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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Sunday at 1:00 P.M.

The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry's first Mass this semester will be this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Father Jeff Read, associate pastor of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, will preside, with UE students serving in the other liturgical roles. If you are interested in singing with the choir or playing a musical instrument, contact Melanie Bacaling at mb298@evansville.edu. Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions. Everyone is welcome, and bring your family along!
 

* Bookrush Weekend Hours

The UE Bookstore will have extended hours this weekend for Bookrush. On Friday, August 17, the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Saturday, August 18, the store will be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, August 19 the store will be open NOON to 3 p.m.

Info You Should Know

* Families and Children Needed for Upcoming UE Basketball Commercial

Attention UE families: would you and your children like to be in an upcoming commercial for the new family section at men’s basketball games at the Ford Center?  The athletics department and AcesTV are looking for young children (ages 14 and under) and family members to be involved in a video shoot for an upcoming commercial which will take place on Tuesday night, August 21 from 6-8 pm at the Ford Center.  Children and parents are asked to wear either white or purple UE gear.  Anyone who is interested should RSVP to David Klass in the athletics department by phone at extension 1024.

Congratulations

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, has been invited to speak at Tufts University this coming September. His talk, titled, "Why There Is No Symbol Grounding Problem to Solve," will explore possible neural mechanisms and environmental conditions that allow words to acquire meaning. His conclusion will be that the phenomenon of "aboutness" is an illusion and that complex association in the right kind of environment is sufficient to account for semantically-rich language acquisition. His proof will take the form of generative information-theoretic computer models that can deal with semantics while avoiding the Symbol Grounding Problem entirely. The talk is part of a larger project being undertaken in collaboration with members of Oxford University's computer science department to create context-sensitive artificial intelligence mechanisms that can cope with ambiguities in large corpora, automatically classify documents and build dynamic, hyperlinked bibliographies to cross-reference key terms in any arbitrary scholarly document online.

* 25-Year Awards

Congratulations to the four individuals recognized Tuesday at Fall Conference for 25 years of service to the University of Evansville: 

  • Terry Collins, head athletic trainer
  • Angie Dawson, assistant director of financial aid
  • Scott Lank, professor of theatre
  • Steve Mussett, professor and catalog librarian

Thank you for your service and for all you do for the campus community!

* Berger Award Winners

Congratulations to Maggie Stevenson and Chris Mohn, winners of the 2012 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards. The awards are presented each year to members of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and service.

Stevenson, an assistant professor of psychology, received the award for scholarship, and Mohn, an associate professor of Spanish, earned the award for service. Charlie Berger, a 1969 UE graduate and local attorney with the law firm Berger & Berger, presented both awards Tuesday afternoon at the University’s annual Fall Faculty and Administrators Conference.

The Berger Awards are presented annually in memory of Sadelle and Sydney Berger. Sadelle was a UE graduate and lifelong member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences at UE, while Sydney was a well-known local attorney. Both dedicated their lives to public service. The Berger family established the endowment to give recognition to faculty at the University of Evansville.

Athletics

* Late Shot Gives Aces 1-0 Win Over Indianapolis

Sophomore Dylan Terry scored with 1:14 remaining to end a scoreless tie and give the University of Evansville men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over the University of Indianapolis in front of 354 fans at Arad McCutchan Stadium.Defense was the name of the game all night for Evansville as they limited the University of Indianapolis to just three shots all evening.  The Aces mustered up 14 shots with six coming on goal.

A defensive struggle ensued in the opening period as the squads combined for six shots with five coming by the Aces.  Preseason MVC All-Conference Team member Jesse Sharp was the star of the half, registering three of those attempts, including one on goal.

Sharp came within inches of giving the Aces a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the contest as he had a slight breakaway from the Indy defense, but his shot was corralled by goalie Andrew Verhonik to preserve the tie.  The Greyhounds notched just one shot in the period.

Less than 30 seconds into the second period, UE had its second solid chance of the game as Nick Schroeder had a point blank shot, but Verhonik was in the right place once again, making the save.

With 20 minutes left in the game, UE had its third major chance as Ryan Stallings cruised down the right side.  That was the last good chance for UE until the final minutes.  Luis Enrique Romero made a strong shot from outside before Terry knocked the rebound right into Verhonik.  Terry got his revenge seconds later, scoring on another breakaway to seal the victory for the Aces.

Sharp and Romero led Evansville with three shots apiece.

Next up for UE is a tilt against the University of Wisconsin.  The squads are set to face off on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT in Angola, Indiana.

 

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