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Monday, April 1, 2013

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* Learn how to create Pysanky Eggs at the Newman Center Tonight!

Everyone is invited to come to the Newman Center’s weekly dinner tonight at 5:30 p.m. This week, UE graduate Beth Funk will help those attending create Pysanky -- Ukrainian Easter egg designs. Pysanky is an accumulation of ancient symbols arranged in different patterns, and differing color schemes. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30p.m.  - but this week's program is especially informal, so feel free to drop in any time before 7:00! Questions? Contact campus minister Mike Roesch at mr201.

* Lectures by Professor from Nirma University, India

This Monday and Tuesday, April 1 and 2, Dr. Deepak Srivastava from Nirma University in Ahmedabad, India will be visiting campus. He will be giving two lectures while on campus. The first lecture - bout India's current business environment - is  Monday, April 1, at 4:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building.  He will be presenting a second lecture on the Indian health care system, Tuesday, April 2, 9:30 a.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. 

The university community is invited to both lectures.

Dr. Srivastava's visit is sponsored by the Health Services Administration Program and the Public Health Program. 

* SGA and Student Trustee Elections Begin Today!

Elections will be held today, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 for 2013 Student Government Association President and Vice President and for the Student Trustee for 2013-2016. All fulltime students are eligible to vote. You can access the ballot by logging into AceLink. The ballot will be available from 9am Monday through 5 pm on Wednesday.

* Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. UE Libraries are honoring UE faculty poets in an exhibit located in its entry lobby.  Exhibit begins on April 1.  Faculty poets recognized are William Baer, Paul Bone, Arthur Brown, Rob Griffith, and William Hemminger.

* Campus Community invited to Diversity and Equity Officer Interview Plenary Session

The University of Evansville is engaged in a search process to identify an institutional Diversity and Equity Officer (DEO).  The Diversity and Equity Officer will serve as a member of the Office of the President leading and coordinating efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational and employment equity, affirmative action, cultural understanding and competency, and civil and human rights.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively with internal and external constituents and will be responsible for advancing diversity and equity as core values essential to the University's educational mission.

Two candidates for the DEO position have been identified and will be visiting our campus in the next three weeks.  The first campus interview is April 1 and 2. The UE community is invited to attend an interview plenary session on Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder Family School of Business Building

. Candidates will offer an initial 15 minute presentation and then receive questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

* Public Health Week

National Public Health Week is April 1-7. Public Health students along with EXSS Club will be actively promoting good health on our campus. Information will be shared all week through email correspondence and tables during lunch. Join us also for Brazilian dance on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. You may have a chance to win a prize!


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Ensembles Recitals

The Department of Music continues its First Tuesday Concert Series this week in Neu Chapel at 7:30 with a performance by the UE Wind Ensemble.  Assistant Professor and Director of Bands Ken Steinsultz will lead the ensemble in a concert that will include Ron Nelson’s Courtly Airs and Dances, Donald Grantham’s J’ai été au bal, Warren Benson’s Solitary Dancer, and Alfred Reed’s Armenian Dances.  Assistant Professor of Music Education Timothy Groulx will also conduct the ensemble in a performance of John Barnes Chance’s Incantation and Dance.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Four small ensembles will offer two concerts on Sunday evening, April 7.  The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Percussion Ross Erickson, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall at 6:00.  The program will include works by Carlos Chavez and David Long, among others.  Three brass chamber ensembles will then perform in Neu Chapel at 7:30.  Under the direction of Professor of Trumpet Timothy Zifer, the Trumpet Ensemble will perform works by Johann Walter, Leroy Anderson, and Jim Van Heusen, just to name a few.  The Horn Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Horn Marc Zyla, will offer works by Grieg, Dvo?ák, and Rimsky-Korsakov.  The Low Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Low Brass Ken Steinsultz, will round out the concert with works by Bach, Hans Leo Hassler, and Gershwin.  Both recitals are free and open to the public.

Music Therapy majors Gabriel Kinser and Marjorie Heideman will be presenting the results of their honors’ research projects at the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, on April 4-6.  Gabriel’s study, “Hip-hop and Rap Music in Music Therapy: Identifying Patterns of and Barriers to Use,” was undertaken in an attempt to learn more about how, when, how much, and by whom hip-hop is used in music therapy and to gather information about the reasons why hip-hop is used infrequently, including the barriers that may prevent or limit the use of hip-hop music in clinical music therapy settings.  Marjorie’s study’s, “The Effect of a Group Music Therapy Voice Protocol on Speech Intelligibility and Vocal Acoustic Measures in Older Adults with Disordered Speech,” was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of a group adaptation of Haneishi’s Music Therapy Voice Protocol (2001) on speech intelligibility, maximum duration of sustained vowel phonation, and pitch range in older adults with disordered speech.  Additionally, Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy, and senior music therapy students Joanna Calahan, Jessica Handy, and Gabriel Kinser will be presenting a conference session titled “Music Therapy & Co-Occurring Disorders.”

Consortium Instructor of Oboe Dr. Elizabeth Robertson recently attended the College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference in Dayton, Ohio, and gave a presentation titled "Generating Interest in Classical Music."  The College Music Society is an international organization of music faculty that promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

* Ethics Lecture: The Church and the Labor Movement

Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Pastor of North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, will be speaking Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 253 in Ridgway University Center.

His topic will be - What Moves the Labor Movement? The Role of Religion in Workers’ Struggles Past, Present and Future

Facing new challenges in the 21st century, labor leaders are forming partnerships with the religious community, but will they be successful? Join Darren Cushman Wood for an exploration into the heritage and contemporary dynamics of the relationship between religion and labor in the United States.

Rev. Wood is a graduate of the University of Evansville (B.A., ’82) and Union Theological Seminary, New York, and serves as an adjunct professor of labor studies at Indiana University.

* Come on Board!

There are exciting things happening with the International Club and we’re looking for energetic, eager, and committed members to join the executive board. If you are interested in being an active part of positive changes and new ideas, come to an informational meeting Friday, April 5 at 4 pm. in the Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.  Interviews for the executive board will take place Sunday, April 7 beginning at 4 pm. We challenge you to consider this great leadership opportunity! We need creative, dependable, innovative, artistic, responsible, and/or outgoing students to help make our club successful!  For more information you can email 

* March of Dimes Walk

Come join us for a fun filled afternoon of walking benefiting the March of Dimes. The walk will be held in the large gym in Carson Center pn Sunday, April 7 from 2-7 p.m. Teams need to consist of at least three members and the cost to be on one team is $7 per person. If there are any questions contact Alexandra Wade at or Brandon Williams at

* Blood Drive Set for April 4

Delta Sigma Pi is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, April 4 from noon to 6 p.m. in Eykamp 252/253/254/255 in Ridgway University Center. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments appreciated! To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code 024301. For information on donor eligibility, call 866-236-3276.



* Safety and Security Silent Auction Planned for April 3

The office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday April  3. You will be able to view the items in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p. m., on the 3rd. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.

* I-House: Venezuela

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: Venezuela. Attendees will learn about another culture, lifestyle, food, and so much more. Bring your friends to enjoy the presentation and complimentary cookies this Wednesday at 7 pm. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery.

* Andiron Lecture: Is Music the Universal Language?

For the next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture, Alfred Savia will present "Is Music the Universal Language?" The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m. 

Savia is in his 24th season as music director and conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, an ensemble that is recognized nationally as one of the best regional orchestras in the United States. He has overseen considerable artistic growth in his years leading the Evansville Philharmonic, including the formation of a two-tiered youth orchestra program, the establishment of the Eykamp String Quartet (a full-time quartet and ensemble-in-residence at UE), and annual presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. He continues to guest conduct orchestras in the United States and in other parts of the world on a regular basis. In recent years, he has conducted extensively in South America. He continues to regularly conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where he had previously served as associate conductor for six seasons.

Music is said to be the “universal language.” What exactly does that mean? How do we communicate through music? In this lecture, Alfred Savia will explore the universality of music through his personal experience, from making music with chamber ensembles of only a few members to interacting with large orchestral/choral forces of over 200 people on one stage. There must be a connecting thread when making music, whether between four musicians in a string quartet or among a huge orchestra playing a Mahler symphony. How, then, do these musicians communicate the message of the composer to the audience, from a small soirée in a home to a large performance in a concert hall of up to 2,000? Maestro Savia will explore, through his personal experiences, the unspoken communication between conductor and orchestra and the challenges of conducting in countries around the world, where music is the only language of communication between conductor and orchestra.

* Cisco Systems & JP Morgan Chase Representatives Speaking on Campus

The Schroeder School of Business announces an upcoming presentation by Greg Bertles, Virtual Sales Manager at Cisco Systems, and Eloho Okeze, Business Analysis and Reporting Analyst at JP Morgan Chase. Greg and Eloho will be presenting to students and faculty on Thursday, April 4th in SOBA 272, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Greg is a master at identifying and explaining what college graduates need to be doing in order to land jobs at top companies and Eloho navigated the tough procedures of international sponsorship requirements and landed a job with a top firm. In addition, Eloho provides students with the skills needed to correspond effectively with top companies.

* 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!


Info You Should Know

* Andiron Lecture Series Call for Abstracts

Faculty and administrators from across the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of research or expertise for the 2013-2014 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 12, 2013. Please provide the following by email: A 50-word abstract, Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation, Paper title, Contact Information. Please send submissions to:
Chris Mohn, Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).


* 2013 Earth Day Photo Contest

What does being green on campus look like to you?  Enter the MacGray Campus Solutions Earth Day photo contest by sending in your most interesting, fun or moving photographs.  To enter go to and submit your entry by 11:59 pm EST on April 12.  Judging will begin on April 15 and winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22. 

Could your photograph of a place, object, event or person that captures the spirit of being green on campus or whatever represents the importance of protecting the Earth and its environment for the future be the GRAND Prize winner? 

Eligibility requirements: Must be a college student served by Mac-Gray Services and have proof of enrollment including a school issued email address, student ID or current class schedule.

* Schedule Your Session at the Writing Center Early!

If you plan to bring a paper to the Writing Center in the next few weeks, please remember to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. The center's calendar fills quickly toward the end of a semester. You can schedule your appointment easily on Acelink:>Areas>Writing Center>Create an Appointment. Remember to bring your writing prompt (assignment) with you. And, of course, arrive on time to take full advantage of your 50-minute session with a mentor.

* Little Sisters of the Poor Speak to UE Group

Through a connection made by Mike Roesch, campus minister at the Newman Center, Sr. Mary Augustine and Sr. Carolyn responded recently to an invitation to address the University’s Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The Little Sisters’ presentation, which explained their philosophy of care, was titled “A Vision for Eldercare: The Heart of It All”.

The speakers shared the vision of the founder of their order, St. Jeanne Jugan. They discussed how today’s regulatory mandates for respect, dignity, self-determination, promotion of independence, and person-centered care in the long-term care setting resonate with values actualized by their founder. She began her mission in 1839. These values which have guided the care in the Little Sisters' Homes all through the years.

A lovely flowering orchid was given to our Little Sisters in gratitude for their presentation


* Student Activities Board Taking Applications for Committee Chair Positions

Are you interested in taking your leadership skills to the next level?  Do you like the idea of planning events for the majority of campus?  It's that time of year when Student Activities Board takes applications for committee chairs!  The positions open are Special Events, Entertainment, and Movies.  If you are interested in any of these positions or have questions, please contact Lindsey Potter (lp100) or Sam Wathen (sw202) for an application, or pick one up in CSE.  Applications are due back by Friday, April 5 at 5 pm in the Center for Student Engagement.  You will then be contacted at a later date for interview times.

* Public Health Major Now Has Emphasis in Nutrition

The Public Health major will now have an emphasis in Nutrition. The Public Health Nutrition emphasis will provide students the knowledge and background necessary to work in the field of public health as a nutritionist along with a number of other careers. The program will also prepare students for entry into graduate programs in physical therapy, public health, dietetics, health education, and other related programs. The program is a great option for those interested in health and nutrition

If you are interested or have questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at  

* Accounting & Audit Announces Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2013?  Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss ( in Accounting & Audit with the following information:

Vendor name
Date of purchase on Pcard
Dollar amount charged to Pcard
Description and purpose of purchase
Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2013-14 budget funds. 



* Professors Griffith and Bone to Read Their Work at Downtown Art Gallery

At an event to recognize their recently-published poetry collections, Creative Writing Professors Rob Griffith and Paul Bone will be reading from their work this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Art Gallery at 318 Main Street in Evansville, Indiana.  Professor Griffith’s book, The Moon from Every Window, and Professor Bone’s, Nostalgia for Sacrifice, are both published by David Robert Books. 

* UE Students and Faculty Present Papers at Midwest Sociological Society Meeting

Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology, and juniors Sarah Malik (psychology and sociology double-major) and Sarah Spalding (sociology major) co-authored and presented two papers at the annual meetings of the Midwest Sociological Society on March 28.  The first paper, titled "Struggle and Satisfaction with the Second Shift: Differences between Married and Cohabiting Couples" was also co-authored with Jenna Koschmeder (psychology and sociology double-major).  The second paper, titled "Leading and Succeeding: Collaborating with Undergraduate Student Researchers" was also co-authored with Jenna Koschmeder, Ashlee Niehaus (political science, '12), and Rebecca Reeves (psychology and sociology, '12).

* 2013-2014 Resident Students Association (RSA) Election Results

Congratulations to the following students for being elected to next year's RSA Executive Board!
They are: Mary Hoskins-President; Belen Robles-Vice President of Area Council Relations; Sarah Kessen-Vice President of Special Events; Tyler Best-Secretary



* Men's Basketball Falls To ECU In CIT Semis

A long and special ride came to an end on Saturday as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team fell to East Carolina by an 81-58 final in the semifinals of the Tournament.

Leading from start to finish, the Pirates (22-12) led by as many as 27 points while shooting 55.4% from the floor.  After shooting 50% in the first half, ECU hit 17 out of 28 second-half shots. 

Colt Ryan was the lone Aces (21-15) player to register double figures, finishing with 12.  The UE all-time scoring leader finishes his career with 2,279 points.  Egidijus Mockevicius had one of his best overall games versus the Pirates, tallying 9 points and 5 blocks while tying his career mark with 13 rebounds.

“That first half, we had a hard time stopping guys and did not do a good job on the glass,” UE head coach Marty Simmons said.  “We missed a bunch of open shots right at the rim.  Give East Carolina credit, we knew they were very athletic.”

Simmons also commented on the seniors, who gave the Aces four great years.

“Our seniors have all been incredible.  They had had great attitudes and have continued to work and work.  We have done some things in the last 3-4 years that we have not done for a while,” Simmons continued.  “It is a credit to our fans and the community who have supported these guys.  You will not find six more guys who have given more to a program.”

Miguel Paul got ECU on the board on the opening possession hitting a three.  Troy Taylor scored UE's first point before the Pirates jumped out to an 8-2 edge in the opening moments of the game.  That lead would grow for the Pirates as they would drain six of their first 10 shots while Evansville began the game hitting just 4 out of 17 attempts as ECU took a 17-8 lead midway through the opening frame.

Shots kept on falling for ECU as they knocked down 11 out of 16 to go up by a 31-15 tally 13 minutes in.  Miguel Paul was responsible for 13 of those points as he knocked down all three 3-pointers.  As hot as the Pirates were, the Aces were cold, knocking down just 7 of their opening 25 shots.

East Carolina slowed down a bit offensively, but still shot 50% in the half (14-28) on their  way to a 40-26 lead.  The Aces were just 10-of-39 in the first half of play as Colt Ryan led the way for UE with six points.  Evansville utilized a zone defense in the latter part of the period, which held East Carolina to just 3-12 in the final minutes.

Out of the break, the Pirates scored eight out of the first ten points to open up their largest lead of the game at 20 points.  That lead grew to as many 25 points at 57-32 as the Pirates knocked down 7 out of 10 shots to open the half.  The run marked a 17-6 spurt to begin the latter half.

Evansville cut into the deficit, cutting it down to 20 with about 12 minutes left, but the deficit proved to be too much.  The Aces got within 16 points at 67-51, but an 11-0 stretch saw the Pirates push the lead to as many as 27 points before settling for the 81-58 win.

Ryan Sawvell came off the bench to post seven points and six rebounds while Lewis Jones chipped in six points and three rebounds.  For the game, the Aces shot 31.8% (21-66); following a 10-of-39 first-half performance, the offense rebounded to hit 11 out of 27 attempts (40.7%) in the second half.

Maurice Kemp was one of four ECU players to finish in double figures as he led the way with 20 points and 12 rebounds.  Miguel Paul tallied 19 while Ty Armstrong had 17.

The Aces finish their best season in 13 years with a 21-15 record.  They also bid adieu to six seniors as Andy Chinn, Ned Cox, Lewis Jones, Colt Ryan and Brandon Williams have played their final games at UE.

* Evansville Softball Falls to Wichita State, 10-6

Aces softball dropped to Wichita State in its final game of the series, 10-6.

Evansville’s offense tallied five hits on the day as they were led by junior Niki Rahming as she went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate. Rahming scored one run and notched her first triple in her career for the Aces. Senior Tamara Robey grabbed her second triple of the season as she went 1-for-3 at bat and scored one run.

UE will be taking the field next as they travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Tuesday, April 2, as they take on Southeast Missouri State in a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m. CST. The Aces will then hit the road on Wednesday, April 3, for a doubleheader against UT Martin beginning at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Game Recap: Wichita State 10, UE 6
After a triple down the left field line by Robey, the Aces were off to a quick 1-0 lead over the Shockers in the first.

Wichita State soon answered back in the bottom half of the first inning as they tied it up, 1-1, off a throwing error by UE that allowed them to score.

The Shockers continued in the second with an RBI single that allowed Wichita State to take the lead, 2-1, over the Aces. With a home run to left center in the third frame, the Shockers once again added to the lead, 3-1.

Evansville fought back hard in the top of the fourth inning as they scored two runs off a fielding error by first base and a walk by sophomore Victoria Dellorto that allowed the Aces to take the lead, 4-3. UE continued to score in the fourth as senior Kendall Kautz was hit by a pitch, allowing a runner to cross home plate and continue over Wichita State, 5-3. Sophomore Kayla Fortner made the last run in the inning as a throwing error by the catcher advanced her to home plate, making a 6-3 game.

With a reach on a fielder’s choice, the Shockers were able to score and close the gap a little as they made it a 6-4 game in the bottom half of the fourth.

Wichita State took control in the fifth inning as a double to left center drove in two runs and tied it up, 6-6. A ground out to second base then allowed the Shockers to take the lead over the Aces, 7-6.

The Shockers then took complete charge in the bottom of the sixth after a three run home run expanded their lead, 10-7.

The Aces were unable to score in the seventh after a pair of foul outs and a fly out to center field left them falling short. Wichita State took the victory, 10-7, over Evansville.

Sloan Anderson took the win for Wichita State as she improved to 11-6 on the season. Anderson pitched 3.2 innings, striking out two and not allowing any runs. Katie Armagost also worked 3.1 innings in the circle as she struck out two and allowed two runs.

Junior Emily Morris suffered the loss for the Aces while seeing 1.2 innings and allowing four runs. Sarah Patterson saw the start as she struck out two and allowed two runs in 2.2 innings.

* Bradley Comeback Prevents Evansville Sweep

The University of Evansville baseball team built an early 4-0 lead, but Bradley scored eight of the game’s final nine runs to post an 8-5 victory and prevent a Purple Aces’ sweep Sunday afternoon at Peoria Chiefs Stadium in Peoria, Ill.

“We have to take a lot of positives out of this weekend,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “To win on the road in this conference is tough and for us to take two out of three is fantastic.  We played good baseball Friday and Saturday, but today, I don’t feel like we played our best.”

Brady Wilkin drove in the game-winning run for Bradley (10-13, 1-2 MVC) with a two-out double down the left field line that capped a four-run bottom of the eighth for the Braves and the BU pitching staff held Evansville (11-16, 3-3 MVC) scoreless over the final five innings, as the Aces stranded 10 in the contest.

Senior Chris Pearson went 2-for-5 with an RBI for UE, while redshirt junior Nick Hathcoat finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Senior Jason Hockemeyer, junior David Patton and redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski each drove in a run for Evansville offensively.

Freshman reliever Brent Jurceka (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound, as he allowed three runs on four hits in his 1.2 innings on the mound.  Aces’ starter Sam Johns did not factor into the decision, after tossing 4.0 innings and allowing two runs on six this, while tallying two strikeouts without a walk.

UE scored two runs on just one hit in the top of the first, as Patton and junior Jake Mahon both reached via walk, before coming around to score.  Pearson drove in Patton with a two-out single up the middle and Mahon was able to score in the play following an error by the Bradley center fielder.

Evansville put up two more runs in its half of the second to extend its lead to 4-0, as Patton plated redshirt sophomore Kyle Pollock with a sacrifice fly to center and Kaczmarski came through with a two-out single through the left side that allowed freshman Shain Showers to touch home.

The Braves answered with a run in their half of the second, when Greg Partyka belted a double to center and scored on Derek Sprout’s one-out, RBI single up the middle. 

In the fourth, the Aces once again got a two-out hit to drive in a run and pushed their lead to 5-1.  Hathcoat led off the frame with a single to center, advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Hockemeyer’s two-out single up the middle.

BU once again responded by scoring a run of its own in the bottom of the fourth on a ground out by Max Murphy and began its comeback with a single run in the bottom of the sixth on Sprout’s sacrifice fly that allowed Mike Tauchman to tag and score from third.

Bradley plated another run in the seventh to cut UE’s advantage to 5-4, before erupting for four runs in the bottom of the eighth.  Jurceka got the first out of the inning by retiring Partyka, but Murphy promptly tied the game with a solo homer to deep center.  With two outs in the inning, the Braves chased Jurceka with a two-out single from Isaac Smith and senior Jake Naumann came out of the bullpen for Evansville.  Naumann hit the first batter he faced before surrendering back-to-back hits, including Wilkin’s two-run double to left that gave BU its first lead of the series at 7-5.  A fielding error would result in Bradley’s final run and the Aces went in order in the top of the ninth to close the game.

Redshirt junior Johnny Day extended his on-base streak to 35 games with a double down the left field line in the third and junior Tyler Miller worked 2.0 innings of relief for UE, allowing one run on three hits.

Evansville will return to the diamond for a pair of midweek games against UT Martin and Belmont Tuesday and Wednesday, before returning to Missouri Valley Conference action next weekend against Southern Illinois.  The Aces will host the Skyhawks Tuesday at 6 p.m., before traveling to Nashville, Tenn., for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Bruins on Wednesday.

* Women's Golf Strong In Round One At IPFW

Sydney Skiles posted a 2-over 74 as the University of Evansville women’s golf team stands in third place following the opening round of the IPFW Spring Invitational at Brookwood Golf Club.

Skiles’ round of 74 has her in a tie for second place entering Monday’s final round of play.  Cathy Doyle is also in the top ten after her 5-over 77 put her in a tie for 7th place.

Four shots behind Doyle was fellow sophomore Dana Hayden, who notched an 81 and stands in a tie for 33rd place.  Paige Crafton finished a stroke off of Hayden’s pace while Kelly Lamarche notched an 85.  Rachel Marchi carded a 93 playing as an individual.

Indianapolis holds the top team and individual rounds entering the second day.  Indy has for of the top seven players, led by Regan Pittard’s 1-over 73, which puts her in the lead, a shot ahead of Skiles.  Jenny Konap is tied for third with a 75 while two others are in the top seven.

With a total score of 308, Indianapolis stands a shot ahead of Detroit while the Purple Aces stand in third place with a 314.  In a very tight battle below the top spots, Northern Illinois is fourth (315) while SIU Edwardsville (316), Dayton (317) and Oakland (319) all are within shouting distance of the lead.

Skiles and the Aces look to move up the leaderboard on Monday as the final round of play will begin at 10 a.m.

* Softball Hosts Campus-wide Homerun Derby

The UE Softball team will be hosting a campus-wide homerun derby for any student interested. The derby will take place Wednesday, April 10th immediately following the Aces' second game of their double header against Middle Tennessee State University (approximately 5:00pm). The cost will be $5 and the money will go towards a Breast Cancer Awareness game on Thursday, April 18th.

1st round: Each participant will get 10 swings off a front tosser. 2nd round: Top five from the first round will get 5 swings off a front tosser. Final round: Top two from the second round will get 5 swings off a front tosser. The winner will get to throw out the first pitch of the game on Saturday, April 13th.

If interested, please stop by the softball offices in the Carson Center to register and pay by Tuesday, April 9th!

* 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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