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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot Wednesday, April 10, through Friday, April 12. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

* 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

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend I-House: United Arab Emirates. 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.

* 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!
 

* 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.


 

* 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

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* English Coffee Hour Senior Reading Planned for April 11

This year's English Coffee Hour Senior Reading is planned for Thursday, April 11 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Each spring the graduating creative writing majors read from their poetry and prose, and the Department of Creative Writing announces the winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards. Please join us for a delightful and moving send-off to our graduating seniors.
 

* Free Paper Shredding and Obsolete Electronics Recycling Day

Once again this spring, the very successful free paper recycling day will be augmented by a free obsolete electronics recycling day. This University supported event is scheduled on Wednesday, April 24 - Reading/Study Day. Details on exact locations and times for the electronics and paper shredding will be coming soon in AceNotes. 

Paper shredding
Free paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again!  All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service. So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc.  No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.  Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers.  Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited). 

Obsolete Electronics Recycling
Students and employees (faculty, administrators, staff) can bring their personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost. Accepted items include: CRT monitors, LCD displays, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, TVs, speakers, VCRs, microwave ovens and small refrigerators as allowed in dorms. Some items that C&I Electronics CANNOT accept are fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), lead acid batteries, loose batteries (except batteries within electronics), full size refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable. Please NO electronics owned by the University.

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* Chutney Student Literary Conference Planned for April 13

Please join us on Saturday, April 13 for Chutney, the annual student literary conference sponsored by the Department of English. Student Panels are planned for 8:00, 9:15, and 10:30 am in Rooms 271 and 272 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The Keynote Address will be given by Robert Paul Lamb at 11:30 a.m. in Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. His topic will be “Race in Huckleberry Finn”
 

* Join Ace Advocates in Giving Hope to the Homeless

This Thursday at 6 pm, Ace Advocates will be joining CAJE (Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment) in their annual Nehemiah Action at Crossroads Christian Church.  Their goal is to have 1500 people at the Action, and Ace Advocates has pledged to bringing at least 60 from UE.  CAJE works to bring change in the city of Evansville and the surrounding counties by focusing on a specific issue each year. Below are this year's issues.  Everyone is invited to join us! Email Nick Joyner (nj35) for more information, and sign the waiver on WebAdvisor if you decide to join.


• Monitoring of foster children in our region who are preparing to age out of the system and a "First-Time Renters Workshop" to provide them with documented training on independent living.  Over 30% of children who age out experience homelessness.

• A tracking system to determine the accessibility of public and Section 8 housing for ex-offenders in our region and public clarification of housing authority policies for admissions and appeals. Over 800 prisoners return to our community every year, and studies have shown that 1 in 6 prisoners expects to be homeless upon release from prison.

• Local incentives in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties for employers who hire ex-offenders.  Currently, over 70% of employers will not hire a person with a criminal record.  Most ex-offenders served time for non-violent offenses, and those who are unemployed are nearly twice as likely to re-offend as those who are employed full-time.
 

* 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.

* Documentary Screening: The Central Park Five

WNIN, Tri-State Public Media is hosting a free screening for the public on Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m. of THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. The film tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. 

The screening will be held at USI in Forum 1, located in the Forum Wing just off the main drive, behind the Orr Center. Transportation will be provided for UE students free of charge. Buses will leave from the Carson Center at 3:15. The documentary will play at 4:00. A panel discussion will follow. Among the panelists will be UE’s Mari Plikuhn, assistant professor of sociology and Maggie Stevenson, assistant professor of psychology.

Refreshments will be provided.

The documentary will air on PBS stations nationwide, including WNIN, two days after the screening. This link will take you to a trailer and additional information about the film: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/.

* 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.

* 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. 

* 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.

 

* 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!

* 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, http://www.twice-evv.org, 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

* Watch for UE Faculty, Students and Alumni on the local Easter Seals Telethon, April 14!

The local Easter Seals Telethon will broadcast LIVE on April 14, 12-6 p.m. Tune in to WEHT Local to see representatives from UE answering phones, presenting checks, and helping with Telethon production. Or join the audience inside the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue. Outside, enjoy the E’Ville Iron Cruise-In, refreshments, games and music. You can also support the Easter Seals Rehab Center and change lives for local kids and adults with disabilities by calling in a pledge! For more information, visit www.eastersealsswindiana.com or facebook.com/EasterSealsSWIN.

* Last Day for Mail Delivery and Pick Up for Student Housing

The last day of UE Mail Services’ delivery and pick-up of mail for all students who have been living in campus housing during the 2013 spring semester will be Thursday, May 2, 2013. Please follow mail procedures recommended by the Office of Residence Life located on their website prior to departure especially the forwarding of your mail.

You are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions, etc. directly. The University is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.  If you are expecting packages shipped via other couriers that may arrive after your departure, please contact Mail Services at extension 2197 or email mailservices@evansville.edu. Please note that Mail Services will not be able to forward items such as mail, packages, etc. and you will need to make alternative arrangements.

Feel free to contact the University mailroom at any time with questions or concerns by contacting Doris Cook, Distribution Services Supervisor, at extension 1067 (email at dc47@evansville.edu) or Tammy Burgess, Mail Technician, at extension 2197 (email at tb74@evansville.edu).

* 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.

* Announcement for Direct Loan Recipients Graduating, Withdrawing or Transferring at End of Spring Semester

Students who have received a Direct Loan while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw from school, or transfer to another school, are mandated by federal regulations to attend an Exit Counseling Session.  The Office of Financial Aid will hold sessions in Hyde Hall, Room 126, on:
April 11 at 4:00 p.m.
April 24 at 11:00 a.m.

You must arrive on time and bring the names, addresses and phone numbers of 2 people who you will remain in contact with after leaving UE, plus a next of kin at a different address than yours. Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

* 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.

* 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

* Zoe Post Inducted as Member of Alpha Kappa Pi Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa

Religion major Zoe Post has been inducted as a member of the Alpha Kappa Pi chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa.  Theta Alpha Kappa is an international honor society whose members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in religion and theology. It is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology.

Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1976 through by the Religious Studies faculty of Manhattan College in Riverdale (the Bronx) New York for the purposes of honoring particularly excellent undergraduate students in the fields of theological and/or religious studies. Its purpose is "to encourage, recognize, and maintain excellence in such studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, and within the academic profession of these studies more broadly understood." Theta Alpha Kappa is committed to the scholarly study of religion in all its diversity.
 

* Clark Kimberling

Clark Kimberling, professor of mathematics, together with English geometer Peter Moses, have a research article entitled “Bishop Curves and Orthogonal Trajectories” in the current issue of Elemente der Mathematik.  Published in Switzerland by the European Mathematical Society, the article presents families of spherical curves first discovered four years ago.  You can see some of these curves—animated—at the UE-based website, “Gallery of Bishop Curves” http://faculty.evansville.edu/ck6/GalleryTwo/Introduction2.html .

* Electrical and Computer Engineering Students Win and Place in National Competition

Two Electrical Engineering/computer Science department students successfully won and placed in two national competitions. Eric Whitney, electrical engineering student, and Jordan Stolz, computer engineering student, placed 1st in the national IEEE SoutheastCon robotic competition this past weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. This competition was based on package delivery logistics. The robots were to determine the size of packages and from the determination if the package would be delivered by land, sea, or air.  The robots sort by size and color of the blocks and deliver the blocks to designated shipping docks. UE’s “Lefty” was the only robot to successfully deliver packages to their designated area of the track.

Dan Scheller and Lucas Phillips, both electrical engineering students, placed 2nd in the 2013 Trinity College fire Fighting Robot Contest in Hartford, CT this past weekend. They competed against 48 entries. The national competition is scored on the time it takes the robot to find the fire and extinguish it.  The team’s “Great White Buffalo”  finished 2nd in the Sr. Division and won the Versa Valve Challenge for achieving the best score while using a versa valve on their runs. All of their runs were successful.

* Epsilon Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota Initiates New Members

The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 7, in the Ridgway University Center.  Nine students and one faculty member were inducted into membership. New members include  Sara Buente, Becky Calahan, Cindy Crowe, Hillary Degenhardt, Abigail Elf, Sara Gensler, Nicole Kreuzman, Kristin Pins, Bryanna Thomas and Megan Voyles.  The 2012-2013 officers, President Lynn Beaumont, Vice President Gina Filo, Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Foster, along with PSI members Haley Campbell, Megan Seymour, and Nathan Stamps conducted the ceremony.  Mrs. Anna Newton, UE alumna and a member of PSI,  delivered the keynote speech for the event.  A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony.

Phi Sigma Iota members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 154 members since it was installed here on April 8, 2000.

Thank You

* Pi Gamma Mu Thanks Campus Community for Help with Soles4Souls

The members of Pi Gamma Mu would like to thank the campus community for its generosity in donating new and used shoes for the group's Soles4Souls shoe drive.  They collected 111 pairs of shoes to help those less fortunate around the globe. Thanks, UE!
 

Athletics

* No. 12 Indiana Slips By Evansville, 10-8

The University of Evansville baseball team gave No. 12 Indiana all it wanted Tuesday night at Braun Stadium, as the Purple Aces drew eight walks and turned three Hoosier errors into four unearned runs, but IU pulled away late and stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 10-8 victory.

Junior David Patton and sophomore Kyle Pollock each drove in a pair of runs for Evansville (14-19), while senior Jason Hockemeyer reached base in four of his five plate appearances, drawing three walks and recording a base hit in the ninth.

Freshman Brent Jurceka (1-2) took the loss on the mound, as he allowed two runs, both earned, on three hits, while striking out a pair in his 3.0 innings of relief.  Luke Harrison picked up the win for Indiana (26-4), as he tossed 2.1 innings of hitless ball and struck out two.

The Hoosiers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in their half of the first in a game that lasted nearly three and a half hours and saw 10 combined pitchers.  Justin Cureton and Chris Sujka led off the game with back-to-back singles, before Scott Donley drove in the first run of the game with a single to center to plate Cureton.  Michael Basil followed with a run-scoring double to right center, before Dustin DeMuth capped the inning with a two-run two-bagger to deep center.

The Aces answered with two runs in their half of the inning, despite not recording a hit.  After Patton lined out to start the frame, UE drew three-straight walks to load the bases and senior Chris Pearson plated a run with a sacrifice fly to center.  Evansville scored its second run on a defensive miscue by DeMuth at third base to cut the Indiana advantage to 4-2.

The Hoosiers wasted no time getting both runs back, as they continued to hit UE starter Cole Isom hard and pounded out four more hits in the top of the third.  Sam Travis drove in the first of his four runs on the night with a sacrifice fly to center that brought home Cureton and Donley made the score, 6-2, with an RBI single through the right side.

Travis gave IU two more runs of support with a two-run home run to left field in the top of the fourth and Indiana appeared to be on its way to a comfortable victory, as it led 8-2, before Evansville mounted a rally in the bottom of the inning.

With two outs in the Aces’ fourth, an IU error kept the inning alive and UE was able to score three unearned runs, scoring their first on an error by the Indiana catcher on a failed pickoff attempt and the other two on Patton’s two-run single up the middle that cut the Hoosiers’ lead to 8-5.

Evansville rallied for three more runs in the bottom of the fifth, as Hockemeyer started the rally by coaxing a one-out walk and Pearson followed with a single back up the middle.  Pollock then cleared the bases with a hit to deep left field that clipped the end of Chris Sujka’s glove before falling to the outfield grass for a triple.  One batter later redshirt junior Johnny Day knotted the game at 8-8 with a sharp single to center off of Christian Morris, who had just come out of the IU bullpen.

Indiana regained the lead on a solo blast by Casey Smith in the top of the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth, when Travis drove in his fourth run of the game with a hard single through the left side to put the Hoosiers up 10-8.

In the bottom of the ninth, it appeared that the Aces might have one more rally left in them, as they loaded the bases with just one out, but IU closer Ryan Halstead struck out the side, including the final two hitters of the ballgame to preserve the victory for his side.

UE will return to the diamond Wednesday afternoon for its second non-conference game in as many days, as it will travel to Murray, Ky., for a 3 p.m. matchup with Murray State.
 

* Third Time The Charm As Trousilova Earns MVC Honor

For the third time in her inaugural season at the University of Evansville, sophomore Marketa Trousilova was named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.

In just her first week of Missouri Valley Conference action, Marketa Trousilova made her mark on the league, going a perfect 6-0 as the Purple Aces faced Southern Illinois, Bradley and Illinois State.  In singles, Trousilova outscored the opposition by a 36-15 margin.  In her first MVC tilt, the sophomore topped Natasha Tomishima, 6-3, 6-4.  In weekend action, she got past Sarah Rodefeld of Bradley, 6-0, 6-1 before topping Phyllis Tigges of ISU, 6-4, 6-3.  She is now 11-1 in spring singles play.

Along with partner Natasha James, Trousilova improved to 12-2 in doubles as the duo has now won its last ten contests.  They defeated Melanie Delsart and Anastacia Simons of SIU by an 8-4 final before defeating the Bradley pair of Carly Miles and Kennedy Scott, 8-3.  In the Sunday match versus the Redbirds, they topped Phyllis Tigges and Kadi Ilves by a final score of 8-2.

Trousilova and her UE teammates will continue MVC play this weekend as they travel to Northern Iowa and Drake.
 

* UE Softball Homerun Derby

The UE Softball Homerun Derby will take place today, April 10, following the 2nd game of the double header vs. Middle Tennessee State University, at approximately 5:00pm. The derby is open to anyone on campus. The cost is $5 and all the proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer game on Thursday, April 18th. You can sign up and pay tomorrow, prior to the derby. The first round will consist of 10 swings off a front tosser. The top 5 hitters will move on to the 2nd round which will consist of 5 swings off a front tosser. The top 2 will then enter the final round of 5 swings.

* Aces Volleyball To Play At USI Saturday

As part of its spring tune-up for next season, the Purple Aces volleyball team will wrap up its slate this season with a trip across town to the USI Spring Tournament on Saturday.

Evansville is slated to play four matches that day with each one being the best 2 out of 3.  The first two sets will go to 25 points while the third game goes to 15 tallies.  All games will be played at the Physical Activities Center (PAC) on the campus of USI on the west side of Evansville.

At 11 a.m., the Aces square off against SIU Edwardsville before facing Murray State at 1 p.m.  Those matches will take place on Court 1.  The final two matches for Evansville will take place on Court 2 as they face DePauw at 2 p.m. before taking on USI at 3 p.m.

Admission is free and all fans are welcome to cheer on the Aces!
 

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