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Friday, August 24, 2012

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* UE Students - Get Free Tickets Now to Evansville Otters Baseball Game

The Evansville Otters baseball team are inviting UE students to attend two games for free this weekend! The games will be held at historic Bosse Field in Evansville on Friday, August 24 at 6:35 p.m. and Saturday, August 25 at 1:35 p.m.  Pick up your ticket for free admission in the Center for Student Engagement, on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  Student ID required. For more information on the Evansville Otters and Bosse Field go here:



* 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


Upcoming Events

* University Worship this Sunday at 10:30 AM in Neu Chapel

Plan now to attend University Worship this Sunday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel. New music, new words of hope this week with student-led jazz ensemble and vocalists. All are welcome at the table, so join us as we seek to understand better our place in life and God’s love for the world. University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman preaching, “Last Day to Drop/Add.”  Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m.!


* New Disciple Bible Study: Invitation to the Old Testament

The Department of Religious Life and Wesley Fellowship are sponsoring a new Disciple Bible-study: Invitation To the Old Testament. In 8–10 weekly sessions, you are invited to explore the Old Testament’s story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Hear the magnificence of a Creation hymn, discover the law and wisdom teachings, listen to the warning of the prophets and explore the poetry of the Song of Solomon.  Participants gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Old Testament as an integral part of the Christian Bible and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God’s vision for all things. The campus community is invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, September 2 at noon in Grabill Lounge (lower level of Neu Chapel).

* Tours for New Students at UE Libraries

UE Libraries is offering brief library tours for new students during the next several days.  Tours will be conducted by library staff members.

Schedule of tours follows.  Meet for tours in entry lobby of the library.  Come one, come all!

• Saturday, August 25th, at 11:00 a.m.  / 4:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.
• Sunday, August 26th, at 2:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 27th, at Noon / 4:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 28th, at Noon / 4:00 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.

* Roller Skating in Carson Center this Saturday!

Join the Student Activities Board (SAB) for a fun night of roller skating right here on campus this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Carson Center.

* WUEV/AcesTV Call Out Meeting - Monday, Aug. 27

WUEV (UE’s campus radio station) and AcesTV (UE’s video production group) will have a joint “Call-Out” meeting for interested new members on Monday, August 27 from 5-6 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  Come and learn what both groups have to offer, and how you can become involved, as positions are immediately available for interested students. For more information on the meeting, or for more information on WUEV and AcesTV, please contact WUEV & AcesTV General Manager Tom Benson via email at or by phone at extension 2689.

* AcesTV "Mustache" You a Question!

Would you like to come to our callout meeting Monday, August 27 in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center from 5-6 p.m.? AcesTV is inviting you to come learn more about how you can get a broad range of hands-on multimedia experience, advertising skills, and much more! You might even get credit for it! Come check out how you can build your skill set in a fun learning environment. Everyone is invited!



Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Locker Fees Are Due!

The Fitness Center locker fees for the fall are due now. Please pay at the Fitness Center office or front desk.

* Interested in UE Chapter of ACLU?

Ron Newlin of the Indiana Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will be on campus Tuesday, August 28. He is interested in determining what level of interest there might be to establish a campus chapter at UE. Professor of Philosophy Dick Connolly is willing to help out and serve as advisor for this coming year. Any students or faculty interested in meeting with Newlin or getting involved with a campus chapter should contact Connolly at 488-2079 or by email at It would be helpful to let Connolly know when you might be available on Tuesday, should you like to meet Newlin.


* Lost Wallet and Phone

A Vera Bradley wallet with an ID and a door key attached to it as well as an android phone were lost on campus last night. The wallet is black with an orange and green flower print on it and the phone has a slightly cracked screen. If you find these items, please furn them turn it in to Safety and Security or the Information Desk at Ridgway University Center

* Define Your Life!

Need to get connected? Enrich your life? Experience more? Check out the initial Define Your Life Fall Line-Up for this Fall: Fall2012 DYL Events

* Attention UE Cardholders!

The August Pcard Cycle began on July 24 and ended on August 21.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of August 23, and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload onAugust 28.


* Writing Center to Open on Tuesday, September 4

The Writing Center will "officially" open at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. Online appointments with a writing mentor may be made online by going to, clicking on "Areas" and then on "Writing Center." To make an appointment to see a mentor before Sept. 4, please email Director of Academic Support Services Linda Bathon at with your request at least 24 hours before the date and time you prefer.

* Freshman Service Project Announcements Sent to Hometown Newspapers and Online at

Thank you to all who participated in the Freshman Service Project, making a difference to 20 nonprofit organizations here in Evansville! To recognize participation in this activity, announcements were sent to students' hometown newspapers and are posted online at 

You should receive an e-mail notification with a link to view your story online and share it with friends and family through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also log in to via Facebook to customize your profile by adding a photo, activities, and other biographical information. 

UE uses to recognize students for their achievements and activities, such as making the Dean's List, studying abroad, and participating in community service. Your online reputation is important – most employers Google an applicant's name during the hiring process for jobs and internships. UE is dedicated to helping students create a positive online profile by providing as a free service. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Relations at x2241 or KL147. We look forward to celebrating your achievements with your local hometown media and online at Keep up the good work, and be on the lookout for more stories about your accomplishments! 

* 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.

* 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.



* Baby Announcement

Associate Professor of Biology Joyce Stamm and her husband, Associate Professor of Physics John Stamm welcomed a new daughter on Friday, August 17. Her name is Charlotte and she weighed six pounds and four ounces.


* Vocal Performing Majors Studied in Prestigious Summer Training Programs

Junior Tyler Samuel  participated in the 29th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta, GA.  While in residence, Tyler worked with internationally acclaimed soprano Sylvia McNair, international star Carroll Freeman, and other faculty.  McNair appeared regularly at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Santa Fe Opera, the San Francisco Opera and at the Metropolitan Opera.  The program  included Ms. Samuel performing the role of the First Spirit in Mozart’s the Magic Flute and participation in the annual Opera Gala. Tyler also performed to rave reviews in a production of the musical Aida with the Circle Players in Nashville, TN.

Senior Melanie Bacaling participated in the Salzburg Study Abroad Program in Austria. While in residence she conducted research on Mozart utilizing the museums and archives of Salzburg and Vienna as part of the Mozart Project and received lessons from Mozarteum faculty.  These lessons and her research culminated in a recital lecture in a public forum at the end of the session.  This program is provided through Northern Illinois University in conjunction with Salzburg College.

Senior Alyssa Brooks and junior Josh Kight participated in the Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance program. Arroyo, an American soprano, had an illustrious international career from the 1960s to the 1980s, performing at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, and many other renowned venues. The program consisted of role preparation, master classes, Italian study, and performances. Alyssa studied the role of Nannetta in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff, while Josh prepared the role of Fenton in the same production.

* Joni McFelea

Dr. Joni McFelea, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, will have her article, “Quality of Life of Families with Children Who Have Severe Developmental Disabilities:  A Comparison Based on Child Residence” published in Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall 2012).




* Student Entrance for Soccer Games

The Student Only entrance for soccer games will be through the southeast gate near the tennis courts. Students receive free admission to all Athletic events, and will need their IDs for admission and to receive points for the Student Rewards Program. The gate will open an hour before game time.

* Aces Men to Open 2012 Campaign Today

With its regular season opener in the rearview mirror, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will open up the home portion of its schedule on Friday, playing host to Saint Louis University at 4:30 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.Fans are reminded that the women’s game against SLU and the men’s contest against Lipscomb will each be available for free video streaming on AcesTV.

The Purple Aces open up the 2012 regular season this weekend against a pair of opponents from the Nashville, Tenn. area, beginning with Lipscomb on Friday before welcoming Belmont to Arad McCutchan Stadium on Sunday. Defense was the name of the game in exhibition play for the Aces as they allowed just one goal in a pair of games. In the opener against the University of Indianapolis, Dylan Terry scored to break a scoreless tie with just over a minute remaining to give the Aces the win. UE notched 14 shots while limiting Indy to just three shots on the night. On Sunday, Evansville
took on Big 10 foe Wisconsin and played to a 1-1 tie. Terry was the star once again, scoring in the seventh minute of the play before the teams settled for the 1-1 draw.

Senior Jesse Sharp was recently named to the Preseason MVC All-Conference Team in a poll by the league coaches. The forward from Evansville led the Aces with 15 points last season. Sharp registered four goals and a team-high seven assists in 2011.

Friday will mark the season opener for Lipscomb, who returns 14 players from last year’s squad that put up a 4-12-3 mark. The Bison went 3-4-1 in the Atlantic Sun to place fifth and played to a solid 2-1-1 mark in home league games. Their top returner is El-Hindi
Zander, who played in all 19 games while registering three assists and 10 shots.

Belmont will open up the 2012 season on August 24 at MVC opponent Missouri State prior to making the trip to Evansville. The Bruins posted a 7-9-2 mark in 2011 while tying for seventh in the Atlantic Sun on the strength of a 2-4-2 mark. Eight out of 11 starters return this season while 11 newcomers are on the squad.

Fans will be treated to some extra soccer action this weekend as the Aces will host their first regular-season doubleheader in almost two years as the women host Saint Louis prior to the men opening their season up against Lipscomb. The last doubleheader for UE came in 2010 as the women played Illinois State and the men took on Creighton. The squads were 0-2 in those games, which took place on October 16, 2010.

Following the opening weekend of play, Evansville will take to the road on Sept. 1, squaring off against Georgia State. In two weeks, UE will be home for the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic. Evansville will take on Portland on Sept. 7 before facing Big East member Cincinnati on the 9th.


* Aces Women's Soccer Ready for Home Opener

With its regular season opener in the rearview mirror, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will open up the home portion of its schedule on Friday, playing host to Saint Louis University at 4:30 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

Fans are reminded that the women’s game against SLU and the men’s contest against Lipscomb will each be available for free video streaming on AcesTV.

Evansville opened up its season on the road last weekend, falling by a 3-0 margin to Western Kentucky on Saturday evening in Bowling Green. The Aces gave up an early goal to Amanda Buechel before she struck again early in the second period to give the
Hilltoppers the win. A match at Central Michigan was set to take place on Sunday afternoon, however, inclement weather forced the cancellation of the game in Mount Pleasant, Mich. In the opener, freshman Kayla Smith notched three shots with two coming on goal while Preseason MVC All-Conference player Stephanie Thompson also registered three shots.

A pair of freshmen have made their presence known in their inaugural campaigns at the University of Evansville. Indianapolis native Abby Springer scored three goals in the preseason helping UE to a perfect 2-0 exhibition mark. In the win over Austin Peay, the freshman scored both goals. Her strong play continued into the other exhibition game against Morehead State where her third goal gave UE a 1-0 lead. Fellow frosh Kayla Smith began her UE career with three shots at Western Kentucky with two being on goal.

This will mark the third game of the season for the Billikens as they opened up the season with a 3-1 loss on the road at the University of Mississippi before playing to a 0-0 tie against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday. The squads failed to score in double overtime. In exhibition play, Saint Louis picked up a 2-0 victory over Mississippi State in their lone preseason contest on August 11.

Fans will be treated to some extra soccer action this weekend as the Aces will host their first regular-season doubleheader in almost two years as the women host Saint Louis prior to the men opening their season up against Lipscomb. The last doubleheader for UE came in 2010 as the women played Illinois State and the men took on Creighton. The squads were 0-2 in those games, which took place on October 16, 2010.

Another treat for fans who cannot make it to Arad McCutchan Stadium on Friday evening will be that AcesTV will offer both ends of the doubleheader free of charge to give fans a chance to see what they have to offer. A full AcesTV schedule is available on

Following the home opener, UE will take to the road for the next three matches, beginning on Sunday at Murray State. Next weekend, the Aces will take on Belmont before traveling to Purdue on September 2.


* All About Aces Athletics Radio Show Begins Today

Each week during the 2012-13 season, ESPN 106.7 in Evansville will host “All About Aces Athletics” between 4 and 5 p.m. every Friday throughout the year.Set to take place at GattiTown near the Eastland Mall in Evansville, the show will be hosted by Lance Wilkerson.  The show will feature live guests such as coaches, student-athletes and former players. 

All 14 of UE’s sports will be covered while basketball will have a segment each week.  The show will preview and recap all of UE’s games throughout the year while keeping tabs on how the other Missouri Valley Conference schools are faring throughout the year.

Fans can win Aces prizes and tickets and can also be apart of the show by tweeting Lance at @lancewilkerson.

The first show will take place on Friday, August 24.

* Evansville Volleyball Opens Season at Wildcat Classic

After weeks of preparation, the Purple Aces volleyball team will get its 2012 campaign underway as it travels to the Wildcat Classic, which will be hosted by the University of Arizona on Friday and Saturday.Evansville officially opens up the season at 12:30 p.m. Friday against the Wildcats before facing Utah Valley State later in the day at 6:30 p.m.  A tilt against Cal State Northridge will mark the third and final game of the tournament at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Aces will be looking to build on last season’s 14-19 mark as eight players return.  While the loss of seniors Ellen Sawin, Brooke Maher, Kaisi Nixon and April Lubrecht will be noticeable, UE has several players ready to step up, led by seniors Jessica Knackmuhs and Hannah Wilson.

In the middle, UE returns Rachel Tenhoor, who led the team with 97 blocks last year along with MVC All-Freshman Team member Ashley Ring.  Katie Klages returns as the starting libero while fellow junior Lauren Seyller begins her second season at UE as an outside hitter after transferring from Ohio U.  Meaghan Holmes also enters her second season with the Aces and will be playing outside hitter.  Junior Jenn Murphy will look to get more time at the setter position following Sawin’s graduation.

Four newcomers will be set to make their freshmen debuts for UE as Kim Deprez, Steph Cerino, Lauren Robertson and Emma Roberson will battle for playing time this season.

Arizona will mark the season-opening opponent for UE as they face the Wildcats at 12:30 p.m.  The teams met in UE’s tournament last season with the Wildcats taking a 3-1 win.  The Wildcats went 19-13 in 2011 en route to the NCAA Tournament where they fell to Michigan State in the first round of play.

Things do not get an easier as later in the day, UE will take on Utah Valley State.  The Wolverines are coming off of a 23-9 campaign in 2011, which marked a school record for wins.  They fell just one match short of advancing to the NCAA’s, falling to North Dakota in the Great West Conference Championship.

Evansville wraps up the Wildcat Classic on Saturday morning against Cal State Northridge.  The Matadors went 16-13 last season finishing the year on a 5-2 stretch.

After its opening weekend, Evansville will be closer to home next weekend, traveling to Morehead, Ky. for the Morehead State Tournament.  UE head coach Mike Swan formerly coached the Eagles prior to coming to Evansville.

* 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.



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