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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Cahtolic Mass Tonight at 9:30 PM in Neu Chapel

The Newman Catholic Campus Ministry will have Mass at 9:30 p.m. tonight in Neu Chapel for the opening of the school year. Father Chris Forler, a 2002 UE alum, will preside. Confessions will be available beginning at 9:00 p.m., and the Rosary will be prayed at 9:10 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* University Choir Auditions Take Place Today!

Auditions for the University Choir will be held Wednesday, August 22. Come to Fine Arts Room 104B to sign up for a time. The audition takes about 10 minutes and students do not need to prepare any music in advance. Students interested in Men's Chorus may also sign up for an audition for part placement though audition for Men's Chorus is not required. Contact Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti for more information:  at

* Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the University Wind Ensemble will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 and 23. Percussion auditions will be held Wednesday evening from 8:00 until 10:00 p.m.; woodwinds and brass audition will take place on Thursday from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Sign up for a time on the Bands bulletin board across the hall from FA 103.  Audition excerpts can be found at  For more  information, contact Director of Bands Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz at or 488-2665. The University Wind Ensemble is open to music majors and non-majors.


* Intramural Soccer Registration Now Open!

Intramural soccer registration is now open! Visit to sign a team up today.  If you do not have an account, simply create an account using your UE email address.  Intramurals are FREE for all UE students, faculty, and staff.  If you have any questions on how to sign up a team or join a team, please contact Rob Latva at or 488-2794.


* UE Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the UE Jazz Ensembles will be held Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The audition sign-up sheet is posted on Room 144 in the Fine Arts Building.  The audition will consist of excerpts (, major scales, and sight reading.  The UE Jazz Ensembles host guest artists, perform at jazz festivals, host a Swing Dance, and travel/tour.   Contact Dr. Timothy Zifer for more information: at or 488-2878. The UE Jazz Ensembles are open to music majors and non-majors.

* Sign Up Now for United Way's Day of Caring

Each year UE supports United Way by allowing employees to volunteer during business hours on the United Way Day of Caring. This year it is Friday, September 7 from 9 a m – 1 p.m.  (lunch will be provided at our site). UE employees who are interested in participating are asked to complete the volunteer form. Employees DO need supervisor approval, but are not required to take leave time to participate. UE will volunteer again this year with Evansville ARC and ARC Industries on several projects. The projects are listed on the volunteer form. Please indicate your preference of projects and we will try to accommodate your choice. UE has been a proud leader in Day of Caring participation in past years. This year President Kazee and Dr. Sharron Kazee will be joining our team and encourages your participation. We would like to have many more volunteers join us this year!

All Day of Caring workers are invited to an early morning breakfast and program at the Centre in downtown Evansville before you start work from 7 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.. Evansville ARC and United Way greatly appreciate your time, hard work, and willingness to serve our community. Thank you!

Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Brian Conner in Ridgway University Center 229 by August 24 (if you want to be able to choose your T-shirt size) and no later than August 31 (your choice of T-shirt size cannot be guaranteed). Questions? Contact Brian Conner at 1107 or

* Department of Theatre Auditions

ALL STUDENTS who want to be considered for ANY of the productions in the fall semester must audition on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.  Auditionees are required to prepare 16-20 bars from a Broadway musical and two contemporary/contrasting monlogues.  An accompanist will be provided. The combiined time should not exceed 2 ½ minutes.  Time will begin with the first word of the first piece. Callbacks will be held Thursday and Friday evenings. The first production is EURYDICE followed by the musical DROOD.  The May Studio Theatre production is THE SEAGULL.  Please contact R. Scott Lank, Department of Theatre, at if you have questions.


Upcoming Events

* Join the Aces Brass Pep Band - New Exciting Directions this Year!

You are invited to join the Aces Brass Pep Band, which rehearses once a week on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. Don't let the name fool you - while we always need brass, we also need woodwinds, percussion (including drum set), bass guitar, and keyboard. We can supply most of the instruments if you don't have your own (no $ involved, you just need a UE library barcode). We perform at most men's & women's home basketball games, but the time commitment for each student is very manageable since within the group we alternate games. We have lots of exciting new music this semester, will be starting some new trends and traditions, and making this semester more exciting than ever before. The UE Purple Aces men's & women's basketball teams have some very exciting games to attend in the amazing new Ford Center arena in downtown Evansville, and this is your opportunity to be a part of it! Register for MUS 110, section 02 during add/drop, or contact Dr. Tim Groulx ( if you have any questions. First meeting is Monday, August 27. Come be a part of the excitement!

* LinC and Crescent Magazine Interest Meeting

Learn how you can become a member of either the yearbook or magazine staff at an interest meeting at 4:30 p.m.on Thursday, Aug. 23, right outside the Student Publications office, second floor Ridgway University Center. Yearbook positions available: photographers and writers.  Magazine position available: writer.  Experience not required. You will receive academic credit.

* Evansville Otters Back to School Special!

The Evansville Otters invite UE students to enjoy a baseball game with specially discounted rates perfect for students on a budget!  Admission is FREE for all University of Evansville students for the following two games.  Friday, August 24 at 6:35 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 at 1:35 p.m.  Come visit Historic Bosse Field without breaking the bank!   Pick up your ticket in the Center for Student Engagement, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  Student ID required.

* Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for the University Symphony Orchestra and the String Ensemble will be held Thursday, August 23, Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25. Audition sign-up sheets are posted across from Room 101 in the Fine Arts Building. Interested students are asked to prepare an audition lasting no longer than five minutes, consisting of a scale and the student’s favorite musical piece. The University Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform two concerts this fall and the String Ensemble will perform one formal concert, but will add a few lighter, smaller concert appearances. This is a great, fun opportunity to get together and make music with your friends and fellow students! Contact Director of Orchestral Activities Dr. Brian St. John for more information: at or 488-2881. The University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble are open to music majors and non-majors.

* Dance Team Auditions

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on August 30 from 8 pm to 10 pm and August 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on August 27 from 9 pm to 10 pm in Room 113, Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at

Please contact Coach Arata with any questions or concerns at or 502-689-4085. We hope to see you at auditions!


Info You Should Know

* Softball Team Looking for Managers

The softball team is looking for managers to assist with the 2012-13 season. Those with baseball or softball experience and the flexibility to attend practice are welcome. Tnere is also a need for a film manager capable of handling and using camera equipment, working with computers, and using video editing software. Stipend included toward 2012-13 school year. Please contact Assistant Softball Coach Christine Sheridan at for more details.

* This Week in Music - Summer Activities and Ensemble Auditions

As the new academic year begins, the Department of Music  would like to welcome everyone back to campus and to tell you of some of the activities of department faculty over the summer.  For instance, Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson and Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler performed at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Oxford, Ohio, in July.  The conference is a five-day event that includes concerts, recitals, master classes, and workshops presented by leading double reed artists and pedagogues from around the globe. Dr. Robertson and Professor Fiedler performed American composer William Bolcom’s Spring Concertino.

Department of Music harp instructor, Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, along with several of her students, recently presented a concert in the Old Gallery of the Evansville Museum in downtown Evansville.  The concert, titled “Musical Heritage of Evansville,” occurred Sunday, August 19, and was presented as part of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Evansville with the intent of demonstrating and celebrating the rich musical heritage that has been brought to Evansville by various ethnic groups from around the world.

Auditions are being held this week for several Department ensembles. Check out AceNotes Upcoming Events or the ensemble bulletin boards in the north hall of Krannert Hall for more details. Sign-up sheets are also available on the respective bulletin boards.  The ensembles are open to both music majors and non-majors.

* Fall Fitness Center Class Schedule

:Fall Fitness Center classes begin Sept 3! The class schedule is as follows:
Insanity  - Monday through Friday  6:30 -7:30 am

Insanity – Monday through Friday  5-6 p.m.

Total Fitness-  Monday and Wednesday  9-10:00 a.m.

Weight Training – Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Wallyball – Tuesday (Competitive) and Friday (Beginner) 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Zumba (day class) – Monday and Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Zumba (evening class) Wednesday 6-7 p.m.

Basic Cardio – Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Noon Time Basketball  -Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Hip Hop Abs – Tuesday and Thursday  1:00- 2:00 p.m.

Pilates – Tuesday and Thursday  4:00 -5:00 p.m.

Yoga – Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Piloxing – Monday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Line Dancing – Tuesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Brazilian Dance – Thursday 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

* Libraries Announces Fall Semester 2012 Schedule of Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for fall semester 2012. Fall semester hours begin on Wednesday, August 22.  Exceptions to regular hours schedule will be announced in advance.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or

•  Monday:           7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Tuesday:           7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Wednesday:     7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Thursday:          7:45 a.m.  -  Midnight
•  Friday:               7:45 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
•  Saturday:        10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.        
•  Sunday:                    Noon  -  Midnight



* Evansville Tennis Honored with ITA Academic Awards

The honors keep rolling in for the athletic programs at the University of Evansville.  UE’s women’s tennis team is the latest to be honored, taking team and individual honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Evansville garnered the ITA All-Academic Team Award for its performance in the classroom.  In order to be eligible, the team must post a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher with all players on the roster factoring into the final GPA tally.

On the individual side, five Aces were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.  Seniors Dora Kotsiou and Jessica Raatz lead the group, which also includes Kelsey Costales, Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson.

“Our team accomplished something very special,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “It is hard enough to play Division I athletics, but being able to balance that work with your work in the classroom is something that is very special.  I am very proud of our team.”

In order for individuals to be named as ITA Scholar-Athletes, they must pass three criteria including being a varsity letterwinner, recording a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and the nominee must have been enrolled at the institution for a minimum of two semesters.

* Ben Bachmann Named Assistant Baseball Coach at UE

University of Evansville baseball coach Wes Carroll has announced the hiring of Ben Bachmann as an assistant coach for the UE baseball program.Bachmann comes to the Aces after spending the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) University where he served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.

“Coach Bachmann is a dynamic addition to our coaching staff.  I’m very excited to bring in such an experienced and accomplished pitching coach,” head baseball coach Wes Carroll said.  “He has a tremendous track record of recruiting, developing and producing great student-athletes everywhere he has been.”

Prior to Miami, he spent five seasons as the pitching coach at the University of Maryland where he helped the pitching staff set numerous school records. During his time as an assistant coach, Bachmann has worked with 19 pitchers and 41 players overall that have been drafted or signed free agent contracts with major league organizations. That list includes 2007 first-team All-MAC selection and second-round draft pick John Ely and 2007 fifth-round selection Connor Graham.

While at Miami he also worked with Graham Taylor, a 2006 second-team All-MAC honoree who made his major league debut on the mound for the Florida Marlins in 2009. Bachmann has helped produce four first-team All-MAC pitchers in his time with the RedHawks, as well (Ely twice, Matt Erwood in 2009, Mac Thoreson in 2011).  Bachmann was also responsible for recruiting Matt Honchel at MU.  Honchel was the 2011 MAC Freshman of the Year while being named a 1st team All-MAC outfielder as well as a freshman All-America choice.

At Maryland in 2003, Bachmann mentored Steve Schmoll, who pitched in the Big Leagues for four years, as the right-hander became the school's all-time and single-season strikeout leader. In 2002, Maryland hurlers established school records for strikeouts (451) and saves (10).

Prior to his time at Maryland, Bachmann was part of the coaching staff at Lynn University for two seasons where he helped the pitching staff to a school-record 379 strikeouts in 1999. He graduated from Lewis University in 1997 with a degree in business administration after being an All-American at Kankakee Community College in Illinois.

He earned his master's degree in business/athletic administration from Lynn University in 2001. Bachmann and his wife, Jane, reside in Oxford, with their daughter, Abigail, and son, Braden.


* UE's Swimming and Diving Squads Rank Nationally in Academics

Both the men’s and women’s’ swimming and diving teams at the University of Evansville were announced as a Scholar-Athlete team for the Spring 2012 semester, as named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.UE’s women’s swimming and diving team tied for the fifth-highest team grade point average at the Division I level with a combined 3.56, while the men’s squad tied for 30th with a 3.10 GPA.

“I am very proud of this team and how they represent the athletic department and the University of Evansville,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “They continue to impress me with their desire to see how good they can be academically and athletically.”

Last year’s women’s squad produced seven members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete team while the men’s team saw four athletes placed on the Academic All-Mid America Conference team. Senior swimmer Colin Gray was also named as a First Team Academic All-American selection, marking Evansville’s first athlete to receive First Team Academic All-America status since soccer player Mike Luttrull was selected for the 2010 Men’s Soccer First Team.

The Scholar All America Team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).


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