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Monday, August 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Welcome Back Game Night

Come enjoy the night with us on August 31st from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. We will be located in the sitting area in front of Chick-Fil-A. We'll have card games, board games, snacks, and more. Bring a friend! Can't wait to see you there!

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* Spikeball Tournament

UE roundnet club is hosting a spikeball tournament September 10th at 10 am on the intramural fields! All skill levels are welcome, and we are happy to teach first time players! Find a partner and we will see you there. If you want to play and need help finding a partner, email me at We are looking forward to seeing who the best spikeball players on campus are! Top three teams will win prizes!

Submitted by Emily Vasquez
* EXSS 427 Exercise Testing and Leadership Student-Led Health/Fitness Program

It’s BACK!, the student-led health/fitness training program
Again, this semester the Exercise Testing and Leadership course, under new direction from Dr. William Miller, is offering student-led personal training for UE faculty and staff that want to participate. Clients must be willing to exercise under the direction of UE Exercise Science students a minimum of 3 times per week for the Fall 2022 semester.
More details will be shared if you decide to email (see below).
A program through the College of Health Sciences.
For questions or additional information, please contact:
Dr. William Miller, Assistant Professor, 812-488-1026,

Submitted by William Miller
* AceBuddies Hosting Zoo Day on September 24

A group of zoo animals with event information

AceBuddies, a group fitness program for individuals with disabilities that is operated by Doctor of Physical Therapy students, will host AceBuddies Zoo Day on Saturday, September 24, at Mesker Park Zoo. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon and is open to 50 individuals on a first come, first served basis. To register, please visit

During the event, participants will travel to various animal exhibits where they will then complete an exercise or activity based on the animal. Each participant will be paired with one DPT student who will assist with each exercise. Participants can bring one guardian with them to Zoo Day, who will follow the group throughout the event.

The registration deadline is September 10, so parents or guardians are encouraged to sign up soon at The event is generously sponsored by the Mattingly Foundation. 

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Are You Registered to Vote November 2022?

Members of the League of Women Voters of Southwestern Indiana will be in the Ridgeway Center, UE campus, Monday, August 29th, 11:00am to 1:00 pm at Table 3 (near the cafeteria). If you are a new student, faculty, or staff, or you have a new address please stop by the table to register or learn where to register/change your address so you can vote in the November election.

Submitted by Tatyana Mason
* What's it like to discover a lost, underwater castle?

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to work as an underwater archaeologist? Join Dr. Emily Stammitti, British Faculty Member and MA Programme Director at Harlaxton College. She is a British- American underwater archaeologist and community activist, as she explores the discovery of an underwater castle in Scotland and the treasures it revealed.

September 8, 2022
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
COST: Free Via Zoom
Learn more an register at:

Submitted by Holly Lee Smith

Info You Should Know

* We're getting the Band back together - Aces Pep Band

Please join us on Monday, September 12 at 4:00pm in Krannert 110 for an informational meeting for the new Aces Pep Band. September 12 is an organizational meeting. Regular rehearsals will be Mondays 4:00-5:00pm. We can provide you an instrument. Members will also get some cool Aces-wear.

Join us on September 12 for some fun and snacks as we get organized for the upcoming season. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz,

Go Aces!

Submitted by Kenneth Steinsultz
* Alumni and Engagement is hiring Student Workers

The Office of Alumni and Engagement is currently looking to hire 5 student workers for the upcoming school year.
Student workers are a part of the Alumni and Engagement team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student to reach this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare name tags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events. Student-workers may also attend and work at alumni events.
Applications can be downloaded from WebAdvisor. Completed applications and availability can be emailed to

Submitted by Megan McCombs
* Positions Open for Advancement Services

The Office of Advancement Services is currently looking to hire 2 student workers for the upcoming school year.
Student workers are a part of the University Advancement team, freely sharing new ideas, holding themselves accountable for their work, and preparing themselves for a real-world work experience. The department of University Advancement has dedicated itself to aiding the student in reaching this goal. Student duties include typing, filing, copying, organizing, preparing mailings, and maintaining the alumni database with regards to email addresses, telephone number, and event attendance. Student-workers may be asked to write class notes for the UE Magazine, answer phones, and prepare name tags, labels, table tents, and supplies for events.
Applications can be downloaded from WebAdvisor. Completed applications and availability can be emailed to

Submitted by Lisa Willis
* Fall Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Fall semester until Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online

Submitted by Brian Conner
* UE Men's Basketball Manager Sign Up

Interested in doing a work study for the Men’s Basketball Team?! Job description and pay will all be on the website. Please follow the directions below to sign up and be a member of the Aces!

Scroll down to “Applying for Student Employment” and Click “WebAdvisor”

Login using your UE username and password

Click “Students” on the right-hand side

Under “Student Employment” click “Student Employment Positions Listing”

Click “Men’s Basketball Student Manager”

Click “Submit”

Submitted by Roosevelt Jones
* Only 4 Spots Left for Purple Patrol!

Purple Patrol is once again returning this fall! We now need your help filling up the 15 Fridays throughout the semester!

You can sign up for Purple Patrol through SignUpGenius. Join your coworkers, department, or team and volunteer for the Friday of your choosing. Please sign up for one week only so everyone has a chance to participate. Those who sign up will travel around campus on Fridays (preferably morning or lunchtime) and hand out giveaways to Aces showing their purple pride! 

If you have questions, please contact Julie Beer, university relations coordinator, at

Submitted by Julie Beer /


* Offense picks-up in second half as Aces defeat Morehead State

A pair of second half goals and a strong defensive effort late helped lead the University of Evansville women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Morehead State on Sunday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Fifth-year forward Emily Ormson scored her second goal of the young season in the match, while senior forward Sophia Rodil registered just the second goal of her career and her first since Oct. 16, 2019. In goal, sophomore Sophie Lindner earned her first collegiate appearance in goal, making one save and recording the win in 90 minutes between the posts.

Much of the early portions of the contest were dominated by possession changing hands in the midfield as both teams combined for five shots in the opening half. Evansville saw its best chance of the opening 45 minutes occur in the 21st minute as Ormson looked to bring the ball down entering the 18 and put a shot just over the bar. Senior Emilie Hill tested Morehead State goalkeeper Michelle Jerantowski in the 33rd minute with a shot that was saved by the Eagle keeper as the match went to the break in a scoreless tie.

The increase in intensity was clear early in the second half with both sides cranking up the aggressiveness. Morehead State saw the urgency pay off in the 59th minute as a ball near the end line was slipped across the face of goal by Hadley Cytron and Nicole Fiantaco found it, slotting it home to put the Eagles in front, 1-0. It would not take long though for Evansville to equal the match up with Ormson finding the ball at her feet in the 62nd minute. Ormson dribbled across the top of the 18, stopping just past the halfway point and spinning a shot towards goal that snuck in the far post.

Evansville appeared to be sparked by the equalizer, getting on the front foot and attacking Morehead State. In the 68th minute, freshman Chrysta Vasquez received a ball from senior Monique Landrum and made a run down the right side, whipping in a cross into the box that Rodil squared up and headed into the back of the net to put Evansville in front.

The 76th minute presented Lindner's biggest test of the final 20 minutes with a shot from Chelsea Elmore, but the Austrian keeper made the save to help preserve the Aces 2-1 win.

Evansville is back in action on Thursday with its first road trip of the season to face SIUE at 7 PM in Edwardsville, Ill.

Submitted by Athletics
* Diaz scores twice as Aces capture 3-1 victory over IUPUI

Sophomore Nacho Diaz continued his hot start to his collegiate career, scoring twice as the University of Evansville men's soccer team glided past IUPUI, 3-1, on Sunday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

After scoring his first collegiate goal on Thursday night's 2-2 draw at Bellarmine, Diaz added two more to his season tally against the Jaguars. Senior midfielder and fellow Spaniard Carlos Barcia scored his first of the season in the 16th as all five goals this season have been scored by student-athletes from Spain. In goal, graduate keeper Alex Vidizzoni made four saves, allowing just one goal in his first win with the Aces.

Evansville's attack did not take long to get revved-up with the Aces recording a pair of shots inside the match's first eight minutes. In the 16th minute, UE opened the scoring as senior Nkosi Graham stole the ball from a defender and quickly sent a skimming ball across the face of goal to Barcia, who slotted it past the keeper to give Evansville the early 1-0 lead. 10 minutes later, sophomore Jose Vivas whipped a corner into the box that Diaz headed into the upper 90 to double Evansville's advantage.

The Aces delivered their third and final goal of the opening 45 minutes off of the boot of Diaz in spectacular fashion. With a free kick from 25-plus yards out, Diaz stuck the ball and looped it over the wall, going for goal and finding it in the 43rd minute for his second of the night.

It was nearly four for Evansville when Diaz again met a cross and sent it across the box to redshirt freshman Porter Pomykal whose header went off the post and deflected out. IUPUI pulled one back in the 53rd minute with a header that popped over Vidizzoni's head and snuck in the side to cut UE's advantage to 3-1. Evansville out-shot the Jaguars, 16-9, in the match with a nine-to-five advantage on shots on-goal as the Aces captured the 3-1 home win over IUPUI.

Evansville goes back on the road for its next two contests, heading to Dayton, Ohio to face Incarnate Word on Friday and host Dayton on Sunday afternoon.

Submitted by Athletics
* Volleyball completes opening day matches

In a pair of hard-fought matches on Friday, the University of Evansville volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Wright State and Marshall in the opening day of the Marshall Invitational at the Cam Henderson Center.  A rematch against the Thundering Herd completes the opening weekend on Saturday at 5PM CT.

Match 1: Wright State 3, UE 1
Alondra Vazquez recorded a match-high 21 kills but a strong .266 effort by Wright State saw them finish with a 3-1 win in Friday’s opener.  Giulia Cardona registered 13 kills while Melanie Feliciano added nine.  Feliciano added 14 digs while freshman Kora Ruff debuted with 45 assists and 10 digs. 

Set 1 – UE 25, WSU 23
Wright State jumped out to a 3-0 lead to open the match before Evansville made its way back.  The first kill of the day from Madisyn Steele tied the game up at 5-5 before Giulia Cardona followed with an ace to give UE its first advantage at 6-5.  The Raiders wrestled away an 11-9 lead but the Purple Aces countered as an ace from Laura Ruiz helped the team retake a 14-13 lead.

Alondra Vazquez recorded back-to-back kills to lift the Evansville lead to a game-high four points at 20-16 and the lead remained at four when a WSU error cemented a 24-20 edge for the Aces.  Wright State made a final push, scoring three in a row, but a big time out by UE head coach Fernando Morales helped his team to regain its edge before the 8th Vazquez kill of the frame finished the 25-23 win.

Set 2 – WSU 25, UE 14
Just as they did in the first set, Wright State scored the opening three tallies, but this time, they did not allow UE to get closer than two points before pulling away for a 25-14 win.  Vazquez and Feliciano each recorded kills to make it a 5-3 deficit but the Raiders kept the pressure on.  Up 7-5, Wright State took control on the strength of a 7-1 run that gave them a 14-6 edge. 

Their lead reached as many as 12 points (23-11) before they capped off the set to tie the match.

Set 3 – WSU 26, UE 24
Melanie Feliciano picked up an early kill to give Evansville a 2-1 lead before the Raiders fought back.  Scoring seven of the next nine points, WSU jumped out to an 8-4 lead.  UE clawed its way back and was able to tie the frame at 15-15 on a Cardona ace before the sophomore recorded a kill that put her team in front at 17-16.

Evansville’s rally continued as Vazquez took things over.  Three consecutive kills by the 5th year player resulted in a 20-17 Aces advantage.  Just when it looked like UE was in control, the Raiders countered with a 6-0 stretch to go back in front – 23-20.  The Aces never relented and fought their way all the way back to tie it up at 24-24 with Vazquez and Cardona each adding a kill.  Wright State quickly regrouped and clinched the set with an ace.

Set 4 – WSU 25, UE 16
An early run saw the Raiders jump out to a 10-3 lead and they would hold strong to clinch the match with a 25-16 win in game four.  Their early run led to a 20-6 lead, which would prove to be too large to overcome.

Match 2: Marshall 3, UE 2
Leading the UE offense once again was Alondra Vazquez, who recorded 26 kills in a 5-set loss to the Thundering Herd.  Melanie Feliciano recorded 12 kills in the contest.  Blakeley Freeman led the defense with 17 assists while Kora Ruff added 42 assists.

Set 1 – MU 25, UE 22
Laura Ruiz gave UE its first lead of the match with a service ace that made it a 4-3 game.  After Marshall knotted the score at 9-9, Evansville came back with a 5-1 stretch to take its largest lead at 14-10.  Alondra Vazquez, Melanie Feliciano and Kate Tsironis each contributed a kill.

Later in the set, the UE lead stood strong at 21-18 before a furious rally by the Thundering Herd gave them the opening-set win.  Scoring seven of the final eight points, MU took the set by a 25-22 final.

Set 2 – UE 25, MU 19
UE opened the second set on a 3-0 stretch before relinquishing a 6-5 lead to the Herd.  After MU extended its lead to 9-6, Evansville stormed back, scoring seven of the next eight tallies to jump out to a 13-10 edge.  Steele and Feliciano added kills that pushed the edge to a game-high of six points (20-14). That 6-point deficit would remain strong with UE knotting the match on the strength of the 25-19 decision.

Set 3 – MU 25, UE 19
Out of the gate, it was the Thundering Herd taking a 9-4 advantage and pulling away from there.  Trailing by a 24-15 tally, UE reeled off four in a row to close the gap with Marshall clinching the set, 25-19.

Set 4 – UE 25, MU 20
With the game knotted at 5-5, Evansville rallied to score four in a row with Feliciano picking up two kills and Vazquez adding an ace to make it a 9-5 game.  Marshall fought back to get within one at 11-10 before UE countered with a 10-2 stretch to go up 21-12.  Freeman and Feliciano each posted aces to extend the lead.

Evansville held a 24-14 lead and fended off a late rally to force a fifth game with a 25-20 win.

Set 5 – MU 15, UE 9
Another early hole proved to be the dagger as Marshall clinched the match with a 15-9 decision in game five.  MU opened with four points in a row before going up 8-2.  Evansville got as close as five points in the late stages before coming up short.

Submitted by Athletics

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