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Friday, August 31, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Dean's List Students Recognized at UE Libraries

Students who earned Deans’ List status for Spring Semester 2012 are recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries in the entry lobby.  Students merit the honor of being named to the Deans’ List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.  Exhibit continues through September 16.

* Register for Family Weekend!

Register now for Family Weekend 2012 (Sept 28-30)! There are several ways to register:

(1) Families can now see a detailed schedule of events and register online by visiting  and clicking on the Family Weekend registration button.

(2) A Parents Connections Newsletter was recently mailed to all UE families.  Encourage your family to complete the registration form inside and mail it back to us.

(3) Parents can also register by calling the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or (4) by e-mailing us at  

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633 x 2586.


* WUEV to Present Preview of Festival

91.5 F.M.-WUEV will present a preview of the upcoming Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival on Friday afternoon from 3-6 pm during WUEV’s Jazz Café.  WUEV radio personality Paul Mattingly will discuss the upcoming Jazz & Wine Fest, scheduled for Saturday, September 15, with various artists from the fest, including Jeff and Jane Harmon from Jeff Harmon Jazz, Corey Christy and Monte Skelton, and Maestro Alfred Savia.  All of the artists will be live in studio beginning at 4 pm, with Fest Music Coordinator Robin Church being in studio to discuss things at 3:30.

The Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, September 15 on Main Street in downtown Evansville.  The event is sponsored by the Evansville Philharmonic Guild Board, Inc.

* Wear Purple this Friday - and Get a Discount at the UE Bookstore!!

On Friday, August 31 the UE Bookstore will offer a 15% discount on UE clothing purchases to anyone who wears PURPLE.  The discount is off the regular price of any item and is good only this Friday.  Also please note the UE Bookstore will be open on Monday, September 3 - Labor Day - during its regular store hours.


Upcoming Events

* Labor Day Picnic and Organizational Fair Set for Monday, Sept. 3!

The annual Labor Day Picnic and Organization Fair will be held on Monday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Due to predicted weather, the picnic will be held in Café Court. Students should bring their ID and swipe their cards if they have a meal plan and if they do not have a meal plan, their information will be taken at the cash registers. Faculty and staff are also invited to attend and can be checked off at the register as well. A decision will be made on Monday as to whether the Organization Fair will be outside or in Ridgway University Center. Free raffle prizes will be offered to students. The Labor Day Picnic is sponsored by SGA and the Center for Student Engagement.


* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel on Sunday

Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel on Sunday, with Father Dusty Burns of Holy Spirit Catholic Church presiding. UE students will fill the other liturgical roles. Everyone is welcome! Contact Newman Center director Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Women's Club Volleyball Information Session

Are you interested in playing indoor volleyball competitively? There will be an information session held at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 in Eykamp 253,  Ridgway University Center. All are welcome to attend as we will be covering team information, time commitments, estimated finances, and etc. if for any reason you are unable to attend, please contact either Emily Hurt ( at (270) 724-9578 or Emily Bourg ( at (425) 760-6943 for information. Thanks and we hope to see you there!

* Diana Rodriguez Quevedo to Speak at Andiron Lecture on September 5

Assistant Professor of Spanish Diana Rodriguez Quevedo will be the speaker for the Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering will precede the lecture at 3:45 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be “Skipping Beats: The Impact of the Illegal Drug Trade on Columbian Music.”

Rodríguez Quevedo holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. She teaches a wide variety of courses that include Spanish language, Spanish conversation, business Spanish, Latin American culture and civilization, and Latin American literature. Her research focuses on non-canonical texts of Latin America, such as testimonio narratives and songs. Colombia’s music has undergone some transformations due to the influence of the illegal drug trade over the past four decades. Cumbia, once known as the emblematic rhythm of the nation, was replaced by vallenato, which itself faced competition from the production and commercialization of narcocorridos or prohibited corridos. This lecture will offer an overview of the main impacts the illicit drug trade has had on Colombian music.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


Info You Should Know

* Practice Players Needed for Women's Basketball Team

Women’s basketball is looking for practice players for this upcoming season.  We are looking for guys that have any experience in playing the game. We will work around class schedules and make necessary accommodations. We will be practicing from 4-7 p.m. each night of the week and weekends are TBA. We will also provide gear (shoes, shorts and shirts) for those that accept this invitation to help our girls have a great season! Please contact FahKara Malone at 812-760-7486 or at


* Schedule Your Writing Center Appointment Online

The Writing Center will open Tuesday, Sept. 4. To schedule a 50-minute session with a mentor who can help you with a writing assignment, just visit, click on "Areas," and then click "Writing Center." From here you can schedule an appointment that's convenient for you. Please remember to bring your writing assignment (the prompt) with you to the session you schedule.

* Lost - Leather Bracelet - Reward Offered

A thick leather bracelet has been lost on campus - somewhere on the grassy knoll or in Ridgway University Center or near Hyde Hall. The bracelet is dark brown with a button clip with a quote engraved into it. This bracelet has great sentimental value for the owner as it was a gift from her best friend back home in Las Vegas (the two have known each other since third grade.) The owner is offering a reward for its return ASAP. Please call 702-769-1410 or email

* Parking Changes

In the spring of 2012, adjustments to parking lot assignments were done to compensate for lost parking during the construction phase of the Fifth Third Men’s and Women’s Basketball Practice Facility.  With the conclusion of the construction approaching, the University has reassigned parking permitted lots effective Monday, September 3.

A new parking lot, Lot R, has been created on Olive Street for residential students. 

Lot N – corner of Rotherwood and Walnut – will resume as a Commuter Student lot only  (overflow for Green Permits is allowed).   Residential students should remove their cars by Monday, September 3 at 7:00 a.m. and should utilize the new parking lot, Lot R, as well as Lots G, O, P, and H.

Lot A behind the Schroeder Family School of Business will resume as a Faculty/Staff lot only.  Commuter students will no longer be allowed to park in this area.

Thank you to everyone for your patience during these times of transition.



* Kyle Kiesel and Phil Plisky

Congratulations to Drs. Kyle Kiesel and Phil Plisky, faculty members in the Department of Physical Therapy, on publishing a study in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The study examines the use of a new approach to injury risk identification and intervention in U.S. military members. 

This study confirmed that by utilizing the software-based assessment Move2Perform, developed by Drs. Plisky and Kiesel, along with handheld input devices, testers can efficiently identify soldiers at risk of musculoskeletal injury and assign an intervention plan, at a time savings of well over 2,000 hours per brigade. The study also found that using the software saved 11.5 minutes per subject compared to manually assigning an intervention strategy and producing reports.

This is the first in a series of studies as part of two research grants in collaboration with researchers at U.S. Army-Baylor University. The grants are aimed at creating the technology needed to give U.S. Army soldiers instant feedback on their testing and so far have been successful. After soldiers perform a series of movements that test their motor control and dynamic balance, a computer will deliver their injury risk (normal, low, medium, or high) and provides education and exercises they should do to reduce that risk. 



* Men's Basketball Announces 2012-13 Season

After its best MVC finish in 13 years coupled with its third postseason berth in the last four seasons, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will look to build on that success in the 2012-13 campaign  where the squad is set to play at least 14 teams that advanced to postseason play last year.Evansville will play 31 regular-season games this season with 13 non-conference contests and a full slate of 18 Missouri Valley Conference games.  Of the 31 scheduled games, 20 will take place against postseason teams from 2011-12.

“We are very excited to get our season underway,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “It is great for our program to be able to play 20 of our games against postseason teams.  Our non-conference schedule will help to prepare us for the Valley, which will be as strong as ever this year.”

A trip to Notre Dame to play in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic officially opens the season on November 9.  The Aces play the Irish for the first time since December 6, 1992 where UND picked up a 76-70 victory.  Last year, the Irish fell to Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.  The tournament continues a week later in Evansville as the Aces will play three games over the course of three days.  Buffalo, Western Illinois and Yale (each a postseason team last year) make the trip to Evansville.  All four teams will play each other over the course of the event.

A tenuous stretch continues as just three days following the completion of the tournament, Evansville travels on a return trip to Tennessee Tech, who came to the Ford Center last December.  Alabama A&M will make the trek to UE on November 26 for its first meeting against the Aces.

In its Mountain West-MVC Challenge matchup this year, Evansville will travel to Fort Collins, Colo. to take on Colorado State.  The Rams rode a 20-12 mark into the NCAA’s, falling to Murray State in the opening round.  Following a December 5 home tilt against Miami (Ohio), Evansville will host the same Racers that toppled CSU in the tournament and went 31-2 last year. 

Non-conference play wraps up with home games against Alabama A&M and Oakland City before UE travels to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play Butler on December 22.

As always, MVC play will feature home and road contests against the other nine teams in the league.  Conference play is challenging from the start as the Aces begin league play on the road at defending MVC Tournament champion Creighton. 

Missouri State will mark the home conference opener on January 2 while the final game of the regular season will pit Evansville against Indiana State at the Ford Center.  This year’s Sears BracketBusters game, which will be played on the road, will take place on the weekend of February 22. 

Arch Madness is set to take place from March 7 through the 10th at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The exhibition schedule will be announced at a later date.

* Volleyball Travels to Morehead State Tournament

Purple Aces head coach Mike Swan and his squad return to former territory as Evansville will participate in the Morehead State Tournament this weekend.Swan coached at Morehead State from 1998-2002 prior to becoming the head coach for the University of Evansville in 2003.

Last weekend, the Aces traveled across the country to play in the Wildcat Classic on the campus of the University of Arizona.  The Aces fell to the host Wildcats in the opener, but quickly regrouped just a few hours later to register their first win over the season. 

Sophomore Ashley Ring and junior Katie Klages were recognized for their efforts out west by being named to the All-Tournament Team.  Ring averaged 15.33 kills per match, including a career-high of 19 in the win over Utah Valley State.  She also tallied 15 digs in that contest.  Klages showed her prowess on the defensive side of the court, notching 16 digs against Arizona before notching 22 in the win over Utah Valley State and 11 versus Cal State Northridge.

Morehead State enters the weekend with an 0-4 mark.  The Eagles opened the year at the Active Ankle Challenge in Louisville last weekend, falling to Penn State, Louisville and Western Kentucky.  MSU also fell to Xavier in its home opener on Tuesday.

Alabama A&M also comes into the tournament with an 0-4 record.  The Bulldogs went winless at the Belmont Invitational, falling to Belmont, TCU and Northern Colorado before falling in a sweep at Alabama on Tuesday.

The final opponent for the Aces will be Northern Kentucky.  The Norse are a perfect 4-0 in 2012, taking top honors in the Western Carolina Invitational.  They defeated St. Peter’s, Western Carolina and North Carolina A&T before winning a road contest at Wright State earlier this week.

Evansville opens the tournament at Noon on Friday against Alabama A&M before taking on Morehead State at 6 p.m.  They wrap up the tournament against the Norse at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  Following the tournament, the Aces will come back to the Carson Center for their home opener versus Murray State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


* Women's Soccer Takes to Road this Weekend

Fresh off of its first win of the season, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will be back on the road this weekend, taking on Belmont Friday evening before traveling to West Lafayette, Ind. to face Purdue on Sunday afternoon.Chaviel Harrison is coming off of a memorable week for UE.  In Friday’s home opener against Saint Louis, she broke the Aces record for career saves and followed that up by shutting out Murray State on Sunday by a 2-0 margin.  Her weekend was capped off on Tuesday as she was named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Week.

While Harrison got the job done in goal, it was the freshmen who got the ball rolling on the other side of the field.  Just over 24 minutes into the game, Kayle Smith registered her first career goal and less than two minutes later, fellow frosh Abby Springer assisted on Kristen Davis’ goal.

A visit to Nashville, Tenn. to face Belmont begins the weekend on Friday at 6 p.m.  The Bruins won their opening two games against Toledo and Union (Tenn.) before falling to Appalachian State on Sunday.  Belmont has been strong defensively, giving up just two goals over its first three games of the season.

Purdue has split its opening four games and enters the weekend at 2-2.  The Boilermakers began the year with wins over Toledo and Eastern Illinois before falling at Louisville and at home against Butler last weekend.  Purdue hosts Tennessee-Martin on Friday evening before facing Evansville on Sunday at 12 p.m. CT.

After its weekend trip, UE returns to Arad McCutchan Stadium on Friday, September 7 to take on Eastern Illinois at 3 p.m.


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