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Monday, March 25, 2013

What's Happening Today

* Jaime Gomez to Discuss Innovation Driven Social Enterprise

The Office of Academic Affairs invites the campus community to a presentation by Jaime Gomez, PhD, distinguished professor of international business at the University of San Diego and professor of international strategy and management at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Gomez will present "Building a Sustainable World through Innovation Driven Social Enterprise" at 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 25 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building). A reception will follow in Dunigan Lounge.

With a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, a master’s in applied systems design, and a PhD in applied economics and managerial science, Gomez has interests that extend across multiple disciplines. His work experience has been international in character and global in impact. He believes in education in its most comprehensive interpretation – a foundation for societal development through which students become socially responsible individuals instilled with a moral obligation to others and to society as a whole. His work and his values epitomize the concept of the social entrepreneur.

* Help the Local Fight Against Hunger

Newman Club members will be at a table in Ridgway from 11-1 this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with the "penny jar" for their annual Lenten collection. This year, donations are going to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Saint Vincent's is the largest food pantry in Evansville, and serves thousands of people each year. Please be as generous as you can be in the local fight against hunger. Even your loose change can be a big help!

* Reminder: Pi Gamma Mu Still Collecting New and Used Shoes

Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society for the Social Sciences, is still 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 are 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 through next Monday, March 25 in the collection boxes, or through April 1st in the Department of Law, Politics, and Society.  Our goal is to collect 200 pairs!  If you have any questions, contact Mari Plikuhn at

* Easter Seals Volunteers Needed

On April 14, the Easter Seals Rehab Center will be hosting a live telethon to raise money to underwrite the cost of therapy for people who could not otherwise afford those services.  The Easter Seals Rehab Center has asked the University of Evansville to form a five-member team of people willing to participate for one hour, either 3-4 p.m. or 4-5 p.m., on that day.  Volunteers will be expected to be present at the Easter Seals Rehab Center during his or her shift and attempt to raise money by telephoning people they know and asking for donations.  Volunteers will also be interviewed twice during their shift.  A suggested "script" for soliciting donations will be provided, and the team that raises the most money will win a trophy.  Please respond to by Monday, March 25, if you would like to volunteer.

* Collecting Items for Dogs to Help Warrick Humane Society

Delta Sigma Pi will be collecting items for dogs to support the Warrick Humane Society in Newburgh. Donations such as dog collars, treats, toys, and more will be accepted from March 25-27 in Ridgway University Center.

* UE Bookstore Spring Sale

The UE Bookstore is having a Spring Sale Monday-Thursday, March 25-28.  All UE clothing and imprinted gift purchases will be discounted 20% OFF the original price.  The store also has a selection of clearance items reduced for quick sale that will be exempt from additional discount.  Stop by during the week and check out the selections.  Please note the Bookstore will be closed on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30, due to the Easter holiday.


Upcoming Events

* Crimes of the Heart Honors Talk-back

The Honors Program will host a talk-back for the recent theatrical production of Crimes of the Heart this Tuesday from 5-6 pm in Hyde Hall Room 103.  Come join us for an interesting question and answer session with the cast and crew of the play.  This event is worth 0.5 honors points (0.25 for play attendance, 0.25 for talk-back.)

* This Week in Music: University Choir and Bach Singers Perform

The University Choir will be joined by the Evansville Bach Singers to present a concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, March 26, at 7:30. Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead the combined ensembles in a concert titled "The Three B's: Bach, Bach, and Bach," which will feature works by three of the most famous members of the Bach family.

The concert will open with two choral psalm settings: Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (“Praise the Lord all ye Nations,” Psalm 117) by the most famous member of the Bach family, Johann Sebastian Bach, followed by the double choir work, Das ist meine Freude (“Thou art my joy,” Psalm 78) by Johann Sebastian's cousin, Johann Ludwig Bach. The featured work on the program will be the nine-movement Magnificat by Johann Sebastian's second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, a composer whose fame actually eclipsed the fame of his father during the 18th century. This dramatic and powerful work, a setting of the Canticle of Mary from the book of Luke, is C.P.E. Bach's most famous large-scale choral work. The performance of the Magnificat will include a chamber orchestra of UE faculty, students, and area professionals. Faculty soloists Stacey Uthe (soprano), Gregory Rike (tenor), and Jon Truitt (baritone), as well as guest soprano soloist Andrea Drury, will join the choirs and orchestra for the Magnificat.

The Evansville Bach Singers, an ensemble founded by Dr. Malfatti in 2011, includes some of the finest voices in the Tri-State area and performs regularly at Eastminster Presbyterian Church under the auspices of the church’s Christianity and the Arts Endowment. Tuesday’s concert will be their first performance at UE. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Student Government Association Elections

Student Government Association Elections for the 2013-2014 Student Congress are coming up! We will be electing the positions of President, Vice President, and Senior Trustee. 

Any full-time student who meets the eligibility requirements to be the Student Government President or Vice President needs to submit a petition by March 27th at 5 p.m. All graduating seniors from December 2012 or May 2013 who are interested in becoming the Student Trustee representative for a three year term may also request a petition to run for office.

Candidates that are interested need to fill out a petition (available in the Center for Student Engagement, on the SGA Blackboard account, or by e-mailing jb517) and return it to the Center for Student Engagement by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Completed petitions must have 75 valid student signatures.

Any potential candidates who have questions about these offices should ask current President Patrick Hayden, Vice President Kate Schlarf, and Senior Trustee Alissa Fricke. Voting for these offices will take place via AceLink April 1-3, and winners will be announced at the Student Congress meeting on April 4 at 5 p.m.

* PT Club Meeting

The third Physical Therapy Club meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26th at 12:00pm in Graves 104. All undergraduates and physical therapy students are welcome to attend. Please contact the club's president,Jenna Fischer (jf146) if you have any questions. Thank you!

* Transitions to Professionalism: Networking Etiquette Set for April 2

We all know the value of networking, especially for the job search.  Learn valuable tips to help you mix and mingle your way to a job from Sharla Cowden, etiquette mentor.  A complimentary luncheon will be provided with an RSVP to by March 26. The luncheon & workshop will be in Eykamp 253/254/255 in Ridgway University Center on April 2 from 12:15-1:15.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Veterans Affairs, UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support), and AES (Adult Education Society) student organizations in collaboration with UE Center for Career Development. 


* Acettes Auditions

The University of Evansville Acettes invites all eligible students to audition for the 2013-2014 season. Auditions will be held in two sessions on April 7 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Carson Center. Please visit the Acettes Webpage for additional details as well as team requirements. Alternate auditions may be arranged through Coach Arata. Contact Coach Arata at or 812-488-1145 with questions. We look forward to seeing you on the 7th. Go Aces!

* 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.

* UE to Host "The Beauty of Engineering" Workshop April 27

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) will host The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight, 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 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. 


Info You Should Know

* Students: Win an iPad Mini!

Have you completed the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory yet?  Students who complete this survey will be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini.  Invitations to complete the survey were sent from Vice President Dana Clayton to your UE e-mail address.

* Environmental Management System Logo

This is the second in a series of communications about UE’s Environmental Management System (EMS).  It is important for you to be aware of the EMS and to understand your role in supporting it and helping to implement it where appropriate.  Our first communication covered UE’s Environmental Policy (remember ride the “CREST”).

The item covered in this memo is UE’s EMS Logo. The EMS Logo lists the elements of the Environmental Management System in the green leaves encircling the EMS:

  • PLAN
  • DO
  • ACT

These elements are common to many management systems, and help ensure that the EMS is reviewed and updated on a scheduled basis for continuous improvement in a planned, systematic way.

You’ll see this logo on EMS procedures, notices and other communications regarding the EMS.

For additional information, or if you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact
Jan Schrader, Manager Risk and Environmental Management at js652 or 2697.

* Share Your Opinions About the Fitness Center

SGA is seeking student input about potential updates to the student fitness center. Please click the link below to share your opinions. This information will be used to help shape updates for the next school year as well as looking at potential new equipment to be purchased. Students who participate in this survey will be entered to win one of two $25 gift cards to Dicks Sporting Goods. If you have questions please email ks320.

* Graduation Announcement Pick-up

Graduates who ordered their graduation announcement on or before March 19th may pick up their orders in the UE Bookstore.  Any orders that were shipped have been sent out as well and you should receive them via UPS.  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore.

* 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
• 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

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to; or

* UE Closed March 29 for Good Friday

The University of Evansville will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

* Attention UE Cardholders

The March Pcard Cycle started February 22 and ends on March 21.  Cycle statements may be run and printed on March 23.  The GL upload will occur on March 28.  At the time of GL Upload, cardholders will no longer be able to modify transaction details for the March Cycle.

* Foreign Language Department Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The Department of Foreign Languages would like to invite students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2012, Summer 2012 or Fall 2012, you may submit up to three photos (one in each category) from your study abroad experience for the contest. 

Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to The photos can be of any trips, campuses or cities that you were in during your foreign language study abroad and must be submitted in one of the following categories:  Art; Landscape; or Cultural Interaction.

One winner will be awarded for each category, and one of those photos will be awarded the Best Overall photo.  The Best Overall photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.

Feel free to stop by OH 350 and see the winners from the past, if you like.

The deadline for submissions has been extended. You can now submit your photos to Foreign Languages at OH 350 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. Put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly at

* 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

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  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.  



* Landon Sholar

Landon Sholar, a junior voice major, has been hired by the Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York, to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. Landon will be the youngest person ever to play Jean Valjean in a professional setting. Les Misérables opens June 20 and will run through June 30. After he closes that show, Landon will remain with the company for the rest of the summer to perform in Biloxi Blues, Fiddler on the Roof, and the musical version of The Who's Tommy.

* Honors Program Nerd Wars

On February 12, the Honors Program, with generous funding from SDF, sponsored “Nerd Wars” trivia night.  The Enginerds faculty team comprised of Dr. Gerhart, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Hwang, Dr. Valenzuela, and Dr. Tipton were the overall winners.  The event raised nearly $300 for Albion Fellow Bacon and the Honors Ace Mentors program! 

* Daniel Byrne

Dr. Daniel Byrne, associate professor of history, will be giving a free public lecture and discussion at Kentucky Wesleyan College on Monday March 25th at 7 PM in the Rogers Hall of the Winchester Center.  The Owensboro Area World Affairs Council invited Dr. Byrne to give a talk entitled “Egypt and Syria: Decolonization and the Historical Roots of the Arab Spring, 1919-2013.”

* Eric Stoessel Chosen for Internship with Future Public Health Leaders Program

Eric Stoessel, a Public Health and Health Services Administration double major, was chosen to serve as an intern with the Future Public Health Leaders Program.  The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is housed in the Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Beginning in late May, Eric will spend 3 days training at the CDC and the remainder of the time will be spent in Ann Arbor, MI doing field experiences, participating in workshops and seminars, and conducting community health assessments.  The program is aimed to provide significant experiences in public health practice. 



* UE Basketball Looks for 21st Win on Tuesday

The University of Evansville men’s basketball team looks to keep rolling through the Tournament quarterfinals as they travel to face Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. on Tuesday evening.

Fans are invited to watch a free live stream of the game by registering for free at

For the first time, the Aces advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tournament following an 86-72 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.  The win gave UE its first 20-win season since 1998-99 while marking the first time Evansville won two postseason tournament games since the championship season of 1971.  UE is just three wins away from taking top honors in the Tournament.

The other remaining teams include Loyola (Md.), East Carolina, Canisius, Bradley, Northern Iowa, Weber State along with Oral Roberts and UC Irvine, who play their second-round game on Wednesday.

For the first time in 42 years, the Purple Aces won two postseason contests after defeating Eastern Kentucky.  The championship season of 1971 was the last time UE has won more than one game in a postseason tournament as the Aces went a perfect 5-0 en route to their fifth NCAA College Division National Championship.  Evansville also reached the magic 20-win mark for the first time in 14 years; the last time UE did so was in the 1998-99 campaign where they posted a 23-10 record.

Tuesday’s game at Canisius can put an end to another long streak as UE is looking for its third consecutive road victory.  The last time the Aces did so came in the magical 1998-99 season with consecutive road wins at Wichita State, Missouri State and Indiana State.  In its last two true road games, UE topped Wright State before earning its first win at Wichita since 2001.

Over the course of the last seven games, the Purple Aces are an impressive 6-1 as they continue to peak at the best time of the year.  It is the third such streak in the Marty Simmons era as UE had a 6-1 streak in the 2010-11 season and started off the 2008 year at 7-1.   Shooting has been the primary difference in the streak as UE has outshot the opposition 47.2%-40.1% while also owning a 46.9%-30.2% edge from outside.  Colt Ryan has averaged 23.9 points per game over that stretch while also contributing on defense with eight steals and 4.9 rebounds per game.  The Aces own a +2.4 rebounding edge and a +1.9 lead in turnovers.

Tuesday’s contest at Canisius will mark the 13th true road postseason game for UE since 1957 as the Aces have won 8 out of its first 12.  Boise State marked the lone Division I opponent that UE has faced on the road as they fell to the Broncos by a 75-69 final in the CBI two years ago. In the NCAA College Division, Evansville posted an impressive 8-3 mark in road tournament games.

Canisius enters Tuesday’s game with a 20-13 record while posting an 11-7 mark in the MAAC.   In the CIT opener, the Griff s took down Elon by a 69-53 final before defeating Youngstown State in overtime, 84-82, on Saturday.  Three-point shooting is a specialty for Canisius as they led their league and currently rank 17th in the nation as they shoot 38.4% beyond the arc; they are second in the MAAC in overall shooting at 44.3%.

Rebounding is another strength as they lead the MAAC in rebounding margin at +1.1.  Billy Baron leads the way for the Griff s as he has tallied 17.1 points while dishing out 168 assists; his scoring output was third in the league while his 5.1 assists were tops in the conference.  Baron led all players with 30 points in the win at Youngstown State.  Chris Manhertz leads the way for CC and is second in the conference with 8.8 rebounds per contest.

* Evansville Splits Saturday Twin Bill with Creighton

The University of Evansville baseball team posted a 4-1 win over visiting Creighton in the opener of Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader at Braun Stadium, but the Bluejays won the nightcap, 6-2, to take two of three games in the Missouri Valley Conference series.

“This was a hard-fought Valley series,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “We were able to create multiple opportunities and just couldn’t get a hit with runners in scoring position.  We came out in the first game and got the win to put ourselves in position to win the series, we just didn’t capitalize on any of the many opportunities we had in the second game.”

Senior Chris Pearson went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a pair of walks on the day to lead Evansville (9-14, 1-2 MVC) offensively and redshirt junior Johnny Day drove in two other UE runs, going 2-for-6.

Senior righty Kyle Lloyd (3-2) earned the win on the mound for the Aces, allowing just one run on five hits in 7.0 innings, while striking out seven and walking two.  Junior southpaw Cole Isom (1-4) suffered the loss in the nightcap, allowing four runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings of work.


Evansville scored a run in each of the first two innings to jump out to an early 2-0 lead.  Junior David Patton led off the bottom of the first with a double down the left field line and later scored on a squeeze bunt by Day.  In the second, redshirt junior Nick Hathcoat led off the frame with a walk and came around to score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Patton.

The Aces added an insurance run in their half of the fifth, as Pearson drove in senior Jason Hockemeyer by beating an out inside single to third to extend UE’s lead to 3-0.

Creighton (12-5, 2-1 MVC) scored its lone run of the contest in the sixth, when Reagan Fowler plated Jake Peter with a two-out single through the right side.

After Lloyd pitched around a leadoff walk to strand the runner at third in the top of the seventh, Evansville was able to manufacture a run in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 advantage.  Hockemeyer singled up the middle to start the inning and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski.  Pearson followed with his second hit of the game, an RBI single to center that allowed Hockemeyer to score.

Senior Josh Biggs took over for Lloyd in the eighth and was able to pitch out of a jam to preserve the lead, before senior Jake Naumann tallied his fifth save of the year by pitching around a hit in the ninth.

Hockemeyer finished the game 3-for-4 with three singles for UE, while Pearson drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-3 effort.

Peter and Fowler each went 2-for-4 to lead Creighton and Nick Musec (0-3) suffered the loss on the mound for the Bluejays, allowing three runs, all earned, on six hits in 5.2 innings of work.


Creighton wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in the nightcap, scoring a run in the top of the first to grab a 1-0 lead.  Brad McKewon led off the game with an infield single and moved up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt by Federico Castagnini.  Peter followed with an RBI single up the middle to score McKewon.  Mike Gerber also recorded an infield single and Fowler drew a two-out walk to load the bases, but Isom was able to limit the damage by getting Brennan Murphy to pop up to end the threat.

Freshman Shain Showers tied the game with a two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the second, but the Bluejays regained their lead by scoring a pair of runs on a two-run double by Fowler in the top of the third.

The Aces got a run back in their half of the third to trim CU’s advantage to 3-2.  With one out, Kaczmarski was hit by an 0-2 pitch and advanced to third on a single by Pearson.  After Pearson stole second, Day delivered a single up the middle that scored Kaczmarski, but Creighton was able to limit UE to just one run when Pearson was thrown out at home, after he tried to tag and score on a fly ball to shallow center off the bad of sophomore Kyle Pollock.

Creighton added a run in the fifth on a two-out single from Murphy and freshman Brent Jurceka took over for Isom on the mound, after Isom issued a walk to pinch hitter Michael Blatchford to load the bases.  Jurceka was able to end the inning by getting Jerry Mitchell to pop out on the first pitch of the at bat.

Jurceka was able to hold the Bluejays scoreless over the next three innings, but CU got to him in the ninth, putting a pair of runners on with back-to-back one out singles and Biggs was called out of the pen.  Biggs was lifted after facing just two hitters, as he gave up a single to Fowler to load the bases and issued to bases-loaded walk to Murphy to make the score 5-2.  Naumann got the final two outs of the inning, but Creighton scored another run a sacrifice fly from Ryan Fitzgerald.

Evansville managed just two baserunners over the final five innings, as Bluejay relievers Matt Warren, Mark Winkelman and Bryan Sova combined to allow just three hits and issued just one walk in 6.2 innings out of the bullpen.

Warren (1-0) picked up the win for CU, tossing 3.2 innings of relief, scattering three hits and striking out a batter without a walk.

The Aces will return to the diamond Tuesday night at 6 p.m., when they travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for a non-conference tilt with Western Kentucky.

* Aces Basketball To Face Canisius In CIT Quarterfinals

On the strength of an 86-72 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, the Purple Aces will now head to the quarterfinals of the Tournament where they will next play at Canisius on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. CT.

Canisius, which is located in Buffalo, N.Y., is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  The Purple Aces have never squared off against the Golden Griffins, but have faced three other schools in the MAAC going 2-1 against Siena while holding 1-0 marks versus Iona and Rider.

The Golden Griffins are 20-13 this season and reached that mark via an 84-82 overtime win at Youngstown State in Saturday’s second-round CIT game.  They topped Elon by a 69-53 final in the opening round.  Their top win of the season came in the Chevrolet Gotham Classic  where they topped Temple, 72-62.

Colt Ryan enters Tuesday's game needing just nine points to break the UE scoring mark set by Larry Humes.  He posted 25 in Saturday’s win over the Colonels.  The victory gave UE its first 20-win season since 1998-99 while the Aces posted a pair of postseason tournament victories for the first time since winning the 1971 National Championship.

* Men's Basketball Earns Historic Win Over EKU

Four Aces finished in double figures as the University of Evansville men's basketball team made history as they took down Eastern Kentucky, 86-72, in the second round of the Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center on the campus of USI.

With the win, UE improved to 20-14 overall, its first 20-win season since the 1998-99 campaign.  It also marked the first time the Aces have won two postseason tournament games since winning the 1971 National Championship.

Colt Ryan led the way with 25 points as he is just nine points shy of breaking Larry Humes' all-time scoring record for UE.  He connected on 13 out of 14 free throws while dishing out five assists.  He was followed by an efficient career effort from fellow senior Troy Taylor.  The Anderson, Ind. product went a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor en route to a career-best 16 points.  He also tallied 7 assists and 7 rebounds.  Ned Cox and D.J. Balentine finished with 13 points apiece.

EKU (25-10, 12-4 OVC) was hitting on all cylinders early on, draining a pair of threes on its way to an 8-0 advantage less than three minutes into the contest.  Evansville turned the ball over on its first two possessions before missing a pair of shots.  At the 3-minute mark, Ned Cox got the Aces on the board with a jumper from the line.

The hot start for EKU continued as they connected on their first five attempts with four of those coming from long range as the lead stood at 16-5.  Cox did his best to bring the Aces back, scoring seven of UE's first 12 points as they cut the deficit back to four a 16-12.

Evansville continued to makes its way back as Colt Ryan found his touch, hitting a trey to tie the game up at 26-26 with about 8 minutes remaining in the first half before knocking down a pair of free throws as UE took its first advantage at 28-26.

That lead grew to as many as eight points with three minutes left in the period as another bucket by Ryan gave the Aces a 39-31 edge.  EKU rallied late in the half, capitalizing on three UE turnovers in the final two minutes to tie the score at 43-43 going into the half.  Ryan finished the half with a game-high 15 points asUE hit 55.6% of its shots while EKU saw their shooting go even higher at 66.7%.

After EKU took an early 45-43 lead to open up the second stanza, the Aces slowly took over.  They took a 53-48 lead in the opening six minutes of the half before Mike DiNunno drained his fourth trey of the contest to get back within two.  A 6-0 spurt saw Evansville match its largest lead of eight points as D.J. Balentine made it a 3-3 day from three-point range and Ryan Sawvell followed that up with three points of his own.

With just under nine minutes left, the lead hit double figures for the first time as Ryan nailed his second trey of the day to put UE up by a score of 65-53.  The stretch for UE turned into a 14-4 run as UE held the Colonels to 2-of-7 shooting while forcing four turnovers.

Eastern Kentucky made a quick run to cut their deficit to just eight at 68-60 before Troy Taylor put a stop to that with his sixth bucket of the day.  Taylor erupted for three more as he set is career scoring high of 16 points, besting his previous effort set on the road at Missouri State last January.  The lead would grow to as many as 16 points before UE finished off the 86-72 win.

The Aces finished with a resounding effort on the boards, outrebounding EKU by a 41-20 final, led by 10 courtesy of Ryan Sawvell.  He led all players with ten caroms while posting six tallies.  Lewis Jones came off the bench to set his career mark with 9 rebounds.  He also scored seven points.

Both squads shot lights out as UE finished at 54.9% while EKU (25-50) was at 50%.  The Colonels were 11-of-27 from three-point range while the Aces were an efficient 50% (6-12).

Four EKU players registered double digits as Glenn Cosey led the way with 18.  DiNunno finished with 14.

* Aces Fall to Creighton in MVC Opener, 6-1

Two-out hits resulted in all six runs for visiting Creighton Friday night at Braun Stadium, as the Bluejays claimed in a 6-1 victory over the University of Evansville baseball team in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.  The two sides combined to leave 24 runners on base, as CU outhit the Purple Aces, 15-7.

Evansville (8-13, 0-1 MVC) scored its only run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single off the bat of redshirt junior Johnny Day, while redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski led the Aces by going 3-for-5 at the plate with a double and a run scored.  Senior Chris Pearson also recorded multiple hits for UE, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk.

Sophomore starter Kyle Freeland (2-4) took the loss on the mound, allowing four runs, all earned, on 11 hits in 6.2 innings.  Freeland notched just one strikeout and issued a season-high five walks.  Junior reliever Tyler Miller tossed the final 3.1 innings and allowed two runs on four hits, while recording two strikeouts.

Creighton (11-4, 1-0 MVC) took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, as it tallied two hits and took advantage of a pair of walks and a hit batter.  Federico Castagnini started the Bluejay rally with a one-out single, before Mike Gerber was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with two outs.  Alex Staehely drove in CU’s first run with a single back up the middle and Brennan Murphy capped the inning by coaxing a two-out walk to bring home Creighton’s second run of the frame.

Evansville got one of the two runs back in its half of the first, as Kaczmarski led off the inning with a double and later scored on Day’s two-out single to the right side.  However, Tommy Strunc shut down the Aces over his next 5.0 innings on the mound to pick up the victory and improve to 4-0.

The Bluejays opened up their lead in the fourth with another two-out rally.  Kevin Lamb led off the inning, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and crossed the plate following a two-out single by Jake Peter.  Staehely recorded his second RBI of the night with a single to left that plated Peter and gave CU a 4-1 lead.

Creighton added two more insurance runs in the top of the ninth on a two-out, two-run single by Lamb that allowed Reagan Fowler and Brenna Murphy to score to make the final tally 6-1.

Strunc completed his line by tossing 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on six hits for the Bluejays.  Nick Highberger allowed just one hit in 0.2 innings on the hill for CU, while Mark Winkelman and Peter combined to allow just two Evansville baserunners over the final 2.1 innings.

* UE Women's Soccer to Honor Mick and Elizabeth Lyon

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will hold a reception and dinner to honor former head coach Mick Lyon and his wife, Elizabeth, Saturday, April 13 at the Evansville Country Club.  The reception is scheduled to start at 6 p.m., while the dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

The charge for the event will be $10 per person and will honor Mick and Elizabeth’s contributions to the University of Evansville, Evansville and soccer communities.  Those wishing to attend the event can register online at  For further information, contact UE head coach Krista McKendree by phone at 812-488-1016 or by email at

Mick enrolled at the University of Evansville in 1985 and played three seasons with the Purple Aces’ soccer team, earning Most Valuable Player honors during all three seasons.  In both 1985 and 1986, Mick led UE to top 25 national rankings and was named the Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year and an All-American in 1987.  Lyon stayed with the Aces as an assistant coach under head coach Fred Schmalz in 1988, before taking over the high school boys’ soccer program in Owensboro, Ky., a post he held for two seasons.

In 1991, Lyon returned to Evansville as an assistant coach for the Aces’ men’s team, before becoming the first women’s soccer head coach at the University of Evansville in 1993.

During his tenure, Mick guided UE to four MVC regular-season titles, five MVC Tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances.  In January 2003, he was inducted into the UE Hall of Fame.

Lyon served as the head coach at Indiana University for 11 seasons, before announcing his retirement in November 2012.  In his 20 years as a collegiate head coach, Lyon amassed 202 wins.

Elizabeth, who is also a graduate of the University of Evansville, is an avid marathon runner and is an ambassador with MS LifeLines.  She speaks nationally to raise awareness and support for individuals with multiple sclerosis.


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