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Monday, April 8, 2013

* Vehicles Must Be Moved from H Lot for Bike Race by 5 PM on Wednesday, April 10

All vehicles must be removed from H Lot by 5 pm, on Wednesday, April  10.  Vehicles remaining in the lot after this time may be towed.  The removal of vehicles is necessary so that the lot can be prepared for the bike race which will be on Saturday, April 13.  Vehicles must be moved by Wednesday evening so the lot can be restriped and time trials can be held on Thursday, April 11. The lot will be reopened for parking by Sunday morning at the latest. Vehicles must be moved to legal parking places for the permit category held by the driver.  The use of O Lot by the armory, and Q Lot, by the General Services building, is recommended. 

What's Happening Today

* UE Supports Evansville War on Hunger

In the spirit of social responsibility and community collaboration, we ask the UE Community to join together to help purchase a full skid of food that will be used to feed hungry families through the Salvation Army Food Kitchen and Food Pantry.

During the UE War on Hunger Week (April 8-12) please help donate in one of the following ways:
1) Make a monetary pledge at this site:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HungerPledge2013
        (The first 50 pledging over $5.00 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)

2) Purchase discounted $5 meal tickets for lunch or dinner in Café Court.  These discounted Meal Tickets will be available on Tuesday, April 9 during lunchtime (11 am-1 pm) in Café Court in Ridgway University Center.  Ticket sales are coordinated by the Office of Residence Life. 

The entire purchase price will be donated to the War on Hunger.

All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.  Thank you for your support!
 

* WIN $200 for Your Organization

Get your club/organization registered for Spring Buyback.  The organization that sells the most books back (in dollars) gets $200 for their funds, second place gets $100.  You must register your organization with the UE Bookstore by April 22nd so that your members get a code to record the transaction to correct group.  Buyback runs April 25 - May 1.  Prices individuals receive for their books is not affected in any manner.  This just a bonus promotion during Buyback to assist organitions.  Don't forget to register your group by the deadline.  Contact the Bookstore with any questions.

* Newman Club Little Sisters of the Poor Prom Today!

Today - Monday, April 8 - the Newman Club is throwing its annual "prom" for the residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home. We could always use more students to make this a great time for the residents, so if you would like to join us, please contact Mike at mr201. Those going will meet at the Newman Center at 5:20 p.m., dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you can't make it at 5:20 p.m., you may just come straight to the home.

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: Jazz and Woodwind Ensembles

The UE Jazz Ensemble I will perform in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway Student Center this Sunday afternoon, April 14, at 4:00 p.m.  Under the direction of Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies Timothy Zifer, the ensemble will perform works ranging from the music of George Gershwin to works composed and arranged by student members of the ensemble.  The latter will include Lowdown Chicago by senior Music Education major Caleb Thompson and senior Music Education major Joe Luegers’s Thunderhead, as well as arrangements of rock and jazz standards by senior Music Performance major Tim Gaisser and junior Music Education major Meghan Pund.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Two small ensembles will join together for a Woodwind Ensembles concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Saturday afternoon, April 13, at 2:30.  The Clarinet Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans, and the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor Shauna Thompson, will perform a variety of works and arrangements from Mozart to the modern era, including the Clarinet Ensemble’s performance of Mack Gordon and Harry Warren’s jazz standard, “At Last,” arranged by junior Music Education major Matthew Banks.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Department of Music will also offer four student recitals this weekend.  Violinist Jessie Noland and violist Amanda Buell will offer a joint recital Saturday afternoon, April 13, at 1:00.  Music Performance major and soprano Jia Yu How will then offer her Junior Recital at 4:00.  On Sunday, Music Performance major and pianist Joshua Kight will offer his Junior Recital at 1:00, and Music Therapy major and soprano Marjorie Heideman will offer her Senior Recital at 2:30.  All student recitals will occur in Wheeler Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

Please note: There will be no concert on Tuesday evening this week.

* Staff Recognition Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest is invited to attend the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 29, 2013.  The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards, and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.
Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail.  Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.

* Joe Cheatwood to Deliver Final Crick Lecture of Semester this Wednesday

Joe Cheatwood, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will deliver the final Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences this semester: Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00 pm in KC 100.

His topic will be: "Soy Diets and Stroke Outcomes."

Although occlusive stroke is a major cause of lasting disability in humans, no treatments are currently available to improve recovery from these devastating injuries.  For this reason, the development of minimally invasive approaches to reduce the impact of strokes and improve recovery is of key importance.  Many natural "bioactive" compounds are already found in our diets, and these can have effects on our health.  For this reason, the potential influence of dietary components on stroke outcomes is one current focus in our laboratory.  Diets containing soy ingredients are consumed by a large portion of the world's population, and some measures indicate a benefit of soy diets for stroke prevention.  However, little is known about the potential role of soy-based compounds in the post-stroke brain.  I will present data from our research which suggest a possible role for soy protein and/or soy isoflavones to improve outcomes after stroke.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Additionally, students seeking medical school or research career advice can speak with Dr. Cheatwood at 2:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Lora Becker if you are interested in this meeting.


 

* NEW Pinning Ceremony for Graduating African-American Students!

All graduating African-American Students are invited to attend a new pinning ceremony! The UE African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is including a Pinning Ceremony for graduating African American UE students at the UEAAA Annual Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Koch Center Atrium to welcome you into the association. The luncheon is free for all UE students!  To R.S.V.P. for the luncheon, click here: www.uealumnionline.com/UEAAAluncheon13,  or call 488-2586 by April 12! 

The agenda will includes 1) Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Awards, 2) Election of UEAAA Executive Board Member Officers, 3) UE Graduating Senior Pinning Ceremony, 4) And an African American Greek Panel Discussion with: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. 

Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or Alumni@evansville.edu.

* Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Concert Set for April 12

The University of Evansville Neu Chapel Society and the UE Chapter of the American Guild of Organists announce the Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Concert: Keeping the Memory Alive in the Minds of the Rising Generation to be held on Friday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel.

The concert will feature University of Evansville organ and percussion students, North High School Concert Choir, Andrea Drury, conductor;  Joshua Academy Choir, Monte Skelton, conductor; and the Signature School String Orchestra, Becky Simpkins, conductor. Jeff Lyons, chief meteorologist for 14News, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Professor Milton Z. Tinker, in whose memory the concert will be performed, came to Evansville in 1867 and worked as superintendent of music in the Evansville schools for 47 years.  A much loved and respected teacher, Tinker created a rigorous vocal music curriculum in the Evansville schools. 

With the dedication of the Evansville Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917, the Evansville arts and education community began a weeklong festival—Fanfaronade—to raise funds to build a pipe organ as a memorial to Prof. Tinker in the new building. More than a thousand school children and their music teachers from all the city schools plus more than 25 community women’s organizations contributed their efforts to the cause.

During the Fanfaronade, the Evansville Courier proclaimed: “That the citizens of Evansville should unite in doing him honor, is but natural; that they should seek to keep his memory in the minds of the rising generation is but right.  The organ in the Coliseum, which will be known as the Tinker Memorial Organ, is but a fitting tribute [to] the man whose energy and talent have placed Evansville in the place she occupies today in the musical world.”

Two years later, the Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Organ, was dedicated on November 18, 1919, one day before the dedication of Evansville College. James Gillette, Municipal Organist, and Chair of the newly established Department of Music, played an organ concert to begin the College's opening Convocation.

The Milton Z. Tinker Memorial Concert is free and open to the public. 

* Seniors - Take Part in a Thank You Video!

Seniors, do you have someone you want to thank for helping you get to where you are? Here's your chance! AcesTV is inviting all seniors to come film a 15-20 second thank you for a video that will be played on the Jumbotron at graduation. On Wednesday, April 10 from 1-3 [.m., the filming will be in Dunigan Lounge (Room160), in the McCurdy Wing of the Schroeder Family School of Business Building and on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m., in Rademacher Lounge. Make sure to stop by and tell us who you'd like to thank

* Save Our Schools, Save Our Country and Save Your Family Inaugural Hesburgh Lecture Series

How did we get to the point where so many American schools struggle and yet many kids are busier than any time since World War II? Families race to soccer practices and scouts, wait in drop-off lines and at oboe lessons, and sit through recitals, while parents wonder how this is the fulfillment of the American dream. The inaugural Hesburgh Lecture set for Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, will address those questions.

Speaker Brian Collier will trace American education since the turn of the 20th century and show what has changed and what our predecessors did really well to raise “the greatest generation.” What lessons can be learned from the schools that trained humans to go to the moon, write novels, plays, and create television programming? Collier’s engaging lecture also promises to be funny and cause everyone to go home with ideas about how to change their own family structure to ensure their kids are getting the education they need to help re-shape America.

Collier holds a Ph.D. in American Indian History and the History of Education in America from Arizona State University. He teaches for the Alliance for Catholic Education and is a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. His research in education is at the intersection of where families and teachers can truly partner to take back their families, their schools, and their neighborhoods.

His historical research on Native people focuses on American Indian boarding schools and their legacy in the 20th century. Collier himself was a teacher at St. Catherine Indian School in Santa Fe before it closed its doors in 1998, and he learned a great deal about Native people and culture from that experience. Since then, he has studied the closure of Native American Catholic schools and Catholic education more broadly. Collier has written articles and book chapters on Native Americans, the American West, teaching in the American West, race relations, gender, and the Harlem Globetrotters.  His book titled The System: Education and America is forthcoming in May. This collaborative publication was written with Notre Dame undergraduates and Notre Dame colleagues Maria McKenna and Kevin Burke.
 

* Dr. Young Kim to Be Invested as the Igleheart Chair in Political Science

Join us Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel for the Investiture Ceremony of Dr. Young Kim as the Igleheart Chair in Political Science. Kim will be invested as the sixth Igleheart Chair since it was established in 1966. Diane Igleheart and her family will also be honored and thanked as supporters of the chair. An informal reception to congratulate both Kim and the Igleheart Family will be immediately following in Neu Chapel.

 

* "Natural, Marvelous, Red" Henna Fundraiser Planned for April 11

Chemistry Club members will be hosting a the "Natural, Marvelous, Rad" Henna Fundraiser Event in Ridgway University Center Lobby by the Walnut Street entrance on April 11 fom 5:30-7:30 pm. Tattoos will start at five dollars. Please come out and support this endeavor and get a natural, marvelous, and super rad henna tattoo!

* Come to "Called...With A Purpose"!

Join The Pursuit for an incredible night of worship, the Word, and fellowship on April 14 at 6 p.m. in Neu Chapel. Learn about God's purpose for your life and how he calls you into a beautiful relationship with Him.. You don't want to miss it!

* GWS Brown Bag Speaker: Kayla Listenberger & Invisible Victims

The Gender & Women’s Studies Brown Bag Series is hosting their third speaker on Tuesday, April 9.  Kayla Listenberger will be presenting "Invisible Victims: Homosexuality During WWII" in Hyde 5B from 12:20-1 p.m.  Bring your lunch and enjoy light refreshments on us.

* To Write Love on Her Arms

Know someone who has struggled with suicide or depression? On Thursday, April 11, the Psychology Club will be attending the nationally recognized To Write Love on her Arms event at USI. Hear a motivating speaker who knows first hand what it is like to know someone who is going through such a traumatizing journey and enjoy a free concert. If you would like to carpool, we will be leaving the Hyde Hall lobby at 7:15. The event starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.twloha.com.

* Next OSA Luncheon Set for April 9

The Office Staff Association will hold the April luncheon on April 9. The venue has been moved to the Koch Center Atrium. Sodexo will be providing box lunches with choice of grilled chicken Caesar salad or a Tijuana sandwich. Chips, jumbo cookie and bottled water are included. Please send your $8.75 to Kim Flener at SB130 or contact her at kf129 or 2852 if you are bringing your own lunch. We will conduct our business meeting during lunch and at 1:00 Dr. Layer will take us on a tour of the Engineering Department. It should be fun and informative!

 

* 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.
 

* 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.

Info You Should Know

* Let Crescent Magazine Know What You Think

Please take a few minutes to let the Crescent Magazine staff know what you think about this year's issues by taking their annual magazine survey. It's anonymous and all you have to do is click the link to begin. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/crescentmagazine. The staff thanks you in advance.

* Lost Phone

A phone was left at Jazzman's on Tuesday evening. The phone model is Samsung Galaxy S2, white in color and in a purple case. A $50 reward is offered for its return. If you have found it, please email sm307@evansville.edu.


 

* MyFitnessPal & Sodexo Have Joined Forces

Tracking nutritional information on campus has gotten easier thanks to a partnership between Sodexo and the leading nutrition app & website, MyFitnessPal. Official Sodexo recipes can now be found on MyFitnessPal by either searching for the recipe name or using the barcode scanner to scan menu items. Look for barcodes on menu signs on Cafe Court and on all Simply to Go products.

The MyFitnessPal app is available for download on smartphones and is also availabe online at www.myfitnesspal.com.

More information about this partnership is available at http://www.uedining.com/documents/CampusNewsRelease_SodexoPartnerswithMyfitnesspal_tcm238-680990.pdf

Questions about the program can be directed to Lindsey Mitchell at lindsey.mitchell@sodexo.com

* Education Majors Collecting Milk Jugs to Build Kindergarteners an Igloo

The students in Education 321 are asking for milk jug donations (1 gallon preferred, but will take 1/2 gallons as well). The students are building an igloo out of the jugs for Harper Elementary Kindergarteners. Please contact Dr. Sharon Gieselmann (sg78), Lexi Olmstead (ao57), Sarah Joseph (sj82) or Kara Martin (km296) with questions or to make donations. 

* What UEL Can Do 4U: CINAHL Complete Database Trial

Searching for an article on preventing obesity in children?  Do you need information on the “affordable care act”?  Or is your research focused on current research on HIV infections?  Each of these topics is covered in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) Complete.

CINAHL Complete provides full text for more than 1,300 nursing & allied health journals indexed in CINAHL.   Many of these full text journals have no embargo. CINAHL Complete is promoted by EBSCO as the “definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.”

Content of CINAHL Complete includes:
• Full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL
• Indexing for more than 5,400 Journals
• Searchable Cited References for more than 1,460 journals
• More than 3.7 million records dating back to 1937
• Over 130 Evidence-based Care Sheets

The database trial for CINAHL Complete is available at UEL until May 1. 

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4) with comments or questions.

* 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, mm333@evansville.edu. 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 www.campusclothesline.com/earth-day 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.

* 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 pp42@evansville.edu.  
 

* 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 financialaid@evansville.edu; or JL25@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Douglas Reed Invited to Perform in Germany

Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, has been invited to perform a concert of American music in Siegen, Germany on Friday, May 24.  Sponsored by the Studio für Neue Musik at the University of Siegen in cooperation with the Siegen Kantorei and the German-American Society of Siegen-Wittgenstein, the concert will include William Albright’s Organbook III, first performed in Neu Chapel by the composer in 1978. Dr. Reed will also perform compositions by William Bolcom, Daniel Pinkham, and Sydney Hodkinson, whose Cantata Sancta (2000) was commissioned for the dedication of UE‘s Francile MacDonald McGary portative pipe organ with the support of the Friends of UE Music and the McGary Family of Newburgh, Indiana. For more information, see: 
http://www.musik.uni-siegen.de/studio_neuemusik/veranstaltungen/aktuelle.html?lang=de

Athletics

* Heck Selected to NetScouts All-Star Team Set to Tour China

University of Evansville senior Samantha Heck has been selected to play on the NetScouts USA Women’s All-Star team that will tour China from April 30-May 14.  The team is scheduled to play nine games on the 14-day trek, including games against national teams from Brazil, China and Australia. 

Heck, who averaged 14.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Purple Aces, is one of three Missouri Valley Conference players on the 10-player squad.  Jacqui Kalin of Northern Iowa and Jamie Russell of Illinois State were also named to the team that will be coached by former Santa Clara and Colorado State women’s basketball head coach Chris Denker.

Heck finished her career with 1,331 career points, 745 career rebounds and 83 career blocks and was named to the All-MVC Second Team following her senior campaign.

NetScouts Basketball USA Women’s All-Stars
Samantha Heck, F, 6-0, Evansville
Morgan Johnson, C, 6-5, Iowa
Jacqui Kalin, PG, 5-8, Northern Iowa
Taelor Karr, PG, 5-8, Gonzaga
Lauren Oosdyke, F, 5-11, Northern Colorado
Sam Ostarello, F, 6-2, Purdue
Adrian Ritchie, G, 5-11, Green Bay
Jamie Russell, G, 5-8, Illinois State
Stephanie Sension, F/C, 6-3, Green Bay
Kate Thompson, F/G, 6-4, Michigan

* Aces Softball Rallies in Extra Innings, 4-3

The University of Evansville softball team rallied in the bottom of the ninth to take a 4-3 victory over Northern Iowa. The Aces won the series, 2-1, as they also took a victory from Saturday’s doubleheader.

Evansville’s offense was led by seniors Tamara Robey and Kendall Kautz as they went 5-for-9 at the plate combined and tallied two runs, two RBIs, one double, and two stolen bases.  The Aces notched seven hits on the day while going a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases.

UE will take the field next on Wednesday, April 10, as they host Middle Tennessee State in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Game Recap: Northern Iowa 3, UE 4
Northern Iowa took the lead early in the third after a home run to right field put two runs on the board and made it a 2-0 game. With a runner stealing home, UNI was able to expand their lead even further as they pushed it to 3-0 over the Aces.

As Kautz doubled to right center and sophomore Victoria Dellorto singled to the shortstop, senior Alicia Betancur was able to send Kautz to home plate and put a run on the board for the Aces, 3-1, in the bottom of the fourth frame.

Evansville continued to attack the plate in the fifth after a sacrifice fly by Kautz and an error by the left fielder for UNI knotted the score, 3-3, heading into the top of the sixth.

After a scoreless next three innings, the Aces were able to take the win in the bottom of the ninth after junior Niki Rahming scored on a ground out to third base and ended the inning and the game, 4-3.

Jamie Fisher took the loss for the Panthers as she moved to 11-11 on the season. Fisher struck out six and walked six in 8.2 innings of work while allowing two runs.

UE pitcher Sarah Patterson took the win for the Aces as she struck out seven in just 5.0 innings of work and did not allow any runs. Patterson improved to 8-6 on the season.

* Aces Tennis Falls By 5-2 Final To Illinois State

In Missouri Valley Conference women’s tennis action on Sunday, it was Illinois State coming out on the winning end of a 5-2 decision of the University of Evansville on Sunday at Wesselman Park.

Marketa Trousilova and Gaby Fifer picked up the points for UE (7-8) as they were victorious in their singles tilts.  At No. 2 singles, Trousilova defeated Phyllis Tigges, 6-4, 6-3 while Fifer took the win in flight six.  The sophomore defeated Gabby Phillips in a three-set thriller (4-6, 6-3, 10-6).

Illinois State (8-10) began the day taking the doubles point in a nail-biter.  Natasha James and Trousilova topped Tigges and Kadi Ilves, 8-2 while Kelsey Costales and Marina Moreno fell to Emmie Marx and Stefanie Youngberg, 8-3. 

Flight three doubles saw Fifer and Emily Richardson go toe-to-toe with Carolina Abello and Heather Nisbet before the Redbirds finished with the 9-8 win.

Singles action saw James fall to Marx (6-2, 6-1) at the top flight while Moreno was defeated by Abello in the third spot, 6-2, 6-0.  At flight four, Mina Milovic was defeated by Ilves, 6-2, 6-2 and Richardson fell to Youngberg by identical 6-2 sets.

The Aces will be away from home for their next three matches, beginning next weekend as the make a trip to Iowa.  UE will face Northern Iowa on Saturday at 1 p.m. before taking on Drake in a Sunday morning match at 10 a.m.  Evansville makes the short drive across town to USI on April 17 to take on the Screaming Eagles in a contest slated for a 3 p.m. start.
 

* Aces Softball Rallies in Extra Innings, 4-3

The University of Evansville softball team rallied in the bottom of the ninth to take a 4-3 victory over Northern Iowa. The Aces won the series, 2-1, as they also took a victory from Saturday’s doubleheader.

Evansville’s offense was led by seniors Tamara Robey and Kendall Kautz as they went 5-for-9 at the plate combined and tallied two runs, two RBIs, one double, and two stolen bases.  The Aces notched seven hits on the day while going a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases.

UE will take the field next on Wednesday, April 10, as they host Middle Tennessee State in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Game Recap: Northern Iowa 3, UE 4
Northern Iowa took the lead early in the third after a home run to right field put two runs on the board and made it a 2-0 game. With a runner stealing home, UNI was able to expand their lead even further as they pushed it to 3-0 over the Aces.

As Kautz doubled to right center and sophomore Victoria Dellorto singled to the shortstop, senior Alicia Betancur was able to send Kautz to home plate and put a run on the board for the Aces, 3-1, in the bottom of the fourth frame.

Evansville continued to attack the plate in the fifth after a sacrifice fly by Kautz and an error by the left fielder for UNI knotted the score, 3-3, heading into the top of the sixth.

After a scoreless next three innings, the Aces were able to take the win in the bottom of the ninth after junior Niki Rahming scored on a ground out to third base and ended the inning and the game, 4-3.

Jamie Fisher took the loss for the Panthers as she moved to 11-11 on the season. Fisher struck out six and walked six in 8.2 innings of work while allowing two runs.

UE pitcher Sarah Patterson took the win for the Aces as she struck out seven in just 5.0 innings of work and did not allow any runs. Patterson improved to 8-6 on the season.

* Men's Golf Improves In Day Two At IU

Freshman Alex Turner carded one of the lowest rounds of the day as his 3-under 68 helped him tie for 16th place at the Purple Aces men’s golf team finished in 13th place at the Hoosier Invitational.

Turner improved on his opening day total of 149 to register a 217 in the 3-round event on his way to a tie for 16th place.  Quinn Vilneff and Rick Voyvocid were deadlocked following Saturday’s first two rounds and remained that way at the completion as each posted a 76 on Sunday to tie for 47th.

Will Knights tied for 57th with a 227, two strokes behind Vilneff and Voyvodic while Parker Hensley posted a 230.

Following Saturday’s action, Evansville was tied with Western Illinois for 14th, but improved a spot to take 13th with an 894.  They finished four ahead of the Leathernecks and 11 shots ahead of Dayton.  UE was a shot behind an 11th-place tie between Youngstown State and Detroit.

Indiana was able to hold on to take the team championship.  The Hoosiers were up by ten going into the final round, but Illinois State made a charge to finish five behind IU’s winning total of 850.  Andrew Fogg of IU’s “B Team” was the medalist.  His 208 was one better than a second place tie.

Evansville has just two more events remaining on their spring slate.  On April 15, the Aces will face Butler in the UE/Butler Challenge in Jasper, Ind. before heading to the MVC Championship on April 29-30 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
 

* Southern Illinois Slugs Its Way Past Evansville, 13-5

Southern Illinois plated 13 runs on a season-high 20 hits to prevent the University of Evansville baseball team from completing the series sweep Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium, as the Salukis defeated the Purple Aces, 13-5.

“When you look at the big picture in this series, we won two really big games on Friday and Saturday,” head coach Wes Carroll said.  “We competed this weekend and showed a lot of grit, as we were able to win on a walk-off Friday and won a one-run game yesterday.”

Freshman Shain Showers led Evansville (14-18, 5-4 MVC) by going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and sophomore Kyle Pollock finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, but six Southern Illinois (14-16, 1-5 MVC) players tallied three hits and the three through six hitters for the Salukis combined to go 12-for-21 with seven RBI.

On the mound, UE starter Sam Johns (1-2) allowed six runs, all earned, in 2.2 innings on six hits and struck out two, while walking one in a losing effort.  Matt Murphy (2-1) picked up the win for SIU by limiting Evansville to just one hit in 3.1 innings out of the bullpen.

For the first time in the series, the Aces scored first, as they were able to take advantage of a one-out walk in the bottom of the second inning.  Redshirt junior Johnny Day coaxed a walk from Southern Illinois starter Sam Coonrod and advanced to third on Pollock’s single through the right side.  After redshirt sophomore Michael Eckstein was hit by a pitch, Showers drove in his first run of the contest with a ground out deep in the hole on the left side of the infield to score Day.

In the top of the third, the Saluki bats came alive, as SIU sent 10 hitters to the plate and scored six runs to grab a 6-1 advantage.  Ryan Casillas drove in the first two runs of the frame with single up the middle, before Cody Daily, Wes Neece and Ryan Rosthenhausler recorded three-straight run-scoring hits to plate the other four runs.

UE answered back in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs of its own to cut the Saluki advantage to 6-5.  Redshirt junior Nick Hathcoat reached on an error to start the inning and the rally, as he scored on an RBI ground out off the bat of senior Chris Pearson, following a double down the left field line from fellow senior Jason Hockemeyer.  Day drove in another run with a double to right center, before Pollock singled to center to bring home Day and Showers drove a ball into shallow right to plate Pollock.

“I liked the way we were able to respond in the third, as we put some good swings on some pitches by a quality pitcher in Sam Coonrod and get back in the ball game,” Carroll said.  “However, the story of this game was the effort we put out there on the bump. When we give up 13 runs, we just aren’t going to have a whole lot of success.”

SIU extended the margin to 8-5 on run-scoring hits by Casillas and Daily in its half of the fourth off of Aces’ reliever Phillip Diehl and broke open the game with a five-run seventh inning.  With senior Ryan Billo on the mound, Southern Illinois put its first two runners on base, when Daily singled and Neece scored him with a triple to deep right center.  Matt Jones drove in two more runs with a single to center and Austin Montgomery capped the rally with a two-run homer over the center field fence.

Evansville put runners on the corner with just one out in the seventh, but could not cut into SIU’s lead, as Tyler Dray retired Day on a pop out and got Pollock to ground out to end the threat.

Junior James Kohler tossed a scoreless eighth for UE in relief, while freshman Connor Strain pitched around a one out walk in the ninth.

The Aces will return to action Tuesday night at 6 p.m., when they host in-state rival Indiana for a non-conference tilt at Braun Stadium.

* 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 www.uealumnionline.com/lyon.  For further information, contact UE head coach Krista McKendree by phone at 812-488-1016 or by email at km57@evansville.edu.

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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