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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Info You Should Know

* Wellness Newsletter Online

The Welborn Welcare Tidbits will no longer be available in a printed copy.  You may access the current month online at , or you may access the newsletter via AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness.

Tidbits covers a variety of health topics every month.  There is also an opportunity to win a $25 gift card by answering the question on page 2 and faxing the entire page to the number listed.

* Business and Engineering Students Headed to Mongolia

UE students Catherine Albers, Phoebe Hodina, Jyl Loehr, Matthew Preble, Katelyn Spainhour, Kyle Tiemann, Kevin Ulrich, and Chris West will spend their last days of summer break halfway across the world, participating in business and engineering projects in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

From August 8-19,  the students will work with the nonprofit organization G.O. Ministries on several projects in Mongolia, from expanding local craft businesses to finding sustainable heat sources for Soviet-era buildings. They will conduct on-the-ground research and collect data to use in their senior capstone projects. Once completed in May 2013, their finished work — including building designs and business plans — will be delivered to G.O. Ministries and implemented by the organization.

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering John Layer and associate professor of management Pete Sherman will accompany the group to Mongolia. 

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana and the Kern Family Foundation for their generous support of this educational experience. 



* Douglas Reed

Douglas Reed, University Organist and Professor Emeritus of Music, taught with faculty from Indiana University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Rice University, and the University of Washington for the Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced (POEA) held July 22-27, at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Twenty-six high school organists from across the United States attended the conference which began with Reed’s performance of music by Albright and Brahms on the C.B. Fisk Organ, Op. 135 in Auer Hall. Reed also presented a workshop, Mastering the Music of Our Time: Learning and Performing Contemporary Organ Music, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis. 

* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan’s short story, “Elevation” appeared in the summer issue of Louisiana Literature, published by Southeastern Louisiana University. She also wrote the introduction to Vanished by the Danube, a Hungarian memoir by Charles Farkas, which will be published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press, Albany, New York. McMullan’s award-winning sixth novel, Sources of Light is now available on Kindle and in paperback from Graphia Paperbacks, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

* Baby Announcement

Nora Jane Riddle, granddaughter of irector of International Admissions Bev Fowler, was born July 31. Her parents are UE alumni Jessica (Fowler) Riddle M'07 and Stu Riddle M'07. She joins big sister Rylee Noelle in Kalamazoo, MI.


Thank You

* Lizzie Barlow

The University of Evansville Athletic Department would like to thank Assistant Sports Information Director Lizzie Barlow for her two years of service to the department and to the University.  Everyone wishes Lizzie well in her future endeavors in her new position at the University of Albany.  Thanks Lizzie!



* Aces Volleyball Earns AVCA Honor

Academic success is a staple of all University of Evansville athletic programs and the Aces volleyball team has been no different and was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for their efforts.Evansville’s squad produced a GPA of 3.618 last season to become one of 533 teams in the country (102 at the Division I level) to be recognized by the association.

The grand total of 533 breaks last year’s record of 481 to set an all-time high for the award.  Initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, the AVCA honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that have accumulated at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.

Head coach Mike Swan and his team place a great emphasis on academics and that is shown by this being the eighth year out of the last nine that the team has received recognition for their academic efforts.

“I am very proud of the continued success our volleyball players achieve academically,” Swan said.  “They are always motivated to do their best and for us to have an cumulative GPA over 3.6 is a tribute to their hard work.  Four of our athletes had a 4.0 GPA this past semester...quite an achievement for them and our entire squad.”

Evansville’s top academic performer was Ashley Ring.  As a freshman, the exercise science major posted a cumulative GPA of 3.971, including a 4.0 in the spring semester.  Just behind her was Rachel TenHoor whose sophomore seasonsaw her wrap up the year with a 3.936 GPA, including a perfect 4.0 in the spring semester.

Ellen Sawin, who wrapped up her senior season last year, was the third Aces to finish the year with a 3.90 or higher, tallying a 3.917 to finish up her career at UE.

The Team Academic Award has become one of the AVCA’s fastest growing awards programs, seeing an impressive surge in teams honored over the past several years. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased every single year but one, while amassing an overall 200% increase over the span of the last decade.  Since the award’s inception in 1993, the award has risen by an astounding 760%. NCAA Division I recorded their highest-ever total number of recipients, honoring 102 programs while Division III easily surpassed last year’s record of 57 winners with 67 this year.  Division III also set a new record with 90 winners and the high school division increased their all-time high of 192 recipients to 220.  Finally, the NCAA men broke new ground landing a record seven schools on this year’s AVCA Team Academic Award list.

Division                                    Number of recipients        Percent Breakdown*
NCAA Division I Women                        102                             19.14%
NCAA Division II Women                        67                              12.57%
NCAA Division III Women                       90                              16.89%
NAIA Women                                          33                               6.19%   
Two-Year College Women                        13                               2.44%
NCCAA Women                                        1                               0.19%
NCAA Collegiate Men                                7                               1.31%
High School (Girls and Boys)                   220                               41.28%
     High School Girls                                198               
     High School Boys                                22   

* Percentage is based on each category’s breakdown of the total 2011-2012 Team Academic recipients.

2011-12: 533
2010-11: 481
2009-10: 450
2008-09: 409
2007-08: 354
2006-07: 308
2005-06: 287
2004-05: 276
2003-04: 305
2002-03: 205
2001-02: 178
2000-01: 130
1999-00: 140
1998-99: 149
1997-98: 132
1996-97: 134
1995-96: 116
1994-95: 83
1993-94: 98
1992-93: 62

* AcesTV Announces Fall Broadcast Schedule

AcesTV has announced its broadcast schedule for the upcoming fall season.  Included in the package are nine men’s soccer games, seven women’s soccer games and five volleyball matches.The excitement gets underway on Friday, August 24th as the UE soccer squads open up the home schedule with a doubleheader.  The women will play host to Saint Louis at 4:30 p.m. before the men take on Lipscomb at 7:00 p.m.  AcesTV will provide a FREE broadcast to all viewers for the doubleheader.  Fans will have the opportunity to watch both events free of charge while seeing all that the program has to offer.

Aside from the soccer packages, AcesTV will also carry five volleyball games, beginning on Friday, September 14 when the Aces take on Illinois State.  A full schedule of all fall events is below.  Winter and spring schedules will be announced when those respective sport schedules are released.

Subscription options are available to suit all potential needs.  For people wishing to watch every game for a certain sport, packages are available that cover all events for that sport.  If you are interested in watching more than one sport, you can purchase a season pass, which gives you access to each and every event during the school year.

Short-term options are also available.  All singles games can be purchased for $6.95 while weekly and monthly options are available.


Single game - $6.95 PPV
Week subscription - $9.95 (7 day pass)
Month - $14.95
Full season - $69.95

Sport Packages
Men’s Soccer – 24.95
Women’s Soccer – 24.95
Volleyball – 24.95
Winter and spring sports schedules will be announced at a later date

WUEV/AcesTV Broadcast Schedules Per Sport – Fall 2012

Men’s Soccer

Friday, August 24  vs. Lipscomb  7:00 pm AcesTV ONLY
Sunday, August 26  vs. Belmont  2:00 pm AcesTV ONLY
Friday, September 7  vs. Portland   7:30 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Sunday, September 9  vs. Cincinnati   2:30 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Saturday, September 22  vs. Kentucky  7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Sunday, September 30  vs. Oral Roberts  2:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Saturday, October 6  vs. Marshall   7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Wednesday, October 17  vs. SIUE   7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Saturday, October 20  vs. Central Arkansas 7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV

Women’s Soccer

Friday, August 24  vs. Saint Louis  4:30 pm AcesTV ONLY
Friday, September 7  vs. Eastern Illinois 3:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Tuesday, September 11  at SEMO   6:30 pm WUEV ONLY
Saturday, September 15  vs. Xavier   1:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Sunday, September 23  vs. Illinois State  1:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Saturday, October 13  vs. UNI    1:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Wednesday, October 17  vs. Indiana State 4:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV


Friday, September 14  vs. Illinois State  7:00 pm AcesTV ONLY
Friday, September 28  vs. Drake   7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Saturday, September 29  vs. Creighton  5:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Friday, October 19  vs. Missouri State 7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV
Friday, November 2  vs. Southern Illinois 7:00 pm AcesTV & WUEV


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