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Monday, October 10, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Order Game Day BBQ!

Game Day BBQ! Orders must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 11 at noon.  Pick up will be on Saturday, Oct. 15 on the west side of the campus near the Armory parking lot by the softball field. This is a fundraiser for the Ace’s Strength and Conditioning Department. Please email or call 488-2298 to place an order for either pulled pork by the pound at $8.50 per pound (5 lb. and 10 lb. discounts) or entire pork butts for $22. The S&C department will make phone call reminders on Friday, Oct. 14.  Don’t miss out on great BBQ ready to pick up and eat for the games on Saturday!!


Upcoming Events

* Late Night Madness

Students, come to the Meeks Family Court (Large Gym) Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 p.m. and meet the men’s basketball team at Late Night Madness.  Think you’ve got the skills to beat them in a shooting contest?  Well now is your chance to try!  To sign-up email Liz Riffert at or call 488-2394. 


* Dance Team Call Out Meeting and Auditions

The Dance Team is looking for two new members for the 2011-2012 season. There will be a call out meeting on Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. in Carson 113. You can meet team members and the coaches and learn about the team's program. Auditions will be held in the small gym on Oct. 21 from 7-11 p.m. Auditions will consist of learning a short routine, technique, original choreography, and a short interview with the coaches. Please wear dance shoes and form fitting clothing to the tryout--no baggy pants or tops. A $15 audition fee will be due at time of audition. An alternate audition may be scheduled if unable to attend on Oct. 21. Please contact Coach Arata with any questions at or (502) 689-4085.  

* Coldstone Creamery Night

Coldstone? Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society, will be sponsoring a Coldstone Creamery Night on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m.  Proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club, which helps children lead better lives. Come on out to Coldstone Creamery off the Lloyd and help Phi Alpha Theta give back!

* Rick Watkins to Give Lecture on Investment Planning

Rick Watkins, CFP, CLU, ChFC, will be talking to UE students in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. Rick is an independent financial planner and consultant in Evansville. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Investment Planning in current Volatile Global Financial Environment.”  The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* UE PRIDE Coming Out Panel

This year's UE PRIDE Coming Out panel discussion is set for Monday, Oct 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 170 in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  This question and answer panel will highlight individual coming out stories.  Special guests this year include Private Maycomber, who will discuss coming out during DADT, and a potential visit from Rick Davis the Democratic candidate for the Evansville mayoral position.  Other panel members include Associate Professor of Psychology Lora Becker and current UE PRIDE. members.  This provides a discussion for the community about accepting LGBT individuals.  Extra credit for attending this event may be available from some courses in psychology and political science depending on the individual professor.

* Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll Set for November 13

The student veterans organizations at UE, USI and Ivy Tech are hosting the Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.  The race will  start and finish at the LST Memorial Ship Landing grounds in downtown Evansville.  The race route will  take participants along the riverfront and war memorials.   There will be an after-race family festival with food, entertainment and exhibitors.  Proceeds will be donated to Lucas Place II, housing for homeless disabled veterans in Vanderburgh County.

* Zeta Tau Alpha Presents Big Man On Campus

Big Man On Campus will be Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center. Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation- Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. The theme this year is NFL with a special presentation by Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. Please come out and help us fight breast cancer one tackle at a time!


* Lunch & Learn on October 12 at Noon!

Mark your calendar!  UE faculty, staff, students and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn Session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from Noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory on " Saving for College - Take Advantage of UE's Tuition Remission and Much More." Sponsored by:  University of Evansville, Center for Adult Education.  Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is being presented by the Society for Financial Awareness.

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

University Organist Douglas Reed will present Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. The informal program, dubbed The Last Rose of Summer, will include discussion and performance of a bokay [sic] of musical flowers by a variety of composers: Dudley Buck, Joseph Bonnet, and Johannes Brahms. Special features will include the Waltz of the Flowers and Tip Toe Through the Tulips played on that infamous portable reed organ, the accordion.  Refreshments will be served in Neu Chapel narthex following the concert.



Info You Should Know

* Help Recycle Paper

The Phonathon program is always looking for paper to recycle as call sheets, and thanks to the campus community, has not had to buy paper for at least 5 years. If you are interesting in helping with this venture, UE’s Recycling Program has offered to supply some small recycling bins that people can have at their desk or by their printer. These bins would be for collecting paper that could be used for Phonathon, and would need to meet the following criteria:
• one side of paper must be blank
• paper can be any color
• paper must be at least 8.5” x 11”; larger paper can be cut for use
• OK if paper has been 3-hole punched and/or stapled
• Should not contain anything super-personal, such as copies of checks, SSN’s, bank account numbers, etc.

If you’d like a bin for your office, please contact Robin Greenlee at extension 2273 or


* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: ATLAS

ATLAS Religion Database with AtlaSerials is an EBSCO supported database which indexes journal articles, essays and book reviews related to religious topics.  Among many topics, a researcher could find articles addressing anthropology, Church history, Bible, philosophy and Theology.  With over 1 million articles from 1700 journal titles, the ATLAS database is an indispensible resource for theological research.  The database offers some full-text resources along with a unique index of journal titles.

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*Covers multiple areas focusing on Religious perspectives

* UE Libraries' Wheeler Gift Fund Available

UE Libraries invites applications by Monday, Oct. 24, for the Wheeler Gift Fund. Materials purchased with Wheeler funds consist of items an academic department has identified as useful for support of a newly established class, a new academic program, or a cross-disciplinary effort undertaken by faculty members from several departments.

The total amount available this year is $1,018. This entire sum may be awarded to one proposal or, depending on the number of proposals received and the merit of each, funds may be divided among proposals received. 

The Wheeler Gift Fund was established to honor Walton M. Wheeler, Jr. (1908-60).  Mr. Wheeler was a prominent Evansville attorney who served on the Board of Trustees of Evansville College from 1953-1960. 

Please contact Kathy Bartelt, Collection Development Librarian, at or 488-2486 for an application form or to answer questions regarding the Wheeler Gift Fund.


* Sodexo Customer Service Satisfaction

Sodexo is requesting your participation in an important online survey about your recent dining experiences on campus.  In return for your participation, you will receive a coupon for 50% off any tall beverage at Jazzman’s! To log-in now and participate in this online survey, please visit and use Log-in ID 79404 .The survey will take about 7-9 minutes max to complete and will only be available from Oct. 3-16. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lindsey Mitchell at

* USPS Closed Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day

This is a reminder that the United States Post Office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for Columbus Day.  =Any mail picked up by UE Mail Services on Monday, Oct. 10, will be metered and mailed on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 11.  For mailing questions, contact UE Mail Services at extension 2197.




* Salukies Slip by Aces in MVC Opener

The University of Evansville women's swimming and diving team fell to Southern Illinois in Friday's dual meet. The Salukis slipped by the Aces with a final score of 143. Evansville fell just short of SIU with a team score of 100.

Senior Alex Howard and freshman Mackenzie Powel highlighted the meet with individual first place finishes. Howard won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.74 while Powell took the 200-yard breaststroke, touching in at 2:30.26.  Both swimmers also claimed a second place time, Howard in the 200-yard backstroke and Powell in the 200-yard IM.

UE's 400-yard freestyle relay team consisting of Howard, senior Hannah Quast and freshmen Samantha Montgomery and Michelle Tipton closed out the meet with a top time to represent the Ace third first place finish of the day. 

Tipton also notched a pair of second place times, placing second in both the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle. Freshman Alexandria Moore also grabbed a second place finish, swimming the 200-free in 1:59.05. Junior Jill Enge swam a personal-best time in the 100-free, touching in at 55.22 to seal second place.

For the divers, senior Ashley Altmeyer posted the Aces highest score on the 1-meter boards, taking third place with a score of 202.38. Junior Sadie Wells also took third on the 3-meter with a score of 229.80.

In her first 1000-yard freestyle of her collegiate career, freshman Michelle Tipton set a new UE record, touching in at a quick 10:24.55. Her second place time beat the previous record of 10:28.86 set by former UE swimmer Christina Schmidgall in the 2008-09 season. Tipton also notched a second place finishin the 500-free.

The men's squad will travel to Carbondale, Ill., to take on the Salukis and Miami (Ohio) tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Both teams will then return to action on October 15, traveling to Normal, Ill., or a dual meet with Illinois State.

* Purple Aces Enter Partnership With IMG

University of Evansville athletic director John Stanley has announced that the Purple Aces have entered into a partnership with IMG College Ticketing Solutions.

Launched in January of 2011, IMG College Ticket Solutions provides a professional sales force to increase ticket sales and generate additional revenue for its partner schools.  IMG College Ticket Solutions, which is led by Matt DiFebo, Vice President of IMG Ticket Solutions, offers schools complete ticket sales and customized revenue solutions ranging from consulting to comprehensive outsourcing. 

“With the Ford Center and a growing interest in our ticket plans, we see this as a partnership that can be of assistance to our current and future ticket holders,” Stanley said. 

“We want to give our fans the best customer service possible and, with that in mind, we entered into this partnership with IMG,” Stanley continued.  “They will provide a service to our fans by alerting them as to what options best suit their needs.  We are pleased to partner with IMG, one of the most highly regarded names in college athletics.”

Evansville will be will be serviced from a new dedicated Sales Center in the Winston-Salem headquarters of IMG College under the supervision of Chris Bain.  Evansville will be the 11th school in the nation to utilize the service.  Others institutions include Penn State, Tennessee, Duke University and Syracuse University.

“Evansville is making a commitment to deliver exceptional customer service to their great fans and providing the best resources possible for their student-athletes,” DiFebo said.  “There’s a lot of excitement about the new arena and we’re thrilled to play a part in Evansville achieving great success.”

IMG College Ticketing Solutions will begin their service with the university next week.

* Men's Swimming and Diving Falls in MAC Season Opener

The University of Evansville men's swimming and diving team fell to Southern Illinois and Miami of Ohio today in the first meet of the Mid-American Conference season. The Aces lost to the Salukis by a final score of 200-37 while the RedHawks beat UE 179-57.

"I think we swam well, but we definitely have to work on getting used to this level of competition," said head coach Rickey Perkins. "The MAC is a tough league with a lot of good teams, and we just need to start thinking of ourselves as one of those good teams as well."

UE's 400-yard medley relay team made up of sophomore Ryan Metzger, junior Alex Seward and seniors Colin Gray and Will Spradley claimed the Aces highest finish of the day, taking second place with a time of 3:33.16.

Spradley also notched a third place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.17 while freshman Ashton Bishop finished right behind him, touching in at 48.19 to take fourth place.

Seward and Metzger both notched fourth place finishes in individual events, Seward in the 200-yard butterfly and Metzger in the 200-yard backstroke.

The Aces will swim again next week, traveling to Normal, Ill., to face Illinois State in a dual meet.


* UE Men's Soccer Shut Out By SIUE

Up against a tough SIU Edwardsville squad, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team could not find the back of the net Saturday night on the road, as the Purple Aces fell 2-0 in the first Missouri Valley Conference match of the season. With the loss, the Aces fall to 5-4 on the season and 0-1 in the MVC, while the Cougars improve to 7-3-2 overall and 1-0 in league play.

SIUE struck quickly, scoring the first goal just 4:36 minutes into the contest. Peter Kelly knocked the ball past goalkeeper Eric Teppen from six yards out on a cross from Jack Twellman.

The Cougars tallied an insurance goal in the 80th minute of play on Matt Polster’s hard shot from 20 yards out.
SIUE held an 18-14 shot advantage, but UE took eight shots on goal, compared to the Cougars’ six. In addition, the Aces held a 6-0 shot on goal advantage in the second half, but were unable to get anything past goalkeeper Scott Meyer. Junior Jesse Sharp led Evansville with six shots, including three on goal.

Teppen finished with four saves, playing all 90:00 minutes in net, while Meyer tallied eight saves and shutout.
The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they host Drake at 7 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.


* Aces Volleyball Falls At Indiana State

Ellen Sawin led the University of Evansville with 12 kills, but it was not enough as Indiana State grabbed a 3-1 victory over the UE volleyball team on Saturday evening.

Evansville fell for the eighth-straight contest, moving to 11-11 and 1-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference while Indiana State is 10-9 and 2-6 in the league.

The Sycamores opened up the night with a 25-19 win in the opening set.  Evansville opened up the game by taking a 2-1 lead, taking advantage of two ISU errors, but the Sycamores quickly rallied to jump out to a 10-6 lead.  Monique Morris, who had a match-high 19 kills, tallied four in the opening set.  Evansville rallied to get within a pair, 14-12, but Indiana State fended off the stretch and padded their lead to as many as six points to take the set.

A slow start plagued the Aces early on in game two as the Sycamores reeled off the first four points.  UE rallied back, eventually tying the game at 8-8 on a Rachel TenHoor kill.  They would later utilize an 8-1 run to take an 18-11 lead and they never looked back, cruising to the 25-21 win to even the set.

As was the case on Friday at Illinois State, Evansville could not capitalize on their momentum as Indiana State took the final two sets to win the match.  A late rally fell short in the third set as ISU looked to have the game at hand, leading 20-13, but a 6-1 run by the Aces cut the deficit to just a pair.  They would get within a point at 24-23 on a Sawin kill, but a service error gave ISU the win.

Another late run by the Sycamores proved to be too much for UE in the final game.  Up 6-5, ISU scored seven of the next eight points and never looked back, cruising to a 25-11 win to take the match.

For the third consecutive contest, Jenn Murphy led the way in assists with 33 while tying April Lubrecht with 15 digs.  Jessica Knackmuhs and TenHoor had nine kills, three behind Sawin’s team-high of 12.

* Women's Tennis Finishes Fall Season

The University of Evansville women’s tennis had three players in action on Sunday’s final day of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships.

Freshman Gaby Fifer kept up her successful fall, taking third place in the fifth flight with a victory over Mary McMullan of Creighton.  It marked her fourth singles victory.

Fellow freshman Natasha James came up short in her bid for a flight win, taking second place behind Veronika Blaskova of Wichita State.

The final UE player to see action on Sunday was Dora Kotsiou, who came in fourth place after falling to Aniko Kiss of Illinois State.

With its three fall tournaments complete, UE will prepare for the spring portion of its schedule, which begins on Jan. 27 at Austin Peay followed by a trip to Lipscomb on February 3.  On Feb. 4, the Aces will open up their home schedule, playing host to UT-Martin.

* Six Aces Ranked in Top 20 Players

University of Evansville soccer players made the Missouri Valley Conference Top 20 Player rankings by

On the men’s side, junior Jesse Sharp (No. 6), freshman Ryan Stallings (No. 8), senior Aaron Henkle (No. 12), and senior Tad Kreamalmeyer (No. 18) represented Evansville on the list. Sharp leads UE with four goals, including two game-winners, six assists, and 14 points this season. Stallings’ five goals and two assists, Henkle’s one goal and Kreamalmeyer’s goal and assist have helped Evansville to a No. 18 national rank in scoring offense this fall.

For the women, sophomores Kaitlin Robinett and Tasha Prentice were ranked sixth and 12th, respectively, on the list. Robinett (3g, 2a, 8pts) and Prentice (2g, 3a, 7pts) have been an integral part of UE’s attack this season.



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