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Monday, February 25, 2013

What's Happening Today

* WUEV Radiothon Fund Drive this Week!

All this week, 91.5 F.M.-WUEV will be conducting a “Radiothon” to help kick off its 2013 Fund Drive at the University of Evansville.  WUEV will try to staff each hour this week with live deejays to take requests and help raise awareness of the 2013 Fund Drive.“We’re hoping to have a little fun this week, and help spread the word of what we are trying to do here at the radio station,” said WUEV General Manager Tom Benson.  “As a non-commercial station, we rely on private support to help drive what we do at the radio station, and to help support a learning environment for University of Evansville students at the station.

“The goal of the ‘Radiothon’ this week is to increase the awareness of our fund drive, which will help support equipment upgrades that are needed at the radio station.  We also want to connect with our listeners and thank them for being supportive of the station this week.”

Listeners and supporters can both make song requests, as well as make pledges to WUEV by contacting the radio station by phone at (812) 488-2020 this week.  Donations can also be made by visiting the newly redesigned wuev.org website.  WUEV will maintain its typical format for the most part during the “Radiothon,” with the only changes occurring between the hours of midnight and 8 am, where student deejays will be allowed to pick the format.

“Our deejays are really excited about this ‘Radiothon,’ as they get to have some creative freedom and are able to connect with our listeners more,” said Benson.  “The deejays were really the ones wanting to do this ‘Radiothon,’ and I am all for it.

“Hopefully, we will be able to reconnect better with our listeners this week, and also inform some people about how easy it is to support our radio station.  With the new website design, it is extremely easy, and every little bit of support we get really goes a long way for us.  We cannot thank our listeners and supporters enough for what they allow us to do at the radio station.”

* Students of AMF Call Out Meeting Is Today!

Have you recently lost a loved one? Is your friend or family member ill? Do your friends not understand? We do!  Students of AMF” is having a call-out meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:00 pm in Room 70 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Contact bw142@evansville.edu with any questions.

* Commencement Central Reminder

All May graduates should attend Commencement Central to finalize their graduation plans.  You can choose to either stop by Monday, Feb 25 from 4-7 p.m. upstairs in the Ridgway University Center OR Tuesday, Feb 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. just outside the UE Bookstore. It only takes a few minutes to complete your plans. During the event you will meet with the Registrar's Office, Alumni Office and Career Planning Office. You will also be able to purchase your cap and gown and/or graduation announcements if you so desire. The Jostens ring representative will be onsite Tuesday only and can discuss your class ring needs and any discounts she is offering during this event. This event is an easy process to make sure you are ready for graduation.  Participants will also be eligible for prizes on each day.

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: UE Orchestra Performs

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday evening, February 26, at 7:30.  The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas Overture, written for an 1839 performance in Leipzig of Victor Hugo’s play of the same name.  Flutist and Department graduate Kerri Kappler, 2012 winner of the Department’s Vukovich Concerto Competition, will then join the orchestra for a performance of Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.  In celebration of African American History Month, the orchestra will then conclude the concert with a performance of William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, the first and most popular of the five symphonies written by the noted African American composer and conductor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Congratulations to junior Kaitlin Emmert (violin) and seniors Joe Luegers (piano) and Jia Yu How (voice), this year’s winners of the Department’s Vukovich Concerto Competition.  Each of them will perform as soloist with the University Symphony Orchestra during the 2013-14 season of concerts.
 

* Bible Study on Wednesday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having Bible study on Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. in Room153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Building.

This week we will be discussing a variety of topics centered around the US Constitution and the Bible. Different political points of view, military service, etc will be some of the things discussed.

Anyone is welcome to attend and you can contact: Alexandra Statham (as509@evansville.edu) for more details.

* Lecture on 4000 Years of LGBT History

Join UE PRIDE as they host guest speaker Kelley Coures, a local polititian and the education chair of the Tri-State Alliance, to speak about LGBT History on Thursday, February 28 at 6 pm in Koch 100. The presentation will take us on a trip through time, exploring how LGBT issues have existed for over 4000 years, and can also earn you .25 Honors points!

* Tryouts for Master of Ceremonies for International Banquet

Calling all enthusiastic and funny people for Master of Ceremonies for the International Banquet on March 23. Tryouts will be on February 27 from 8-9:30 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Come with a sketch prepared. If you have any questions, contact gr36 or bb172.

* University of Evansville Sorority Community Celebrates International Badge Day

The Panhellenic Association at University of Evansville is celebrating International Badge Day Tuesday, February 26.

All sorority women on campus, collegians and alumni, are invited to wear their badge on Tuesday in celebration of our collective sisterhood. 

International Badge Day was established in 1997 by the National Panhellenic Conference to set aside a day or an event for women across the nation to wear their sorority badges or Greek letters in a celebration of sisterhood.

This year’s theme is: “Wear Your Letters on Your Heart.” National and international sorority groups are also participating in this annual event scheduled for March 4, 2013.  Due to the University of Evansville spring break schedule, we have chosen to celebrate early!

The Panhellenic Association is comprised of four inter/national sororities, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Phi Mu and Zeta Tau Alpha, and one local sorority, Delta Omega Zeta.  The sorority community at UE is over 400 women strong; boasts an average GPA of 3.35 and continually donate time to local service agencies.

About the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
NPC, one of the nation’s largest organizations advocating for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities present on more than 600 college campuses. For more information, including a complete list of NPC sororities, visit: www.npcwomen.org.

 

* Type 1 Diabetes Walk

The University of Evansville is sponsoring a team for the Walk for Juvenile Diabetes on May 18 at Holiday World. Our team would like to honor UE students, employees, and family members who have type 1 diabetes. Please let us know if you or a family member has type 1 diabetes. Also let us know if you would like to walk or help support our team. Email Lynn Penland lp22@evansville.edu or Amy Hall ah169@evansville.edu.

* Local Performance Ensemble "In the Mix" to Hold Workshop at UE

In the Mix, a local performance ensemble that includes UE Professor of Theatre Diane Brewer, invites community members to participate in the process of developing a performance that mixes music, dance, and spoken word.

The workshop will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Eykamp Hall 253. Working without a script, participants will physically explore ideas in the morning, rehearse them in the early afternoon, and end the day with a culminating performance.

The workshop is open to ages 14 and older and is free for all participants. E-mail inthemix@inthemixensemble.org to reserve a space in the workshop or a seat at the performance.

* Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series to Feature Douglas Miller

With generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the University of Evansville is pleased to feature Douglas Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, in the new Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series.

Miller will present a free, public lecture on his career and work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, 1935 Lincoln Avenue. Sixteen of his works will be on display in the gallery from February 22-March 1. In addition to pencil, ink, and acrylic, Miller’s works incorporate less traditional mediums such as mascara, crayon, correction fluid, and coffee.

Miller’s drawings have been exhibited in Louisville, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. Additionally, he does freelance illustrations as well as private and corporate commissions. In 2009, Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville. Recently, he received a national award from American Artist Drawing Magazine and was voted Best Visual Artist for two consecutive years in the LEO Weekly readers’ choice poll.

His artwork can be found in the collections of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science; the University of Louisville; the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering; and numerous private collections.

For more information on Miller’s lecture and the Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, please call the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Departments and Organizations - Sign Up for Family Weekend Events Now!

Family Weekend 2013 is set for September 27-29! If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/  or by e-mailing the information to: alumni@evansville.edu.  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams at 488-2900 or Donna Jones at 488-2586.  

Here are some of the activities already scheduled for Family Weekend:
Friday September 27
7- 9 p.m.
LEGGS, A philanthropic talent show where all proceeds are donated to Serious Fun Children’s Network Camps, by Phi Kappa Tau. Cost is $5.00.

Saturday, September 28
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tin City Archaeological Tours - join members of the ARCH340 Field Methods in Archaeology class for a free tour of an archaeological excavation

2:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert

7:00 p.m.
SAB Show - sponsored by the Student Activity Board

8:00 p.m.,
UE Parent Social


 

* Jostens Ring Day at UE Bookstore - February 26

The Jostens representative will be at the UE Bookstore on Tuesday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the entrance.  This will be the only visit during the year for the Jostens rep.  During this day Josten's will be offering up to 40% off on select college rings.  Women's rings start at $169 and men's at $189.  If you're looking to buy a college ring or just curious this is the perfect opportunity to place your order or get more information.  The offers are only good the day of the event.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

Info You Should Know

* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 20th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 29, 2013.  Please click here to download a nomination form or stop by Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center to pick up a nomination form from the Dean of Students Office.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500 or by e-mail at km306@evansville.edu

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 

* Writing Center Calendar Openings This Week

If you wish to visit the Writing Center for a paper that has an imminent deadline, you'll find ample openings in the calendar this week--before the Center closes for Spring Break. To make an appointment, just go to http://acelink.evansville.edu, click on "Areas," "Writing Center," "Writing Center Appointments," and "Create an Appointment." The Center will close at noon Friday, March 1, and reopen at noon Monday, March 11.

* Cowgill Award in Creative Writing

The Department of Creative Writing announces the Cowgill Award in Creative Writing in honor of Major and Mrs. George Cowgill

George and Mary Cowgill believed in the power of a good education and the potential freedom and opportunity higher education could provide.  Though he achieved much in his life, often through determination and a knack for being in the right place at the right time, Mr. Cowgill felt he could have achieved more if he had earned a college degree and instilled this belief in his sons.  Mrs. Cowgill taught English for many years and continued her own education, eventually becoming a high school guidance counselor, where she helped many students in their search for the right college.  A number of those students attended the University of Evansville, including her son Michael (BFA, creative writing, ’95).  In her retirement, she volunteered at St. Gerard, a high school for pregnant teenagers in St. Augustine, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill both worked hard and made sacrifices so their sons could attend college.  Though creative writing wasn’t their first choice of major, they supported Michael’s choice both at UE and later at the graduate level at George Mason University.  They were lifelong readers and considered writing an honorable profession.  Michael honors their spirit and memories with this gift to the Department of Creative Writing.
DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2013

(NOTE: ALL GRABILL/KLINGER FICTION ENTRIES ARE AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED FOR THE COWGILL AWARD)

One $1000 prize will be awarded for the best story

ELIGIBILITY:  Any UE Writing major or minor.

ENTRIES:  Maximum 15 pages of short fiction.

Format:  All entries are to be typed on one side of 8 ½ x 11 sheets, double-spaced.  Each is to have a title, and pages are to be numbered.  The writer’s name is not to appear on the work, but each submission is to have an attached (stapled) cover page (8 ½ x 11) listing: the genre (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay), the title, author, the UE ID number, class rank, and the name of any teacher who has read or heard the work.  PLEASE NOTE: NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RETURNED.

DEADLINE:  THEY MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013, AT 4:00 P.M.  No late manuscripts will be accepted.

DATE OF AWARD OF PRIZES:  Prizes for Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction will be awarded at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour on April 19 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp 253,  Ridgway University Center.  All are welcome to attend.

* Faculty and Administrators: It's time to make nominations for Outstanding Senior Service Awards!

Faculty and administrators are encouraged to nominate one or more seniors for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards.  One male and one female will be recognized at commencement.  There will be 10 finalists selected to attend a luncheon on May 1, 2013.  To nominate someone, please print a nomination/application form which can be found here or by contacting km306@evansville.edu.  Attach your signature to the bottom of the form and have the senior attach it to a summary of their contributions to the University.  Please turn nominations into the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students by Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  

* Want the Chance to Win $100?

The Office of Development wants to know what does philanthropy mean to you?  In one hundred words or less share what philanthropy means to you and the winning essay author will get $100.  All full time students are eligible and essays must be submitted by March 8th to Liz Riffert at EL37@evansville.edu. The winner will be announced at the start of Philanthropy Week on March 18th. 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: Book Review Digest

Looking for a review of  Dr. Dan Gahan’s book, The people's rising: Wexford, 1798?  Are you curious about Dr. Jennie Ebeling’s book, Women’s Lives in Biblical Times? Or do you need a book review of Dr. Dean Thomlison’s book Toward Interpersonal Dialogue?

Book Review Digest provides reviews for each of these titles. The database includes

·         over 2 million review citations from newspapers, popular magazines, and academic journals
·         over 270,000 full text reviews from more than 1,400 American, British, and Canadian periodicals
·         at least one substantial review excerpt for each book
·         coverage for nearly 80 years of the Digest

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4 or 2486) with comments or questions regarding Book Review Digest.

 

* Pi Gamma Mu Collecting New and Used Shoes

Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society for the Social Sciences, will be collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to providing shoes to those in need around the world.  Shoes of all styles and sizes are welcome!  Collection boxes will be located in Ridgway University Center, Koch Center, Graves Hall, Carson Center, and the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in SoBA 50.  Collection will run from Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 22nd.  Our goal is to collect 200 pairs!  If you have any questions, contact Mari Plikuhn at mp168@evansville.edu.

* Libraries Announce Spring Break Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Spring Break which begins on
March 1st and concludes on March 10th.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at 488.2376  or  wflouden@evansville.edu.

The Library Spring Break Hours are:
• Tuesday, March 5:           7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 6:     7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 7:         7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 8:              7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 9:          CLOSED
• Sunday, March 10:           3:00 p.m. - Midnight
• Monday, March 11:         Resume Regular Hours

* Financial Aid News for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Spring Semester

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold sessions in Hyde Hall, Room 126 on:
February 25  at 3:30 p.m.
April 11 at 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at 11:00 a.m.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

Athletics

* Balentine And Ryan Lead UE To Win At WSU

The Purple Aces men's basketball team took a 17-3 lead to open the game and never looked back, taking a 70-58 win over Wright State in BracketBusters action at the Nutter Center on Saturday afternoon."This is a great win for us, Wright State changed their defenses and our guys battled and battled," UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  "Our guys stepped up in a big way today."

Colt Ryan led the way for UE (16-13, 8-8 MVC) with 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting.  He also notched seven rebounds.  D.J. Balentine was right behind him with 18.  The freshman was 7-12 overall while knocking down four 3-pointers.

The game could not have started any better for UE as they scooted out to a 9-0 lead to begin the game.  After a pair of free throws and a Colt Ryan layup, Ned Cox drained the first trey of the game.  J.T. Yoho put WSU (18-10) on the board with a pair of free throws, but Evansville kept rolling as Egidijus Mockevicius had a put-back to make it a 13-2 lead at the 4-minute mark.

Evansville hit its first four shots while Wright State was 0-11 to begin the game with three turnovers.  The Aces continued to add to the lead before Jerran Young hit the first bucket of the game for the Raiders to make it a 17-5 game.

With Evansville up 21-7, Wright State made its move, hitting six out of seven shots to cut the gap to 21-16 as part of a 9-0 run.  D.J. Balentine put a quick end to that as he led an 8-0 rally, hitting a layup and two threes to put UE back up 29-16.  Once again, Wright State fought back with an 11-3 run to get back within five, but Evansville came back as Balentine hit another three with five seconds remaining to send UE to the half up 39-28. 

Yoho led everyone with 16 points in the first half while Balentine had 11.  The Aces shot 53.6% (15-28) while holding Wright State to 30.3%.

Wright State came out on fire to start the second half.  After Balentine opened up the second-half scoring, the Raiders posted 8 in a row thanks to a pair of threes as they cut the gap to five for the third time.  Evansville had the answer once again, hitting three buckets in a row to end the run.  Lewis Jones hit a pair of pivotal buckets in the run, which got him into double figures for the game.

Evansville would match its largest lead of 14 at 59-45 inside of seven minutes left but the Raiders would once again fail to give up.  They got back into single digits, but the potential dagger came at the 4-minute mark as Balentine connected on his fourth trey to give the Aces a 14-point advantage (64-50).  Six in a row by Colt Ryan put the icing on the cake as UE went up by 18 and would settle for the 70-58 win.

After ten years of BracketBusters play, the Aces finish with an even 5-5 mark.  UE finished with a 37-31 rebounding edge while outshooting WSU 50%-35.8%.

Leading the way for Wright State was Yoho, who notched 20 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.  Jerran Young tallied 11 while Kendall Griffin finished the day with 10.

Conference play resumes for UE on Wednesday as the Aces travel to Wichita State for a 7 p.m. game.  Next weekend, Evansville will wrap up the regular season next Saturday versus Indiana State with a 4 p.m. contest.

* Evansville Comes Up Just Short in 66-63 Loss at Missouri State

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team forced a late turnover and had an opportunity to tie the game with a last-second shot, but sophomore Kat Taylor’s half-court heave missed just left and Missouri State held on for a 66-63 win Saturday night at JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo.

Senior Samantha Heck led three Evansville (8-17, 6-8 MVC) players in double figures with 17 points, going 7-for-11 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point land.  Sophomore Mallory Ladd added 15 points and hauled in seven boards, while freshman Laura Friday scored a career-high 14 points and hit four of her eight three-point attempts.  Taylor pulled down a career-high eight rebounds to lead the Purple Aces on the glass.

UE scored the game’s first five points to grab the early lead, but Missouri State (14-13, 6-9 MVC) countered with an 8-2 run and led, 8-7, after a Kenzie Williams layup with 15:29 to play in the first half.

The Lady Bears continued to add to their lead, as a three-point play by Tyonna Snow highlighted a 10-0 MSU run and Williams put Missouri State in front, 23-12, at the 7:50 mark, after a steal and a layup, as the Lady Bears held Evansville without a field goal for over nine minutes.

With 4:40 remaining in the opening stanza, MSU built its lead to 16 at 31-15, but the Aces responded with a furious rally out of the final media timeout of the first half, hitting four three-pointers for a 12-0 run that cut Missouri State’s lead to just four at 31-27 with just over two minutes to play in the half.

Senior Meagan Collins knocked down a 10-foot jumper just before the halftime horn to make the score, 33-31, in favor of the Lady Bears heading into the locker room.

Heck put Evansville in front, 34-33,  by draining a three from the right wing on the first possession of the second half, but it was short lived, as MSU regained the lead at 38-36 on a Snow jumper with 16:28 remaining.

Just under four minutes later, Friday hit a trey from the left wing, before dishing out a pass to Ladd, who converted a layup to cap a 9-0 Aces’ run and give UE a 45-41 lead with 12:42 showing on the clock.

Friday connected on another long-rang shot at the 10:11 mark to give Evansville its largest lead at 50-45, but Missouri State once again had an answer and knotted the score, 51-51, on a free throw by Williams following a flagrant foul that was whistled against Taylor.

It was a back-and-forth contest over the last six minutes with each team grabbing the lead on a pair of occasions until Friday tied the game at 60-60 with her fourth triple of the game with 1:38 remaining.

The Lady Bears scored six of the game’s next seven points and appeared to have put the game away when Karly Buer sank a pair of free throws to give MSU a 66-61 lead with just 24.0 seconds to play.

However, Heck hit a long two to pull Evansville back within one possession with 2.9 ticks left and the Aces forced a turnover on MSU’s inbound attempt, before setting up Taylor’s desperation shot.

The Aces hit 11 of their 27 three-point attempts (40.7%), while Missouri State connected on just five of its 19 shots from long range (26.3%), but the Lady Bears owned the glass, outrebounding UE, 45-35, and scoring 17 second-chance points on 17 offensive rebounds.

MSU also controlled the paint, scoring 30 points inside the lane to Evansville’s 16.

Four players scored in double figures for Missouri State, including Williams, who led the Lady Bears with 17 points on a 7-for-19 shooting performance.  Buer added 15 points and Edie finished with 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Evansville will be back at the Ford Center for its next two games that will mark its final two home games of the year.  The Aces will host Northern Iowa Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., before hosting Bradley Sunday at 1 p.m. for its annual Senior Day.

* Aces Fall in Series Finale at No. 1 Arkansas

The University of Evansville baseball team was held to just three hits against top-ranked Arkansas Sunday afternoon at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., as the Razorbacks completed the sweep of the Purple Aces with a 10-2 win.

Evansville (1-5) starter Kyle Lloyd allowed four runs on eight hits in his 6.0 innings of work, notching three strikeouts around two walks and exited the game with UE trailing, 4-2, but Arkansas (7-1) broke open the game with a five-run seventh, recording six of its 16 hits in that frame.

“Unfortunately this was another game that got away from us on a big inning that was given up by our bullpen,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “Hopefully we are a better team by having come down here to Arkansas and playing in front of some big crowds.  Overall, it was a great experience for our guys and hopefully we will start seeing the rewards from it Tuesday at UT Martin.”

The Razorbacks plated a pair of runs in their first at-bat, getting an RBI single from Eric Fisher and added a run in the bottom of the fourth, when Jake Wise single home Brian Anderson to give Arkansas a 3-0 lead after four innings.

UE cut the lead to 4-2 in its half of the fifth, when senior Jason Hockemeyer scored on an RBI single by senior Chris Pearson and freshman Shain Showers delivered a sacrifice fly to center that allowed senior Andy Lasher to tag and score.

Jacob Mahan belted a solo homer for Arkansas in the bottom of the sixth to push the Razorbacks’ lead to 5-2, before freshman Phillip Diehl took over on the mound for Lloyd prior to Arkansas’ half of the seventh.  The Razorbacks wasted no time jumping on Diehl, scoring three runs on five hits, including a two-run single by Anderson that put Arkansas in front 8-2. 

With just one out in the inning, senior Josh Biggs replaced Diehl and got the final two outs, but not before the Razorbacks scored two more runs on a single to left by Wise for the final tallies of the game.

Lloyd (0-1) took the loss in his first decision of the year, while Arkansas starter Trey Killian (1-0) recorded his first collegiate win by going 4.2 innings and allowing just two unearned runs on two hits.

Arkansas’ bullpen was extremely effective against the Aces, as four Razorback relievers combined to allow just one hit over the last 4.1 innings.

UE will return to the diamond for a pair of midweek games against UT Martin and Vanderbilt.  Evansville will take on the Skyhawks Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in Martin, Tenn., before making the trip to Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 27,  for a 4 p.m. tilt with the nationally-ranked Commodores.

* Aces Win Third Straight, Top UT-Martin 6-1

Behind another stellar singles performance on Saturday night, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over UT-Martin on Saturday evening at the Tri-State Athletic Club.

Evansville earned its third win in a row to improve to 6-4 on the season.  In the last three outings, the Aces have won five out of six singles contests each time out.

The evening began with another doubles win as Marketa Trousilova and Natasha James took the win over Anna Marie Herbold and Ivon Simis, 8-2.  Kelsey Costales and Marina Moreno finished with an 8-4 win over Johanie Van Zyl and Katie McCall while Gaby Fifer and Emily Richardson finished the doubles sweep with a 9-8 tilt against Alice Laing and Anna Winkelmann.

James took the win at No. 1 flight with a pair of 6-2 tallies over Simic.  Trousilova saw her mark improve to 8-0 as she topped Herbold, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.  It marked her second victory in the second slot.  At No. 4, Moreno was victorious over Van Zyl, 6-0, 6-1 while Fifer defeated Laing in flight five, 6-3, 6-2. 

Richardson squeaked out a thrilling win in No. 6 as she defeated Silva in three sets (5-7, 6-1, 12-10).  Mina Milovic fell in the third spot to Winkelmann, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2.

Evansville will take to the road, beginning on March 5 when they face UNC Wilmington in Indianapolis.  Following that match, UE travels to Arkansas State on March 9.  The next home match is slated for April 3 versus Southern Illinois.
 

* Aces Softball Drops to Nebraska-Omaha in Two

Aces Softball Drops to Nebraska-Omaha in Two
Evansville ends the weekend with two losses to Nebraska-Omaha

JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Evansville softball team wrapped up its weekend at the Jackson State Tournament in Jackson, Miss. with back-to-back losses to Nebraska-Omaha.

The Aces’ offense was able to tally 10 hits on the day with three RBI’s and three runs.

Evansville will open up at home next while hosting their own tournament March 2-3 that features teams IUPUI, Austin Peay, and Cleveland State. The Aces’ first pitch will be against Cleveland State on March 2 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

Game 1: UE 1, Nebraska-Omaha 9
The Aces were able to strike first in the first inning with a ground out to third base by senior Kendall Kautz and an error that allowed freshman Kirsten O’Conner#to make it, 1-0, to lead Nebraska-Omaha.

After a scoreless second inning, the Mavericks answered back with a run of their own in the top of the third when a single allowed Nebraska-Omaha to even the score at 1-1. From there on out, Nebraska-Omaha caught fire and left the Aces scoreless in the next three innings.

The Mavericks were relentless in the fourth with four doubles, a triple, and a homer that tallied a five run stretch, putting them up on the Aces 6-1. Nebraska-Omaha expanded its lead in the fifth with a reach on an error and a single that left the Evansville trailing, 8-1.

Nebraska-Omaha was able to score off a single in the top of the sixth, making it a 9-1 game. Evansville was unable to get anything going with three ground outs that ended the game with a 9-1 win by Nebraska-Omaha.

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