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Thursday, April 18, 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 www.cicf.org/efroymson-family-fund.

 

What's Happening Today

* Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon

Today’s Neu Chapel Organ @ Noon will include music for the Easter Season and quiet time for reflection and meditation.  Douglas Reed, University Organist/Professor Emeritus of Music, will play compositions inspired by the ancient Victimae paschali laudes chant. Ross Erickson, percussionist, will join Dr. Reed on a jazz setting of the Lutheran chorale, Christ lag in Todesbanden.  The Neu Chapel Society and the UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsor the event which begins at 12:10 p.m. in the Chapel sanctuary.

* Bookstore Sidewalk Sale Moved Indoors

The Bookstore Sidewalk sale has been moved indoors due to the wind and threat of rain Thursday. Items will be available for sale in the store and just outside the door on THURSDAY & FRIDAY from 10AM to 3PM each day.  Come early for best selection.  Items are reduced to sell including one of kinds, discontinued, and slightly defective merchandise.

* UE Theatre Presents Romeo and Juliet

The UE Theatre presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, April 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm and April 21 at 2:00 pm in Shanklin Theatre.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, over 1600 area high school students have come to the UE campus to see one of the four 9 am performances this past week.  This grant also made possible an online video study guide for classroom use about the UE production.  Check it out here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYAbAUxE3ws  Tickets for the remaining performances are $14 adult, $12 senior adult/UE faculty & staff, and any non-UE student.  UE students may pick up their FREE ticket at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend.  The ticket office can be reached by calling 812.488.2031.

* 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.

* 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.

Upcoming Events

* UE Opera Presents The Magic Flute

UE Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Wheeler Concert Hall, April 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $10 and free with UE ID.  Presented with English dialogue and German music (translations will be broadcast above the stage), UEO will perform one of the most popular operas in the world in a fully staged and immersive performance unlike any you’ve ever seen.  With moments of hilarious comedy and heart-breaking sadness, Magic Flute has it all, so this is the perfect performance to see for someone who’s never seen an opera or an avid fan.

* Music Therapy Program Activities

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Program is pleased to welcome Elizabeth “Beth” Schwartz, MM, MT-BC to campus.  Ms. Schwartz, is recognized internationally for her work in early childhood music therapy. She is the author of Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood, a comprehensive guide to music therapy with young children.  She has also recently published “You & Me Makes We” a song-book of 101 original compositions Ms. Schwartz composed from her extensive experience working with children ages 0 to 5.  Ms. Schwartz will be facilitating a workshop for UE students on songwriting for early childhood music therapy, Friday April 19, 2013.

The University of Evansville Music Therapy Program will also be hosting a continuing education program for music therapists in the tri-state area in collaboration with the Association of Indiana Music Therapy on Saturday April 20. 2013. Elizabeth Schwartz will begin the program with her presentation: From Chaos to Community: Early Childhood Groups for Children with Autism.  Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy will be facilitating the afternoon session: “Creativity and Self-Care.

* Retirees Honored This Sunday, All Invited

The campus is invited to this year's Tree-Planting and Retirement Reception this Sunday, April 21st, beginning at 1:00.  Those retirees being honored are Mr. William Brown (Art), Dr. William Connolly (Philosophy & Religion), Dr. William Morrison (Chemistry) and Dr. Charles Watson (Education).  Please come and share in this celebration which begins at 1:00 on the NW Lawn of Olmsted and continues with a reception immediately following in the Class of '59 Gallery in the Ridgway University Center.  Hope to see you there!

* Philosophy Lecture Planned for April 19

Philip Woodward, currently a graduate student from Indiana University will ge giving a talk on philosophy on Friday, April 19 from 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 71, Schroeder Family School of Business Building. His topic will be: "Mental Content and Transparent Access (or: Why All Relational Theories of Intentionality Are Wrong)"
 

* 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, https://www.facebook.com/UEalumni. 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!

* 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 alumni@evansville.edu 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 hs92@evansville.edu.

 

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 cm255@evansville.edu. 

 

* 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.

Info You Should Know

* Executive Board Opportunities with Colleges Against Cancer

UE's Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for next year's executive board! There are eleven positions available - from Promotions Chair to Survivorship Chair.

You don't need to be a current member to apply! The application deadline is Wednesday, April 24th.

CAC is an organization that aims to raise awareness about various types of cancers, conducts fundraisers for cancer research, and plans and organizes Relay for Life.

For a full list and description of the available positions and to receive the application form, please email Becky Calahan at rc137@evansville.edu.

* 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 www.evansville.edu/give

* 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. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/crescentmagazine. 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.  http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/summerHousing.cfm

* 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 cl29@evansville.edu 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 (je55@evansville.edu) 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.

* 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.

Congratulations

* 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.

Athletics

* UE Softball Cancels Game against SIU Edwardsville Thursday

The University of Evansville softball team has announced that it will cancel its game against SIU Edwardsville due to the potential threat of severe weather.

The Aces were scheduled to play SIUE in a single game beginning at 4:00 p.m. CST at Cooper Stadium on Thursday, April 18, before canceling due to potential weather circumstances. Evansville will instead hit the road for a three-game conference matchup against Missouri State on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.

* Aces Tennis Takes Down USI, 8-1

In a crosstown matchup on Wednesday, it was the University of Evansville women’s tennis team taking down USI by a final of 8-1 at the USI Tennis Courts.

The Aces swept doubles play while winning five out of the six singles matches.  Top doubles saw Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova sweep Lindsey White and Elizabeth Wilm, 8-0 while Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales earned an 8-3 triumph over Elizabeth Skinner and Morgan Coquerille.  No. 3 doubles saw Gaby Fifer and Marina Moreno top Shannon Joyce and Ellena Stumpf, 8-4.

Trousilova got her first shot at top singles and defeated Wilm, 6-1, 6-0.  Fellow newcomer Moreno topped White in the second slot, 6-2, 6-3.  Mina Milovic earned a hard-fought win in the third flight as she defeated Coquerille, 4-6, 6-1, 10-3.

Fifer got past Alyssa Hoover in the fourth group, 6-1, 6-1 while Costales got the win over Logan Ackerman, 6-1, 6-0 in flight six.  Freshman Rachel Gillespie saw action in the fifth flight, but fell to Skinner by finals of 4-6, 6-2, 10-2.

This weekend, the Aces wrap up the regular season with a pair of home matches.  Wichita State comes to town for a 1 p.m. match on Saturday before UE takes on Creighton beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday.  Both matches are slated to be played at Wesselman Park.

* Aces Softball Sweeps Southern Illinois in Doubleheader

Aces softball notched two more wins in the book as they swept Southern Illinois in today’s doubleheader, defeating the Salukis 8-7 in the first while finishing off the night with a 4-2 victory in the second.

“These are a couple of great wins for our program,” said head coach Mark Redburn. “I felt like our kids really understood the importance of these midweek games against a very good Carbondale team.”

As Evansville’s offense had seven different players averaging over a .300 on the day, sophomore Kayla Fortner rallied for the team in the second game victory as she slugged a grand slam home run in the bottom of the third to take the lead from the Salukis and help her team to a SIU doubleheader sweep.

“We have been playing really hard and I feel like this is us,” said Fortner. “I just tried to stay really calm and stick to the game plan during the at bat.”

The Aces, now 17-24 on the season and 8-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference, outscored the Salukis 12-9 while notching three doubles, one home run, 10 RBIs, five walks, and went 3-for-4 in stolen bases on the day.

“We really did well in every facet,” Redburn stated. “Our pitching, defense, and base running in the first game was really good. Our kids shut down any momentum that they had. Our players came prepared and I feel like they are really seeing all the time and hard work that they have put in pay off.”

UE will be back in action this weekend after they take off to Missouri State in a three-game conference series in Springfield, Mo. The Aces will take on the Bears in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST. UE will finish the series on Sunday in a single game also starting at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Game 1: SIU 7, UE 8
Evansville took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom half of the first after a double to left field by senior Kendall Kautz sent runners from first and second to home plate. UE expanded their lead further in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI double to center field by junior Kacey Rogers and a single by senior Tamara Robey that tacked on another pair of runs for the Aces and made it a 4-0 game over the Salukis.

As senior pitcher Sarah Patterson retired the Salukis in order in the top of the third frame, Evansville kept the momentum going after another double by Kautz allowed her to be in scoring position after an RBI single by sophomore Mariah Ferguson. UE was able to tally another run on the board as the Aces moved up on SIU, 5-0.

The Salukis fought back in the top of the fourth as base runners were marked at first and second and a single to center field drove both SIU players home and made it a 5-2 game with Evansville still in the lead. With another two runners on first and second and a two-out situation, Patterson was able to slip past the Salukis and leave SIU stranded heading into the bottom half of the fourth.

The Aces kept on adding to the margin after a single and a two-error interference allowed sophomore Victoria Dellorto to notch another run for UE as they continued with the lead, 6-2

SIU was not giving up as a double to left center in the top of the fifth drove in a pair of runs for the Salukis and closed in on the gap, 6-4. UE advanced the score once again in the bottom half of the fifth with another two runs scored after a reach on a throwing error and an RBI single up the middle by senior Brianna Villanueva. The Aces continued to lead heading to the sixth, 8-4.

After a scoreless sixth inning, the top of the seventh saw a hard fought battle as the Salukis were able to add three runs on the board after a home run to center field made it an 8-7 game with Evansville still on top.  SIU ended the inning with a ground out to third base as they fell short and UE took game one, 8-7.

Patterson improved to 11-8 on the season as she grabbed the win for the Aces. While pitching 7.0 innings in the circle, Patterson struck out seven while allowing seven runs and walking two.

SIU pitcher Brittney Lang suffered the loss as she moved to 10-11 on the season after pitching 6.0 innings and allowing seven runs. Lang struck out three while issuing three walks.

Game 2: SIU 2, UE 4
The Salukis struck first in game two as they were able to capitalize on an error by Evansville and score after a fielder’s choice, allowing them to take the 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

With a scoreless second frame, Fortner reached the plate with the bases loaded and one out as she notched a grand slam home run to left center and put four runs on the board for the Aces as they took the lead, 4-1, over SIU.

After freshman pitcher Sarah Baldwin was able to work her way out of a fourth and fifth inning jam against the Salukis, reliever Annie Moore was able to leave SIU scoreless in the sixth after retiring them in order and maintaining an Aces lead, 4-1.

The top of the seventh saw pressure put on UE’s pitchers as the Salukis were able to score a run after a passed ball, making it 4-2 with Evansville continuing to lead. With a bases loaded and two-out situation, junior Emily Morris took to the circle for the Aces and captured the first save for UE as well as the victory, 4-2, while leaving three SIU runners stranded.

UE pitcher Baldwin notched the win as she improved to 2-6 on the season. Baldwin saw 5.0 innings while striking out one. Morris grabbed the save for the Aces as she pitched just 0.1 innings. Saluki pitcher Alyssa Wunderlich suffered the loss as she moved to 6-9 on the season while striking out two and allowing four runs in 6.0 innings of work.

* UE Honors Student-Athletes For Community Service

Community service is one of the most important parts of being a student-athlete at the University of Evansville.  At the softball game on April 17, the student-athletes with the top number of hours were honored for their service.

Topping the list was Danielle Langness, who posted 515.5 hours of service.  She assisted in 10 different organizations.  Her efforts helped the women’s soccer team garner an impressive 881 hours of service this year, tops among all UE teams.  They worked with 24 different organizations.

Led by head coach Krista McKendree, the Aces spent many hours working with a local Upward Soccer program while reading to students in local elementary schools.

Evansville had a record-breaking season for community service as 236 student-athletes posted 4,042.5 hours of work.  The top 20 are listed below along with a list of organizations that they have helped.

Miranda Liles – Women’s Basketball
Brandon Williams – Men’s Basketball
Taylor Ware – Women’s Basketball
Jordan Nelson – Men’s Basketball
Chelsea Falkenstein – Women’s Basketball
Mike Leazer – Men’s Basketball
Jaylon Moore – Men’s Basketball
Kelsey Costales – Women’s Tennis
David Howard – Men’s Basketball
Parker Hensley – Men’s Golf
Laura Friday – Women’s Basketball
Khristian Hart – Women’s Basketball
Michaela Prough – Women’s Basketball
Kelly Lamarche – Women’s Golf
Jill Enge – Women’s Swimming
Meagan Collins – Women’s Basketball
Caitlin Harty – Women’s Swimming
Sydney Skiles – Women’s Golf
Emma Roberson – Women’s Volleyball

ORGANIZATIONS
Adopt-A-Highway
AIDS Project
Angel Mounds
Another Chance for Animals
Aoll Educational
Arthritis Center
Athletes Performance Institute
Bethel Temple Community
Boo at the Zoo
Boys &Girls Club
Breast Cancer Awareness
Brooks Elementary
Calvin Klein Event
Camp Reveal
Canine Rescue
Central High School
Children’s Center
Children’s Miracle Network
Church of the servants
Circle K
Clean Evansville
Colleges Against Cancer
Color Run - Owensboro
Day of Caring
Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital
Dexter Elementary
Downtown YMCA
E2 Program
Easter Seals
Evansville ARC
Evansville Basketball Association
Evansville Global Assistance Program
Evansville Middle School
Evansville Museum
Evansville Psychiatric Center
Evansville Rescue Mission
Evansville Thrift Store
Fairlawn Elementary School
Family Futures
Floyd Central High School
Freshman Service Project
Freshmen Move-in
Gift wrapping for AIDS Research
Grace EPC
Habitat for Humanity
Harper Elementary
Hebron Elementary
Hebron Walk-a-Thon
Holiday Health Care
Holiday Village
Holly's House
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family School
Holy Spirit
Hospice Vistacare
Humane Society
Indianapolis Animal Care
International Banquet
It Takes A Village Canine
Koman Race for the Cure
Letters for Literacy
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Little Sisters of the Poor
Lodge Elementary School
Lynch Rd. Tennis Center
Main St. Trick or Treating
Make a Wish Foundation
March of Dimes
Mater Dei
Mesker Park Zoo: Worked in the haunted house
Middle School Cross Country
Monster Mash
Muscular Dystrophy Association
New Albany Catholic Youth Ministries, Good Shepherd Church
Newburgh Elementary School
Newburgh Score with Aces, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Newburgh Soccer
Newburgh United Methodist
Oakhill Middle School
Owensboro Disability Awareness
Ozanum Family Shelter
Pen Pal Letters Evansville Christian
Phi Mu
Phi Mu Kid's Carnival
Phi Tau
Potter Wheel w/ St. Mary’s
Project Linus
PT Club-Healthy for the Holidays
Puzzle Pieces
Reading and Tutoring at Vogel Schools
Red Cross
Relay for life
Riley Children's Hospital
Ronald McDonald house
Roncalli High School
S.O.A.R Community Service
SAAC
Salem Church of Darmstadt
Salvation Army
Scott Elementary School
Sharon Elementary
Simpson United Methodist
South Ridge High School
South Terrace Elementary
Special K - Prom Night for Special Kids
Special Olympics
St. Ben's
St. Maria Goretti
St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's New Albany
Toys for Tots
UE Cheer Dance
UE Disability Awareness
Union volleyball
United Care Services
United Way
Upward Soccer
Vanderburgh Humane Society
Victoria International Golf Tournament
Vista Care Hospice
Vogel Elementary School
Wabash County Animal Shelter
Walk-A-Thon
Warrick County Humane Society- Dogs n Suds 5k
Wesmere Elementary
YMCA 15k – Dunigan Family Center
Youth Day Treatment Center

* UE Dedicates Charles Braun Family Golf Facility

Thanks to very generous donations along with the hard work of many people, the University of Evansville golf program dedicated the Charles Braun Family Golf Facility on Wednesday evening.

“Today is a great day for our golf program,” head coach Jim Hamilton said.  “It is the first time we have had a home on campus.  We are thrilled about dedicating the Charles Braun Family Golf Facility.  Many people worked so hard to make it a great facility and their generosity provided us with the funding for the project.”

The facility will be located inside of the Armory on the northwest side of campus.  Several facets were included in the project, each of which will be extremely beneficial to the program and its student-athletes for years to come.

For the first time in program history, the Aces golf squads now have a home on campus.  It is fully equipped with everything the student-athletes need in order to practice on a year round basis right on the UE campus.  State-of-the-art indoor putting greens will be placed inside.  They are the same that are used by many of the top professional teaching centers in the country.

It also contains a hi-tech computer that gives golfers a full swing analysis in order to help them improve on a daily basis.  Both the men’s and women’s teams will also have locker rooms of their own in the building.
 

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