio), the Aces came storming back with three unanswered goals, sparked by Robinett's breakaway goal and an assist, making it a one-goal game with just over two minutes to go. Against UT-Martin, the New Albany, Ind. native gave UE a 1-0 lead with her third goal of the season. On the year, Robinett leads the Aces with eight points (3g, 2a).

Junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded 16 saves across two matches, playing all 200:00 minutes in net last week. In UE's, 4-0, loss to Miami (Ohio), Harrison tallied seven saves, going up against 16 shots. Harrison posted nine saves in the Aces? 2-2 draw with UT-Martin, including making three saves in the overtime periods, preventing the loss. On the season, the Murrieta, Calif. native has made 78 saves in 11 contests.

Goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison ranks No. 1 in the nation for minutes played. Harrison has played the Aces entire 1070:00 minutes, including four double overtime contests. Harrison also ranks No. 2 in the NCAA for total saves (78), just one behind the national leader (Bianca Garza, Prairie View, 79)

Junior Kristen Davis recorded her first goal of the season Sunday versus UT-Martin. It marked her first score since her freshman year in which she tallied five goals.

In the UE women's soccer program?s 19-year history, Evansville has never recorded five or more ties. The Aces matched the record, four, Sunday with their 2-2 draw with UT-Martin. The only other time UE has tied four times in a season was in 1994.



* MVC Home-Opening Weekend On Tap For UE Volleyball

The Purple Aces volleyball team is back home with a three-match homestand, beginning with the home Missouri Valley Conference opener against Creighton on Friday evening at the Carson Center.

After the meeting with the Bluejays, Evansville will host Drake on Saturday before welcoming Lipscomb on Tuesday.  All three matches are set for 7 p.m. start times.

The Aces stand at 11-5 after a tilt at Cincinnati on Tuesday.  The Bearcats extended their home win streak to 40 games, tops in the nation, with a 3-2 win over UE.  Evansville opened the match with a win in set one, but a close loss in the second game proved to be the difference.  A late rally saw the match extended to a fifth set, before a late run gave the Bearcats the victory.

Freshman Ashley Ring continued her recent hot streak, leading the Aces with 16 kills while senior Brooke Maher led UE with 20 digs to go along with 13 kills.

Creighton enters Friday’s match with a 6-7 mark and stand at 1-0 in league play following a 3-0 win over Drake.  The Bluejays are riding a hot streak as they have been victorious in four of their last five games.  Megan Bober has been a large part of that success, notching a pair of triple-doubles in the last three matches en route to MVC Player of the Week honors.

Entering the weekend, Drake has put up a 4-10 mark, falling in four out of their last five contests.  Their last win came last Saturday against McNeese State.  The Bulldogs opened MVC play at Creighton last weekend, losing an 0-3 decision.  Prior to Saturday’s match at the Carson Center, Drake will play at Southern Illinois on Friday evening.  Whitney Westrum has accumulated 153 kills and 111 digs thus far for the Bulldogs.

Last year, Evansville was 0-2 against Creighton and a perfect 2-0 versus Drake.  The Bluejays wept both meetings against the Aces while UE grabbed a 3-2 win at home over Drake before finding itself on the winning end of a 3-1 decision in Des Moines.

* Streaking UE Men's Soccer Up Against No. 21 UK And Belmont

Coming off a championship title at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic and three straight victories, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team looks to keep the momentum going when the Purple Aces travel to No. 21 University of Kentucky and Belmont University this weekend. After playing in UK’s Tournament three weeks ago, but not facing the host team, the Aces head back to Lexington Friday at 6 p.m. UE will then travel to Nashville to face the Bruins Sunday at 1 p.m

No. 21 Kentucky comes off a tough 2-0 loss to No. 3 Creighton Wednesday night. UK, ranks second in the NCAA in goals scored, but could not get anything past the Bluejays; the only team in the NCAA to not allow a goal in 2011. UK has suffered only three losses on the year, all coming on the road, at Stanford, at No. 13 Cal and at No. 3 Creighton, while the Wildcats have recorded impressive wins over No. 15 Brown and No. 9 Michigan. UK entered the week outshooting the opposition 161-84 and outscoring foes 22-14., averaging 17.9 shots and 2.44 goals per contest. Tyler Riggs (8g, 4a, 20pts) and Matt Lodge (6g, 5a, 17pts) pilot the nation’s second-best offense, while Tyler Beadle has played 721:56 minutes in net with a 5-3-0 record, 27 saves, and one shutout.

SCOUTING THE BRUINS (4-3-0, 0-0 A-Sun)
This week, Belmont received votes in the NSCAA South Region poll for the first time since 2008. Like the Aces, the Bruins have won their last three matches, including a tournament title at Lipscomb University’s Hyatt Place Invitational, topping Bowling Green (3-2) and IPFW (4-0). Belmont will face SIU Edwardsville Thursday before meeting Evansville Sunday. Reigning A-Sun Player of the Week Brandon Tarr leads the Bruins with five goals, an assist, and 11 points. Tarr, Nico Olsak (2g, 4a, 8pts), Edgardo Podilla, and Bradley Shuck were named to Lipscomb’s all-tournament team. In goal, Lou Manning has played all 630:00 minutes, with a 1.57 GAA, 35 saves, a .761 save percentage, and one shutout.

EVANSVILLE (4-2-0, 0-0 MVC)
Last Week: 2-0
Sept. 16, vs. Loyola-Chicago (Grand Prairie Classic - Bradley), 4-0, W
Sept. 18, vs. Memphis (Grand Prairie Classic - Bradley), 2-1 (2OT), W

Evansville comes off an exciting championship victory at Bradley University’s Grand Prairie Classic, overcoming an undefeated Memphis team, 2-1, in double overtime. Freshman Dylan Terry scored the game-winning goal with 29 seconds remaining in the match. Junior Jesse Sharp was named MVP, while Terry, freshman Ryan Stallings, and freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen were named to the all-tournament team. On the season, Sharp leads the Aces with three goals, five assists, and 11 points. Stallings (3g, 2a, 8pts) and Terry (2g, 1a, 5pts) have also tallied multiple goals this fall. In net, Teppen has played 379:31 minutes with a 3-1-0 record and two shutouts. He owns a 0.47 GAA with 21 saves and a .913 save percentage.

Sept. 15, 2010, vs. Belmont, 4-1, W
Sept. 26, 2010, vs. Kentucky, 1-2, L

Jesse Sharp was named the Most Valuable Player of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic hosted by Bradley University, leading Evansville to a perfect weekend and championship. Sharp recorded one goal and three assists on the weekend, including the game-winning goal and a helper in UE’s 4-0 shutout over Loyola-Chicago. In the title match versus an undefeated Memphis team that received national poll votes this season, Sharp earned the assists on both of UE’s goals, including the golden goal with 29 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. For the third straight weekend, the Warsaw, Ind. native was named to an all-tournament team.

Freshman goalkeeper Eric Teppen earned a spot on College Soccer News’ National Team of the Week, as well as was named Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Teppen was also named to the all-tournament team at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic hosted by Bradley University, leading Evansville to a championship with two wins, a shutout, and 17 saves. Teppen tallied his second shutout of the season with a career high 10 saves, as Evansville routed Loyola-Chicago, 4-0, in the tournament-opening match. The Evansville, Ind, native also recorded the victory with seven saves in UE’s double-overtime championship triumph over Memphis. Teppen made three spectacular saves in the second overtime period that extended the match, setting up UE’s winning goal in the waning seconds of the contest. Teppen played all 199:31 minutes in the net over the weekend with a 0.45 GAA.

UE’s freshman class took the reigns at Bradley’s Grand Prairie Classic, scoring five of Evansville’s six goals and accounted for 13 of UE’s 20 points. Ryan Stallings, a freshman from Cox Creek, Ky. scored three goals and was named to the all-tournament team, along with classmates Dylan Terry and Eric Teppen. Terry scored the game-winning golden goal with 29 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to capture the championship over Memphis, while Teppen recorded 17 saves, a shutout, and two wins in net.

Evansville played spoilers this weekend, ruining Memphis’ perfect 5-0-1 record. Memphis topped No. 18 Bradley, 1-0, Friday, before facing UE in the title match of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic hosted by Bradley University. The Aces won, 2-1 (2OT).

Goalkeeper Eric Teppen ranks fifth in the NCAA with a .913 save percentage,11th in the nation with a .475 goals against average, and 26th in saves per game with 5.25 per contest. Jesse Sharp ranks ninth in the nation in total assists, recording five in six matches. He also ranks 13th in assists per game, averaging 0.67.

Evansville ranks eighth in the most recent NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings. (Records as of Sept. 20th)
1. Creighton (6-0-0)
2. Kentucky (6-2-1)
3. Alabama at Birmingham (5-0-2)
4. Bradley (5-1-2)
5. Southern Methodist (3-3-0)
6. Tulsa (4-3-0)
7. Drake (4-3-1)
8. Evansville (4-2-0)
9. Memphis (5-1-1)
10. SIUE (3-2-2)

* Women's Tennis Announces Spring Schedule

University of Evansville head women’s tennis coach Nick Mueller has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2010 spring season.

Included in it are eight home matches along with three opponents who finished last season ranked in the top ten in their regions.

“We are very excited about our Spring 2012 schedule.  I know our team will rise to the challenge of our non-conference slate, starting off with a solid opponent in Austin Peay,” Mueller said. “Spring Break to Orlando will be exciting for the girls, and everything concludes with the MVC Team Championship in April at Creighton. I know our team is capable of great things this year, and through hard work we intend to achieve them. ” 

A road trip to Austin Peay opens the season on Jan. 27 before the team opens up February at Lipscomb on the 3rd.  A day later, UT Martin will come to Evansville for the Aces’ home opener.  The Skyhawks were the ninth ranked team last season in the Ohio Valley region.

Evansville will make the trek to Murray, Ky. for the third weekend of the season. The Aces will face Murray State on Feb. 10 before playing a neutral site match against UT Chattanooga on Feb. 11.  Three of the final four matches of the month will be played at home including Arkansas State, Butler and Eastern Illinois.  A trip to Kentucky is in the middle of that stretch.

March will see the Aces on the road early and often.  A game at SIU Edwardsville precedes a spring break trip to Orlando, Fla. where UE will face Sacred Heart, Radford and James Madison on March 8 and 9.  Following an off week, Evansville returns home on the 24th to face Memphis before squaring off against IPFW the next day.  Memphis was ranked No. 7 in the Ohio Valley in the spring of 2011.  The final tilt of the month is set for the 28 as MVC play will open up against Southern Illinois.

Missouri Valley Conference play will be the norm in April with six conference matches taking place before the team travels to Omaha, Neb. for the State Farm MVC Team Championships, which take place April 27 through April 29.  The Aces will host just two MVC opponents; Northern Iowa and Drake on April 14 and 15.  Road trips include SIU, Creighton, Wichita State, Bradley and Illinois State along with a non-conference match at USI.

All home matches in the month of February will be played at the Tri-State Athletic Club.  “Tri-State Athletic Club has been a terrific resource for our program during the indoor season,” Mueller continued.  “I want to thank them for all their efforts.”

Matches played at home beginning with the Memphis game on March 24 will be played at the Carson Center Tennis Courts.


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