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Friday, September 7, 2012

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* Race for the Cure Paper Registration Due Today!

Paper registrations for the Race for the Cure are due by Sept 7 but you can register online until midnight on Sept 12. The Race occurs in downtown Evansville on Saturday, Sept. 22. Paper registrations can be found at the Fitness Center and follow this link to register online - . GO ACES!


* 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.


Upcoming Events

* New Disciple Bible Study: Invitation to the Old Testament

Reminder - the Department of Religious Life and Wesley Fellowship is 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 participate! Study begins Sunday, September 16 following University Worship Tailgate Party.

For more information, contact University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman at

* University Worship Goes Over-the-Top this Sunday in Neu Chapel

Think you know Vidor’s Toccata? How Great Thou Art?  Think again…and plan to attend University Worship this Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. in Neu Chapel! New music, new words of hope this week with student-led jazz ensemble, vocalists and percussion! 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, “Outcomes and Assessments.”  Donuts and coffee bar opens at 10:00 a.m.!

* UE Global Friends and Families - Families Needed!

The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services invites all employees, alumni, and members of the UE community to participate in a friendship program with international students!  "Families" of all kinds are welcome to join the UE Global Friends & Families program to learn more about an international student who is part of our UE family.  You will have the chance to get to know someone from another country, share more about American culture beyond campus life, and have the potential for a life-long friendship. 

If you are interested, please contact Lauren and Emily at or attend the interest session on Thursday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. Don't miss this opportunity to share a little Evansville hospitality and learn more about someone from another part of the world!

* First OSA Meeting Set for September 11

The Office Staff Association would like to invite all UE office administrative assistants to join for the academic year 2012-13. OSA meets on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for a luncheon with a guest speaker. For the first meeting, September 11, OSA will have a chicken dinner with chocolate cake. The staff will hear about UE’s Brand Promise from Lucy Himstedt and then add tranquility to the day with relaxing yoga instruction by Gayle Golike. If you would like to attend the luncheon, please send $8.75 to Kim Flener (SB130) or call 2852. Please turn in your reservations by Friday morning. If you decide to join, annual dues are $8 which can be given to Kim Flener as well.

* Investment Advisor Willie Schuette to Speak on September 10

Willie Schuette, an investment advisor, will be speaking to UE students at 4.00 p.m. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) on September 10.  The title of his presentation will be, “Savings Strategies to be a Millionaire When You Retire”. Schuette graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance. The event is open to public.

Schuette is an investment advisor at USA Financial Securities. His services and educational meetings have informed numerous people throughout the area regarding important personal wealth strategies such as identify goals and objectives, analyze investment portfolios and design asset accumulation programs and plan for other lifetime financial goals.  He is a noted speaker, educator, and financial consultant. 


* Healthy Lifestyle Challenge Registration Sept. 10 & 11

Sign up for the fall healthy lifestyle challenge September 10, 12:30 – 6 p.m., and September 11, 7 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 5 p.m., in Eykamp 253, 254, 255.  The fall challenge is activity based.  The complete packet is available on AceLink>Human Resources>Wellness>Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.  Any University employee or spouse may join.  Cash prizes of $50 gift cards are awarded to top finishers.   If HRA participants have not earned credit for the summer challenge, this is another opportunity to do so.

* Annual Employee Health Screening September 10 & 11

The fall health screening opportunity is September 10, 12:30 – 6 p.m., and September 11, 7 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.  Screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, 255.  A two hour fast is recommended.   Those insured through the HRA program will receive credit for their HRA account by attending.  If you already attended in June, you do not need to come to this screening.

The screenings are available to any University employee and spouse.  If you are in the HRA program, there is no charge.  If you are currently insured by Welborn Health Plans, even if not in the HRA program, there is not charge; other will be charged $20 payable in cash or a check to the University of Evansville.

Screenings include testing for cholesterol and blood sugar; blood pressure testing; height, weight, and body mass index calculation; and competition of a health risk appraisal form.  Health information on a variety of topics will be available.

* Get UP, Get MOVING UE!

Are you worried about gaining the freshman 15? Haven't visited the Fitness Center yet? Well let's start this semester off right by stopping by the Fitness Center Wednesday, September 12 from 4-5 p.m. You will have the opportunity to get involved in lots of activities: Wander Indiana, fitness classes, intramurals, Race for the Cure, and getting to know your cafe court. In addition, you will get to meet the staff and take a free tour of our facility. If you stop by the Fitness Center to pre-register you will have the chance to win some great door prizes!"

* "Jerry Baum: A British Experience" Opens September 10 in Melvin Peterson Gallery

The University of Evansville Friends of Art are proud to present “Jerry Baum: A British Experience,” featuring original watercolors by a popular Southwest Indiana artist. The exhibit will run from September 10-November 9 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, located on the corner of Lincoln and Weinbach avenues.

From London landmarks to countryside scenes, “Jerry Baum: A British Experience” will feature large watercolor paintings Baum produced from visits to England. The paintings, which have been on exhibit throughout the United States and Europe, are on loan to the Peterson Gallery from the Barning family’s private collection.

Baum has been a professional watercolor artist for over 55 years. He has held shows nationwide and in countries such as Bolivia and Germany, donating the proceeds from much of his work to religious, educational, and humanitarian causes. His work is featured in embassies around the world as well as notable private and corporate collections.

Baum was one of the founding members of the Watercolor U.S.A. juried exhibition and has taught workshops and master classes for the last 45 years in venues around the United States, including the University of Evansville.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open from noon-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. All exhibits are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please contact the University of Evansville Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* 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!

* Physical Therapy Club

If you are a physical therapy major, undergraduate or graduate student, now is the time to get involved in UE's Physical Therapy Club. The first club meeting is September 10, at 1 p.m. in Graves Hall 104. Club membership is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing physical therapy. Benefits of club membership include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to physical therapy students
• Free student newsletters and literature from the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) National Student Assembly
• Community and Campus Volunteer opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA sanctioned events
• Fellowship and mentoring from upperclassmen who have experienced the application process of getting into PT school
If you have any questions or would like more information before committing to a meeting, please contact club president Jenny Murphy at



Info You Should Know

* Chapel Choir Forming

Interested in participating in a vocal group at University Worship on Sunday mornings in Neu Chapel? Designed for the enjoyment of singing and worship, a new vocal group is forming under the leadership of music professor, Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz.  There will be an informational meeting this Sunday, September 9 at 11:45AM immediately following University Worship.  All interested are encouraged to attend or contact Ken Steinsultz at


* UE Green Project

UE student Ryan Bassemier was recently appointed the University Enhancement Chair, and is currently working on a proposal for the University called The UE Green Project.

The goals of the project include:

Increasing the participation of recycling at UE
To Improve the efficiency of the recycling program
To replace old containers, relocate current containers to better locations
To create new posters near recycling containers to encourage participation

Anyone with interest is encouraged to email him at

* Wanted - Student Callers to Work Fall Phonathon!

Fall Phonathon is looking for Student Callers.  If you love to brag about your school and have great communication skills, why not get paid for it?!  This position requires that you have at least 2 evenings available a week for 8 weeks. Training will be provided and there is no “cold calling.” Incentives are giving for exceptional work ethic and calling results.  Please call Jennifer Jacobs in Annual Giving at 812-488-2021 or email at if you are interested. 

* Muslim Students' Association

Are you interested in joining your first club/organization, but do not know where to start?

Start with the Muslim Students' Association!

The Muslim Students' Association at UE consists of a group of students dedicated to preserving and educating the general public about their Islamic heritage along with providing necessary services to the Muslim students of UE. We would also like to promote awareness of issues related to Islam and Muslims across the world.

Further Goals:
• To take appropriate steps for establishing unity among Muslims and non-Muslims
• To conduct social, cultural, religious, and educational activities in relation to Islam
• To promote friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims
• To present Islam to non-Muslims so as to help them understand its message and teachings

If you are interested in joining the MSA or have questions, email Kareem El-Khodary at

* Check Out Residence Life News

Check out the Residence Life E-News here:

Information and Upcoming Events
-Health and Safety Inspections start September 10
-Booze Clues
-Bridges out of Poverty
Get Links to:  
-The RSA Newsletter
-The Residence Life Handbook


* Keep Up-to-Date on What's Going On!

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* What UEL Can Do for YOU - Project Muse eBooks Collections

Need information about Alfred Hitchcock’s films?  Or what impact archaeologists can make on the world? Or how poetry and basketball coincide?  Project Muse eBooks can provide the details you need:  access digital copies of Hitchcock’s British Films, Archaeologists as Activists, or Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball.

Three subject collections of eBooks from Project Muse are now available online via UE Libraries.  Collections include over 500 titles from the subject areas of Archaeology & Anthropology, Film-Theatre-Performing Art, and Poetry-Fiction-Creative Non-Fiction. 

Project Muse eBooks are discoverable either from the ACE catalog or from the Project Muse database.  Questions?  Contact Kathy Bartelt ( for assistance.

* UE Race for the Cure

Join the University of Evansville's Race for the Cure Team! Paper registrations are due by Sept 7, register online until midnight on Sept 12. The Race occurs in downtown Evansville on Sat Sept 22. Paper registrations can be found at the Fitness Center and follow this link to register online. GO ACES!



* Men's Soccer Hosts Portland, Bradley and Cincinnati

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team will look to remain unbeaten this weekend when it welcomes Bradley, Cincinnati and Portland to McCutchan Stadium for the 2012 ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic.  The Purple Aces take on Portland Friday night at 7:30 p.m., before wrapping up the weekend with a 2:30 p.m. tilt Sunday afternoon against Cincinnati.Evansville brings a 3-0-0 record into the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic and received votes in a pair of national polls this week, after posting a 3-2 overtime victory at Georgia State last Saturday. 

Alex Kapsalis and Jesse Sharp lead the Aces offensively with four points each.  Sharp has scored a pair of goals on the season, including Saturday’s game-winner in Atlanta, Ga., while Kapsalis has tallied his points on a goal and two assists, including a three-point night against Lipscomb in the season opener

Eric Teppen has played all 280 minutes between the posts this season for UE, allowing just four goals for a 1.29 goals against average.  The sophomore keeper has made 11 saves on the year, including a six-save effort in his last outing at Georgia State.

Portland brings a 2-1-1 record into Friday’s contest with the Aces, after downing Cal State Fullerton, 4-0, last weekend.  The Pilots opened the season with a 4-0 loss against Cal State Bakersfield, before topping Cal State Bakersfield and earning a 1-1 tie against Wisconsin.  Steven Evans has been the top offensive threat for Portland this season with eight points on four goals and 18 shots.  Just Baarts has started all four goals between the posts for the Pilots and brings a 1.46 goals against average into Friday’s matchup.

Cincinnati stands at 1-3-0 on the 2012 campaign, suffering a 2-1 setback at No. 22 Xavier last Sunday.  The Bearcats opened the season with a 1-0 win over Drake in their season opener in St. Louis, Mo., before suffering losses to nationally-ranked Indiana and St. Francis (Pa.).  Cole DeNormandie leads Cincinnati with three points on a goal and an assist, while goalkeeper Taylor Hafling has played all 360 minutes in goal, notching 15 saves and recording 1.50 goals against average.

Friday’s meeting with Portland will mark just the second time the Aces have played the Pilots and Sunday’s meeting will be the first for UE against Cincinnati under current head coach Mike Jacobs.  The then-No. 19 Pilots won the first meeting during Jacobs’s tenure, 2-1, in Portland in 2010.

* UE Women's Soccer Hosts EIU

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will look to get back in the win column Friday afternoon, when it hosts Eastern Illinois for a 3 p.m. non-conference match at McCutchan Stadium and travels to Fort Wayne, Ind., Sunday afternoon for a Noon contest with in-state foe IPFW.The Purple Aces (1-4-0) suffered defeats to Belmont and Purdue last weekend, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Bruins in Nashville, Tenn., before falling to the Boilermakers, 4-0, in West Lafayette, Ind.

Kristen Davis and Kayla Smith have each netted a goal for UE and are tied for the team lead with two points.  Abby Springer has tallied a point, proving the lone assist for the Aces this season.  Goalkeeper Chaviel Harrison, Evansville’s all-time saves leader, has played all 446:36 between the posts and has already collected 29 saves in her senior campaign.  Harrison owns a 2.02 goals against average and a .744 save percentage.

Eastern Illinois brings a 1-4-0 record into Friday’s contest, after falling to Missouri Valley Conference member Indiana State, 1-0, last Friday in Terre Haute, Ind.  The Panthers have already been involved in three overtime matches in its first five games, dropping double-overtime decisions to Northern Iowa and Purdue, prior to knocking off Cleveland State in an extra period. Kristin Germann leads the EIU offensive with six points on three goals, while Caitlin Greene has found the back of the net twice for four points.  Goalkeeper Jessica Taldone has tallied 35 saves in just over 464 minutes and brings a 2.32 goals against average into Friday’s meeting.

IPFW stands at 1-3-0 on the season, earning a 2-1 victory over Indiana State in Terre Haute and dropping decisions to Butler, Toledo and Ball State.  The Mastodons have allowed just one goal in each of their first four contests, but have mustered just two goals offensively.  Erin Gill and Arianne Mason has combined for both goals, as each scored once against the Sycamores.  In goal, Sam Pavlika has tallied 14 saves on 18 shots and boasts an impressive 1.00 goals against average despite her 1-3 record.

The Purple Aces hold records of 1-1 against Eastern Illinois and 0-1 versus IPFW under current head coach Krista McKendree.  Last season, UE fell to the Mastodons, 1-0, at McCutchan Stadium.  Against EIU, the Aces claimed a 2-0 win during the 2009 season, before falling in overtime, 1-0, to the Panthers the following year.


* Cross Country Looks to Keep Momentum Going at EIU

 Following an extremely successful outing in the Mid-America Opener last weekend, the University of Evansville cross country teams have their sights set on the EIU Panther Open set for Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m.Junior Kelby Jenkins ran away from the field last weekend, winning the race by 16 seconds with a time of 14:40.44.  It marked her first collegiate victory.  In just her first race as a freshman, Elizabeth Kingshott placed third on the strength of a 15:09.00 in the 4K event.

The Aces had five runners finish in the top ten as Alyssa Moran, Nicole Kreuzman and Kirsten Perrey placed 7th, 9th and 10th, respectively.

On the men’s side, senior Cody Stein took home fourth place honors, which helped him garner MVC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors on Tuesday.  Stein finished in a time of 18:33.20 to lead UE.  Thirteen seconds behind him was Josh Genet, who took fifth place with a time of 18:46.75 while Andrew Barrett and Sam Mires completed the top ten.

Last season, UE ran in the event as the women finished fourth and the men took sixth.  Andrew Barrett finished seventh in the race out of 134 runners while the top finisher on the women’s side was Lauren Zeabart, who took 8th place.  Kelby Jenkins wrapped up the event in 9th.

* Volleyball Travels West to St. Louis

The Purple Aces volleyball team will travel a few hours west on Friday for what will be their final non-conference tournament of the season when they participate in the Active Ankle Challenge, which will be hosted by Saint Louis University.Evansville begins the event versus the host Billikens on Friday evening at 7 p.m. before facing the University of South Florida at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  The tournament will finish on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. when UE faces Southeast Missouri State.

Entering the weekend, UE sophomore Ashley Ring is the MVC leader with 3.96 kills per set.  She kept that going in Tuesday’s home opener against Murray State as she tallied 13 kills to go along with 10 digs.  Ring also notched five blocks (two solo) in the victory.  For her efforts thus far in 2012, Ring has been named to the All-Tournament squads in the Wildcat Classic along with last week’s Morehead State Tournament.

St. Louis enters the weekend with a 3-4 mark and has won three of its last four contests.  The Billikens opened the season with three-consecutive straight-set losses to Nebraska, Notre Dame and Santa Clara, before earning their first victory, a 3-1 win, against Valparaiso at the Active Ankle Challenge.  SLU then fell to Southern Illinois, before rebounding with wins over South Alabama and Bradley.

The Billikens have four players that have recorded 15 or more blocks, including Carly Marcum, who leads the team with 25.  Lindsey Dinkelacker has posted a team-high 64 kills to lead the SLU offensive attack.

Saturday’s schedule opens up against USF in the morning.  The Bulls enter play this weekend with a record of 2-4.  At their season-opening home tournament, USF fell to Wisconsin and Creighton before defeating UCF.  In last week’s NC State Invitational, the Bulls picked up a win over VCU while falling to North Carolina State and Kent State.

Southeast Missouri State stands at 4-3 on the season, after going 1-2 at the Milwaukee Invitational last weekend.  The Redhawks fell in straight sets to Western Michigan and host Milwaukee, and earned a straight-set victory over East Carolina.

Colleen Yarber leads SEMO with 75 kills to go along with 86 digs and five service aces.  Emily Coon and Taylor Masterson have been the defensive leaders for the Redhawks, combining for 46 blocks, including 12 solo blocks.

On Tuesday, the Aces will be back at the Carson Center as they will take on Belmont at 7 p.m. before beginning conference play next weekend.  Illinois State comes to town on Sept. 14 while Indiana State travels to the Carson Center the next day.


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