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Monday, March 18, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Tonight at the Newman Center: Daniel, Revelation, and the End Times

Newman Center intern Daniel Phillips, a seminarian at St. Meinrad, will be leading discussion at Newman this evening on the books of Daniel and Revelation, and what the Catholic Church teaches about the End Times. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. - tonight's meal is shepherd's pie! - with the discussion going from about 6:00-7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mike at mr201 with any questions.

* Opening Reception for Student Art Exhibition

Featuring 90 works from 44 student artists, the University of Evansville Department of Art's annual Student Art Exhibition is now open in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. An opening reception will take place from 5-6 p.m. Monday, March 18, during which time award winners will be announced. The show will run through Friday, April 5, and visitors to the gallery are invited to cast a vote for the People's Choice Award — the student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition will be declared the winner.

The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* University Of Evansville Theatre Opens Crimes of The Heart in The May Studio Theatre

The Department of Theatre opens Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley, on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the May Studio Theatre. The show will continue with performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 16, 18, 19, and 20, and at 2:00 p.m. on March 17. This 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a poignant snapshot of sibling rivalry set in a small Southern town. The three eccentric Magrath sisters humorously tackle issues of abandonment, adultery, and racial injustice in this dark comedy.

Collin Matthew Jones, a senior theatre generalist from New Albany, Ind., directs the play. The Magrath sisters are played by juniors Kelsey Miller; Olivia Shrum; and sophomore Logan Elizabeth Hardy. The cast also features performances from senior Aaron Fentress; juniors Ross DeWitt; and Katherine Nykanen.

The all-student creative team for Crimes of the Heart includes scenic design by junior Sarah Dory; lighting design by junior Jenna Dabkowski; costume design by junior Moriah James; and sound design by sophomore Alexis Richards. The play’s Technical Director is senior Mollie Hamilton and the Stage Manager is junior Rebekah Carriere.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12 pm on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited. For reservations, call the ticket office at 812/488-2031.

* Today Is the Start of UE's Philanthropy Week!

Today marks the start of UE’s annual Philanthropy Week!  As part of Philanthropy Week students can demonstrate the very real impact of gifts to UE by writing a thank you note to donors.  Donors support the things that make four years at UE such an enriching experience and gifts to the Annual Fund are really gifts to the students.  Students may stop by the Philanthropy Week table set-up in Ridgway from 11 am-1 pm and write a quick note of thanks.

* Recyclemania - New Challenge!

Alcoa Warrick Operations has challenged UE, USI and Ivy Tech in a local Recyclemania contest and will provide a cash prize of $1,500 to whichever school improves the most in the second half of the challenge (March 3–30).  In addition to the local grant, the winner in the competition will also get a traveling trophy, created by a local artist from crushed aluminum cans.  UE, we can do this!  There are 18 days left - let’s make sure we are recycling the following items:
• Office paper
• Cardboard
• Newspapers
• Magazines
• Cereal boxes, beverage and soda cases
• Books
• Aluminum cans (rinsed out, empty)
• Plastic: (rinsed out, empty) with #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 in the recycle symbol on the container, such as:  Milk containers; Water bottles; Shampoo bottles; Laundry detergent containers; and Margarine containers

If you’ve got questions, call ext. 2697 or email js652.

* PRIDE Religion Sexuality Panel on March 18

Come join PRIDE at their Religion Sexuality Panel on Monday March18 at 7 pm in KC 100. This event will be worth 0.25 honors credit and hopefully will prove to be an enriching experience to all those interested in learning more about the views of sexuality from different religions.

* Get Tickets Now for International Banquet and Variety Show

The University of Evansville's International Club would like to invite everyone to its 37th Annual International Banquet & Variety Show. Don't miss the opportunity to try international food and enjoy a variety of performances. So mark your calendars and come to Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center on Saturday, March 23, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students in advance and $8 at the door. Adult tickets are $12 for singles, $20 for couples and free for children under the age of 8! Semi-formal attire is recommended and profits go to charity. Tickets are available now at the International Office, Ridgway 2nd Floor. You can also purchase your ticket at Ridgway Lobby on the following dates;

Tuesday, March 19 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Thursday, March 21 - 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Friday, March 22 - 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Hurry and get your ticket before they are sold out!

 

* Red Bus Project Coming to UE

Student Christian Fellowship will host the Red Bus Project on March 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sesquicentennial Oval. The Red Bus is an English double-decker bus turned mobile thrift store where students can donate used clothing and purchase clothing donated by others. All proceeds go to Show Hope which helps financially with adopting orphans.

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Eykamp Quartet Performs

The Eykamp String Quartet, the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.  Quartet members include violinist Tim Kantor, Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; violinist Sun Hye Oh, the EPO’s Associate Concertmaster; violist Rose Wollman, Principal Violist of the EPO; and EPO Principal Cellist Schuyler Slack.  The program will include works by Beethoven, Antonín Dvo?ák, and American composer Samuel Barber.  The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

The UE Piano Series continues its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by visiting artist Angela Park.  A native of London, Ontario, Park has established herself as one of Canada’s leading young musicians.  She began her career at the age of three, and she later became the youngest Gold Medal winner at the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music.  She has since received numerous other awards and honors, and her versatility as both a soloist and chamber music player has led to significant success in North America, Europe, and Japan.  Park has collaborated with a number of internationally distinguished artists and is a founding member of Made In Canada, an award-winning ensemble that received the CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award in 2006. Lee’s UE recital will feature Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata, Chopin’s Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60, and Book One of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage.  Feneral admission is $15; students $5; and UE students free.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues its season in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday night, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Jordan Dodson.  Dodson holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the Manhattan School of Music and is active as a soloist and chamber musician, both in the United States and abroad.  He has won a number of prizes in national and international competitions, and in the fall of 2011, Dodson was one of two guitarists selected to inaugurate a new program in classical guitar at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  Dodson’s UE performance will include works ranging from Bach to the contemporary American composer Paul Lansky.  This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.

Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson will offer a Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday evening, March 24, at 7:00 p.m.  The performance will include a transcription of Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, originally for solo violin, as well as works by modern American composers Bob Becker and Maurice Wright and French composer Eric Sammut.  The evening will conclude with a performance of Erickson’s own arrangement, Crazy Excerpts:Percussion. The recital is free and open to the public.
 

* Ace Advocates Raising Money for KIVA Organization

Ace Advocates is sponsoring a competition between different organizations to see who can raise the most money as a donation to the organization KIVA. KIVA is an online microfinance loan program, and by everyone donating just a dollar, we can help provide economic opportunities to entrepreneurs and people in need in countries all over the world.
The competition is already on and runs to March 22.  Ace Advocates will be collecting money at a Ridgway University Center table on March 19 and 21 during lunch and dinner.  Any club or organization at the University of Evansville may compete. The team to raise the most money will receive campus-wide recognition and a trophy for their organization, as a token for their efforts to help people around the world.  After the first week, a total of $69 has been raised.  Tied for first place is both Powell Hall and College Democrats with $16 while DOZ is in third with $9.35 so far.
For more information, email Nick Joyner (nj35).

* Todsapon Thananatthanachon to Speak at CNS Meeting on Tuesday

Dr. Thananatthanachon will be presenting his research on the  "Synthesis and Catalysis of Transition-Metal Pincer Compounds in Transfer Hydrogenation of Benzaldehyde" at the CNS meeting on March 19 at 6:00 pm in Room 204 in Hyde Hall. Bring your dinner and come join the fun!

 

* Battle of the Bands Set for this Saturday

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia's annual  Battle of the bands Competition is this Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall. Student bands from the University of Evansville will compete to win the vote of the crowd and a panel of judges comprised of local music professionals. The house band of Phi Mu Alpha will be playing a set as a halftime show. The event is free to all University of Evansville Students with a student ID, and $5 to the public. Tickets are sold at the door and are used to cast audience vote for favorite band.

 

 

* Venturing Crew Needs Your Help!

The UE Venturing Crew is currently working on a fundraising event in an effort to continue the multiple amazing camping trips and to widen our gear inventory. We will be helping the local Tri-State Hunter Retriever Club on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th with a competition at the local Campbell Conservation facility. The job would be to operate large slingshots and launch dead ducks for hunting dogs to retrieve. For more information, or to sign up to help, please contact Bryan Bennett at bb190.

* GWS Brown Bag Speaker: Brianna McLaughlin & Home of the Friendless

The Gender & Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series is hosting its second speaker on Tuesday, March 19. Brianna McLaughlin will be presenting "Home of the Friendless:  Untold Stories of 19th Century Evansville Women" in Hyde 5B from 12:20-1 pm. Bring your lunch and hear Brianna discuss her research about the Vanderburgh County Christian Home, a 19th century women's home/shelter.  Light refreshments will be offered.

* Dedication of Art Donated by Virginia Schroeder H'92

Please join us Thursday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Hall for a dedication of art donated by Virginia Schroeder H’92. Ginny is a long-time supporter of UE and has made this donation in honor of President Tom and Dr. Sharon Kazee. The painting depicts Harlaxton College and the artist is Kathryn Waters. Please come out and thank Ginny Schroeder for her gift and support of UE.

* World Bank Senior Economist to Speak at UE on March 19

Dr. Furrakh Iqbal, World Bank senior economist, will be speaking to UE students via international video conferencing  at 8.00 a.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in Schroeder Family School of Business Building on March 19. The title of his presentation is, "The Role of the World Bank in International Development ".  Dr. Iqbal received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his PhD from Yale University in economics. He has been associated with the World Bank (Washington DC)  for the last 30 years. Currently he is assigned to a project in the Middle East. Dr. Iqbal graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance. The event is open to public.

* History Spring Lecture to Feature Harlaxton College's David Green

This year’s History Department Spring Lecture will feature Dr. David Green, Lecturer in History and British Studies at Harlaxton College. The event is free and open to the public, and faculty, staff, students and the campus community are invited to attend. The lecture, titled "The English Empire in the Later Middle Ages," will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in Eykamp Hall, Room 251A. 

This speaking engagement represents in integral part of Dr. Green’s on-going research program which explores ‘colonial’ practices and attitudes at work in the dominions of the later medieval English monarchy (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Gascony, and Normandy).

By March 2013 Dr. Green will have published four articles in international peer-reviewed journals and essay collections, including the Journal of British Studies and the Journal of Historical Sociology. Another important element in this project is a major international conference (the Harlaxton Medieval Symposium) which Dr. Green will convene alongside colleagues from the universities of York and East Anglia (both in the U.K.). Together these scholarly activities form an innovative research program which examines, through a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, a period of fundamental change in the construction of the English nation.

Dr. Green’s research trajectory and findings have been shaped, in part, by the core course in British Studies required of all students at Harlaxton College with its focus on the construction of the British nation, its identity, and the relationships between its component parts. Accordingly, research from this program will be used to inform the teaching of this course, particularly the recently developed Honors section, which will sustain and enrich the curricular and co-curricular experience of UE students at Harlaxton in accordance with the university’s Strategic Plan Core Goal 1.

Info You Should Know

* Libraries Announce Easter Break Schedule

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Easter Recess which begins on March 29 and concludes on March 31.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu.
                  
• Thursday, March 28:     7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 29:          CLOSED
• Saturday, March 30:      CLOSED
• Sunday, March 31:         CLOSED
• Monday, April 1:            Resume Regular Hours

* Sodexo Welcomes Your Feedback

Sodexo is currently running our Spring Semester Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey is open to all members of campus and should only take about 5 minutes to complete. In exchange for your time, you will be entered to win an Outdoor Fun Prize Pack consisting of 2 folding camp chairs, t-shirts, beverages from Pepsi & Coke, and a portable MP3 player speaker. To access the survey visit http://vcil.cc/8sx1grp. The link will be open through March 20.

* Residence Hall Room Selection Process

Students who are interested in living in their same residence hall for next year can select an open room in their current residence hall on the following nights from 9:30–10:30 p.m. Sign-ups will take place at your hall's RA office.

Thursday March 14 – Rising Seniors (students with 75+ credit hours)
Sunday March 17 – Rising Juniors (students with 44 – 74 credit hours)
Monday March 18 – Rising Sophomores (students with up to 43 credit hours)

Interested students should have their 2013-14 housing contract submitted through WebAdvisor prior to selecting a room.

Additional information about the residence hall selection process can be found on the Residence Life website.

* Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship Proposals Now Being Accepted

Attention faculty:  Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship proposals are now being accepted.  Up to $15,000 in grants can be awarded by the Alumni Association each year.  The online application form can be found on Acelink under the Academic Affairs area.  Completed proposals are due Monday, April 1.  Questions?  Contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586. 

* Graduation Regalia and Announcements

This is a reminder to all May graduates that if you still need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements you should stop by the UE Bookstore at your earliest convenience.

If you are a Masters or Doctoral graduate it is especially important that you contact the Bookstore if you have not already ordered your Cap, Gown and Hood.  Masters and Doctoral garments have to be ordered custom for each person and take longer to receive.  Bachelor cap and gowns are usually in stock in the Bookstore but Bachelor graduates should purchase their cap and gown soon to insure that the appropriate size is available. 

Graduation Announcements should be ordered at least one month prior to graduation to insure graduates have enough time to get them mailed. 

If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.   

* 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. 

* 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.  

Congratulations

* Heidi Strobel Elected to Reitz Home Museum Board

Heidi Strobel, associate professor of art history, has been elected to the Board of the Reitz Home Museum.

* Benjamin Ollestad

Benjamin Ollestad, senior Archaeology and Sociology- Anthropology specialization double major, was presented with the inaugural Hanns G. Pieper Sociology and Criminal Justice Senior Research Award. Ollestad's research, entitled "Infidelity among College Students" was selected from a competitive field of senior research projects from Sociology and Criminal Justice majors. This award is named in honor of Dr. Hanns G. Pieper, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, for his dedication to promoting independent student research in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

* Society for Social Research Members

The Society for Social Research, established to advance social science research at the University of Evansville, welcomed 12 new members who met grade qualifications and major requirements: Sarah Spalding, Allana Chittick, Sarah Malik, Kaitlyn Bond, Kelsey Costales, Lauren Flinn, Max Gross, Jenna Koschmeder, Janice Mann, Benjamin Ollestad, Kayla Parshall, and Stephanie Underhill.

* Dale Edwards

Dale Edwards, Professor of Biology, recently had a paper accepted in the Journal of Parasitology. The article “Patterns of species richness among Unionicola spp. (Acari: Unionicolidae) inhabiting freshwater mussels of North America” will appear in the next issue of the Journal. The paper was co-authored by Malcolm Vidrine, a world-renowned water mite systematist from Louisiana State University at Eunice.

Athletics

* Aces Softball Falls to Creighton, 6-4

As the three-game series with Creighton came to an end, Evansville was defeated by the Bluejays, 6-4, as the Aces are now 1-2 in conference play.

Sophomore Victoria Dellorto led the offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate while notching two RBIs and one run. Senior Halie Malone went 1-for-3 at bat as she tallied one double for the Aces.

UE will be back in action on Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, to host conference opponent Drake at Cooper Stadium in a three-game series. Monday will kick off a doubleheader against the Bulldogs as first pitch will be at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Game Recap: Creighton 6, UE 4
Evansville got an early lead in the bottom of the first inning as they scored three runs after an error and a single by Dellorto that put the Aces up, 3-0.

The Bluejays came back in the top of the third frame after a home run by Creighton’s Amy Baker tied the score, 3-3, as well as tied a Missouri Valley Conference record in career home runs at 52.

Creighton continued to score in the sixth after a pair of errors and a ground out to the pitcher drove in three runs, making it a 6-3 game.

After an error by Creighton, the Aces were able to score in the bottom of the sixth inning, making it 6-4.

The Aces were not able to get anything going in the seventh after a strikeout and pair of foul outs left one on base, allowing Creighton to take the 6-4 victory over Evansville.

Creighton pitcher Becca Changstrom, now 11-4, took the win as she pitched a complete 7.0 innings while striking out 10 and not allowing any runs.

UE reliever Taylor Perry took the loss for the Aces as she struck out one and allowed one run in 1.1 innings, making her 2-1 on the season. Sarah Patterson saw the start as she pitched 4.1 innings while striking out four and allowing three runs.
 

* Men's Golf Ready For Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate

After showing great improvement between its first two tournaments, the University of Evansville men’s golf team will look to keep the momentum going as they will play at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday

Play starts on Monday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start as the final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday.  Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn. will play host to the tournament.  Tennessee Tech is the host school for the event.

Evansville is one of nine schools set to participate in the event and will be joined by: Tennessee Tech, Detroit Mercy, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Newberry, Northern Iowa, Northern Kentucky, Tennessee State, UT Martin.

Reigning Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week Alex Turner finished in third place on Tuesday in the Don Benbow Invitational.  Turner posted a 72 in Monday’s opening round before carding a 70 on Tuesday.  The freshman from Evansville finished just one stroke off of a tie atop the leaderboard.

Quinn Vilneff tied for tenth place with a 147 while another freshman, Rick Voyvodic, took 25th with his final of 151.  Parker Hensley and Will Knights tied for 34th with a 153 as the Aces took home fourth place honors in Jacksonville, Fla.

* UE Women's Golf To Play Monday And Tuesday

Fresh off of a strong fifth place finish in their spring opener at the Benbow Invitational, the University of Evansville women’s golf team will continues its season beginning on Monday at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate.

In the opener, it was Cathy Doyle pacing UE with a 159 over two rounds of play.  Her performance, which included a 78 in the final round, tied her for seventh place.  Freshman Paige Crafton tied for 12th on the strength of a 161.  She also recorded a 78 on Tuesday.

Sydney Skiles checked in with a 168 on her way to a 24th-place tie while Dana Hayden was just behind with a 172.

Evansville is one of 13 schools set to participate in the event and will be joined by: Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Lee University, Murray State, Newberry,  Northern Iowa, Northern Kentucky, Presbyterian, Southern Illinois, Tennessee State.

The women will begin play with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Monday with another 18 holes being played on Tuesday.  Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tenn. will play host to the tournament.  Tennessee Tech is the host school for the event.

* Wells Competes in Zone C Diving Championships

Senior Sadie Wells wrapped up her impressive 2012-13 season following her completion of the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships hosted by Purdue University, at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Wells competed in the 1-meter diving quarterfinal, placing 43rd with a six-dive score of 218.40.

Wells put together an impressive season, continually notching top scores in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving as well as being named as Vectren Student-Athlete of the week on January 29.

* Aces Split Saturday Doubleheader with Purdue

The University of Evansville baseball team scored 15 runs on a season-high 20 hits in a 15-1 win in the nightcap of its doubleheader with visiting Purdue Saturday afternoon at Braun Stadium, but the Boilermakers captured the opener, 4-1, to take the series.

“We got three quality starts from our pitchers this weekend, we just couldn’t get the two-out, RBI hits that we needed,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “As a team, we have to learn how to win the close games.  This was another series that we gave away, because we weren’t able to win close games and we have to correct that before we get into conference play.”

Five Evansville (7-11) players finished the twin bill  with four hits, including senior Jason Hockemeyer, who went 4-for-6 with a pair of walks and got bit by a pitch, and junior David Patton, who finished 4-for-9 at the plate with four RBI and a run scored.  Junior Jake Mahon tallied four hits in 10 at bats and drove in three runs, and senior Andy Lasher scored four runs and turned in a 4-for-9 performance.

Junior lefty Cole Isom (1-3) allowed just one run on six hits over 6.2 innings of work in the nightcap to earn the win on the mound.  In game one, senior Kyle Lloyd (2-2) scattered just four hits and struck out a career-high 12 Purdue hitters, but the Boilermakers were able to manufacture four runs to saddle Lloyd with the loss.

GAME ONE RECAP:  PURDUE 4, EVANSVILLE 1

Lloyd and Purdue starter Jordan Minch were engaged in a pitcher’s duel for most of the game, as neither team managed a hit until the fifth inning and Lloyd retired 16-straight Boilermakers, after issuing a walk to start the game.

Patton recorded the first hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out, infield single.  He advanced to second on a wild pitch and stole third, but was stranded, as Minch pitched around a two-out walk to redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski and struck out Mahon to end the inning.

Purdue ended the scoring drought with a pair of back-to-back, two-out hits in the top half of the six to grab a 2-0 lead.  Kyle Wood came through with the clutch hit for the Boilers, scoring both runs with a double to right center.

The Aces got a run back in the bottom of the seventh to cut Purdue’s lead to 2-1.  Lasher singled to left to start the frame and later advanced to third on a wild pitch and a throwing error by the Boilermaker catcher.  Patton drove in Lasher with a one-out single through the left side, but Purdue reliever Mike Lutz retired the next two hitters to limit Evansville to just the one run.

Conner Hudnall added a pair of insurance runs for Purdue in the top of the ninth with a two-run home run to right field and Robert Ramer stranded three Aces on base over the final two innings to earn the save for the Boilermakers.

Hockemeyer and Patton were the only two UE hitters to record multiple hits in the opener, as each went 2-for-4.

Minch did not give up a run and allowed just two hits in his 6.0 innings on the mound and struck out seven to notch the victory.

GAME TWO RECAP:  EVANSVILLE 15, PURDUE 1

Evansville scored in six of its eight trips to the plate in the nightcap and wasted no time getting on the board, as the Aces plated two runs in the first to take an early 2-0 lead.  Mahon doubled with one out in the inning and later scored on a throwing error.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day drove in UE’s second run of the frame with a sacrifice fly to center tha allowed sophomore Kyle Pollock to tag and score from third.

Kaczmarski drove in Lasher with a single to left in the second inning and senior Chris Pearson and freshman Shain Showers each knocked in runs in the third to put UE in front, 5-0, after three full innings.

Purdue scored its lone run in the fourth trim Evansville’s advantage to 5-1.  Stephen Talbott started the inning with a double and scored when the next batter, Josh Estill, singled up the middle.  Hudnall followed by coaxing a walk, but Isom was able to get out of the jam with a pair of fly balls and a strikeout.

The Aces got the run back in their half of the inning, when Hockemeyer drove in Kaczmarski with a single up the middle and UE was able to break open the game by putting three more runs on the board in the fifth.  Patton plated a run with a ground out, Kaczmarski drove home another with a double to right and Mahon capped the rally with an RBI single to right center to extend Evansville’s lead to 9-1.

In the eighth, the Aces exploded for six more runs on six hits to make the final tally 15-1.  Patton and Mahon each delivered two-run singles to highlight the inning.

UE’s top four hitters in the lineup combined for 11 hits and six RBI in the contest, as Mahon finished 4-for-6 and drove in three runs and was one of four Evansville players to record three or more hits.

Isom tossed 6.2 innings in the victory, allowing just one run on six hits and struck out a pair. 

The Aces will wrap up their six-game homestand Tuesday, March 19 with a single game against Murray State.  First pitch is slated for 6 p.m.

* Aces To Play Tuesday Night At Ford Center In CIT

With its position in the postseason secured for the fourth time in five seasons, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will take on Tennessee State on Tuesday evening at the Ford Center.

Tickets remain on sale through game time.  All tickets are $15 and are for the lower bowl.  You can purchase at the Carson Center Ticket Office, the Ford Center or by calling 812-488-ACES.

This will mark Evansville’s second appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.  In 2009, UE played host to another Tennessee squad as Belmont traveled to Roberts Stadium. 

Evansville finished the season with an 18-14 record after winning four of its last five games.  Fans have another chance to see the stellar senior class, which includes Colt Ryan, Troy Taylor, Ned Cox, Lewis Jones, Andy Chinn and Brandon Williams.

Ryan is making a push to become UE’s all-time leading scorer.  He is just 55 points away from breaking the mark set by Larry Humes.

Tennessee State, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, posted an identical 18-14 mark.  They were 11-5 in the OVC while winning 11 out of 13 home games.  The Tigers were 5-10 on the road.

Four TSU players average double figures, led by Kellen Thornton, who posted 15.7 points per game.  Patrick Miller averaged 14.7.  Robert Covington posted 17.0/game, but was lmited to 22 games this season.

* Evansville Softball to Host Conference Opponent Drake

Evansville softball will host conference opponent Drake on Monday and Tuesday, March 18-19, at Cooper Stadium.

The Aces will play in a doubleheader on Monday beginning at 4:00 p.m. CST and finish the three-game series in a single game contest scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday.

UE went 1-2 this past weekend in their conference opener against Creighton as the offense combined for a total of nine runs, two doubles, one triple, five RBIs, eight walks, and went 6-for-7 in stolen bases.

The Aces were led by senior Tamara Robey as she went 4-for-9 at the plate, tallying two runs, one triple, two stolen bases, and a .545 on-base percentage. Junior pitcher Taylor Perry picked up the win in the three-game series, notching six strikeouts over 8.1 innings and tallying a 1.68 ERA.

Scouting the Opponent:

Drake Bulldogs (16-10, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference)
Drake is entering the series with a 16-10 record, currently leading the MVC as they are 2-0 in conference play. The Bulldogs have outscored their opponents 118-97 so far this season while tallying 32 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs, and 102 RBIs.

Amy Pierce leads the Bulldogs at the plate with a .376 batting average, notching 28 runs, eight doubles, five home runs, 14 RBIs, 12 walks, and is a perfect 17-for-17 stolen bases this season.  Drake’s pitching staff is led by Rebekah Schmidt (7-5) who has pitched a total of 83.1 innings while striking out 82 and recording four saves with a 2.44 ERA overall.

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