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Friday, March 8, 2013

Upcoming Events

* Andiron Lecture Set for March 13

The next Andiron Lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. (Please note that the location of this lecture has changed - it will now be in the room to the right of the one that was originally announced.)

The speaker will be Matt Rowe. He will discuss "Architectural Styles of Evansville’s Riverside Historic District."

Rowe has been the executive director of the Reitz Home Museum since February 2011. A Newburgh native, he holds a BFA in art history from the University of Southern Indiana. He is the president of the Evansville Museum Contemporaries, an auxiliary fund-raising organization of the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, where he sits on the Board of Trustees and serves on the Executive Committee. A resident of the historic district, he has served on the board of Alhambra Theatre Inc. and is the president-elect of the Friends of Willard Library. He is also a member of the Public Art Commission.

In this lecture, Rowe, chair of the City of Evansville Historic Preservation Commission, will lead the audience through a virtual tour of his neighborhood, Evansville’s Riverside Historic District.  He will discuss the characteristics of various styles of nineteenth-century residential architecture, using examples from the downtown Evansville neighborhood where he lives and works.

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.

* OSA Luncheon Planned for March 12

The Office Staff Association Luncheon will be held March 12, in Eykamp 252 in Ridgway University Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Our guest speaker has changed. Jeff Chestnut, director of the UE Fitness Center, has agreed to educate the group on his the Rape Aggression Defense System. This program consists of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques for women. He will probably ask for volunteers. Dress appropriately. If you plan to attend please contact Kim Flener at kf129 or 2852. Let her know if you will be buying your lunch or bringing.

* "The Beauty of Engineering" Rescheduled for April 27

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) has rescheduled The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight originally slated for this Saturday, March 9. 

The workshop will now be held Saturday, April 27 on the University of Evansville campus. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group. 

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four activity stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise.

Advance registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” The new registration deadline is April 22.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

* Drum and Song Circle Planned for March 11

There will be a Drum & Song Circle on March 11 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251. (Please note - the time of this event has changed from the time listed in Flush Flash.)

All members of the campus community are invited to join University of Evansville’s Music Therapy Association in a fun evening!


Info You Should Know

* 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

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



* Men's Swimming and Diving Finish Day One

Day one of the Mid-American Conference Championships for the University of Evansville men’s swimming and diving team is in the books as nine events were completed on Thursday.

Scored from the 500 Yard Free, 200 Yard IM and the 50 Yard Free will be posted when they are available.

The top outing of the day for the Purple Aces came in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay as the quartet of Ashton Bishop, Phil Stevenson, Alex Seward and Kyle Tiemann placed fifth in the championship.  Their seed time of 1:26.38 was improved by over three seconds as the squad posted a 1:23.13 in the championship.

In the 400 Yard Medley Relay, Seward, Bishop along with Troy Burger and Christopher Weisheit took 7th place on the strength of a 3:26.07.

Championship heat action in the 50 Yard Freestyle saw the Aces post a pair of top 20 finishes, led by Bishop.  He took home a 19th-place finish with a time of 21.13.  He came in just ahead of Tiemann, who notched a 20th with a 21.19.

Action continues tomorrow with prelims slated to begin at 11 a.m. with finals beginning at 7 p.m.  For full information, a schedule of events and results, please go to

* Women's Basketball Falls in Overtime Thriller at Creighton

Senior Samantha Heck recorded her fifth double-double of the year and hit a step-back three to send the game into overtime, but the University of Evansville women’s basketball team fell to Creighton, 74-69, Thursday night at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb.

Heck led Evansville (8-20, 6-11 MVC) with 21 points and 13 rebounds, going 8-for-12 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free throw line.  Redshirt senior Chelsea Falkenstein added a season-high 16 points by hitting six of her seven shot attempts, including a 4-for-5 effort from long range.  Freshman Laura Friday also finished in double figures, scoring 11 points, knocking down four of her five shot attempts.

The Aces opened the game by scoring the first five points, but Creighton (22-6, 14-3 MVC) quickly countered with a 10-2 run that was capped by a Sarah Nelson three and led 10-7 with 16:15 to play in the first.

Falkenstein hit one of her four triples with 10:04 remaining in the opening half to put UE in front 15-12.

Heck banked in a layup with 39 seconds left in the half to push Evansville’s advantage to 26-22, but McKenzie Fujan hit a circus shot at the buzzer to cut the Aces’ lead to 26-24 at the break.

Sophomore Kat Taylor sank a pair of free throws to open the second half to put UE in front, 28-24, and senior Taylor Ware drained a three from the left corner to give Evansville a six-point lead at 33-27 with 15:50 to play.

The Bluejays responded with a 7-0 run that was capped by a steal and a layup by Carli Tritz to regain the lead at 34-33 at the 14:36 mark.  However, the Aces countered with a run of their own, as Falkenstein hit a pair of threes to put UE back in front, 40-34, with 12:31 remaining.

Heck gave Evansville its largest lead, 44-36, with 11:03 left in the contest, before CU tied the game with an 8-0 run that was capped by a Fujan three just under three minutes later.

With 7:47 remaining in regulation, Friday put the Aces back in front, 47-44, with a three from the left wing, but Creighton once again had an answer and grabbed a 49-48 advantage when Tritz nailed a triple with 4:35 to play.

Nelson capped a 10-2 Bluejay run to push CU’s margin to 54-50, but Evansville would score the next two baskets and knot the game at 54-54, when Falkenstein hit a 12-foot jumper from the baseline with 1:00 showing on the clock.

Marissa Janning hit her first three of the game with just 32 seconds left in regulation to put Creighton in front, 57-54, but Heck hit a clutch, game-tying step-back three of her own on the ensuing possession to retie the score with just 13 ticks left.

Nelson had a chance to win it for the Bluejays in regulation, but her three-point attempt caromed off the left side of the rim as time expired to send the game to an extra period.

Ware gave Evansville its first overtime lead by connecting on a three from the left corner, giving the Aces a 62-59 advantage just over a minute and a half into the extra stanza and Friday drained a three of her own to give UE a 65-59 lead at the 2:43 mark.

CU scored the next five points to pull within a point at 65-64 and tied the game with 1:22 remaining when Ally Jensen connected on a triple.  After an Evansville turnover, Creighton got a three from Nelson to grab a 70-67 advantage and was able to seal the win by hitting its free throws down the stretch.

Evansville shot 55.8 percent for the game (24-for-43), including a 71.4 percent clip in the second half (10-for-14), and outrebounded the Bluejays, 35-32, but CU grabbed 18 offensive rebounds for 16 second-chance points.

Creighton attempted a Missouri Valley Conference-record 44 three-pointers, hitting 13 of them for a 29.5 percent clip from long range.  In addition, the Bluejays went 9-for-10 from the free throw line and turned 24 UE turnovers into 33 points.

Evansville will wrap up its regular season with a 2:05 p.m. game Saturday afternoon at Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.

* UE Baseball Heads to Kennesaw State for Three-Game Set

The University of Evansville baseball team will continue its 2013 campaign with a trip to Kennesaw, Ga., this weekend for a three-game series with Kennesaw State.  The Purple Aces and Owls will kick off the series with a 5 p.m. game Friday and continue the set with a 2 p.m. contest Saturday, before wrapping up the series Sunday at 1 p.m.

Evansville (3-7) took two games of a three-game series with Milwaukee in its home-opening series last weekend by outscoring the Panthers, 24-9.  Senior Chris Pearson led the Aces offensively, going 6-for-12 with four RBI, while redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski extended his on-base streak to 28 games by finishing the series 5-for-13 at the plate with a double, a triple and four runs scored.

On the mound, all three UE starters notched quality starts with senior Kyle Lloyd and sophomore Kyle Freeland each earning a win.  Freeland allowed just one run on six hits in his seven-inning outing and struck out a season-high 10 batters, while walking just two.  Lloyd allowed three runs, two earned, in on eight hits in 6.0 innings of work, recording seven strikeouts.  Redshirt junior Sam Johns suffered the lone loss in the series despite allowing just two runs on five this in his 6.0 innings on the bump.

Evansville is hitting .269 as a team this year and scoring 4.6 runs per game.  The Aces have recorded 13 extra-base this, including nine doubles and are getting on base at a .365 clip with a .973 fielding percentage. On the base paths, UE has stolen eight bases in 10 chances.  Kaczmarski is one of three Evansville players hitting over .300 and leads the team with a .368 average, five doubles, three stolen bases and a .553 slugging percentage.  Pearson owns a .316 average with five RBI and redshirt junior Johnny Day is hitting .306 with two doubles, five RBI, six runs scored and is tied for the team lead with a .432 on-base percentage.

The Aces’ pitching staff has combined for a 5.68 ERA and opponents are hitting .286 against it.  Freeland leads the staff with a 2-1 record, 2.84 ERA and 19.0 innings of work.  The sophomore southpaw leads the Missouri Valley Conference with 23 strikeouts and has walked just three, while holding opposing hitters to a .240 average.  Lloyd owns a 1-1 record with a 3.18 ERA and is currently second in the MVC behind Freeland with 20 strikeouts and has issued just five free passes in his 17.0 innings on the mound.  Johns is 0-1 on the year with a 4.30 ERA and seven strikeouts in 14.2 innings.  Out of the bullpen, Jake Naumann has made four appearances and notched both of UE’s saves this season.

Kennesaw State (7-6) shut out Georgia Southern, 5-0, in a mid-week game Wednesday on its home field to snap a three-game losing streak.  Max Pentecost and Bo Way each tallied a pair of hits for the Owls in the win and four different players drove in runs for KSU.  Steve Janas earned the win on the mound, tossing 5.0 scoreless innings and allowing just two hits with five strikeouts.

Kennesaw State enters the weekend hitting .235 as a team and is averaging just under four runs per outing.  The Owls have posted a .312 on-base percentage, are fielding .963 as a squad and have stolen six bases in 10 chances.  Way owns a team-best .367 batting average and two triples, and is tied for the team lead with seven runs scored and a home run.  Alex Liquori is hitting .320 in his seven starts with three RBI, while Anthony Duran is hitting .258 with five runs scored and six RBI.  Kal Simmons leads KSU with three doubles and nine RBI, and is hitting .227.

The Kennesaw State pitching staff has posted a 3.00 ERA and is holding opposing hitters to a paltry .218 batting average.  Janas is 1-0 on the year with a perfect 0.00 ERA in his 10.0 innings of work, recording 10 strikeouts around just one walk, while holding opponents to a 1.18 batting average.  Kevin Kyle is 1-2 on the year with a 4.15 ERA in 17.1 innings on the hill with 15 strikeouts and Will Solomon has posted a 1-1 record in his three starts with a 4.72 ERA and 10 strikeouts.  Travis Dean has also made three starts for the Owls, going 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA.

This weekend’s series will mark the first-ever meeting between Evansville and Kennesaw State.  Following the series with the Owls, the Aces will open a six-game homestand with a mid-week game against Eastern Illinois Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY - LHP Cole Isom (0-2, 7.04 ERA) vs. RHP Travis Dean (1-2, 5.14 ERA)
SATURDAY - LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 2.84 ERA) vs. LHP Kevin Kyle (1-2, 4.15 ERA)
SUNDAY - RHP Kyle Lloyd (1-1, 3.18 ERA) vs. Will Solomon (1-1, 4.72 ERA)

* Colt Ryan Earns Second MVC Scholar Athlete Of The Year Award

For the second time in his illustrious career at the University of Evansville, senior Colt Ryan was named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year on Thursday afternoon.

Presented at the Coach of the Year Luncheon in downtown St. Louis, the award honors the student-athlete who best demonstrates ability on the court and in the classroom. 

Ryan is the third player to receive the award in back-to-back years since it began in 2001-02.  Kent Williams of Southern Illinois was the recipient the first two years while Neil Plank of Illinois State was the honoree in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

In 2008-09, former Ace Jason Holsinger became the first player from Evansville to be honored with the award.

Ryan has a 3.432 cumulative GPA in accounting.  In addition to earning first-team Scholar-Athlete honors, Ryan also earned first team all-MVC honors for the second-straight season, and was a second team honoree in 2011. He ranks second in the league in scoring (20.0 ppg), fourth in assists (4.1), and sixth in steals (1.6), while his .894 free throw percentage leads the Valley. Ryan is the Purple Aces' second all-time leading scorer, tallying 2,173 points so far in his storied career, which also ranks seventh in the Valley.

Ryan has tallied double-figures in his last 20 consecutive games, and since February 1, leads the Valley with an average of 25.6 points per game.


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