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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

* Jan Gunn Receives October Employee Excellence Award

The October 2012 Employee Excellence award has been presented to Jan Gunn, Student Loan Specialist in the Office of Financial Aid.

Since Jan came to work at UE in March 1973, she has devoted her time to helping students and their families with the student loan process.  Jan is known as an expert in the financial aid industry. She has been required to keep up with countless versions and evolutions of both federal and private loans over her tenure here. She spends many hours assisting both students and parents on the phone and through email, helping them with their questions and problems. She also will regularly call a lender or federal loan servicer and assist with straightening out an error or complex situation. Jan meets personally with all graduating students who leave UE to provide "exit counseling" on their Perkins and Nursing Loans and advises students of special opportunities to have their loans deferred or cancelled.

She is a true professional who has represented UE so well over her career.  Her enthusiasm is never wavering and she always gives her all. As one of the most seasoned employees at UE, her love for the University and sense of pride always shine through.  Jan is a key element to the overall success of the Office of Financial Aid.

Jan plans to retire at the end of October 2012.
 

* Think Outside the Lunch Box

UE’s faculty speaker series kicks off its third season this Thursday, October 4 at 12:00N at Old National Bank’s main branch in downtown Evansville. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor and director of UE’s Public Health Program will present, The Flu and You: What to Know and How to Prepare.

In 2009, when the H1N1 pandemic swept across the globe, the event dominated news headlines, and public health authorities urged Americans to get vaccinated against the virus. While the flu receives much less attention in a typical year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to one in five Americans contract the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized for flu-related complications.

Patel-Dovlatabadi’s presentation is timely with flu season fast approaching. She will present basic preparations for the flu and will discuss her research that finds that antibiotics are often misprescribed for the treatment of influenza, which contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance — a serious public health concern.

The UE community is encouraged to attend this public event. Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the bank lobby.

 

* Tobacco Task Force Seeks Your Input

The Tobacco Task Force has been charged with assessing the University of Evansville’s tobacco policies and with making recommendations about possible modifications of that policy.  As part of its work, the task force is seeking input from representatives of all constituencies on campus.

There are four ways for you to communicate to the task force. They hope to hear from you in person, but use the method that is most convenient for you.

1. Public forums –  Hyde 126
Thursday, October 4                         6:00–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16      10:45–11:45 a.m.

2. Listening posts (drop-in sessions) – Graves Hall 311

Thursday, October 4                             1:30–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 10         10:00–11:30 a.m.

3. Email comments – tobaccotaskforce@evansville.edu

Deadline:  Tuesday, October 16

4. Survey – to be distributed electronically and hard copy on October 10
Survey open:  October 10- October 16

Thank you for contributing to this important campus conversation.

Tobacco Task Force members: Tom Benson, Judith Caldwell, Mark Cirino, Larry Horn, Hannah Hudson, Mark Logel, Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, Phil Plisky, Brock Reneer, Paul Starcher, Valerie Stein, Michael Tessier, Karolina Toth, Linda White, Lynn Penland (chair).

 

What's Happening Today

* APA Style Writing Workshop at 6 PM Wednesday

If you're working on a research paper but struggling with APA style, come to the Student Writing Workshop in the Writing Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. In only 30 to 45 minutes, Writing Center Mentor Camille Burger will guide you through handling of sources and other APA specifications--and answer other APA questions you bring with you. You'll find the Writing Center in Room 253 of Clifford Memorial Library (entrance facing Koch Center).

* Jack Schriber Will Speak at Andiron Lecture on October 3

Jack Schriber will be the speaker at the University of Evansville Andiron Lecture on Wednesday, October 3, in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.  A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. Schriber’s topic will be “Communication:  It Seems So Easy, So Second Nature… Think Again!”

Schriber currently serves as supervisor of fine arts with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communications at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also active in the Evansville community, serving on a number of boards and committees. He has received several awards for his community involvement, including the Art Education Association of Indiana Outstanding Art Educator, the Mayor’s Art Award, the Leadership Evansville Distinguished Leader of the Year, and the Leadership Evansville Individual Achievement Award.

He earned his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from UE and holds a certificate in curriculum and development from Indiana University and a supervisor’s license from Indiana State University.  He has done course work at Cambridge University in England, at Columbia University in New York, and at the University of Southern Indiana.

Every day we communicate, at work, at home, and at play, and every day we are misunderstood, misinterpreted, and even seen as indifferent to and by others. This presentation will explore communication and will focus on the ideas of psychologists William Schutz and Abraham Maslow as they give us insights into the question “Why do we communicate?” Schriber will discuss the three basic models of interpersonal communication: linear, interactive, and transactional and will explain how each works and how to use them to strengthen interpersonal communication. His lecture will consider the principles of communication and how knowing and practicing them helps us to be better communicators. In closing, he will summarize the guidelines for interpersonal communication competence.

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

* Graduate School Events Planned for Wednesday, October 3

On Wednesday, October 3, the Center for Career Development is sponsoring two graduate school events - a Graduate School Fair and a Graduate School Forum!

The Graduate School Fair will be from 1-4 p.m. on the East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center) Registered schools:
Ball State University
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Indiana University
Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
Logan College of Chiropractic
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Purdue University
St. Thomas University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law
University of Southern Indiana
Valparaiso University Law School

The Graduate School Forum will be from 6:30-8 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Faculty, alumni, and admissions representatives will discuss topics relating to graduate school admissions, programs, and more. Confirmed panelists are:
Dr. Thomas W. Atkinson, Associate Dean of the Graduate School - Purdue University
Luke Bickel, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Rev. Becky Eberhart, Asst. VP for Enrollment Management, - Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Ashley Henke ’07, University Fellow/Research Assistant, Pursuing Master’s in Applied Communication - IUPUI
Annie Shackelford ’11, Pursuing Master of Social Work, - USI
Dr. Margaret Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Psychology -  UE
Dr. Barbara Williams, Director and Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program - USI

The hour long Q&A will be followed by a reception where students can talk to panelists informally. All students welcome!
 

Upcoming Events

* Seniors — Be a Part of the 2013 LinC

Seniors — be a part of the 2013 LinC! Make your yearbook senior portrait appointment before Fall Break. Call (812) 488–2846 to reserve a time or visit Student Publications, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center, Pictures will be taken the week of Oct. 15–19.

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

A TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, October 17 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Conversation Cafe on Thursday

Have you ever wondered what the big deal about Jesus is? Or why a loving God would allow so much suffering in the world? Come join Intervarsity Christian Fellowship as we discuss these and other questions you may have in an open question forum! We will be hosting Conversation Cafe this Thursday, October 4, in the Morton/Brentano Pit at 4:00 p.m. and in the Powell Lobby at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome regardless of your religious background

* Lecture on Graphic/Visual and Interaction Design

The Department of Art is pleased to host UE graduate Melissa Martin who will be giving a lecture on "The Intersection Between Graphic/Visual and Interaction Design" on Friday, October 5, at 10:00 a.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design in 2003. She has gone on to graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Melissa is currently working as a Senior Interaction Designer for Method in San Francisco, CA and has taught undergraduate and graduate design courses at the California College of the Arts. The community is welcome to attend.

* Crescent's October Issue to be Passed Out on Thursday

Crescent Magazine will be passing out the October issue on Thursday, October 4 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Just listen for the music outside Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, in Memorial Plaza, and outside Café Court! Find out more about Crescent Magazine and read previous issues online on the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/uecrescent.

 

* FREE Transportation to Tour the Indiana War Memorial Museum & Soldiers and Sailors Monument

The UE campus community and alumni are invited to Downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, October 13 for a private tour led by UE alum and Executive Director for the Indiana War Memorial, Stewart Goodwin, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret).  UE professor Dr. James MacLeod, WWI scholar, will also accompany the group to Downtown Indianapolis.  Transportation is FREE provided via chartered bus.   Space is limited to 47, so act fast.   Reserve your space by Friday, Oct.  5th. The trip is sponsored by the Honors Program and UE VETS student veterans organization (worth .5 Honors Points*).

Trip Details:
Departure:          Saturday, October 13, 7:00 a.m., Walnut Street in front of Ridgway University Center
Return:                Saturday, October 13, around 9:00 p.m.
Cost:                    Practically FREE!
• Deposit $20.00 for the bus – it will be returned if you go on the trip!
(cash or check payable to Honors Program)
• $2.00 if you want to ride the elevator to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
• $5.00 for an admission donation to the Indiana War Memorial Museum
• Plan to buy lunch or bring your own.

*Must tour the IWM museum to receive Honors points.

Reservations:
1. Bring your $20.00 bus deposit to Lesa Hofferth in the Physics Department, KC 238 by Friday, Oct. 5
(before 1:00 p.m. if possible).  Deposit returned once on the bus. Limited space, first-come-first-served.
2. Sign a trip waiver (See Lesa)

About the Indiana War Memorial Museum:
Gen. Goodwin will be our tour guide and provide interesting stories about museum acquisitions.  This magnificent building has three main floors. The main floor houses the names of all Hoosiers who participated in WW I and all Hoosiers killed or missing in action from WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. Among the interesting items on display is the commission plate of the battleship USS Indiana, numerous military firearms, a Korean War era helicopter, a Navy Terrier missile that can be armed with an atomic nuclear war head, and hundreds of other artifacts, photos and docs.

About the Soldiers and Sailors Monument:
Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. There are a number of art works either built into the Monument, or placed throughout the grounds. The Soldiers & Sailors Monument also features a Gift Shop and Observation Level. From the Observation Level, visitors have a 360 degree view of the city skyline from 275 feet up.

* Linguapalooza Set for October 4

The Department of Foreign Languages will be having its eighth annual Linguapalooza on Thursday, October 4.  Area high school students have been invited to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day. The last session will be an initiation to an additional foreign language:  Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Wolof.  Students will also take a tour of campus in their studied language.  Eleven area high schools are participating this year with a total of 108 students.  The schools are:  Tecumseh, Bosse, Castle, Mater Dei, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Harrison, North, Loogootee, Boonville, and Evansville Day.

* CECS to Offer Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

Beginning this fall, the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science will offer a review course for those preparing to take the 2013 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

The eight-hour FE exam, to be held April 13, 2013 in Hyde Hall on the UE campus, is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. It is typically the first step in the process to becoming a licensed professional engineer. 

The review class is taught by UE faculty members and offered only once a year. It covers information required for the exam, including mathematics, materials science, chemistry, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, probability and statistics, and engineering economics.

Most classes will take place on Thursday nights (with occasional Wednesdays) from 6:30-9 p.m. in UE’s Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Those who are reviewing for the civil engineering portion of the exam should plan to attend from October 18 to March 28; all other disciplines will attend classes through February 21. No classes will be held between November 28 and January 10.

The review class costs $100 for current UE students, $250 for non-UE college students, and $400 for the general public. Required texts will be provided in the fee.

The deadline to register for the review course is October 15. For more information or to register, please see Tina Newman or Liz Wannemuehler in KC 250 or call 812-488-2651.

Info You Should Know

* 2012-13 Telephone Directory Now Available on AceLink

The 2012-13 employee telephone directory is now available on AceLink. By clicking on the "Directory" tab, then the "Employee Directory" link, you can download a PDF of the directory and print a hard copy. As a reminder, the searchable UE campus directory on AceLink is powered by Datatel and is always up-to-date.

* From the Registrar's Office

Planning to graduate next fall or spring? Make sure you complete an Application for Degree card in the Registrar’s Office.

* Applications Now Available for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 at Harlaxton College

Applications and course information packets are now available at the Study Abroad Office, SB 261, for the Fall 2013 semester and Spring 2014 semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville.

A limited number of spots are also available for next semester, Spring 2013.

Information on the Five-Week Summer Session at Harlaxton will be available in the second half of October. 

Questions?  Please visit the Study Abroad Office.

* Bookstore Closed Saturday, October 6 for Fall Break

The UE Bookstore will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 6 during Fall Break.  The Bookstore will be open at its regular hours on Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Bookstore will also have regular store hours on October 8 and 9, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* I Heart UE Calendars

Do you have your I heart UE calendar? The nine-month, full color calendar is loaded with University affiliated events including athletics, greek life, theatre, career development, speaker series events, movie nights, university worship, student organizations, and much more. This calendar also highlights a bucket list of suggested things to do while at UE.  Don’t miss your chance to get one of these great calendars.  Supplies are limited so pick up your calendar today at the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations!

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is located in the Igelheart Building, which is on the corner of Rotherwood and Lincoln behind the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

* Fitness Center Fall Break Hours

Fitness Center Fall Break  hours will be

Friday October 5 – 6:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday October 6  - Closed
Sunday October 7 – Closed
Monday October 8 – 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. (No Fitness Classes)
Tuesday October 9 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (No Fitness Classes)

* Libraries Announces Autumn Recess Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for Autumn Recess. Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu .

Friday  October 5):         7:45 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.
Saturday  (October 6):    CLOSED
Sunday  (October 7):       CLOSED
Monday  (October 8):      7:45 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
Tuesday  (October 9):       Resume Regular Hours

Athletics

* Kelby Jenkins Named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Kelby Jenkins of the University of Evansville and Brian Dixon of Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week. Jenkins and Dixon were honored for their performance during the period of September 24-30.

Now in its 14th year of existence, The Valley’s Scholar-Athlete program honors its student-athletes for their athletic performance for a one-week period and academic success in the classroom.

A member of the Evansville women’s cross country team, Jenkins, a junior from Frankfort, Indiana, finished third of 337 runners at the Greater Louisville Classic in Kentucky on Saturday, September 29.

Jenkins, who has a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average in accounting, established a personal-best time in the 5K race, crossing the line in 17:54.

A member of the Southern Illinois men’s cross country team, Dixon, a junior from Springfield, Illinois, captured sixth individually at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, September 29, powering SIUC to a second-place finish among the 42-team field.

A two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week selection, Dixon, who has a 3.955 cumulative grade-point average in accounting, finished the 8K race in a time of 24:49 for his second-consecutive, top-five finish.

To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.

* Three Second-Half Goals Give Men's Soccer 3-0 Win at EIU

After a scoreless first half, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team scored three goals in a 15-minute span to earn a 3-0 victory over host Eastern Illinois Tuesday night at Lakeside Field in Charleston, Ill.  The win was the second-straight for UE, as well as its second-consecutive shutout.

Despite the Panthers (2-9) taking the first shot of the match less than one minute into the contest, the Aces (6-3) gained control in the early going, taking the next five shot attempts and forcing EIU defensive to make a pair of team saves in the early stages of the 15th minute.

Evansville continued to fire away, outshooting Eastern Illinois, 11-5, over the first 45 minutes and putting seven of its shots on target.  UE also held a 5-1 corner kick advantage at the break and did not allow any of EIU’s first half shots to reach goalkeeper Eric Teppen.

In the second half, the Aces began to convert on their chances, as Dylan Terry scored from close range in the 53rd minute off a pass from Jesse Sharp to put Evansville in front 1-0.

UE’s second goal came less than 12 minutes later, when Joel Craig found the back of the net for the first time this year by heading in a corner kick service from reining MVC Offensive Player of the Week Faik Hajderovic in the 64th minute.  The assist was Hajderovic’s team-leading fifth of the season.

Hajderovic got on the score sheet for the second time in the 67th minute, scoring on a shot from 22 yards out to seal the 3-0 victory for the Aces.  The goal was his fourth of the year and pushed his season point total to 13.

The shutout was the second of the season for Teppen, as he collected a trio of second-half saves.  Offensively, Evansville tallied a season-high 20 shots and eight corner kicks.  Eight Purple Aces attempted multiple shots with Craig, Terry and Mark Anthony Gonzalez leading the way with three each.

Evansville will return to action and look to run its winning streak to three games Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium, when it hosts Marshall for a 7 p.m. match.

* Volleyball Earns Sweep Over UT-Martin

Ashley Ring swung her way to a game-high 13 kills as the Purple Aces volleyball team took a 3-0 sweep over UT-Martin on Tuesday evening in the Carson Center.Ring hit .355 on the night for the Aces (7-12, 2-4 MVC) as she notched 13 kills while making just two errors.  She also recorded seven digs and three aces.  Hannah Ring tallied eight digs and eight kills while Katie Klages had 18 digs and Jenn Murphy had 18 assists.  Leading the way for the Skyhawks (6-12) was Lynsey Hazelwood, who had 11 kills.

Stephanie Cerino and Meaghan Holmes led Evansville in the first set.  The duo assisted in blocks in the opening three points as UE relled off the first five tallies.  UT-Martin would never recover from the start as the Aces won by a 25-17 margin.

Ashley Ring notched six kills to lead UE in the set, including the last two points to seal the victory.  She hit .462 in the frame, recording six kills on 13 attempts.

The Skyhawks kept it much closer in the second frame, scoring the first two points to take their first lead of the match.  Evansville fought back to tie it up at 4-4 following a pair of UTM errors.  Four more ties would ensue prior to the game being tied up at 13-all.  UE scored the next two before pulling away for a 25-19 victory.  Ring was solid again in the set, registering three kills.

UT-Martin had the upper hand in the third set, taking an early 8-2 lead as Hazelwood tallied three kills in the stretch.  Evansville fought right back, embarking on a 10-4 run as a Ring kill capped off the run to tie the score up at 12-12.

After the Skyhawks took a 13-12 lead, UE notched the next four points to take its first edge of the frame at 16-13.  UTM fought back to get within a point at 21-20, but a 4-2 run by UE finished off the sweep and a 25-22 victory.

The Aces outhit UTM, .239-.106 while notching nine team blocks and limiting the Skyhawks to four on the night.

A trip to Carbondale, Ill. awaits the Aces this weekend as they take on Southern Illinois on Friday at 7 p.m.  Evansville will not play at the Carson Center again until Oct. 19 when they square off against Missouri State.

* UE Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule

The University of Evansville baseball team will play 28 games on its home field at Braun Stadium this upcoming season, as head coach Wes Carroll announced the Purple Aces’ 2013 schedule Tuesday afternoon.

UE’s 56-game slate features matchups with seven 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, including College World Series qualifier Arkansas.  Evansville will also have contests against 12 teams that won 30 or more games last season, five of which reached or eclipsed the 40-win total.

The Aces open the season Friday, Feb. 15, in Little Rock, Ark., when they take on Arkansas-Little Rock for a three-game set, prior to a three-game series with the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 22-24.  UE’s early-season road trip continues with single games against UT Martin in Martin, Tenn., and NCAA Tournament qualifier Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

Evansville will play its first home game Friday, Mar. 1, when it opens a four-game set with visiting Milwaukee.  The Aces will then be on the road for a three-game series at Kennesaw State, Mar. 8-10, before returning home for nine-straight contests.

The first two games of the nine-game stint will be against Eastern Illinois (March 12) and Oakland City (Mar. 13), before Evansville welcomes in-state rival and NCAA Tournament qualifier Purdue, who won 45 games last season, to Braun Stadium for a three-game set (Mar. 15-17).  The Aces will close the homestand with a single game against Murray State (Mar. 19), prior to opening Missouri Valley Conference play against defending MVC Tournament Champion Creighton for a three-game series (Mar. 22-24).

UE will step out of conference play for a single game at Western Kentucky (Mar. 26), before returning to league action at Bradley for a three-game set in Peoria, Ill. (Mar. 29-31).  UT Martin will visit Braun Stadium for a single game (Apr. 2), before the Aces travel to NCAA Tournament qualifier Belmont for a non-conference matchup in Nashville, Tenn.

Evansville will continue the month of April by hosting MVC foe Southern Illinois for a three-game series (Apr. 5-7), prior to an in-state rivalry game with Indiana at Braun Stadium (Apr. 9), a single-game road tilt at Murray State (Apr. 10), a three-game home set with Xavier (Apr. 12-14) and a single home game with NCAA tournament qualifier Austin Peay (Apr. 16).

The MVC schedule continues for UE with a trip to Wichita, Kan., for a three-game series with Wichita State (Apr. 19-21), before it returns home for a conference series against NCAA Tournament qualifier Missouri State (Apr. 26-28).  Sandwiched between the two conference series with the Shockers and Bears, the Aces will be on the road for a single game with Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. (Apr. 24).

The Aces will open March with a game against crosstown rival Southern Indiana at Braun Stadium (May 1), marking the first meeting between UE and USI since 2010.  Following the game with the Screaming Eagles, Evansville will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for a series with defending MVC regular-season champion, NCAA Tournament qualifier and 41-game winner Indiana State (May 3-5) and host SIU Edwardsville for a single game (May 8), before wrapping up Valley play with a set at Illinois State (May 10-12).

UE’s final two regular-season games will feature single-game contests with Western Kentucky at home (May 14) and a road tilt with SIU Edwardsville (May 15).

The 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship will be hosted by Illinois State (May 21-25) at Duffy Bass Field in Normal, Ill.

* Busby Garners MVC Goalkeeper of the Week Honor

University of Evansville freshman goalkeeper Simone Busby was named the Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for her efforts in Evansville’s 0-0 draw with Missouri State on Sunday, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Busby posted nine saves in the scoreless draw, including four in the second half, to preserve a tie for the Purple Aces and keep them unbeaten in conference play.  The shutout was the second for Busby this season, as she is now 1-0-3 in her first five collegiate starts and leads the Valley with a 0.37 goals against average and .935 save percentage.

The freshman goalkeeper is the third Evansville player to earn MVC Player of the Week honors in the last two weeks, as Taylor Brand and Abby Springer were named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week last Tuesday.

UE will return to the pitch Sunday, Oct. 7, when it continues league play at Drake.  The Aces and Bulldogs, who are currently in a three-way tie atop the league standings, are slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff from the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines, Iowa.
 

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