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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings Are this Week!

During the period of April 17 through April 30, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the UE health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources.  If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2013-14).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings:
• Wednesday, April 17 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center
• Thursday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center
• Thursday, April 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Eykamp 251, University Center
• Friday, April 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Room 126, Hyde Hall

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions.

* UE Welcomes Renowned Writer Joyce Carol Oates for Two-Day Symposium

The University of Evansville’s Department of Creative Writing, with generous support from the Efroymson Family Fund, will host a two-day symposium on April 19-20 dedicated to the life and work of world-renowned author Joyce Carol Oates.

The symposium includes the following events, all of which are free. All - except the Young Writers Workshop - are also open to the public:

• A reading by Joyce Carol Oates at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center), followed by a book signing and reception

• A question-and-answer session with Joyce Carol Oates at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Shanklin Theatre

• A writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building), featuring writers Pinckney Benedict, Laura Benedict, Laurence Goldstein, and Margaret McMullan

• A young writers’ panel on Joyce Carol Oates at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building, featuring four UE creative writing students

• A screening of the film “We Were the Mulvaneys” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in Cokes Lecture Hall (Room 126, Hyde Hall). The film is based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates and stars Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner.

• 1:30 p.m.    Young Writers Workshop (Wahnita DeLong Writers Workshop) at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in the Rare Books Room in the Library. The workshop will be led by Pinckney Benedict.

In April 2012, the Department of Creative Writing received a $10,000 grant from the Efroymson Family Fund to help fund the Joyce Carol Oates Symposium, which follows the tradition of the successful Arthur Miller Symposium that took place at UE in 1998.

Oates is one of the world’s most distinguished writers, having been nominated three times for the Nobel Prize. Born in upstate New York in 1938, Oates earned her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 1960 and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin in 1961. She is currently the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

Her literary accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards, including the Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in short fiction, the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the O’Henry Prize for Continued Achievement in the Short Story. In 2010 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

The symposium falls on the 50th anniversary of Oates’ first published book, By the North Gate (1963), a collection of short stories. Since then, Oates has published over 80 books in numerous genres: novels, short story collections, poetry, plays, literary criticism, children’s books, mystery and horror novels, various anthologies, and even a book-length essay entitled On Boxing. Her works of fiction include: Them, winner of the National Book Award; Black Water, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Zombie, recipient of the Bram Stoker Award; What I Lived For, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; Blonde, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; You Must Remember This, praised as “an American masterpiece” by James Atlas; The Falls, recipient of France’s prestigious Prix Femina; We Were The Mulvaneys, selected as an Oprah Book of the Month and subsequently made into a movie starring Beau Bridges and Blythe Danner; and the New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger’s Daughter.

The University of Evansville wishes to thank the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, for its support of the arts at UE. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit



What's Happening Today

* OSA Salad Fundraiser - April 17

The Office Staff Association’s annual salad fundraiser will be held April 17 on Ridgway University Center’s East Terrace from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ((rain location: Graves Hall Lobby)  Stop by for yummy homemade salads and treats. For $5 you get 3 scoops of the salads you choose, dessert, and a bottle of water. All money goes to the OSA scholarships for students.

* Seniors: Win a Diploma Frame!

Current seniors set to graduate in May are invited to take part in The Alumni Association Facebook “Then & Now” contest. To enter, first “like” the Alumni Association page, Then post a side-by-side photo using a photo of yourself from freshman year and a photo of yourself from senior year. Show us how much you have changed while at UE! The contest will be open Wed. April 17 at 12:00 pm until Wed. April 24, 12:00 pm. Any photo editing software can be used to combine the two photos. Suggested smart phone apps include Pic Stitch and InstaCollage, but all are acceptable. One randomly selected winner will receive a diploma frame!

* Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Catholic Mass will be celebrated tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. This week's celebrant is Fr. Ryan Hilderbrand, associate pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church. He will also be available for Confessions at 9:00 p.m., and students will lead the Rosary at 9:00 p.m. as well. Everyone is welcome for this quiet, midweek liturgy.

* Come to the Book Fair from April 17-19!

The Indiana Student Education Association is holding their annual Scholastic Book fair Wednesday April 17- Friday April 19, in Ridgway University Center from 9 am - 5 pm. Please come out and support the ISEA, and get some amazing books to read.

* I-House: Hungary

All members of the campus and local community are encouraged to attend the last I-House of the semester featuring Hungary. 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.

* National Library Week Exhibit at UE Libraries

To celebrate National Library Week, UE Libraries offers an exhibit in the entry lobby which promotes careers in Librarianship and Information Services.  The many career opportunities across libraries and information technology are highlighted.  Graduate degree programs throughout Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States are provided.  National Library Week exhibit continues through April 21.


Upcoming Events

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend Set for November 1 – 3

The date for Homecoming 2013 has been set for November 1-3.  Both men’s and women’s exhibition basketball games will be a part of the Saturday festivities, along with the new tradition – Aces Fan Fest.  Plans are underway for class reunions and a few specialty groups.  The goals is to attract as many alums as possible back to campus.   If your organization would like to sponsor an event or plan a reunion, please contact Sylvia DeVault, director of alumni and parent relations, at or call extension 2586 before the end of this academic year. 


* Rent a Puppy on April 20!

Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting Rent a Puppy again this year. It will be Saturday April 20 from 10 am -3:30 pm. in the grassy area by Weinbach Apartments and the Fraternities. We will be bringing dogs from Henderson and Warrick County. $5 tickets for 10 minutes to spend playing alone with the dogs. If you get a group of 5 together, then the cost is only $15!!!

All proceeds go the Humane Societies to repair their facilities and buy food and supplies for the animals. Donations are also welcome.

This event is open to all family, friends, staff, and faculty to come and support the Humane Societies and play with dogs. Also - these dogs are adoptable - so if you are thinking of getting a dog, you should come by - the perfect dog for you might be there!

If you have any questions email Heather Sisk at


* Lunch With The Aces Set For April 25 At Outback

One of the top fundraisers for the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund will take place on Thursday, April 25 as Lunch With The Aces will take place once again.

Outback Steakhouse on the east side of Evansville on the Lloyd Expressway will play host to the event once again.  It begins at 11:30 a.m. and will cost $25 per person.  Each lunch features fresh baked bread, a garden salad, bushman ‘shrooms, grilled steak, grilled chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and classic cheesecake along with a drink.

The deadline to register is Friday, April 19.  For more information, please call UE Senior Associate Athletics Director Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287.

All proceeds benefit the University of Evansville Department of Athletics Scholarship Fund.  Special thanks go out to Outback Steakhouse for presenting the fundraiser.

* Archaeology Alumna to Demonstrate "Archaeology!" App this Thursday!

On Thursday April 18 from 12:20-1:00 p.m. in Hyde Hall 8, archaeology alumna Lieryn Holly-Falzoni and Marco Falzoni will demonstrate their app “Archaeology!” Come try out the app on various devices and chat with the developers about apps, the realities of owning a small business and more. Feel free to bring your lunch; dessert will be served.

* Hot Tub-a-Thon to Benefit Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center

FIJI's 13th Annual Hot Tub-A-Thon benefitting Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center will be this Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, from 3:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In addition to spots in the hot tub itself, there will be food and t-shirts for sale with all proceeds going directly towards Easter Seals. The members of FIJI hope to see you there!


* Chi Omega Don't Stop Rocking Event Set for Friday

The members of Chi Omega are hosting their spring philanthropy on Friday, April 19  from 8 am-6 pm on the East Terrace of Ridgway University Center. It is $3 to rock for 15 minutes. Come participate for $1 in the high heeled race, "Walk in Her Shoes," at 5 pm. All proceeds are going to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a home for domestically abused women. New toiletry items are also being accepted as donations.

* This Friday Is National Day of Silence

This Friday - April 19  - is the National Day of Silence. PRIDE will have tables in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Stop by to sign up and show your support for LGBT awareness and get some free stuff! There will also be a march sponsored by UE PRIDE, on Friday at 5 pm. starting on the East Terrace outside of Ridgway University Center.

* UE Bookstore Sidewalk Sale - Thursday, April 18

Weather permitting the UE Bookstore will have its annual Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, April 18 from 10 2 p.m.  One of a kinds, discontinued, and slightly defective items will be reduced for quick sale.  The sale will be outside the Ridgway University Center on the east side terrace area. Come early for best selection.. items tend to move quickly.  If you have questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Cheerleading Tryouts 2013-1014

Cheerleading tryouts for the 2013-2014 season will be held this coming weekend, April 19 and 20.  The 19th is a mandatory clinic from 5-7 pm in the small gym at Carson.  Tryouts will be held the following morning at 9am.  Please contact head coach Courtney Moore for requirements and more details at 


* 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.

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

Tri-State Women in Computing and Engineering (TWICE) will host The Beauty of Engineering, a half-day workshop for girls in grades four through eight, Saturday, April 27 on the University of Evansville campus.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science, and the event will end at approximately 11:15 a.m. The cost is $6 per participant, and registration is open to individuals and organizations that wish to bring a group.

The Beauty of Engineering is an opportunity for girls to learn about engineering and computer science by rotating through four activity stations, each staffed by female professionals in the fields.  Each station will feature a lesson and hands-on exercise.

Advance registration is required. Forms and information are available at the TWICE website,, under “Upcoming Events.” The registration deadline is April 22.

TWICE is made possible by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation in partnership with the University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science. 


Info You Should Know

* Class of 2013 - Would You Like to Leave a Legacy at UE?

Class of 2013 would you like to leave your legacy at UE?  As a graduating class you can show UE how much you have appreciated the support shown to you as a student by donating to the Senior Gift Campaign.  The Class of 2013 can reach it’s $2,000 goal and sponsor-a-student scholarship for next year.  If every student donated $5 the Class of 2013 would exceed the goal.  $5 is less than a footlong from Subway or a coffee from Starbuck so show your support of UE by making a gift today online at

* Oates Books Available in the Bookstore

The UE Bookstore has three of Joyce Carol Oates publications available for sale now in the Bookstore.  "Black Water", "Gravediffer's Daughter", and "Black Dahlia & White Rose" can be purchased in the store up until Friday's night event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  The books will then also be available before the event at Eykamp Hall and after the author's presentation at the book signing that follows.

* Crescent Magazine Needs to 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. The staff thanks you in advance.

* UE Summer Housing Available

Students who will be staying in Evansville for the summer can apply for UE Summer Housing.  Summer students will be housed in Schroeder Hall.  Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life and are due on April 19th.  See our website for more information.

* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 2; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* Attention May 2013 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify the Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at or call 488-2141 ASAP.  The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you!

* Jezreel Expedition Logo Contest Deadline is Friday!

All members of the UE community are invited to submit designs for a logo for the Jezreel Expedition. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize!

The Jezreel Expedition is a new archaeological project in Israel sponsored by the University of Evansville and the University of Haifa and directed by Dr. Jennie Ebeling (UE) and Dr. Norma Franklin (U Haifa). Located in Israel’s Galilee, Jezreel has been continuously occupied for 7,000 years and has visible architectural remains from the Israelite, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman periods. Mentioned numerous times in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Jezreel was the site of King Ahab’s and Queen Jezebel’s winter palace, Naboth’s vineyard, and Jehu’s revolt.

Please contact Dr. Ebeling ( for guidelines and motifs we would like to incorporate in the logo.  Please submit your logo to Dr. Ebeling as a jpg by April 19.

* Gluten-Free Students …

Please email Brittany Chidester if you are interested in being a part of a new, gluten-free group on campus! Whether you suffer from Celiac or wheat/gluten allergies, this is a great opportunity for you. Our objective is to provide a supportive network for students, to promote celiac disease and gluten-free awareness within our community and to advocate for gluten free options on campus.

Please email Brittany at if you are interested.

* Important Spring Commencement Information

Spring and summer graduates need to stop by the Registrar's Office in Olmsted Hall in Room 106 and pick up their May commencement line cards. The cards contain important information for Commencement Day and should be brought to the graduation ceremony.

* 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 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 or Tammy Burgess, Mail Technician, at extension 2197 (email at

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

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

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

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

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

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



* Yasser Alhenawi

Assistant Professor of Finance Yasser Alhenawi had his manuscript titled “Dancing with Venture Capitalists” accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Education. This is Alhenawi’s third publication this year. This case study focuses on assessing the feasibility and worthiness of an expansion project and incremental cash flow techniques. It models capital budgeting techniques in an environment that does not favor fixed-rate loans. Therefore, analysis is made from the standpoint of a non-conventional finance vehicle – called mudarabah – that is very similar to venture capital fund. The case highlights the peculiarities of analyzing expansion projects and focuses on the process of selecting, evaluating, extrapolating, and interpreting financial data, along with other pertinent information, in order to formulate an assessment of the proposed venture.

* Crescent Magazine Wins awards at Indiana Collegiate Press Association Competition

Congratulations to senior Amanda Squire and her advertising design staff as Crescent Magazine earned second place in the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s “Advertising Publication of the Year” competition last weekend at the association’s annual conference at Indiana University. Winning individual awards for their designs were:
Squire, senior Jeffrey Buente and junior Katie Winiger.

Crescent Magazine also won a number of awards for writing, design, photography and illustrating. Receiving writing honors were: seniors Mindy Hensley, Craig Keepes and A.J. Ogundimu, junior Brodie Gress and sophomore Chris Norris. Juniors Samantha Cook and Amy Rabenberg won photography awards, with Squire, seniors Jessica Crihfield-Taylor and Kaylee Harden earning design and illustration awards.

The November 2012 issue, which centered on survivors of suicide, won third place for Best Single Issue and Best Overall Design.

* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers (professor of philosophy and director of Cognitive Science) was recently invited to speak on the topic of ethical challenges concerning affective computing over the the next ten years at the International Conference for Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction to be held in Geneva, Switzerland this coming September. This invitation comprises the third for this fall on the topic of technology ethics, the second being an invitation to speak at the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, Greece this August, and the third to speak at the the International Conference on the Philosophy of Information at Xian Jiaotong University, China, this October. The invitations follow from concerns over challenges to the climate of ethics arising from the impact of information and communications technologies on the global scene. Beavers was the recipient of the 2012 World Technology Award for Ethics presented this past October in New York City.

* 2012 LinC Named Indiana Collegiate Press Association's Yearbook of the Year

Congratulations to senior Christine Mueller and her 2012 yearbook staff as the 2012 LinC was named last weekend as the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s “Yearbook of the Year,” Division II, at the association’s annual conference at Indiana University. The yearbook won first-place awards for general excellence, best execution of theme and for writing, design and photography. Winning individual awards were: Mueller, seniors Jenna McCord and Kaylee Harden; juniors Amy Rabenberg, Nathan Edminston, Cassie Gutman and Mary Hoskins; and sophomore Millie Harlow.



* Southern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville to Visit Cooper Stadium

The University of Evansville softball team will host conference opponent Southern Illinois in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 3:00 p.m. CST at Cooper Stadium. The Aces will then turn around and host SIUE in a single game contest on Thursday, April 18th, starting at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Evansville (15-24) went 3-2 this past week as they defeated Middle Tennessee State and won its conference series against Bradley.  Sophomore Victoria Dellorto led the team on offense against the Braves in an impressive fashion as she went 5-for-9 throughout the series while notching four runs, two doubles, four RBIs, and two walks with a .636 on-base percentage.

The Southern Illinois doubleheader will be broadcasted live on the radio at

Scouting the Opponents

Southern Illinois University Salukis (19-20, 7-6 Missouri Valley Conference)

Southern Illinois enters this series with a 19-20 record, with two wins against conference opponent Illinois State, two wins against Wichita State, and a three-game sweep against Missouri State. The Salukis were tied at first in the MVC Preseason poll in which four players earned 2013 MVC Preseason All-Conference honors.
Morgan Barchan, who was named to the 2012 All-Tournament Team and All-Conference First Team, leads the Salukis at the hitting position with a .385 batting average out of 130 at bats. While recording nine doubles and three home runs on the season, Barchan has tallied 35 runs, notched 17 RBIs, 24 walks, and has gone 4-for-6 in stolen bases.
Brittney Lang leads the pitching staff this season with 141.1 innings pitched and a 4.11 ERA. Lang has struck out 84 and has recorded 11 complete games in 33 appearances with two shutouts for the Salukis, making her 10-10 on the season.
SIU Edwardsville Cougars (31-8, 14-2 Ohio Valley Conference)
SIU-Edwardsville enters the contest at a 31-8 record, with wins against SEMO, Eastern Kentucky, and Tennessee State. The Cougars were picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference West Division in the OVC Preseason poll.
Alex McDavid leads the Cougars at the plate with a .413 batting average with 126 at bats. While recording 35 runs and 52 hits on the season, McDavid has tallied eight doubles, eight home runs, 39 RBIs, nine walks, and has gone a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases.
Haley Chambers leads the pitching staff with 131.0 innings in the circle while recording 133 strikeouts, making her 17-2 on the season. As Chambers has made 21 appearances, she has notched five shutouts and has allowed just 33 runs with a 1.76 ERA.

* USI Up Next For Aces Tennis

In its final non-conference outing of the season, the University of Evansville women’s tennis squad will take on USI beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

Last year, the teams met at USI with the Aces earning an 8-1 win. 

The Aces are coming off of a weekend split in their trek through the state of Iowa.  Evansville was victorious on Saturday, taking a 4-3 win before stumbling at Drake on Sunday in 4-3 fashion.

Marketa Trousilova continued her success in singles, improving to 5-0 with wins at UNI and Drake.  Her and doubles partner Natasha James had their 10-match winning streak snapped on Saturday, but began another streak on Sunday with a win over the top Bulldogs duo.

Freshman Marina Moreno gave UE the point that it needed in the win on Saturday as her hard-fought singles point handed the win to the Aces.  She topped Chelsea Moore, 7-5, 7-6 on her way to the win.

USI is 8-9 overall following a defeat at the hands of University of Indianapolis on Saturday.  The Screaming Eagles fell by a 9-0 final.  Ellena Stumpf leads the way with a 10-7 singles mark while Stumpf and doubles teammate Shannon Joyce are 7-4.

Evansville wraps up its home schedule and the regular season this weekend beginning with Wichita State at 1 p.m. on Saturday before playing host to Creighton at 10 a.m. Sunday.

* Alex Turner Wins UE/Butler Challenge

Freshman Alex Turner won the UE/Butler Challenge on Monday as his round of 73 bested the field at Sultan’s Run Golf Course.

On the women’s side, Cathy Doyle finished second as Isabella Lambert of the Bulldogs finished five strokes ahead of her.  In the single-round event, Butler won by six strokes on each side as the men took a 308-314 win while the women earned the 316-322 victory.

Turner finished one stroke ahead of Quinn Vilneff, who posted a 2-over 74.  Butler took the next five spots before Parker Hensley checked in with an 80 to tie for 8th place.  Craign Niemeier notched an 83 to take 11th while A.J. Naas was 12th with an 84 while Will Knights notched an 87.  Rick Voyvodic and Josiah Ashba each recorded an 88 while Sam Cobb and Juan Acosta finished with 91’s.

Lambert earned the victory for the Butler women while Doyle took second and Kelli Witt of IUPUI took third with a 79.  Paige Crafton and Sydney Skiles tied for fifth with an 81 while Dana Hayden posted an 82.  Kelly Lamarche tallied a 96 while Rachel Marchi finished with a  103.

The Missouri Valley Conference Championships await the UE golf squads.  The women play on April 21-23 in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. while the men get their turn a week later on April 29-30 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

* Kyle Tiemann Named To Academic All-MAC Team

University of Evansville swimmer Kyle Tiemann has been named to the Men’s Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team in an announcement by the Mid-American Conference on Tuesday afternoon.

The senior from Indianapolis posted a 3.47 GPA on his way to a berth on the 18-person squad.  Faculty athletic representatives from member MAC institutions voted on the squad.

A total of 18 student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC team.  Eastern Michigan placed six student-athletes, including this season’s First Team All-MAC honoree Brian Moore and second teamer Andrew Saunders. Miami and Missouri State each placed three on the academic team, inclusive of second team honorees Chris Carpenter and Matthew Wilson of Missouri State.

Southern Illinois placed Calvin Kolar, and Kegan Skelton, both were second team honorees. Buffalo also placed two student athletes, while Ball State and Evansville each had one honoree represented on the academic team.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.


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