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Monday, September 25, 2017

* Fall 2017 Open Forums

President Kazee has been hosting open forums to update the campus community on Fall 2017 enrollment, the current fiscal situation, and strategies under consideration to address this year’s budget deficit. Open forums will be moderated by President Kazee with members of the President’s Cabinet in attendance to present and/or answer questions specific to their areas. The sessions have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for all faculty, staff, and administrators to attend.

The next session is planned for Wednesday, September 27: 3:00-4:00 pm, Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center.

What's Happening Today

* BiSci Club meeting is today

BiSci Club will be holding its second meeting today - Monday, September 25 - at 5:00 p.m. in Koch Center 101. All majors are welcome to come and participate! 

* Attention students: The United Way Coin Wars has begun!

Students will have noticed the Coin Wars buckets in their residence halls and a strategically located table in Ridgway University Center. Take part in this friendly competition between residence halls.

The competition began on September 25 and ends on September 29. Get your change ready!

How to Play
Put coins in your hall's bucket:
• Pennies = +1 point (Put these in your hall’s bucket)
• Silver coins = -1 point (Put these in other halls’ buckets)
The residence hall with the most points on September 29 is the winner!

Prizes
• Pizza party with President Kazee.
• Eternal glory all across campus.
All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana as part of UE’s United Way Campaign. United Way serves the community by funding programs focusing on education, income, and health.

Upcoming Events

* Fireside Chat in Grabill Lounge

Looking for a great way to end a busy day?

The Fireside Chats in Grabill Lounge (basement of Neu Chapel) have been a meaningful time of conversation and reflection thus far! And we want you to come and join in the conversation, discussing how we see God at work in our lives. All are welcome to attend the Fireside Chat on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by Keith Turner kt160@evansville.edu 

* Joel Beardmore is presenting I-House England!

Please join us tonight at 7:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Joel Beardmore will be making a presentation on England. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Alexis Whitacre aw339@evansville.edu

* Interest meeting today concerning spring break Cuba trip

Want to learn more about traveling to Cuba over Spring Break? Join our interest meeting today - Thursday, September 28 - at 4:00 p.m. in Graves Hall 302.

Spend your spring break in Cuba working with Cuba Skate, a non-profit organization engaging in skate diplomacy and fostering a constructive environment for Cuban youth. Projects may entail work in art, sports, social media, business, education, and more. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a fascinating and beautiful country that few Americans have been able to visit. See the sights, meet families, taste the cuisine, learn to dance the salsa, and most importantly make a difference for youth in Cuba.

You will enroll in GAP 320 in the spring semester and travel to Cuba during spring break with the class. For more information and cost of the program, contact Amara Stuehling at as760@evansville.edu or 812-488-1085.

You can apply for the program on the study abroad page: https://www.evansville.edu/studyabroad/facultyLed.cfm.

Amara Stuehling as760@evansville.edu

* Great Smokey Mountains trip!

The Venturing Crew will travel to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park over Fall Break. We will leave Friday afternoon and return Tuesday. We will do fun activities such as explore Gatlinburg, zip-lining, alpine slide, hiking, and backpacking! This is your chance to explore nature like never before. The cost is $110 and that includes transportation, food, housing, gear, and all activities. Questions? Please email us at ventring@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Sydney Winstead sw228@evansville.edu

* Purple Aces track and field interest meeting

The Purple Aces will be conducting an interest meeting for those who would like to try-out for the track and field team. The meeting is today at 6:00 p.m. in Room 100 in Graves Hall. Please contact director of athletics compliance Krystal Collins at kc291@evansville.edu for more info.

Submitted by Krystal Collins kc291@evansville.edu

* International Club planning go-kart trip

International Club is going to French Lick, Indiana, on Saturday, September 30, to ride go-karts. The cost is $10, non-refundable. Sign up for the trip at a table in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There are limited spots so you MUST arrive early to get a spot. Questions? Email Sydney Winstead at sw228@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Sydney Winstead sw226@evansville.edu

* Dinner and Discussion with Daughters of Charity

The Newman Center welcomes the Daughters of Charity today at 5:00 p.m. for their talk on St. Vincent on his feast day! All are welcome and dinner will be provided.

Submitted by Gabrielle VanBuskirk gv19@evansville.edu

* Honey Moon Coffee Co. Giveback for Scholars for Syria

Scholars for Syria will be holding a giveback event at Honey Moon Coffee Co. today - Tuesday, September 26 - from noon-9:00 p.m. Mention Scholars for Syria at the register and 10 percent of your payment will be donated back to Scholars for Syria. We appreciate your continued support!

Submitted by Kendra Mehling km349@evansville.edu

* Employees - UE Gives Back On Campus

UE Gives Back on Campus will take place Friday, October 27 (rain date: Monday, October 30).

Please consider volunteering to help make our beautiful campus even better. Last year’s successful event, volunteers helped paint parking lots, did work in UE’s community gardens, and helped clean up in the Native Plant Garden. Stay tuned for more information about this great event! This event is intended for employees only.

* Graduate School Fair today!

A Graduate School Fair is planned for today - Tuesday, September 26 - 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. Schools that have registered for the event include:

  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Indiana University School of Social Work
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus,
  • MBA program & MA in Mental Health Counseling
  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Kelley School of Business Graduate Accounting
  • Manchester University
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Southern Illinois University
  • SUNY Binghampton School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • University of Evansville College of Education and Health Sciences
  • University of Indianapolis, MBA program
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Valparaiso University Law School
  • Western Kentucky University

Stop by on September 26 from1:00-3:00 p.m. and meet with representatives from these schools! 

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Boston Marathon bombing police commissioner to speak at Snyder Lecture

Former Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis – who was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the arrests that followed – will be the speaker for the upcoming University of Evansville’s Patricia Snyder Lecture. The lecture is Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. The registration form can be found online at www.evansville.edu/EdDavis.

The topic of Davis’s lecture will be “Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities.”

Davis’s experience during the Boston Marathon bombings was depicted in the feature film, Patriots Day, starring John Goodman as Commissioner Davis, which was released in January 2017.

Davis is currently president and CEO of the business strategy and security agency, Edward Davis LLC. He has built a stellar reputation on his experience in interagency collaboration and law enforcement on local, state, national, and international levels. His insight in cyber security and anti-terrorism, as well as his expert knowledge in crisis management and strategic planning translates across industries. Davis’s unique approaches to terrorism, cyber security, and policing have been adopted both nationally and internationally in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan, and Israel.

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

If you have any questions, please e-mail snyder@evansville.edu

* Homecoming 2017 Reunion Weekend set for Oct. 13-15

The University of Evansville Homecoming 2017 Reunion Weekend is October 13-15. Special events are planned for parents and alumni, many of which will be open to the public.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series – Speaker Zach Cheviron ’00, Environmental and Wildlife Biology
Friday, October 13, 3:00 p.m. Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science.

Reunion Celebrations
Anniversaries to be celebrated at homecoming include the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1967, 65th anniversary of Phi Mu sorority, 60th anniversary of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and the 60th anniversary of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 14, 2:00-5:00 p.m., H-Lot, South Frederick Street
Food, games, live music, and fun. Open to public.

The Ace Race
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m., UE campus.  Open to public.
This 5K run benefits Ace CARE, UE’s pro bono physical therapy clinic run by doctor of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students for the uninsured, underinsured, and homeless. Participation fee for the public is $25 before October 1 or $30 after October 1. Those registering before October 1 will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. To register, go to www.uealumnionline.com/acerace2017.

UE Women’s Soccer versus Drake
Saturday, October 14, 2:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium. Open to public.

UE Men’s Soccer versus Loyola (followed by fireworks display)
Saturday, October 14, 5:00 p.m., Arad McCutchan Stadium. Open to public.

For the full schedule of events or more information, visit www.evansville.edu/alumni or contact alumni@evansville.edu or 812-488-2586. 

* Robert Griffith to speak at Coffee Hour on Oct. 26

Robert Griffith, chair of the creative writing program at UE, will be the speaker for the Coffee Hour Lecture on Thursday, October 26, 4:00 p.m., in the Vectren Lecture Hall (Room 100), Koch Center for Engineering and Science. These lectures are free and open to the public.

His most recent book is The Devil in the Milk. Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, was nominated for the 2013 Poets’ Prize, and his book A Matinee in Plato's Cave won the 2009 Best Book of Indiana Award. His work has appeared in PN Review, Poetry, The North American Review, Poems & Plays, The Oxford American, and other publications. He is editor of the journal Measure and director of the University of Evansville Press.

Other lectures in the series include:

Senior Reading
4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11

Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Graduating creative writing majors read their poetry and prose.

For more information, call 812-488-2963.

Changemaker Corner

* Change...It's what we do

Did you know that UE organizes and participates in five days of service annually?

The Freshman Service Project, Make a Difference Day (now also called UE Gives Back), and UE Gives Back are three days for students to participate in various projects throughout Evansville and neighboring communities.
United Day of Caring and UE Gives Back ON CAMPUS are days coordinated for our faculty and staff to contribute time and energy to helping local organizations and beautifying the UE campus.

Overall, UE students report contributing over 20,000 hours of community service.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards ge21@evansville.edu

* Helping to change abroad

Did you know that for many years student and faculty have partnered with Mission Guatemala, a non-profit organization that supports the needs of the poor and indigenous peoples of Guatemala in the service areas of health, education, and housing? The collaboration and efforts of these teams have impacted the lives of an estimated 1000 Guatemalan people.

Submitted by Geoff Edwards ge21@evansville.edu 

Info You Should Know

* Resilient Aces fall to Loyola in conference opener

In a match that featured five goals in the final 19 minutes, the University of Evansville women's soccer team was unable to stave off Loyola in a 3-2 defeat on Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

"I thought our girls played well today. I think our girls rose to the challenge," said Aces head coach Krista McKendree. "They played hard, they played well, and they did a lot of what we were trying to ask them to do. For us, we just can't give up three goals."

Senior Montana Portenier and sophomore Mikayla Harvey each scored and recorded two shots for the Aces (4-7, 0-1 MVC), while freshman Jayme-Lee Hunter added a pair of shots. Lindsey Hardiman, Avalon Senn-Raemont, and Emily Lange each scored for the Ramblers (8-3, 2-0 MVC).

The opening half passed without either team able to find the back of the net as Loyola held an 8-1 advantage on shots in the first 45 minutes of action.

Much like the first half, the second half started with a bevy of chances for both teams, but once again, neither side was able to score.

The Aces jumped on the board first in the 72nd minute as Hunter sent a cross into the box for Portenier, who scored past the keeper one-on-one. Loyola equalized just three minutes later on a goal by Senn-Raemont who scored following a scrum in the box.

With just seven minutes remaining in the 84th minute, the Ramblers took their first lead on a shot from 20 yards out by Hardiman that gave Loyola a 2-1 advantage. 48 seconds later, Evansville equalized the match with a goal by Harvey who found the end of a free kick by junior Sara Osinski and clipped it into the back of the net.

Loyola had one last response in the 88th minute as Lange slipped the ball into the net from just five yards out to give the Ramblers the 3-2 win.

The Aces were out-shot, 19-6, with the Ramblers holding a 10-3 advantage in shots on-goal.

"I think we're just trying to make it as difficult as possible for the other team to play right now," said McKendree. "The thing we're doing better is competing for longer stretches of time and for closer to 90 minute games."

With a full week off from competition, the Aces return to action on Saturday, September 30 against Northern Iowa at 1 p.m. in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

* Aces fall by 3-2 final to Indiana State

Cathy Schreiber posted 19 kills while Rachel Tam added 18 as the University of Evansville volleyball team fell to Indiana State by a 3-2 final on Friday night in Terre Haute.

Schreiber hit an unbelievable .429 in the game to lead UE (6-7, 0-1 MVC). Tam had 18 tallies while Rocio Fortuny finished with 12. Allana McInnis set her career mark with 54 assists and Cassie Brooks finished the night with 20 digs. Leading the way for the Sycamores (3-10, 0-1 MVC) was Laura Gross, who had 16 kills.

Evansville was able to strike at the right time in the opening game, taking a 31-29 victory in an exciting start to the evening. McInnis had a service ace in the early-going as the Aces took an early 8-6 advantage. ISU came back to tie it at 9-9 before four more ties led to a 16-16 score.

That is when Erlicia Griffith struck with a kill as the Aces reeled off four in a row to take their largest edge at 20-16. The Sycamores started to close in; down 24-22, they notched the next three points to take a 25-24 lead. Back-and-forth play continued, leading to a 29-29 score. That is when Schreiber took matters into her own hands, posting the final two kills to give UE a 31-29 win and a 1-0 lead on the night.

Indiana State was able to knot the match up with a decisive 25-16 win in the second set.  Up 12-11, the Sycamores finished the frame on a 13-5 run to tie the match. 

A quick start set the Aces off to a 25-9 win in game three. Tam had a kill and service ace in the opening sequence. From there, it was all Aces as they extended their edge all the way to the 25-9 final as Schreiber had the clinching kill.

Back-to-back kills from Rocio Fortuny saw Evansville grab another early advantage in the fourth set.  Her kills gave UE an 11-7 lead. The lead reached as many as six at 17-11 before Indiana State stormed back. A 9-3 run saw them tie the score up at 20-20 before Halle Leuck’s ace gave ISU the 25-23 win to force a fifth set.

ISU took control to start off the fifth, posting five in a row to take a 5-0 lead. Evansville came right back with four in a row to cut the deficit to one. Tam helped UE wrestle the lead away as a pair of kills put the lead back in the Aces hands at 9-7. Just as fast as the Aces made their run, Indiana State had a run of its own, posting the ensuing three tallies before finishing the night off with a 16-14 win to clinch the match.

Tonight is the home conference opener for the Aces as they face off against Illinois State inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.

* Day one complete for men's golf at NKU

Through two out of three rounds in the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic, the University of Evansville men’s golf team ranks in 14th place at Elks Run Golf Club.

Topping the list for the Purple Aces is Tyler Gray.  Gray rebounded from an opening-round tally of 78 to card a 3-over 74 in round two. His 152 is tied for 35th on the leaderboard. One behind him is Cameron Weyer. His opening-round tally checked in at 77 before he dropped one stroke to a 76 in round two. His 153 is tied for 41st.

Jessie Brumley is next. He also excelled in the second round of 18. Brumley notched an 81 to start the day off before recording a 78 to stand with a 159.  He is tied for 68th. Robert Waggoner was next for the Aces. Waggoner posted identical rounds of 83 on the day to finish with a 166. Following him was Spencer Wagner, whose 2-round total finished at 168.

Noah Reese played as an individual and had the best day of action for UE. Reese had back-to-back scores of 75 to rank in a tie for 29th with a 150. Gabe Rohleder also played as an individual. He scored an 85 to start the tournament, but tied for UE’s best round of the day in the second trip around the course, notching a 74. His 159 is tied for 68th.

Butler had a pair of dominant team rounds as their scores of 287 and 285 gave them a 572 on Sunday. The Bulldogs are 14 strokes ahead of Cal Poly and 19 in front of 3rd-place Oakland.

Patrick Allgeier of BU leads the way on the individual side. He began the tourney with a 1-over 72 before registering a 3-under 68, the low round of the tournament, in round two. His 140 is two ahead of Robert Morris’ David Szymanski.

Evansville is 14th in the team standings. They are three behind Youngstown State and within shouting distance of Green Bay, trailing them by seven. 

Today will feature the final 18 holes of play.

* Aces fall on the road at Missouri State

Despite several great scoring opportunities, the University of Evansville men's soccer team could not find the back of the net, as the Aces fell in their Missouri Valley Conference opener to Missouri State, 1-0, in Springfield, Missouri, Saturday night. UE drops to 5-3-0 on the season, while Missouri State climbs to 5-2-1. The Bears are now 2-0 in MVC play.

"Tonight's match was a typical Valley game" said Aces head coach Marshall Ray. "It was a good game to be involved in, both teams were battling and competing for a result in conference. Unfortunately, we gave up a goal early in the second half. Came out a little flat, possibly, but credit to Missouri State. Once you go down a goal on Missouri State, it's difficult to get one back. We created a lot of chances late, kept pushing and kept fighting, but we've got to correct the issue of giving up a goal and going a goal down if we want to do the things we want to do in this conference."

After a scoreless first half, which saw them find the crossbar on several occasions, the Bears finally broke through, as sophomore midfielder set up junior forward Conor Ingram for his team leading fifth goal of the season, beating UE sophomore goalkeeper Fredrik Reimer for the eventual game-winner. Ingram's tally was the difference in a game that saw the two squads nearly match each other in every statistical category, with Missouri State holding a six to five advantage in shots on goal and both keepers logging five saves apiece.

"Defensively, I thought we played great", said Ray. "All of our outside backs were injured. Two were unavailable, one was able to play a little bit, but Fil (Johansson) probably wasn't 100 percent, so we had to change some things up a little bit with the way we played. I thought the guys adapted well, were able to create opportunities and limit the opportunities that Missouri State had. Unfortunately, tonight, we were unable to get a goal. Freddy was good in goal, got his hand close to the goal that hit the post, but unfortunately, he couldn't keep it out. So that's soccer and we're going to try get ourselves back home to Evansville and rest on Sunday and get back to work Monday and get prepared for another tough battle."  

The Aces are back at home Wednesday night for another conference showdown with Bradley. Kickoff between the Aces and the Braves is at 7:00 p.m. (CT) at Arad McCutchan Stadium. 

* Harlaxton Fall and Summer 2018 application deadlines

Harlaxton application deadlines for Fall and Summer 2018 are already coming up! The priority deadline for applications is December 17 for fall and January 24 for summer. Make sure to start filling out your applications now!

Course descriptions are currently available on the Harlaxton website for Fall 2018 and for Summer 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaylynn Carver at kc205@evansville.edu or 812-488-2039.

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* Nominations for the Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following areas: service to the University, service to students, job performance and attitude towards fellow employees.  To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of administration or staff. Nominations for the October 2017 Employee of the Month are due no later than Wednesday, September 27.  To nominate someone, please go to http://acelink.evansville.edu/tools/employeeaward.

* UE Stories Abroad: Melinda Hopf in Trinidad and Tobago

You can now read all about UE student Melinda Hopf's experiences studying abroad in Trinidad and Tobago! Melinda is an elementary education major and took part in our two-week faculty-led trip over the summer. She had a chance to immerse herself in the local culture, work in a school with first years, and make countless life-long memories.

Head on over to the UE Stories Abroad website to learn more about her trip.

Submitted by Greta Becker gb91@evansville.edu

* UE teams join forces to help support Aces' great Mick Lyon

The University of Evansville men's and women's soccer teams are teaming up to raise awareness and to help an Evansville great.

Prior to this year's Homecoming matches, the UE Men's and Women's Soccer teams will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit UE Athletics Hall of Fame member Mick Lyon with expenses associated with his fight against multiple sclerosis. This fundraiser will coincide with the Aces' Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Night during homecoming on October 14.

"We have the opportunity to step up and help support the man that started our program," said UE women's soccer head coach Krista McKendree. "I encourage and hope all Aces (past, present, and future) will do what they can to show Mick the values he was taught and helped teach here at UE are still going strong. As an athlete and coach he never gave up and I know the out pouring of support is helping him continue to fight MS. Thank you to everyone for your support of positive messages."

Lyon was inducted in the UE Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2015, following highly-decorated careers as both a player and coach for the Purple Aces.  As a member of the men's soccer team, he was a three-time team MVP and was named a Second Team All-American by the NSCAA in 1987, before becoming an assistant coach for the men's program in 1991 and being named the first head coach of the UE women's program in 1993.  In his nine seasons as head coach, Lyon guided the Aces to five regular-season conference championships, five conference tournament titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

To show your support for Mick and to contribute to this fundraiser, you can purchase a t-shirt for $12 through an online order form prior to October 5. T-shirts may be purchased at the game on October 14 for $15. To preorder your shirt, simply fill out the online order form and join the Aces in the fight against MS.

* Still need a textbook?

This is a reminder that the UE Bookstore will be starting the return process of all unsold books very soon, beginning with used stock first. If you still need a textbook for the fall term please stop in the UE Bookstore and secure your copy. If you're unable to purchase your book, please see store staff and they will be happy to hold a copy of you for a period of time so that it is available. If you have any questions please ask store staff.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Men's Basketball student manager needed (paid position)

Men's Basketball is looking for a manager to help with practice, games, and behind the scene duties. It is now a paid work study position with up to 20 hours per week. This job is for the fall and spring semesters! Please contact Chad Harmon at ch121@evansville.edu to inquire.

Submitted by Chad Harmon ch121@evansville.edu

* Flu shots available

For those covered on the Meritain Health Plan: Free Flu Shot Blitz will be offered in the Employee Health Clinic on October 3 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. and October 4 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Those not insured can still receive the vaccine for $20. Please sign up though AceLink.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps ac375@evansville.edu

* Rent to purchase option available at UE Bookstore

Those students who rented books in the UE Bookstore for the fall term still have the option to purchase them if so desired. If you'd to purchase your rental book the UE Bookstore will apply your rental fee to the purchase price of the textbook. This must be done by September 30. If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* 2017 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 28. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 19.

Registration details are available at https://www.evansville.edu/schools/downloads/WebelosEngineeringPinDay2017.pdf.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at kh209@evansville.edu or 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu

* UExplore engineering program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore engineering program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 16, November 6, November 27, January 22, February 19, March 12, April 2, and April 23. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 100 in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at www.evansville.edu/uexploreengineering or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or kh209@evansville.edu.

Congratulations

* Aces earn a pair of top three team finishes at Austin Peay

The University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams each earned third-place finishes at the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival at Liberty Park in Clarksville, Tennessee.

For the third-straight race, sophomore Stanley Chepchieng was the top finisher for the men's team with a 14th place finish. The Kabarnet, Kenya, native completed the 6k race in 19:35.8.

Closely following Chepchieng were freshmen Dawson Hood (19:46.2) in 16th and Tyler Frields-Reifsteck (19:57.3) in 18th, while sophomore Ricky Hendrix finished the course in a time of 20:15.2 in 22nd.

Rounding out the Aces' men's team were a trio of freshmen as Kalen Ochs (21:05.0) finished 34th, Andrew Barrett (21.28.8) finished 39th, and Timmy Miller (21:46.2) crossed the finish line in 42nd.
For the Aces women's squad, sophomore Sienna Crews, the two-time defending champion of the event, paced the Aces with a sixth-place finish in a time of 18:52.8 in the 5k race.

Following Crews was freshman Anna Lowry in eighth who bested her PR by 54 seconds with a time of 19:00.0. Just five seconds behind Lowry was junior Ashton Bolser in 10th who set a new PR with a time of 19:05.24.

Freshmen Izzy Dawson (20:12.6) and Lauren Meyer (20:16.7) crossed the line in 20th and 22nd, respectively, as each smashed their PRs.

Rounding out the Aces' runners were freshman Alexis Sutherland (21:02.5), who set a new PR and finished in 34th, and junior Hayley Elliot (22:56.1) in 48th.

Both the men's and women's races were won by Memphis with the Aces men's and women's teams both finishing ahead of Tennessee State among the five-team NCAA Division I field.

Evansville next runs Saturday, September 30, at the Greater Louisville Classic at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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