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Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Dinner and Discussion Tonight at the Newman Center

Everyone is welcome tonight for dinner and discussion at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Tonight will be a welcome to new students, with Newman Club seniors and peer ministry team members discussing what Newman has meant to them, as well as talking about plans for the year. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., with discussion at 6:00 p.m. The menu is enchiladas, so you won't want to miss it! Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at with any questions.

* Health Sceenings and Registration for Fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

The annual fall health screenings are in Eykamp 253, 254, 255 in Ridgway University Center on Monday, Sept. 10, 12:30 - 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 - 10:30 a.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.

Registration for the fall Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, Fall In Love With Fitness, is also in Eykamp Hall during the health screenings.

* 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

* I-House: Ecuador

Join us this week for I-House: Ecuador with Belen Robles. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this incredible country in South America, Wednesday at 7:00 the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!

* This Week in Music: A Recital and an Award

Consortium Instructor of Flute Shauna Thompson will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, September 11, at 7:30 p.m.  Accompanied by Professor of Music Anne Fiedler (piano), Thompson will perform a variety of works by female composers of the Modern Era, including Lili Boulanger (sister of Nadia), Thea Musgrave, and Jennifer Higdon.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to Consortium Instructor of Oboe Elizabeth Robertson, who recently received the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Artist of the Year award.  The award was presented last Thursday, September 6, at the annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Gala.  In addition to her work at UE, Robertson is also the principal oboe of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. 

* 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, 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!

* Price Is Right Planned for September 28

Delta Omega Zeta's The Price Is Right will be coming to campus on September 28, from 7-9 p.m. It will be located in Eykamp 251/252 in Ridgway University Center! If anyone is interested in participating as a contestant email Monica Lugo at  The price for being a contestant is $25. This will be due by September 20. Admission is $4 in advance (sold in Ridgway) and $5 at the door. Come enjoy the classic game of The Price Is Right with Delta Omega Zeta. The proceeds will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

* 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

* 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!

* 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!"


Info You Should Know

* 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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* Mark Cirino

Assistant Professor of English Mark Cirino has been invited by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP) to deliver a lecture based on his recent book. The EHFOP is devoted to celebrating Hemingway's life and work, with particular attention to his Oak Park, Ill., roots. Cirino's address will explore the depiction of executions in nineteenth-century literature and the way Hemingway's writing responded to it. The lecture is scheduled for November 1. For more information, see




* Jenkins Takes Second Win as Cross Country Races at EIU

 Kelby Jenkins and Cody Stein were at it again, each leading their respective teams as the UE Cross Country Teams raced at the Walt Crawford Open, which was hosted by Eastern Illinois University.Jenkins finished the 5K event in a time of 17:56.00 to take the win by eight seconds over Aftan Noon.  Southern Illinois had five of the top nine finishers in the race.  For the second-straight week, Elizabeth Kingshott was the second Aces to cross the stripe, placing tenth with a time of 18:37.39.

Lauren Zeabart took 13th place while Laurel Wolfe was 18th, Alyssa Moran came in 20th and Jacqueline Carlson wrapped up the day in 22nd.

As was the case in last week’s Mid-America Opener, Cody Stein led the way on the men’s side, wrapping up the 8K race in a time of 25:44.44 to take sixth place.  The Salukis of Southern Illinois paced the front of the field, taking the top four spots in the race.

Josh Genet reeled off another strong run, placing 8th with a 25:51.63.  Finishing behind him was Jon Ashby, who took 23rd on the strength of a 26:47.50.

In seven days, the teams will take to the course once again as they travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the Indiana Intercollegiate.  The first race is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.


* SEMO Sweeps Past Volleyball

Southeast Missouri State set the tone early on, taking a 25-9 win in the opening set to sweep past the University of Evansville volleyball team, 3-0, at the Active Ankle Challenge.Freshman Stephanie Cerino led the Aces with eight kills while Jenn Murphy had 15 assists.  On the defensive side, it was Katie Klages tallying 17 digs while Ashley Ring notched ten.  Leading the Redhawks was Colleen Yarber, who had 14 kills.  Julie Shives led everyone with 36 assists while SEMO had four players with double figures in digs.

SEMO dominated the first frame, scoring the opening three points before running away with a 25-9 win.  Up 16-7, the Redhawks utilized an 8-0 run to pull away for the win.  Three UE errors, coupled with a pair of Yarber kills, dominated the run.

Evansville put up a strong fight in the second set, which saw the Aces notch an early 2-0 lead thanks to kills by Ring and Cerino.  UE led by as many as three points at 7-4 as Hannah Wilson and Lauren Seyller notched kills, but SEMO fought back to an 8-8 tie. 

Fourteen ties ensued as the game would be tied up at 24-24.  SEMO had an opportunistic kill by Yarber before a UE error ended the set with the Redhawks taking a 26-24 victory.

The Redhawks put the finishing touch on the match with another dominant set, taking a 25-11 win.  Evansville stayed close, but a pair of SEMO runs put the game out of reach.  Down 10-7, the Aces allowed SEMO to score four consecutive points to take a 14-7 lead before 7-0 stretch by SEMO capped off the match.  Up 18-10, the Redhawks forced a pair of UE errors while recording four kills en route to the 25-11 win.

Should any Aces be named to the All-Tournament Team, will have an update as soon as it becomes available.  The team will be announced following tonight’s match between Saint Louis and South Florida.

The Aces will look to improve upon their 3-7 mark on Tuesday as they play host to Belmont on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Carson Center.

* Women's Soccer Falls at IPFW

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team took an early lead against IPFW Sunday afternoon in Ft. Wayne, Ind., but the Mastodons scored the final two goals of the match to prevail 2-1.

Abby Springer netted her first goal of the season midway through the first half, scoring in the 28th minute off an assist from Lauren Tiernan.  Springer received the pass from Tiernan and beat a diving keeper to put the Aces (1-6-0) up 1-0.

Keeper Simone Busby collected four first-half saves to preserve the lead heading into the locker room.

IPFW (2-3-0) netted the equalizer in the 58th minute on a goal by Sydney Hoareau.  Hoareau recorded her first goal of the year after heading in a corner kick service from Tylar Allison. 

Hoareau put the Mastodons up for good in the 77th minute by scoring her second goal of the match.  Rhea Proctor was credited with the assist on the eventual game-winner.

IPFW outshot the Aces 23-15 for the match, however the teams both teams recorded seven shots on goal. 

Aces keeper Chaviel Harrison suffered the loss in net, allowing two goals over the final 45 minutes.  Offensively, Springer led the UE offense with four shots, while Allie Arguello fired three.

Evansville will return to action Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Southeast Missouri State.  Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.

* Women's Golf Takes 14th in Opener

Freshman Paige Crafton wrapped up the Redbird Invitational with an 83 to finish in a tie for 31st place as the University of Evansville women’s golf team came in 14th place on Sunday afternoon.Crafton, who led UE after day one, wrapped up her first tournament with a three-round total of 239.  Finishing five strokes behind her was sophomore Cathy Doyle, who improved immensely following her opening round of 90.  Doyle bounced back with a 76 in Saturday’s second round before carding a 78 on Sunday to tie for 43rd.

Sydney Skiles notched an 86 in the final round en route to a 254 to place 69th.  Dana Hayden came in with a 261 while Kelly Lamarche notched a 268.

After finishing day one on top of the leaderboard, Toledo finished the job with a team score of 305 on Sunday to win the tournament by 13 strokes with a 915.  The Rockets’ score on Sunday was six shots better than anyone else.

Bowling Green took second place while Illinois State (930), Ball State (933) and Bradley (936) finished off the top five.

Katie Jean of Illinois State also led after day one on the individual side and capped off the tournament with a 1-over 73 to take the win by four shots over Allison Schultz of Toledo. 

Evansville will next be in action on Sept. 24 and 25 at the SIUE Intercollegiate in Edwardsville, Ill.

* Aces Set Preseason Schedule

For the first time in four years, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will square off against Southern Indiana in the Vectren Community Classic on Saturday, October 27 at the Ford Center.  The tip off time for the exhibition contest is still to be determined and will be announced at a later date.  Evansville will also face Illinois-Springfield in preseason action on November 3.The Vectren Community Classic will mark the first of two exhibitions for Evansville, who finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference last season while advancing to the postseason for the third time in four years to play in the CBI. 

Evansville returns 11 players from last year’s team, led by MVC First Team All-Conference guard Colt Ryan.  The Batesville, Ind. native averaged 20.5 points per game a season ago and looks to improve upon that in his final campaign at UE.  Ryan leads a senior class that also features Troy Taylor, Lewis Jones, Ned Cox, Andy Chinn and Brandon Williams.

USI posted a 24-7 mark last season before falling to Kentucky Wesleyan in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional.  The Screaming Eagles lost their top two scorers from last year; Brandon Hogg (16.5 PPG) and Isaac McClure (14.4 PPG) but return junior Lawrence Thomas, who scored 9.5 points per contest in his sophomore season.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Vectren Community Classic immediately by purchasing season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign or through a 5-pack.  Five-packs are available for just $58 for lower bowl tickets and $46 for the upper bowl.  Games featured in the package include USI (10/27), Murray State (12/8), Southern Illinois (1/5), Drake (2/10) and Creighton (2/16).  Season ticket sales will continue through September 28.

UE season ticket holders who have already purchased their tickets will have the opportunity to buy single tickets for the Vectren Community Classic beginning on Monday morning.  Lower bowl tickets are only $18 while seats in the upper bowl will be $14.  There are no discounts or special offers for the USI game.

Single game tickets for USI and all of the other home games on the 2012-13 schedule go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 1. 

To purchase tickets, please call (812) 488-ACES or visit the ticket office, which is located in the Carson Center on the UE campus. 


* Aces Top Bearcats

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team improved to a perfect 4-0-0 on the year by closing out the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic with a 2-0 win over visiting Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium.The Purple Aces controlled much of the action on the first half, applying pressure early and often, before taking a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.  Faik Hajderovic swung in a well-placed cross that found the head of Nate Opperman for the goal.

Each team fired four shots in the opening 45 minutes and UE keeper Eric Teppen made a pair of first-half saves to preserve the 1-0 advantage at the break.

In the second half, Evansville once again controlled the tempo, outshooting the Bearcats, 9-3, and earning a trio of corner kicks.

Hajderovic got on the score sheet for the second time when he doubled UE’s lead by finishing a long free kick service from Teppen.  Teppen’s perfectly placed kick from nearly 70 yards away took a high hop off the pitch and Hajderovic did the rest, beating the Bearcat keeper with a strong shot inside the far post.

In addition to the assist, Teppen made another save in the second half to give him three for the match and his first shutout of the season.  Mark Anthony Gonzalez led the Purple Aces offensively with five shots and Dylan Terry fired three.

Evansville had four players named to the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic All-Tournament team, as Hajderovic and Opperman were joined by Luis Enrico Romero and Defensive Player of the Tournament Patrick Hodges.

The Aces will look to stay perfect next weekend when they travel to St. Louis for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Billikens on Saturday, Sept. 15.



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