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Monday, October 31, 2011

* Trick or Treaters Welcome at University Relations!

The Office of University Relations is ready for trick or treaters! All are welcome - children and grownups and pets, too! There are Halloween goodies for everyone - candy for humans and special treats for dogs and cats. So come by University Relations in Sampson Hall and show off your costume!


What's Happening Today

* Halloween Hot Dog Roast at Newman Center

Everyone is welcome to come to the Newman Center this evening for a hot dog and marshmallow roast, along with homemade chili, from 6-7:30 p.m. Those with 6 p.m. classes may stop by before class. There is no campus ministry program tonight, just food and fun. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Faculty and Staff - Homecoming Decorating Contest

Attention faculty and staff!  Help us celebrate homecoming week by decorating your office, desk, and/or door with a "GO UE...  Beat Butler" theme to show off your school spirit!  Offices who would like to participate in the competition should please email Monica Spencer at  Judging take place the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 11.

* Caramel Apples and Cookies for Sale!

The Department of Archaeology and Art History will be selling caramel apples and cookies on Monday, Oct  31 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Hyde Hall lobby to raise money for the Archaeological Research Award.  Come support our program by enjoying a delicious treat on Halloween!

* Performers Needed for UE Drag Show!

UE PRIDE's ninth annual drag show is taking place Dec. 3 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  In order to make this event a success they need as many student performers that want to participate.  Participants will get free entry to the event and have the oppertunity to win gift certificates and grand prizes reserved for performers. The theme is "Keep Calm and Drag On" and is the biggest philanthropy on campus.  They hope to raise $2,500 this year but that will not be possible without the help and support of fellow students and student groups.  If you would like to participate please email with any questions as soon as possible.  Registration ends on Nov. 21.

* RSA Is Hosting a T-Shirt Contest

Want a free t-shirt and $15?? Resident Students Association (RSA) is hosting a t-shirt contest, and you can win just that! RSA is asking anyone and everyone to create an attractive and alluring t-shirt design to display what they are all about. We ask that you visit the website,, to get information about the organization. All entries or questions regarding the contest should be addressed to Nina Weiss at Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 2.  Now what are you waiting for? Let’s get creative!  


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the University Choir and Kantorei, the Department’s chamber choir.  Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the ensembles in a wide range of repertory, from Renaissance works by composers such as Pierre Passereau and William Byrd to modern works by Trond Kverno, Moses Hogan, and popular musician Bobby McFerrin.  Department of Music students Erin Copeland and Jaclyn Hostettler will appear respectively as soloists on works by American composer Peter Williams and jazz great Duke Ellington, and Kristin Jones will accompany the ensembles on piano.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Guest Artist Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. with a performance by the Sarah Stivers Quartet.  As a vocalist, Stivers focuses on ballads and jazz standards, and she will be accompanied by John Bizianes on piano, Denny Kieley on bass, and Mike Hyman on drums.  The concert is cosponsored by the Evansville Jazz Society and the University of Evansville.  Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for Evansville Jazz Society members, and $5 for students with I.D.  Tickets can be obtained in advance by contacting the UE Department of Music at 488-2754, or they may be purchased at the door.  For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Lacy ( or ext. 2227).

The Department of Music will be hosting an Oboe Day on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The event will feature two Guest Artists:  Dr. Mark Ostoich, oboe professor from the Cincinnati Conservatory, and Mrs. Yuki Harding, freelance oboist and professional reed supplier from Michigan. The event will include a recital at 1 p.m., a masterclass with each guest artist, and sessions on beginning and advanced reed-making.  Registration is required.  Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Robertson at 488-1004 or e-mail for more information.

* Notice to UE Community Artists and Crafters

Notice to UE Community artists and crafters - EXCITING NEWS!  This year, the Department of Art and the UE Friends of Art, in conjunction with Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, are planning a Christmas Exhibition as well as the annual Art and Craft Sale.  Both events will be held in the new Melvin Peterson Gallery, on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues – across from campus.

The Christmas Exhibition, will open on Nov .16, and run through Dec. 8.  All categories of art are eligible and all work in the Exhibition will be offered for sale.  Work will be accepted on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 in either the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or in the Art Office, FA 212, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Annual Art and Craft Sale is planned for 2 days this year:
Thursday, Dec. 1 from noon-6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 from 7:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sale items should be delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 to the Peterson Gallery during normal hours of 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Anyone in the UE community who makes art or does crafts is invited to participate in these events. This includes spouses, children, relatives and friends. 

Members of the UE Friends of Art and students in Kappa Pi Art Fraternity will be manning the sale so it is not necessary for sale participants to spend both days in the Peterson Gallery with their work.

To enter work in the Christmas Exhibition, to register as a participant for the Art and Craft Sale or for more information, please phone the Department of Art Office at 488-2043. (A sample of work may be requested prior to inclusion as a participant in either event.)


* Veterans Day Service Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

The campus community, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at a special service on Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m.-noon in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. UE alumnus and Marine veteran John MacCauley will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  The key note speaker will be Professor of History James MacLeod.  His presentation is titled, “That Their Names Be Not Forgotten: The Role of Remembrance in the 21st Century.” Music selections will be performed by UE's Trebles Without A Cause and the Evansville Firefighter’s Pipe and Drum Corps.

A luncheon reception will immediately follow on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  All are invited.

Then from 1-2 p.m. in Eykamp 253, senior archaeology major Elizabeth Bostelman will present her research titled, “UE’s Military History Project – An historical account of the UE campus community from the Civil War through the Afghanistan & Iraq Wars”.

For more UE Veterans Day celebration details go to:

* Aces Military Appreciation Night Basketball Game at the Ford Center

UE Athletics, in association with the Tri-State Military Resource Network, are sponsoring Aces Military Appreciation Night Basketball Game at the Ford Center . This event will be at the Ford Center at 7:05 p.m. on Nov. 4.  There will be exhibitors in the lobby with veteran specific information, and special recognition for veterans at the game. While UE students can get a free ticket for athletic events, veterans and current service members can get discounted tickets for this game ($8).  Tell your friends and family!

For more UE Veterans Day celebration details go to:


* Phi Alpha Theta Calendar Sale

Phi Alpha Theta will be selling calendars to raise money for the Phi Alpha Theta National Biennial Conference in January. They are sending 9 of 16 members to the conference. Calendars will be available for pre-order Nov. 2-18.  Be on the lookout during lunch hours for tables in Hyde Hall on Nov. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, and in Ridgway University Center on Nov 3, 10 and 17. Calendars will feature professors and administrators from across the University dressed as Henry VIII, George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and more.

* Engineering Speed Networking Event

Make plans to attend the first annual Engineering Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. This event is open to seniors through freshman and the attending organizations will be there to speak about their full-time, internship and co-op opportunities. Typical majors sought by these organizations include Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science  To attend, you must RSVP through UE JobLink.  There is limited availability and you should RSVP as quickly as possible.  Deadline to sign up will be Tuesday, Nov. 1, at noon.  Act now!  View registered organizations in JobLink.  If you have questions or need assistance, please call 812-488-1083 or

* Annual Chili Bowl Sale

The Clay Club's 9th Annual Chili Bowl Sale is Thursday, Nov. 3. This year's event will be set up in a tent just outside of Hyde Hall.  Buy a bowl of chili and keep the handmade, one of a kind ceramic bowl. The first bowl of chili will be served at 11 a.m. and the sale will continue until 1 p.m., provided the chili and bowls don’t run out. Also for sale will be bottled water, the chili condiments are free. Prices are as follows:
Students with a valid UE ID: first bowl - $5
Faculty, Staff and guests: first bowl - $7
Everyone: second, third, etc. bowls - $10
Water – $1

Rain or shine the tent will be set up, the chili will be cooking and the bowls will be washed and ready.

* Vincent Harper to Speak at November Andiron Lecture

Assistant Professor of Special Education Vincent Harper will be the speaker at the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4 p.m. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

(Please note - there is a possibility this event will have to be moved to Smythe Lecture Hall in Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building - same date and time. If this does happen, notification will be published in AceNotes)

Harper will be discussing “Collaborative Partnerships between Public Schools and Religious Institutions:  Building Trust and Sharing Capacity.”

He explains that “religious and faith-based institutions provide a variety of valuable, community-based services to families, such as child care, educational programs, counseling services, and basic needs assistance such as food and clothing distribution. This presentation will examine findings from a recent study that validate the feasibility of collaborative partnerships between public schools and religious institutions as a way of improving the socioeconomic and educational outcomes of families in their shared community.”

Harper is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned his PhD. He has over 10 years of educational experience in K-12 education working as an elementary and special education teacher and as a school administrator. His research interests include the development of faith-based strategies for establishing community partnerships to better serve marginalized populations.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


* T. Lloyd Benson to Speak at Fiddick Lecture

T. Lloyd Benson will be the speaker at the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture on Friday, Nov. 11. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, in the Ridgway University Center. Benson's topic will be "Blood and Ballots: The Midwestern Politics of the Army of the Cumberland."

Benson is the Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History at Furman University. He received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Teacher of the Year Award for Furman in 2009. He was awarded Furman's Alester G. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Teaching in 1998 and the Faculty Member of the Year award in 1994 from the Association of Furman Students.

He has an A.A. degree from the State University of New York's Empire State College, and B.A., M.A., and PhD degrees in history from the University of Virginia.

He is the author of several publications including The Caning of Senator Sumner and many articles about pre-Civil War America history, applications of digital technology in the liberal arts and the use of geographic information systems for teaching and research.  Currently he is developing a research project on the political rhetoric and geography of gender, family and household in six mid-nineteenth century Atlantic World cities.

* All UE Employees Invited to Emeriti Workshops for Retirement Health Care

UE employees and retirees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Room 253, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

The workshops are scheduled for:
• 9:30 am – 10:00 am: For employees of any age.
• 10:15 am – 11:15 am: For retirees.  Pre-retirees (active employees considering retirement in the next one to five years) are also welcome to attend.
• 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Stop in to ask questions, pick up information, and learn about Emeriti’s online resources.
• 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: For pre-retirees

For more information about these workshops, please visit:

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:
• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

Representatives from Emeriti will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program. For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

* Brent Sternberg to Speak Here on November 10

Brent Sternberg,CFA,  will be talking to UE students in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.  Brent is senior vice president and director of  equities for Old National Wealth Management. ONWM manages in excess of $4 billion.  Brent is a 1996 graduate of UE who majored in finance.  He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Trying Times for the Recovery."  The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* 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.



Info You Should Know

* Reward Offered for Lost Black Jacket

A black jacket from The Gap, size M, with a silver zipper in the front on the far left side has been lost. The reward for its return is $20.The owner can  be contacted at cell phone number 636 485 4548 or email:



* Lost Bracelet

Lost - a gold braided chain bracelet. If found, please email Elizabeth McConnell at She says the bracelent has a lot of sentimental value and she would love to have it back..

* Service Opportunity to Work with First through Seventh Graders

Patchwork Central is in need of volunteers to help tutor children in Grades 1 through 7 on Mondays through Thursdays. The times that they need help are from 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-4:45 p.m. If you want to work either shift or need more information please email the Community Services Initiative office at

* Deadline to Cancel UE Housing Contract - 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; residing locally with parents, legal guardians or immediate family; 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.




* Piano Students and Faculty Attend State Conference

Seven piano students and the UE piano faculty attended the recent Indiana Music Teachers Association State Conference in Bloomington.  Conference sessions included presentations on piano repertoire, teaching piano to children with special needs, teaching composition, and a recital and masterclass by renowned artist James Tocco.

In the photo - (front row) Meghan Messer, Jerren Shidler, Melissa Hardy, Colleen Vonalt, and Josh Kight; and  (back row) Professor of Music Anne Fiedler, Associate Professor of Music Garnet Ungar, Jennifer Nowacki, and Joe Luegers.



* Volleyball Sweeps Past Southern Illinois

Senior Brooke Maher tied a game-high with 11 kills as the University of Evansville volleyball team cruised past Southern Illinois, 3-0, Friday evening at the Carson Center. 

Maher notched 11 kills to go along with nine digs.  Ellen Sawin came up just a dig short of a triple-double, tallying 15 assists, ten kills and nine digs. 

The Aces (13-14, 3-9 MVC) and Salukis (9-12, 3-9 MVC) fought back and forth early in the first set as eight ties occurred leading to an 8-8 score.  A service error by SIU helped UE reel off the next three points as the Aces would roll to a 17-10 advantage.  Aces seniors Maher, Sawin and Kaisi Nixon notched consecutive kills to cement the lead.

After Southern Illinois scored the next five points to get within three (18-15), Evansville would wrap up the game on a 7-1 run.  Sawin notched two kills and SIU made four errors over that stretch.

Jessica Whitehead, who led the Salukis with 11 kills, notched a pair early in the second frame to help her team jump to an early 5-3 lead.  The Aces quickly fought back to score the next five and take an 8-5 advantage.  UE’s lead would not go under three points over the remainder of the set as they would cruise to the 25-15 victory.

Set three was close early on, but another Evansville run would prove to be the difference as the Aces would finish off the sweep on the strength of another 25-15 win.  With the set knotted at 4-4, UE reeled off the next five points and would continue to pull away.  Maher was in a zone, notching four-consecutive kills at one point.

The offense for the Purple Aces had one of its top nights of the year, hitting .352 while recording 43 kills and holding the Salukis to 30 on the night.  The defense was also stellar, limiting SIU to just a .047 attack percentage.

Evansville will have seven days off before continuing the home stand next Friday against Indiana State.  The Sycamores will be at the Carson Center at 7 p.m. on Friday before Illinois State comes to town on Saturday evening for a 7 p.m. matchup.

* Heck Perfect In Women's Basketball’s, 78-41, Rout Over Oakland City

Junior center Samantha Heck’s 21 points on a perfect percentage from the field, behind the arch, and at the free throw line, piloted the University of Evansville women’s basketball team to a 78-41 exhibition win over Oakland City University Saturday afternoon at the Ford Center. The game marked the first under the direction of first-year head coach Oties Epps and the first athletic event in the brand new downtown Ford Center.

Heck went 7-for-7 from the field, 3-for-3 from three-point range, and 4-for-4 from the line, while also ripping down nine boards in 25 minutes of play. Junior Briyana Blair also reached double figures, tallying 10 points on 3-for-5 shooting from the floor and 4-for-4 performance at the charity stripe, while also adding six assists. Senior Staci Gillum and sophomore Hannah Weedman each added eight points for the Aces.

The Lady Oaks scored the first basket of the game, but it was the last lead the visitors would have, as Evansville went on a 26-7 run for a commanding 17 point lead at the 8:42 mark on junior Meagan Collins’ layup.

The Aces stepped up the defense and pressed down the pedal in the remaining minutes of the half, building a 31 point half time advantage, 45-14. In the 16-1 run, over the final 4:13 minutes of the period, it was a team effort as five UE players scored at least one basket and went 5-for-5 from the free throw line as a squad.

Evansville shot 65.4 percent (17-26) from the field in the first half, and 4-7 from beyond the arch. UE’s defense held Oakland City to 6-of-30 shooting and 1-of-10 from three.

The Aces never looked back in the second stanza, sinking their first five shots from the floor and built as much as a 44 point lead at the 2:31 mark on sophomore Katie Ellerson’s layup.

In the game, Evansville shot 51.9 percent (28-54) from the field, 41.2 percent (7-17) from three, and 83.3 percent (15-18) from the free throw line.

Chelsea Jone led the Lady Oaks with 12 points and three steals as Oakland City forced Evansville into 20 turnovers in the game. However, OCU also had 21 turnovers themselves. Tallying 13 steals as a squad, senior Chelsea Falkenstein and junior Jordan Lewis led UE with three swipes apiece.

The Aces open the regular season Nov. 11 on the road at Murray State. Evansville does not return home until Tuesday, Nov. 29 when UE hosts Ball State.


* Aces Basketball Cruises To 81-52 Win Over DePauw

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team officially opened the Ford Center on Saturday with an 81-52 win over DePauw in exhibition action.

Senior Kenny Harris and junior Ned Cox led the way for the Aces with 13 points apiece.  Denver Holmes and Colt Ryan each finished with 12 points while Jordan Jahr chipped in 11.

“It was good to finally get out there and play,” Aces head coach Marty Simmons said.  “I think our team got better this week, we improved in some areas, but we have to learn from this and have another good week of practice.”

Evansville got off to a hot start, scoring the first six points of the game and would drain five of its first seven shots to open up a 10-2 advantage just three minutes in.  DePauw responded with a quick 5-1 spurt to get within four points as Michael Wilkison capped it off with a layup to make it 11-7, but UE would quickly regroup in a big way. 

A pair of free throws by Jordan Jahr sent the Purple Aces on a 9-0 run to give them their first double-digit lead of the game.  Five different Aces scored in the run, which would prove to be a game changer as the lead would never be in single digits over the remainder of the contest.

The lead kept growing over the final minutes of the period as a layup by Ryan in the closing seconds gave UE its largest lead of the half at 42-18.  The Batesville, Ind. native led all players with 11 points in the opening stanza hitting 5-of-7 shots and contributed in all aspects, dishing out three assists and grabbing three boards in the period.

After leading 42-18 at the break, the Aces kept the heat on the Tigers early in the second period.  A bucket by Denver Holmes finished off a 15-6 run to open the latter half and give the Aces what would be their largest lead of the game at 33 points (57-24).  DePauw would get within as few as 22 points with five minutes remaining, but Evansville would be able to stand its ground and come away with the 81-52 victory.

Ryan finished 5-8 from the floor while Cox shot an efficient 6-of-11 as UE finished the night shooting 57.7%.  The defense was stout as it held the Tigers to just 14-of-45 shooting.

Evansville crashed the boards, finishing with a 36-23 rebounding advantage.  Jahr and Troy Taylor led UE with seven apiece. 

Michael Wilkison was the top scorer for DePauw, tallying 12 points.  He was followed by Barry Flynn, who hit 4-7 shots on his way to an 11-point outing.

The Aces will return to practice this week before taking on the University of Illinois-Springfield on Friday, Nov. 4 in the their final preseason tune-up.  The final exhibition is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Ford Center.

* UE Men's Soccer Tripped Up By Bradley, 2-1

The visiting Bradley Braves scored two second-half goals Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium, topping the University of Evansville men’s soccer team, 2-1. The loss drops the Purple Aces’ record to 5-9-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference, eliminating UE from MVC Tournament contention. Bradley improved to 11-4-2 on the season and 3-2 in the Valley.

In the first half, the Aces held Bradley to just one shot, outshooting the Braves, 9-1 and 4-0 on goal.

Evansville took the lead in the 25th minute when junior Jesse Sharp sent a cross from the left side of the field to Alex Kapsalis on the right. Kapsalis trapped the high pass and sent it into the back left side of the net.

Bradley tied it up in the 52nd minute on Wojcik Wojciech’s tip-in that bounced around the box after Desmond Campbell sent a cross from the left side.

Mach Keith scored the Braves’ game-winning goal on a blast from just over 30 yards out on the left side of the field. The ball sailed high and out of the reach of 6’4 goalkeeper Eric Teppen into the back of the net.

In the match, Evansville outshot BU, 17-6 and 5-2 on goal. Sharp led UE with four shots, two on goal, followed by freshman Dylan Terry’s three shots.

Teppen did not record a save in the match, while Braves’ goalie, Brian Billings, tallied four.

The Aces play their last home match of the season Tuesday versus Western Illinois at 7 p.m. Seniors Tad Kreamalmeyer, Jarrett Robbins, and Aaron Henkle will be honored as a part of Senior Day.


* UE Women's Soccer Advances to MVC Semifinals With Shutout Over Drake

Just 2:48 minutes into Sunday afternoon’s match at Arad McCutchan Stadium, sophomore forward Kaitlin Robinett scored the game-winning goal, as the University of Evansville women’s soccer team shut out the visiting Drake Bulldogs in the opening round of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The No. 4 seeded Purple Aces (4-11-4) will take on No. 1 Illinois State in the semifinals Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Springfield, Mo.

In the third minute of play, a corner kick taken by sophomore Stephanie Thompson led to a jumble in the box. After a few exchanges forced goalkeeper Kalena Litch to favor the left post, Robinett was able to find the back right corner of the net for the lone goal of the contest.

Evansville dominated the opening period, taking six shots, while not allowing the Bulldogs a single attempt on goal.

In the second half, Drake’s offense picked up, recording a 12-1 shot advantage, while also taking six shots on goal. However, Chaviel Harrison and the UE defense made all the stops to preserve the shutout.

The Bulldogs’ best chance to score occurred with 2:10 remaining in the match. Drake’s push ahead made for a one-on-one situation, but Harrison’s aggressive play paid off, as she came sliding out to the top of the penalty box to stop the breakaway and secure the ball.

Harrison finished with six saves in the match and the shutout, her fifth of the year.

Robinett and junior Kristen Davis led UE with two shots on goal. In addition, Thompson and junior Olivia Robinson (penalty kick) each added one.


* Aces Cross Country Competes At MVC Championships

The Purple Aces cross country squads competed in the State Farm MVC Championships on Sunday as the men’s team completed the event in sixth place while the women came in eighth.

Josh Genet led the men’s squad with a 16th place finish out of 63 runners.  Genet ran a time of 25:51 to finish 17 seconds ahead of Cody Stein, who crossed the finish line in 24th place.  Andrew Barrett was the third Aces to finish, placing 25th, a second off of Stein’s time

Brian Denny came in 38th while Samuel Mires completed the event in a time of 27:28.  Brady Hall placed 59th with a finish of 27:59.

Indiana State took home the men’s championship as four Sycamores finished in the top seven.  Brogan Austin of Drake was the individual winner, completing the course in 25:15.

On the women’s side, Lauren Zeabart paced the Aces with a time of 18:44.  She game in 23rd place out of 69 participants.  Just behind Zeabart was Kelby Jenkins, who recorded an 18:46 to place 25th.  Melissa Truex came home in 43rd place with a time of 19:19 while Jacqueline Carlson ran a 20:05. 

Illinois State took the MVC women’s championship, taking three of the top five positions, including second and third place.  Aliphine Tuliamuk of Wichita State was the individual winner, completing the race in a time of 17:16

Next up for the Aces are the NCAA District Championships.  They are set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Toledo, Ohio.

* Faculty and Staff - IU and Butler Ticket Pick Up

 Full time faculty, staff, and emeriti will have the opportunity to pick up tickets to the UE vs. Butler and UE vs. IU games beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31. A limited allotment of 300 tickets is available for pick up for each game. Due to the limited number of tickets available for these games, each full time faculty, staff, or emeriti must bring their own ID to the athletic ticket office in the Carson Center in order to receive their tickets. Individuals without an ID or those who are not classified as full time employees will not be granted tickets. Those who bring coworker’s IDs will not be granted the additional tickets. Tickets to the UE vs. Butler game are free, while tickets to the UE vs. IU game are $10 each.



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