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Monday, October 17, 2011

What's Happening Today

* Open House Today at the Writing Center

Faculty, administrators and staff are invited to set aside a few minutes this afternoon to visit the Writing Center's Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. This event kicks off CelebrateWriting! Week, a week that includes special group tutoring sessions at the center, a visit by 41 Vogel School 6th graders, a Student Writing Workshop, a faculty brown bag lunch, and the Fall Writers Forum. Come hear about these events, talk about (and celebrate!) writing, and enjoy cookies and coffee (or tea). You're welcome!



Upcoming Events

* Abby's Coming Back! SAAC Fundraiser Set For Tuesday

The University of Evansville Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Orange Leaf frozen yogurt are teaming up Tuesday, Oct. 18 to help bring Abby Guerra and her family back to Evansville for a visit this weekend.

Anyone who brings this coupon to the Orange Leaf located at 701 N. Burkhardt Road on Tuesday will have one dollar of the purchase donated to the Abby Guerra Donation Fund, helping pay the expenses of the trip from Glendale, Arizona.

On July 18, 2010, Guerra and four friends were returning home to Arizona from an outing at Disneyland in southern California when a tire blew out on their vehicle, it rolled over, and two of Guerra's friends were killed.  In fact, it was first believed that Guerra was one of those who had died.  Her life remained in jeopardy for several days. Many medical procedures followed, and Guerra, who was a starter for the Aces as a freshman in 2009, and was fourth on the team in goals scored (2) and total points (5), spent three months following the accident under hospital care.

However, the Aces’ midfielder has shown remarkable spirit, determination, and progress and she is ready to be reunited with her Evansville family. Help the Guerras, who have already had numerous medical bills over the past year, afford the trip to Indiana by taking the coupon to Orange Leaf Tuesday.

The journey to Evansville will mark Abby’s first time back to Arad McCutchan Stadium to watch her teammates compete. The Aces take on Drake at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

* TWICE Professional Development Event for Women in Computing and Engineering

TWICE (Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering) will hold a quarterly professional development event Thursday, Oct. 27.

Funded by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation and sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville, TWICE connects women with degrees in the engineering and computing sciences as well as women currently studying in these fields.

The professional development event, held in the Legacy Room on the eighth floor of Old National Bank’s headquarters, will feature a presentation from Daniela Vidal, coordinator of the University of Southern Indiana Engineering Department’s Advanced Manufacturing and an instructor in the Engineering Department at USI.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Vidal’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Please register online before Oct. 24 at

For more information, contact Kristy King at 812-480-1588 or

* Cauldrons of Soup

Cauldrons of Soup - The Office Staff Association’s (OSA) Fall Fundraiser - will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the East Terrace of the Ridgway University Center. For only $5, you will get to choose from a variety of delicious homemade soups! You will also get bottled water and your choice of a dessert! Come and enjoy the fall weather and some wonderful food!  Hope to see you there! 

* Trick or Eat!

Attention students! UE Greek Life is hosting Trick or Eat to collect canned goods for the Tri-State Food Bank. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 from 4-6 pm. Prizes will be given for best costume and to the team that collects the most cans! Sign up in Ridgway University Center on Oct. 25, 26, and 27 for teams of four to five. (You will need one car per team). For more information contact Lauren Taylor at

* Fall Writers Forum to Feature Lincoln Author William. E. Bartelt

In 1859 Abraham Lincoln covered his Indiana years in a written autobiographical statement that included the following: "We reached our new home about the time the State came into the union. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals in the woods. There I grew up.'" From this brief statement, Evansville writer and historian William E. Bartelt used annotation and primary source material to reconstruct Lincoln's life in Southern Indiana: There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Youth. In celebration of The National Day on Writing, Bartelt will be the guest of the Writing Center for its Fall Writers Forum on Oct. 20 at 4:15 p.m. The conversational format of the forum will allow attendees to ask questions of the author about how he decided to write, what he did to research his topic, and how he went about getting his manuscript published. The Forum is open to the UE community and friends.

* BeVare the Vimpy Verb! Vorkshop at the Writing Center

Students who vant some tips on how to improve their writing vill be velcome at the Student Writing Vorkshop at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday. "BeVare the Vimpy Verb!" will show how important the verb is to good writing. Learn how to prefer the active voice, how to un-smother strong verbs, and how to sidestep expletives.  (Faculty, you'll receive a list of your students who attend.) This event is also an opportunity to redeem Tip and Treat cards! The Writing Center is in the Clifford Memorial Library Building, entrance facing Koch Center.


* Year-of-Service Forum

The Year-of-Service Forum is Oct. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. A panel of faculty, alumni, and guests who have participated in distinguished Year-of-Service programs - Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America and Young Adult Volunteers - will discuss program selection processes; applications; program types; national vs. international opportunities; value of these experiences; teaching English abroad, etc. The hour-long Q&A will be followed by an informal reception where students can continue discussions with panelists. All students welcome! Contact with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education.

* Speaker Luncheon Series Begins

The Student-Alumni Mentoring Program will begin the speaker luncheon series on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, from 12-1 p.m.  UE alum Holly Weinzapfel, free-lance writer, will speak on non-traditional working environments. Holly is currently a senior account director for ResourceOne Communications in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This event is open to the campus community. To reserve a free boxed lunch RSVP by Friday, Oct. 19 by emailing

* Faculty - Meet Academic Regalia Representative at Bookstore

UE faculty members who are interested in purchasing their own academic regalia are encouraged to meet with the Oak Hall Cap & Gown representative on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the UE Bookstore between the hours of noon and 4 p.m.  During this day academic attire will be 20% off the regular price.  The representative can answer all your questions and accurately measure you for all garments.  Please feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have, their is no obligation to purchase.  If you have any questions before the event please contact the Bookstore.

* 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 held on Oct. 21 in Wheeler Concert Hall at 7 p.m.  Cost is just $15 to enter an act, 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.

* 2011 Fall Aces Tennis Championship Event

Aces Tennis is hosting a Tennis Championship event at Tri-State Athletic Club on Saturday, Oct. 22.  This is a team-style doubles tournament, including a doubles clinic presented by the UE Women’s Tennis team. Dinner, t-shirts, and prizes provided. Silent auction will be held.  Entry fee is $100 per person,  prizes include Aces basketball tickets and championship t-shirts.  Clinic is at 4 p.m. with competition beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Register online at

* Calling all Runners, Walkers, and Volunteers!

The UE VETS student organization, in collaboration with the student veterans organizations at USI and Ivy Tech Community College, are sponsoring the Vets Day 5K Walk, Run, Roll on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.  The race will begin and end at the LST Memorial Ship grounds in downtown Evansville.  Please consider supporting the event by:

1. Volunteer to help during the race and at the after-race festival by signing up on line at  Vet’s Day 5 K Volunteer Signup Sheet or by calling the UE Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

2. Participate!  Early registration deadline is Nov. 1 for $20 (late registration is $25 through race day). Sign up on line at or by calling the Office of Veterans Affairs at 488-2141.

Proceeds will be donated to Lucas Place II – housing for disabled homeless veterans in Vanderburgh County.


* Commencement Central

December graduates please mark your calendar and plan to attend Commencement Central on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Ridgway Center near the Bookstore.  It only takes a few minutes to complete your graduation plans for graduation and the event in open from noon to 5 p.m.  You will meet with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office, and Career Planning Office to finalize your plans.  You can also purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements all in one easy stop.  This event is a must for anyone planning on graduating in DECEMBER.  If you are graduating in May you need to attend this event in February.

* 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.  


Info You Should Know

* Deadline to Cancel UE Housing Contract Is November 1

The deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for spring semester is 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

You can cancel your housing contract without penalty for the Spring Semester if you will be: attending Harlaxton or Studying Abroad; having an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area; Moving into a fraternity house; or transferring, withdrawing, or graduating. Requests NOT in these categories are typically NOT granted.  Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with UE. Failure to cancel your housing contract by the deadline will result in the loss of your housing deposit and an additional $200 cancellation fee. To cancel your UE housing contract, go to Residence Life on the second floor of the Ridgway University Center.

* Halloween Item Donations Needed for Newman Service Project

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Newman Club will be holding its annual Halloween party for the children at the Ozanam Family Homeless Shelter, and needs your help to make it a success! Needed donations include candy, costumes (or items that could make up part of a costume like funny hats or old dance recital costumes), face paint, and items such as plastic spiders that could be used for Halloween treat bags for the children. There is a box for donations at the information desk in Ridgway University Center, or you can bring items to the Newman Center, to Mass on campus, or to other Newman events. Volunteers are also needed for the event! Contact Annie Rose Martin at, Marianne Marcotte at, or Lesley Nash at with any questions.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The October Pcard Cycle began on Sept. 22 and ends on Oct. 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of Oct. 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on Oct. 28.

* Angel Mounds Needs Volunteers for Halloween Parties

Angel Mounds is looking for volunteers to help them with their Halloween Parties at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 21.Assistance is needed for manning drink and game booths, as well as manning the various attractions. If you would like to help please email the Community Services Initiative office at


* Alcohol Awareness Week - Did You Know ...

Did you know…

96% of UE students say that alcohol is not very important to their social life on campus (per Fall 2009 Social Norms Survey)

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – October 17-21.

For more information on healthy living, check out UE’s Wellness Website

* Time to Nominate Individuals for Employee Excellence Awards

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader.  Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude towards fellow employees

One award will be presented each month.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff.

Nominations for the November 2011 Employee Excellence Award are due no later than Tuesday, Oct. 18.

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Awards, go to



* Rachel Lawrence

Senior history and archaeology major Rachel Lawrence presented her paper “Vlad the Impaler: the Good that Came from Impalement” on Friday, Oct. 14 at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences at Valparaiso University.  Rachel’s research, funded in part by the Jaebker Fellowship award, is part of her senior seminar project which examines the political motivations for Vlad’s atrocities and explores his role in medieval Eastern Europe and the impact he had on modern Romania.  

* Brian Joyce

Third year physical therapy student Brian Joyce presented the results of his research at the Indiana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis on Oct. 8. Brian’s research was conducted in the Dunigan Movement Analysis Laboratory last summer.




* UD Fall Invitational Up Next For Aces Golf

On Monday, the University of Evansville men’s and women’s golf teams will be back in action as they travel to the UD Fall Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Both tournaments will be played at the NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.  The men will play on the NCR South Course while the women will be at the NCR North Course.  Both tournaments will feature two rounds of 18 holes.

The 17-team field on the men’s side includes Dayton, Akron, Butler and Ohio while 12 teams will participate in the women’s tournament including Dayton, Cincinnati and Valparaiso.

Lauren Ellerman paced the women earlier this week at the APSU Invitational.  The senior tied for 35th place, finishing with a 156.  A stroke behind her was fellow senior Alyssa Key, who tied for 40th place with a 157 to help the Aces to a ninth place finish.

Following an off weekend, the men are seeing their first action since the Butler Invitational two weeks ago.  In the final round of the event, Griffin Wood shot a 6-under 66 to wrap up the event in fifth place.  It was the top score in the final round of the event.  Quinn Vilneff was second on the board for the Aces, finishing in a tie for 13th.

The UD Invitational will mark the final tournament of the fall for the women while the men are set to wrap up their fall season on Oct. 24 and 25 at the SIU Edwardsville Invitationa.


* Aces Hoopfest Scheduled For October 20

The University of Evansville will once again hold its annual Hoopfest to open up the 2011-12 basketball season. 

Set for Thursday, Oct. 20, the doors open at 6 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.  Members of the men’s and women’s hoops teams will participate in what will be Aces’ fans first opportunity to check out this year’s teams.

Admission to Hoopfest is free and the first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive a free Aces Hoopfest t-shirt courtesy of Heritage Federal Credit Union.  Special food prices will be on tap as soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn will be available for just $1 each.

Features of the event include; player introductions, a 3-point challenge, intra-squad scrimmages a slam dunk contest and player autographs following the festivities.

Season tickets and 5-packs are still on sale at, by calling the ticket office  at 488-ACES or by visiting the ticket office located in the Carson Center on the UE campus.

* Cross Country Grabs Pair Of Top Four Finishes In Home Meet

On Saturday, the UE cross country squads ran in their second home meet of the season as the women’s team took third place honors while the men finished fourth.

Kelby Jenkins set a personal best in the 5K to lead the Aces women.  She bested her previous time by four seconds, finishing fifth with a time of 18:24.  Lauren Zeabart placed 13th with a time of 18:51 while Melissa Truex took 21st place with a time of 18:59.  Nicole Kreuzman and Morgan Downs were the fourth and fifth UE runners, placing 32nd and 33rd.

Belmont grabbed four of the top eight spots in the race to win the team championship with 32 points.  Southern Illinois finished second with 57 points while Evansville took third with 96.

Josh Genet was the top men’s runner for UE, grabbing eighth place after posting a time of 25:46.  Cody Stein took 16th place with a time of 26:14 while Andrew Barrett grabbed 22nd with a time of 26:30.  Brian Denny was the fourth Ace in the 8K, recording a 26:38.

Matt Schiffbauer of Marshall University was the top men’s runner, posting a 25:08.  Southern Illinois took the team win with four of their runners finishing in the top six.  The Salukis finished with 26 points, coming in ahead of IUPUI (63 points), Marshall (101) and Evansville (103).

* Second-Half Goal Gives UNI 1-0 Edge Over Aces Women's Soccer

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team held the hosting Northern Iowa Panthers off the scoreboard for the entire first half, despite facing 10 shots, but a single goal in the 64th minute of play was all UNI needed Saturday afternoon for the conference victory. With the loss, the Aces fall to 1-10-4 overall and 0-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Panthers improve to 6-7-2 on the season and 2-2 in the league.

With 63:20 on the clock, Missy Journot’s free kick from outside of the box found the back of the net for the lone goal of the match.

Facing a total of 19 shots in the contest, junior goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison recorded nine saves, upping her season total to 102.

The Aces were able to get off 11 shots of their own, including eight in the second half. Junior Kasey Cartwright led the squad with four shots, while sophomores Breana Beine and Stephanie Thompson each had two.

Evansville is back in action Wednesday when they travel to Indiana State for a 6 p.m. start. The trip to Terre Haute marks the Aces final road game of the regular season. UE returns home Saturday, Oct. 23 for a 1 p.m. start versus Drake.


* Missouri State Grabs 3-1 Win Over Evansville Volleyball

Rachel TenHoor and Lauren Seyller led the University of Evansville with 11 kills, but a 20-kill performance by Karen Rivatto led the Missouri State volleyball team to a 3-1 win over the Purple Aces Saturday evening at the Carson Center.

Three Aces (12-12, 2-7 MVC) notched 15 digs or more, led by Brooke Maher’s final tally of 20.  Katie Klages notched 16 while Jenn Murphy notched her fifth-consecutive double-double with 15 digs and 15 assists.  Ellen Sawin was the Aces’ leader with 24 assists.

Missouri State (15-5, 8-1 MVC) got off to a fast start, taking a 25-17 win in the first set.  Rivatto had the hot hand recording nine of her 20 kills in the opening frame.  With the score tied at 4-all, the Bears scored the next three points and would not relinquish their advantage.  Evansville would close within a point down 14-13, but a set-ending 11-4 stretch gave MSU the upper hand.

Evansville used an early run of their own to even the match.  Following an early 3-3 tie, the Aces reeled off four in a row, assisted in part by three MSU errors.  The Aces would continue to add to the lead as it would reach double figures for the first time when a 6-0 spurt lifted them to a 19-8 lead.  A kill by Sawin gave UE the set as they would finish with their largest edge of the contest, 25-13.

Led by a pair of TenHoor kills, the Aces jumped out to a 10-5 lead to begin game three, but MSU quickly regrouped to tie the game at 11-11.  What would turn into a 5-0 run continued for the Bears as they would take a 13-11 lead.  As was the case in the first set, Missouri State utilized their mid-game momentum to cruise to a 25-16 win.  The Bears put up the final five points of the set, but were helped by three UE errors and a service ace which sealed the win.

Game four was a hotly contested battle, which saw the Aces once again have the upper hand early, taking their largest lead at 14-9.  With the score tied at 6-6, a Seyller kill led Evansville on an 8-3 stretch.  The Bears fought back to tie the game up at 17-17 and grabbed their first lead of the set at 19-18. 

MSU appeared to be in good shape, up 23-20, but UE refused to give up, scoring a pair of points on a Seyller kill and a MSU error.  Missouri State went back up 24-23 thanks to a Kaitlin Jaeger kill, but Evansville fought back to take a 26-25 lead on a Maher kill, but an MSU kill followed by a pair of UE errors sealed the match for the Bears.

Rivatto was the lone Bear with double figure kills.  Calli Norman was second on the team with nine.  Carly Thomas led all players with 43 assists.

Next weekend Evansville will be back on the road at Drake and Creighton before returning home for five of their last seven contests.

* UE Men's Soccer Falls 3-0 tp Missouri State

After a first half defensive battle, the visiting Missouri State Bears scored three goals in the second stanza, earning a 3-0 win over the University of Evansville men’s soccer team Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium. With the loss, the Purple Aces now own a 5-6 overall record and 0-3 mark in the Missouri Valley Conference, while MSU evens its record at 5-5-2 and 3-0 in the Valley.

In the first half, the squads combined for three total shots, two by UE and one by the Bears, but no one found the back of the net.

However, the offensive attacks picked up after the break, as Missouri State broke the 0-0 tie just a minute into the second half. UE goalkeeper Eric Teppen got two hands on Jared Clark’s shot from the right side, but the ball tipped up and tricked into the back of net for Clark’s first goal of the season.

In the 55th minute, Clark tallied his second score, rebounding a shot by teammate Jordan Hoffman and save by Teppen in a jumble directly in front of the goal.

The Bears added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute on a breakaway. Parker Maher passed ahead to Alexander Cole in the right front corner of the box who was able to knock it into the opposite side of the net.

In the match, the Bears held an 8-6 shot and 6-4 shot on goal advantage, while both squads earned one corner kick. Junior Jesse Sharp led Evansville with three shots, including two on goal.

Teppen finished with four saves in the match, while MSU keeper Trevor Spangenberg recorded the shutout and four saves, as well.

The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Central Arkansas for a 3 p.m. start. UE returns home Oct. 22 for a non-conference contest versus Butler at 7 p.m.

* UE Women's Swimming and Diving Defeated by Redbirds

The University of Evansville women's swimming and diving team was defeated 182-113 by the Illinois State Redbirds tonight.

"I think we did a solid job," said head coach Rickey Perkins. "We had an extremely hard meet and I believe that we are just going to keep improving until the end of the season."

The Aces notched Top-3 finishes in all but two events on the night. Senior Alex Howard led the way for the Aces, taking first place in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200-yard individual medley.

UE's 200-yard freestyle relay team made up of freshman Abby Yenzer, junior Jordan Van Wyk and seniors Valerie Jones and Barry Murphy placed first with a time of 1:46.41.

Freshmen Michelle Tipton, Caroline Lee, Mackenzie Powell and Samantha Montgomery all placed in the top three of their individual events.

The UE divers swept the 1-meter boards, taking the top three spots. Junior Sadie Wells claimed first place with score of 219.14. Wells was followed by freshman Stephanie Tran, who placed second, and senior Ashley Altmeyer who finished in third place.

The Aces will return home to take on Ball State on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.


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