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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Upcoming Events

* UE T-Shirt Exchange

Wednesday, October 27 from 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm at Ridgway

Need more purple in your closet? Bring a t-shirt from another college to the Collegiate Alumni Board table and swap it for a UE t-shirt! All collected shirts will be donated.

* UE Staff and Administrator's Assembly

Join us for the SAA Fall Meeting!
Monday, November 1st
11a.m. to 12p.m.
Eykamp Hall 

* Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. Tabling and Informational Meeting

Do you want to learn about Multicultural Greek life opportunities on campus?

On Tuesday, November 16th, Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc. will be tabling from 3:00- 6:00 pm in Ridgeway University Center.

Gamma Phi Omega is also hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, November 18th from 6:00- 7:00 pm in SOBA 271.

Stop by the tabling and informational meeting events to learn about Gamma Phi Omega’s commitment to academic excellence, cultural awareness, community service, and sisterhood- and how you can be a part of it!

* This Week in Music

The UE Music Conservatory presents two events this week.

On Tuesday, October 26, Consortium Instructor of Horn, Rebecca Salo will be joined by pianist Tom Drury for a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Later in the week, on both Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30, the Schmidt Opera Series will present a fully staged production with orchestra of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera The Medium. This event, featuring some of the finest vocal talent from UE, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at the Old Post Office Place in downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Schmidt Opera series will be accepted at the door.

Masks are required for all Conservatory events.

Events are also livestreamed here: https://www.evansville.edu/majors/music/calendar.cfm

* Virtual Career Connections- Surprising Outcomes for Arts and Science Majors

Career Connections allows students an opportunity to talk with UE alumni/employers from all over the US to answer your career-related questions regarding Surprising Outcomes for Arts and Sciences Majors. This virtual event will be held on Thursday, October 28st from 4-5:15PM.

Do not miss this opportunity to chat with professionals working in these fields and be ready to learn how to prepare for and navigate your professional career. All majors and grade levels are welcome! A list of panelists and their bios will be available prior to the event. Register for this virtual event in Handshake at evansville.joinhandshake.com.

* Collaborative Online Tools Workshop- New time

Explore various tools that facilitate collaboration among students or teams. We will discuss selected platforms and brainstorm potential applications. Facilitated by Kristen Strandberg and Leslie Barton.
Date: Friday, October 29, 1:00-2:00 PM
*Please note that the time has been changed from what appeared in previous AceNotes
Location: SOBA 173

* PRIDE-House: Join us for our second I-House of the semester

The CDEI is hosting its second International House of the semester, focusing on queer issues around the globe. This event, sponsored by UE P.R.I.D.E., will give the audience an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ historical events, legal rights, and pride in a variety of countries.

Want to learn what being queer looks like outside the US? Join us at PRIDE-House on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm!

Look out for more interesting programming from the CDEI on AceNotes, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @uediversity!

* This Week in Religious Life

Newman Club
• Catholic Mass in the Neu Chapel at 6:00 pm on 10/24 with Father Martin Estrada.
• Newman Night on 10/27 will be held in the Newman House. We will have dinner at 5:00 with Father Martin Estrada speaking on “Why is Catholicism so Rigid?” to follow.
• Service Opportunity: Cleaning Crosses for the memorial of the innocent unborn children on 10/30. We will meet at 3112 Magnolia Ln at 9:00 am. Park behind the house. Pizza will be provided for lunch.
• Join some of the Sisters in Evansville for S’mores after 7:30 PM Mass at Sacred Heart on November 1st.
• Fall Harvest Dance is on November 6th at the Catholic Center.
• There is a camping trip in New Harmony from November 12-14 . RSVP to to Holly Bittner at (812) 664-3780 as soon as possible! 

* UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale

Due to forecasted rain, the Chili Bowl Sale has been moved to Friday, October 29, from 11:30AM-1PM. The sale will be held indoors in Eykamp Hall instead of the East Terrace Lawn. Please view the map below to see where the line begins and ends. Volunteers will be there to help guide visitors through the lines. 

Plan to stop by to purchase your chili bowls and fill with Chef Brown’s chili (paper containers are available if you prefer not to use the bowls). Seating will be available for those who would like to have their chili in Eykamp. Masks will be required at all times except while eating.

Patrons will be given a number upon arrival at a check in table for a certain group (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Groups will then be allowed into the sales area to pick out the bowls in 10-minute increments. Subsequent groups will be allowed in after the previous one is finished. Please be respectful of everyone's space.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and chili. Larger bowls from $15-$50 will also be for sale. Some more artistic larger bowls will be sold at a silent auction as well ranging in price from $75-$125. Customers can only buy a maximum of eight chili bowls. Cash or check (made out to UE Clay Club) only for the event.

The bowls are made by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

This year 100% of the sales will go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry. The Clay Club members chose this organization to assist in fighting hunger in our local area.

The purpose of the Clay Club is to help further the knowledge of the ceramic arts at the University of Evansville, to provide activities (social and educational) to all interested students, and to offer visibility of the ceramic arts to the University and the community as a whole.

The Clay Club members raise funds to attend conferences, visit museums and galleries, and host visiting artists.

Professor Matteson, Chair of the Department of Art and Advisor to Clay Club said: “A lot of hours went into creating these unique ceramic bowls. The artists dedicated a lot of energy and hard work. I am blessed to have such a wonderful group to work with on such a great cause.”

* Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Self-Service Gender Identity Announcement

The observance of LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day occurs in the month of October. It’s fitting that several University offices collaborated to activate features for students and employees related to gender identities, personal pronouns, and sexual orientations on Self-Service, Blackboard, and UE email.

Students who wish to include their chosen name, and/or who wish to add their pronouns and gender identity may do so the following way:

  1. Log into Self-Service
  2. Click their username in the upper-right
  3. Select “User Profile”
  4. On the blue bar listing confirmation information, locate the link for “Go To Contact Info”, and click it.

Please take note of the following when making changes:

  • Chosen name, gender identity, and pronoun information is your personal choice – how you would like to be addressed by the University’s faculty, staff, and administrators. Your chosen name will be associated with your Self-Service site, Blackboard site, and email. Faculty members and advisors will also be able to see your chosen name on rosters and advisee lists. Should you require a legal name change, please contact the Office of the Registrar (for students) or Office of Human Resources (for employees).
  • Pronoun information is currently displayed on your Self-Service site. This information is not shared outside of the University.
  • Proxy users—those whom you’ve granted permission to view your information—will continue to see your name as your birth or legal name. Any mail sent to your home address will be addressed using the same information entered in the Self-Service ‘Mail Label’ field.
  • Gender Identity and Personal Pronouns will only be used on campus. If you do not see your appropriate gender identity or pronouns, please contact the OTS Helpdesk through help@evansville.edu.

Please note that this isn’t intended to be a nickname tool (for more information contact the Registrar or Human Resources) – it is intended for individuals who identify using a name that differs from their gendered birth name, gender identity that doesn’t match birth gender, and/or pronouns that differ from those associated with their birth gender. Please contact the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Human Resources if you wish to specify a nickname.

We appreciate your patience as we listened to our LGBTQ+ community members and developed the most comprehensive response available through our platforms.

It’s our collective intent to demonstrate an inclusive community whenever possible.

* School of Education T-shirt Contest

It’s that time of year again! ISTA AE and the Education Ambassadors are launching the Design a T-Shirt contest. Creative artists across campus can submit designs for consideration and have the chance to get their artwork onto students. Attached is a Google Form for you to submit designs. The contest will run until October 27th and is open to any UE student. Here is the link to the Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8o9MONTFwkyAuM4UmkP4PFWeIjdVsS3dG_KIS9mm_u8ZK0Q/viewform

Please contact Will McDonner (wm99) or Lindsey Field (lf129) with any questions or concerns.
 

* Toiletry Drive to Benefit Albion Fellows Bacon Center

Through October 31st, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Indiana Southwest District will be collecting items to benefit the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. One of their many services is to provide emergency shelter as a safe haven to those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. The items on their wishlist include deodorant, hair brushes, ladies underwear sizes 9-12, lotion, mouthwash, paper towels, plus size pants, reusable tote bags, rubbing alcohol, and toothpaste. Please place donated items in the collection box located in the lobby of Graves Hall. Contact sg184@evansville.edu with any questions.

Info You Should Know

* UE Center for Innovation & Change Presents at Toyota Mobility Foundation Workshop

Tuesday, October 27th, Dr. Derek Jones, UE CFIC Faculty Director, and Brooksie Smith, UE CFIC Associate Director, highlighted projects the University of Evansville Changemaker students are working on or moving toward, which address mobility from several angles.

Several representatives from Toyota Motor North America, Toyota Financial Services, Toyota Connected, Toyota Mobility Foundation, Energy Systems Network, Ninetwelve, and SBA were in attendance.

Other Evansville Regional partners also present included The Honorable Lloyd Winnecke, Greg Wathen (President, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership), Tara Barney (CEO, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership), Welborn Baptist Foundation, United Way of Southwest Indiana, Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana, Talent 2025, Henderson Economic Development, and Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Pictured from left: Gary Rainy (National Manager, Strategic Innovation, Toyota Financial Services), Trey Ingram, (Program Manager, Toyota Mobility Foundation), Brooksie Smith, and Dr. Derek Jones.

* Student Tickets - Men's Basketball

University of Evansville Students may begin to request tickets for Men's Basketball home games! Please come to the Carson Center Ticket Office the week of the game you are planning on attending to request a your ticket. Your Student ID must be shown at the Ticket Window when picking up tickets. Tickets will also be made available at the Ford Center Skywalk entrance on the day of the game.

*For the game on October 30th only, tickets will be made available at the Interior Ticket Office Lobby and the Skywalk Entrance due to the Homecoming Hangout outside of the Ford Center Main Entrance*

For any questions please call 812-488-2237 or email js914@evansville.edu

* Employee Tickets- Men's Basketball

University of Evansville Employees may begin to request tickets for Men's Basketball home games! Please come to the Carson Center Ticket Office the week of the game you are planning on attending to request a maximum of two (2) tickets per employee per game. A valid employee ID must be shown at the Ticket Window when picking up tickets. Tickets will not be available at the Ford Center on the day of the game - they must be picked up in advance. Ticket location will be at the sole discretion of the ticket office staff.

For any questions please call 812-488-2237 or email js914@evansville.edu

* The UE Pop-Up Boutique is OPEN

The UE Pop-Up Boutique is OPEN!

THIS is your chance to purchase UE branded professional wear!

We have just a few notes to help with your shopping experience:
-Please click on the apparel item for more color choices.
-Apparel samples/sizes are available by request in the UE Bookstore.
-Shipping costs may be eliminated by simply selecting pick up in the UE Bookstore.
-The Pop-Up Shop will close on November 5th at 5:00p.m.
-Items will approximately be delivered the second week in December.

Shopping Link:

https://evansvillebrandshop.ccbrands.com/

If you have are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will help you!
ENJOY this carefree shopping experience!
SAA Exec Team

* Career Guides are in for 2021-2022

The Center for Career Development is happy to announce that our 2021-2022 Career Guides are in. The Career Guide provides you with valuable information about how to successfully navigate your career plan. It is never too early to start this process and our Career Guide gives you a step by step (year by year) plan to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the Career Guide, our Center for Career Development staff is always here to help you as well. Call or stop by for an appointment.

Career Guides are available at no cost to all UE students. Stop by the Center for Career Development to get your copy!

* Protection of Children Training for Employees

As part of the New Protection of Children Policy, all employees have been assigned the "Protecting Children on Campus: Preventing Sexual Abuse" training module. Please watch your email over the next couple of days for an external email with the Subject: University of Evansville Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition Online Training. This training module is only sixteen minutes long and you are asked to complete it on or before November 15, 2021.
If you do not find an email by Monday, October 25 and have checked your spam folder, please email riskmanagement@evansville.edu.

* Drop-in Academic Coaching Available

DROP-IN ACADEMIC COACHING AVAILABLE. If you need support with organization, time management, stress management, etc. come see us! 

* Advising and Registration Dates

Advising Week | October 25 – 29
Meet with your faculty advisor this week. Make an appointment now.

Registration Week | November 1 – 5
Don’t miss your assigned registration window. Finalize your registration for Spring 2022.

* Winter Intersession Financial Aid Application

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for Winter Intersession courses at UE, please submit the Winter Intersession Application to the Office of Student Financial Services by November 15, 2021. Our office will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases is limited to loans. 

* Mark Pease: Visiting Artist & Exhibition

Mark Pease is the featured artist with an exhibition on display now through December 11, 2021. Mark's exhibition can be found in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

A student lecture will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10. The student workshop will be held on Friday, November 12, from 8:00-9:50 a.m. This workshop will be held in Krannert Hall of Art & Music.

A public lecture and reception for the artist is scheduled for Thursday, November 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition and residency is sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund with the UE Department of Art. 

Koosh

Ready for the Weekend

Congratulations

* Biology students McKenzie Young, Makayla Gomperts, and Audrey Chambers present posters at regional conference

Biology majors McKenzie Young, Makayla Gomperts, and Audrey Chambers presented the results of their summer research projects at the 2021 Midwest Drosophila meeting on October 23-24.
McKenzie and Makayla were mentored by Dr. Julie Merkle.
McKenzie's poster, "Investigating the role of short stop (shot) in eye development and oogenesis" received an Honorable Mention in the undergraduate student poster category.
Makayla's poster was titled "Sar1, a GTPase involved in COPII vesicle trafficking, is important for oocyte fate in Drosophila".
Audrey was mentored by Dr. Joyce Stamm. Her project, "A Flp/FRT eye screen on chromosome 2L identifies enhancers and suppressors of the mosaic AIF phenotype" was performed in collaboration with Dr. Jacob Kagey and his students at University of Detroit Mercy. 

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Poem

Creative Writing graduate Jenna Sumpter publishes poem "A Meteor Shower (& Other Signs of the End)" in Mycelium Lit Issue II.

* Dr. James MacLeod Receives Indiana Historical Society's Hubert Hawkins History Award

Each year, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) presents the Foudners Day Awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and appreciation of Indiana's history on local, regional, and statewide levels. James MacLeod, PhD, chair of the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, has been presented with the 2021 Hubert Hawkins History Award.

The Hubert Hawkins History Award is made annually to a local historian for his or her distinguished service and career in local history. MacLeod is an active local historian, serving on the Boards of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society; the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society; and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science.

“Dr. James MacLeod is the heir apparent for local academic history studies in Vanderburgh County,” said Terry Hughes, President of the Vanderburgh County Historical Association. “His books on World War II and cartoonist Karl Kae Knecht fill voids in local history research, and his documentary film on WWII in Evansville will be a lasting treasure for the community.”

“His original research into Evansville’s history is a significant addition to the body of knowledge documenting our community’s development," said Tom Lonnberg, Chief Curator and Curator of History at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science. "His leadership in this area and ready willingness to share his findings are an invaluable resource.”

Jennifer Greene, Chief Archivist at the University of Southern Indiana, added, “Dr. James MacLeod has made the old new again through his books and projects about local history. He brings a sense of humor in his editorial cartoons that highlights the issue of the day in much the same way Karl K. Knecht did, a history he brought to life in his recent book about the cartoon editorialist. He supports the community in his work with organizations like Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, of which he has been a long-standing board member, but also in his involvement in civic projects.”

MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, receiving a Master of Arts in 1988 and a PhD in 1993. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College in England from 1994-1999. Since 1999,  he has been teaching at UE. Currently, MacLeod chairs the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, and he teaches courses in European History and the two World Wars. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Teacher Award at the UE commencement.

MacLeod is the author of Evansville in World War Two, which was published in 2015, and The Cartoons of Evansville’s Karl Kae Knecht, published in 2017. In 2016, he wrote and co-produced a 2-part documentary on Evansville in World War II for WNIN PBS, titled Evansville at War. In 2000, he published a book on 19th-century British religion titled The Second Disruption. MacLeod has written over 30 other scholarly publications, delivered hundreds of public lectures, and won many awards for teaching and scholarship., and was UE’s Outstanding Teacher in 2009.

“Founders Day Awards honor the people and organizations who toil in the fields of history to create resources that benefit our state and its many communities,” said Susan Jones-Huffine, chair of the board of trustees of the Indiana Historical Society. “Our history proves that in times like these, we have reason to be hopeful.”

The IHS will honor Founders Day Award recipients during a virutal celebration on November 1. It will be streamed on Facebook Live beginning at 6 p.m.

Sympathy to...

* In Remembrance of Professor Jerry Seng

Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Seng, 85, died on Sunday, October 17, at his home in Evansville. 

After receiving a BS in biology at Purdue, Dr. Seng joined the Army where he won the Company Marksmanship Trophy. The Army made him a cook and assigned him to the General’s Mess. He was a proud and patriotic American and was touched when he was able to participate in the “Honor Flight” of service veterans in 2018.

After serving in the Army, Jerry married his high school sweetheart Ann Poe in 1959, and the two shared a truly great love over 46 years of wedded bliss.  Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, sailing, and photography.

In 1976, the strong gravity of family and the hills of southern Indiana pulled Jerry and family back to the Midwest where he became a professor of biology at the University of Evansville.  At UE, he was passionate about teaching and working with students.  He had formal assignments as a freshman advisor, but he always went WAY over and above his normal advising duties.  He really cared about these young people, many of whom were away from home for the first time and still trying to figure out not only what they wanted to do with their careers, but who they wanted to be.  He gave them his time.  He gave them his wisdom.  He gave them his love.  The students reciprocated his love as witnessed by the hundreds of letters, notes, emails, and phone calls he received from current and former students thanking him for his personal touch and care. He was nominated for the Outstanding Teacher Award in 18 of the 27 years he taught at UE, and he won the award in 1999. Of all the formal accolades he received in his career, this was his most prized, but he cherished every heartfelt letter from former students every bit as much as the plaque on his wall.

Dr. Dale Edwards, Professor of Biology and the department chair, stated, “Professor Jerry Seng was a member of the Department of Biology for 27 years, arriving in the fall of 1976 and retiring in the spring 2003.  He taught general biology, genetics, and developmental biology.  Dr. Seng was a gifted and passionate teacher, who truly loved and nurtured his students. His commitment to teaching and relationship-building was cherished by his students.  Dr. Seng won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999.  In recognition of his exceptional contributions to teaching and mentoring students during his career at UE, the biology department has fittingly created the Jerry T. Seng Freshmen Biology Award in his honor.”

He was preceded in death by his first wife Ann, his parents Carl and Marcella (Bohnert) Seng, and his brother Robert.  He is survived by wife Kathleen (Boink), children Kris (and Dave) McGill of Newburgh, Phil and Laura Seng of South Bend, Indiana, and Rebecca (and Mike) Fitzmaurice of Granger, Indiana. Grandchildren: Nathan (and Stephanie) McGill, Miriam (and Brian) Reilly, Rachael McGill, Aaron (and Hayley) Seng, Justin Seng, Jenny (and Antonio) Marchi, John Paul Fitzmaurice, and Gregory Fitzmaurice. Great-grandchildren: Gianna-Marie, Felicity, Ambrose, Elizabeth, and Joseph Seng; Aria and Crystal McGill; Mariella and Simeon Marchi.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave.  Funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021, at the funeral home and continue with a traditional Latin Requiem Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 613 Cherry St., Evansville.

Athletics

* Key MVC stretch ahead for Aces beginning with trip to SIUE

With three matches remaining in the 2021 campaing, the University of Evansville men's soccer team hits a key stretch of their schedule beginning with a trip to Edwardsville, Ill. to take on SIUE at 7 PM on Wednesday night.

Previewing the Matchup
• Meeting for the second time this season, the Aces and Cougars will renew their rivalry for the 24th time on Wednesday night with SIUE leading the all-time series, 13-6-4.
• Meeting earlier this season in Evansville, the Cougars captured a 4-0 win over the Aces on Sept. 29.
• The Aces enter Wednesday night's contest looking for their first win in the series since a 1-0 triumph over SIUE on Oct. 17, 2012.
• Newly minted as an MVC member this season, SIUE enters the midweek matchup with a 4-8-2 overall record and a 2-5 mark in MVC action.
• The Cougars have lost back-to-back matches, including a 1-0 loss at Bradley on Saturday.

Last Match: No. 9 Missouri State 1, Evansville 0
• In an evenly played match, the University of Evansville men's soccer team battled closely with the ninth-ranked team in the nation, but fell, 1-0, to No. 9 Missouri State on Saturday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville, Ind.
• "It was a long week against three really good opponents. I give our guys credit for battling and fighting," said Evansville head men's soccer coach Marshall Ray. "We lost our way a little bit in the first part of the second half tonight and some of that is playing against a very good team in Missouri State and I think some of it is the fatigue that we felt after being on the road at Loyola to IU and now playing Missouri State at home. We've played better and we're putting ourselves in situations to compete in matches. We've got to rest and get prepared for SIUE and finish off with our three conference games and get ready for the postseason tournament."
• Junior Nkosi Graham and freshman Jose Vivas led the Evansville attack, each recording three shots with Vivas putting a team-best two on-goal on the evening. In goal, redshirt junior Jacob Madden turned-in an impressive performance, limiting a potent Missouri State attack with seven saves.
• The first half of action saw much of the attack lean in Evansville's favor as the Aces recorded a pair of great opportunities. In the 41st minute, Davis Peck received a ball in open space and dribbled into the box, firing a shot from 10 yards out that was blocked by a last ditch sliding effort by a Bears defender, keeping Evansville from scoring first. Just over a minute late, Evansville again challenged the Bears as Graham let loose a shot from 25 yards out that tested Missouri State Michael Creek, who eventually corralled the ball and made the save as the match went to the half scoreless.
• Missouri State gained much of the early possession in the second half as the Bears went on to out-shoot the Aces, 14-5, in the second 45 minutes. In the 60th minute, the Bears found the back of the net as Aadne Bruseth made a run down the right side, crossing ball to Josh Dolling, who finished it to give the Bears a 1-0 advantage. Evansville provided a couple of heart-stopping moments in the final five minutes with Vivas curling a long shot that just missed the far post and Pablo Guillen recording a chance from the top of the box, but the Aces were unable to force OT as the Bears captured a 1-0 win.

In the Driver's Seat
• The final 10 days of the season could feature plenty of movement across the MVC table.
• Evansville currently sits sixth with four points, but is just two points back of earning a home match for the MVC Championship quarterfinals.
• With three matches to play, Evansville's schedule puts them in the driver's seat, playing one match each against the three teams in front of it in the standings with a possibility still to finish as high as third in the standings.

* Ticket promotion set for Saturday volleyball match versus Loyola

In what is setting up to be one of the biggest weekends in University of Evansville volleyball history, the Purple Aces are set for three Missouri Valley Conference matches in a span of four days.

UE is set to face Valparaiso on Friday before welcoming Loyola on Saturday and Southern Illinois on Monday inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse. 

Saturday’s 4 p.m. match with the Ramblers caps off a UE Homecoming doubleheader, which will start at 1 p.m. when the Aces men’s basketball team takes on Mount St. Joseph in an exhibition contest at the Ford Center.

Following the basketball game, the first 400 fans who present their men’s basketball ticket stub at Meeks Family Fieldhouse for the volleyball match will receive one free admission to the contest.  This promotion is ONLY good at the door on Saturday prior to the match.

For the matches on both Friday and Saturday, fans can receive $2 off admission if they wear a Halloween costume. Youth volleyball players receive a free ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket Friday and Saturday as well.

Through its first six home contests in the fall, Evansville has a perfect 6-0 record while winning each contest by a 3-0 final.  Should the Purple Aces earn a win over Valpo on Friday, it would match the best home start in program history at 7-0.  The only other season this was accomplished came in 1981.  Evansville heads into the weekend with a 16-4 overall mark while posting a 6-3 Valley record through its first nine matches.

For the first time since joining the MVC in 1994, the Aces have won six conference matches in a row.  Prior to the current stretch, the longest MVC win streak came in 1998 when the Aces won four in a row.

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