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Thursday, March 13, 2014

What's Happening Today

* CSE Giveaway!

The people in the Center for Student Engagement have been cleaning out cabinets and now have lots of things to give away. Go over to their area today through Friday and see if they have anything that you might want or need!

Upcoming Events

* Pre-game Event Planned for the Women's Basketball MVC Tourney

Faculty, staff, students and all Aces fans are invited to gather prior to the 4th seeded Aces game vs. Drake in the MVC Tourney this Friday. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Westport (191 West Port Plaza), Alpine Room. Free food and drinks, door prizes and strong Aces spirit. Cheer the Aces to an MVC Championship!

* Noon Prayer @ Neu - March 20

Noon Prayer @ Neu: Meditation with Music will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 12:10 p.m. in Neu Chapel. The 40 minute service of meditation and prayer will include readings from the Psalms and the Gospel of Matthew. Music will be provided by Rachel Bennett and Henry Maurer, organ students of Douglas Reed. Rachel is the organist of Old North United Methodist Church in Evansville, and Henry is the organist of St. John's United Church of Christ in Boonville. The service is offered by the Department of Religious Life with the support of the Neu Chapel Society and the UE chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Congratulations

* Beavers to Publish Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Information

Anthony F. Beavers, professor of philosophy, is soon to have his paper, "A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Information," published in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information, which will be edited by Oxford scholar Luciano Floridi. The paper, previously disseminated on academia.edu, has been viewed by researchers in over 85 countries and on six continents. Anyone interested in reading the paper may do so at https://www.academia.edu/1230161/A_Brief_Introduction_to_the_Philosophy_of_Information.

Thank You

* Thank You to David Sellers!

Bronda Simmons, a member of the Development team, lost her 25th anniversary ring last week. Senior Groundskeeper David Sellers found it in the parking lot and returned it to her. THANK YOU DAVID!

Athletics

* Alex Turner Named MVC Men's Golfer of the Week

After leading the Purple Aces men’s golf team to a victory at the Don Benbow Invitational on Tuesday, Evansville native Alex Turner was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Turned led the Aces contingent in Jacksonville, posting a third place finish in the 2-round tournament. In the opening round of play, the sophomore carded a 1-over 72. He improved that tally by a stroke on Tuesday, shooting an even 71 to finish in third place overall.

As a team, the Aces led for the majority of the event. UE finished with a lead of three strokes following Monday’s round before that advantage held strong in the final trip around Jacksonville Beach Golf Club as the Aces shot 581 to finish three shots ahead of Florida Atlantic.

With a 71.38 stroke average in the fall, Turner finished atop the MVC leaderboard. He shot a season-low 68 in the final round of the fall while posting a tie for second place in the Dayton Flyer Invitational.

Turner and the Aces are back on the course next week for the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. The event will take place on Monday and Tuesday.

* Lady Aces Pregame Party Set For Friday

Riding an 8-game win streak entering the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, the fourth-seeded University of Evansville women’s basketball team will face the No. 5 seed Drake at 2:30 p.m. Prior to the contest on Friday, a pregame party will be held at the team hotel.

The party is set to begin at 1 p.m. in the Alpine II Room at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, which is less than a 15 minute drive from the arena. The address for the hotel is 191 West Port Plaza and is inside the St. Louis city limits.

Evansville’s tilt versus Drake will begin approximately 90 minutes later with a 2:30 p.m. tip at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

Free food and drinks will be available while door prizes will also be given out. UE’s cheerleaders and pep band will provide for a great pregame atmosphere as the Aces prepare to face the Bulldogs.

Fans are asked to arrive to the party a few minutes early in order to give the team a sendoff prior to the game. The team bus is scheduled to leave the hotel at approximately 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Lance Wilkerson at 812-488-2623.
 

* Dickey Highlights Three All-MVC Selections

The University of Evansville women's basketball team had three players selected to All-Missouri Valley Conference teams, as announced by the league office Wednesday. Freshman Sara Dickey was named to the All-MVC First Team, junior Mallory Ladd was selected as an All-MVC Honorable Mention and freshman Dakota Weatherford earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team.

Dickey is the first Evansville player to be named to the All-MVC First Team since Rebekah Parker in 2008, became just the second freshman in the history of the MVC to score 500 or more points in a single season and currently ranks fourth on UE's single-season scoring list. The Montezuma, Ind., native ranks second in the MVC in scoring at 18.0 points per game and third in the league in three-pointers per game at 1.8. Dickey has scored in double figures in 28 of Evansville's 29 games this season, including 10 20-point efforts. The freshman guard was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week five times this season.

Ladd is averaging 11.7 points per game, which ranks 17th in the MVC, and is the conference' second-leading rebounding at 9.3 boards per contest. The junior forward is shooting 42.9 percent from the field this season and ranks fifth in the MVC in free throw percentage with an 81.4 percent clip. The Evansville native has posted eight double-doubles this season and scored in double figures 14 times, despite missing six games this season due to injury.

Weatherford averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Aces this season and led the squad with 63 steals and 104 assists, which ranked her third and fifth in the MVC in those categories, respectively. The Arcadia, Ind., native also ranked third in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio with a 1.5 ratio. Weatherford tallied five or more assists in eight contests in her debut season and recorded four or more steals seven times.

No. 4 seed Evansville will open the MVC Tournament Friday afternoon, when it takes on No. 5 seed Drake at 2:37 p.m.

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