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Monday, February 23, 2015

Upcoming Events

* World Bank Economist Will Speak to UE Students

Dr. Farrukh Iqbal will be speaking to UE students via video conferencing (from his office in Washington DC) at 4.00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170), Schroeder School of Business Building on February 25. The title of his presentation is: "Global Economic and Financial Prospects: Turning a Corner or Running into a Wall?"

Since obtaining a PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1981, Dr. Iqbal has been affiliated with the World Bank in Washington DC, most recently as Country Director in the Middle East Region. He has graciously accepted an invitation to speak to UE students from Walayet A. Khan, Research Director, Institute of Global Enterprise in Indiana and Professor of Finance. The event is open to the public. The Institute for Global Enterprise is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

* I-House: United Kingdom and Ireland

It's time for I-House again! This week's presentation on Wednesday, February 23, will be not only about one country but TWO! Students from the United Kingdom and Ireland are both going to present about their countries!

Phil Tombs will be presenting about United Kingdom! His major is biology and he loves to play rugby and hockey, and to travel. His favorite part about UE is that he is "experiencing different cultures and independently living on the alternate side of the world to everything I grew up with. Fulfilling every English person's wish to see America at least once"

Maeve will be presenting on Ireland! Her major is economics and finance and her hobbies are Gaelic football, outdoor adventure, playing guitar and traveling at every opportunity. Her favorite part about UE is being immersed in a new and different culture.

They have so much planned for you all so come and see what they have in store! 

* Fish Friday in Cafe Court

In observance for the Lenten season, Café Court will be serving fish on Fridays at Grill 155. 

* Netherlands Chef to Visit Cafe Court

On February 26 and 27, Chef Hilko Van Eedden from The Netherlands will be serving cuisine from his country. He will be preparing dishes during lunch and dinner on February 26 and on February 27, he will be serving lunch. 

* International Club's Indoor Wall Climbing!

Join the members of the International Club on Friday in their wall climbing adventure! Make sure you signup in Ridgway University Center Lobby this Tuesday and Wednesday!

* This Week in Music: A Major Ensembles Combined Concert

The Department of Music’s three premiere ensembles will offer a joint concert in Neu Chapel this Tuesday evening, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. The University Choir, under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, will open the concert with performances of works by Joseph Haydn, Sir Edward Elgar, and noted composer, arranger, and long-time Butler University faculty member, James Mulholland. Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John will then lead the University Symphony Orchestra in performances of works by American composer Charles Griffes and Tchaikovsky. Senior Performance major and flutist Sarah Tuley, winner of the Department’s annual Vukovich Concerto Competition, will be the soloist as the orchestra performs Griffes’s Poem for Flute and Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s often-played Marche Slav will follow. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Bands Kenneth Steinsultz, will conclude the concert with a performance of American composer Vincent Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 (1956), a typical four-movement work actually composed atypically for wind band, rather than the usual orchestra with strings. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Introductions and Conclusions

Learn to incorporate vivid language into your introductions and conclusions, and learn how outlining can help organize your thoughts and make writing your essays easier. Whether you’re writing a research paper or just want to make your writing more compelling in general, it’s all about detail and organization! Join us on Wednesday, February 25, at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center for this useful session. 

* Free HIV Testing

There will be free HIV Testing at the Health Center on February 27. To make your confidential appointment call 488-2033. 

* Career Day

Over 110 employers are registered for Career Day 2015! Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Make plans to attend Career Day on Tuesday, February 25, from 11 AM – 2 PM in Carson Center's Meeks Family Court. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early! 

* Get Your Copy!

Still haven't picked up your copy of the 2014 yearbook? Stop by the LinC table between 5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, if you were a full-time UE student last year. It's that simple. Can't make it during that time? Come to Student Publications, second floor, Ridgway University Center. 

* 2015 UE Health and Fitness Fair

The annual Health and Fitness Fair is Thursday, February 26 for all students, faculty and staff. Come join the fun in the Fitness Center gym. Over 25 vendors will be participating from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission is free. Register for free prizes and giveaways!

* Federal Loan Repayment Counseling Session Required for Spring Graduates/Transfers

Students who have received Federal Direct Loans while attending UE and plan to graduate, withdraw, or transfer are required to attend a Loan Repayment Counseling Session. The Office of Financial Aid will hold the first of three sessions this semester on March 2 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251. Future sessions will be held on April 29 at 2:00 p.m. and May 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp 251. 


Info You Should Know

* Opportunity for Outstanding Students: FYS Teaching Internships for Fall 2015

FYS offers outstanding juniors and seniors a 3 credit hour teaching internship (FYS 499) that will provide the opportunity to assist in the instruction of First-Year Seminar courses. Teaching Interns (TIs) will work under the supervision of FYS faculty, working closely with them in and out of the classroom. TIs will attend FYS classes and model good academic behavior, help to facilitate discussion, work one-on-one with students on writing, and serve as a peer mentor and tutor to FYS students and a liaison between FYS faculty and students.

Interested students should contact Dr. Valerie Stein at for more information and an application.

* Free Group Exercise Class for Individuals Post-Stroke through Ace CARE

University of Evansville’s student-run physical therapy clinic, Ace CARE will be offering a free group exercise program for individuals who have had a stroke. Sessions will be focused on improving everyday function in the home and community. Please call 812-431-4832 for more information and to schedule your initial session. 



* Ralph Larmann to have Work Exhibited

Ralph Larmann, professor of art, will be exhibiting the work "A Discoverer Distracted" in the FATE 2015 Biennial FATE 2015: National Juried Members Exhibition. Juror Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Art at the Indiana State Museum, has selected Larmann's work for inclusion in this year’s exhibition. There were over 300 works of art reviewed by the juror with less than 30 works selected for exhibition. The selection process was extremely competitive due to the high caliber artwork executed. The exhibition will run from March 4 - April 18 in the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries at the Herron School of Art on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis with a public opening reception to take place during the FATE Biennial Conference on Friday, March 27, from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 



* Aces Complete Day Three at MVC Championship

The University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team remains in fourth place following the third day of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship hosted by Southern Illinois.

Michelle Tipton continued to excel in the meet as she was victorious in the 200 free. In an exciting finish, Tipton edged out Marissa Yontz of Illinois State by 0.07 seconds. Tipton swam a 1:48.35, besting Yontz’s 1:48.42.

Keeping up with Tipton in the win column was Danielle Freeman. The sophomore took top honors in the 100 fly as she finished with a dominant 55.63. She was the lone swimmer to wrap up the event in under 56 seconds.

Relays have been a strong point for the Purple Aces throughout the championships and they were at it once again on Friday as Michaela Kent, Mackenzie Powell, Sam Montgomery and Tipton earned a 3rd place finish in the 400 medley relay. The group finished with a time of 3:47.87.

Powell has also performed strong in the meet. She brought home a fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke, registering a 1:03.93.

Evansville remains in fourth place in the championships following the third day of action. Missouri State extended its lead as the Bears are up by 97 points over the host Salukis. Illinois State remains in third at 391 with the Aces in fourth, standing at 317.

Saturday will mark the final day of action, featuring the 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breasstroke, 200 fly and 1650 freestyle. The finals for the 3-meter diving and 400 free relay will also complete the event. Prelims take place at 10 a.m. with the finals going at 4 p.m. For full coverage, visit the MVC Championship Central page by clicking here.

* Perkins earns Coach of the Year as UE finishes MVC's

For the fourth time in his tenure at head coach at the University of Evansville, head swimming and diving coach Rickey Perkins was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year as the Purple Aces wrapped up the MVC Championship in fourth place following the final races on Saturday.

Keep track of for a full release of any All-Conference Swimmers for the Aces as well as full coverage of Perkins’ fourth Valley Coach of the Year award.

Leading the way in the final day of the event for UE was Michelle Tipton. She fell just hundredths of a second shy of taking the win in the 100 free. Tipton posted an even 50.00 while Marissa Yontz of Illinois State finished at 49.93. Also in that same event, Danielle Freeman took fourth place.

In another close finish, the group of Abby Smith, Sam Montgomery, Danielle Freeman and Michelle Tipton took second in the 400 free relay. Southern Illinois earned the win with a 3:23.81 while the Aces finished in 3:23.95.

Taylor Davidson had a stellar run in the 200 backstroke, taking second in the B-Final with a 2:05.26. That time would have been good for 6th in the A-Final.

Maja Magnusson had a solid performance in the 1650 free. Her time of 18:00.00 was good for 12th place in the finals.

Missouri State hung on for the team victory, scoring 815 points. Southern Illinois was second at 720 while Illinois State was third at 613. Evansville completed the championship in fourth at 437.

Saturday marked the final day of what was four stellar efforts for the Purple Aces as several records were broken. On Wednesday, Evansville's group of Michaela Kent, Mackenzie Powell, Danielle Freeman and Abby Smith set the school mark in the 200 medley relay to open the tournament in Wednesday's final. The quartet swam a time of 1:43.50 to finish in second place while posting the best time in school history.

The second school record of the opening day for UE came in the 800 free relay. Freeman was part of the record-breakers once again, joining Michelle Tipton, Maja Magnusson and Jessi Hildebrand as the group registered a 7:35.42.

Thursday saw Smith, Montgomery, Freeman and Tipton set another mark in the 200 free relay. They posted a time of 1:33.06, which is also the best-even MVC time.

On Friday, three more school records went by the wayside today including the 200 free as Tipson posted a 1:48.35. Freeman earned the new school mark in the 100 fly with her time of 55.63. In the 400 medley relay, Kent, Powell, Montgomery and Tipton registered a time of 3:47.87.

* #13 Wichita State Downs UE Basketball

Junior Egidijus Mockevicius tallied his 16th double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Purple Aces basketball team fell to #13 Wichita State by a final of 62-43 on Sunday at Charles Koch Arena.

Mockevicius hit 5 of his 7 attempts for his first double-double since the home game against Indiana State on Jan. 27. Next up for the Aces (19-9, 9-7 MVC) was D.J. Balentine, who hit a pair of buckets and was 4-of-6 from the free throw line.

Three Shockers (25-3, 15-1 MVC) hit double digits led by Fred VanVleet. He was 8-13 from the floor. Ron Baker posted a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds while Evan Wessel scored 11.

Fred VanVleet opened up the game with a triple and the Shockers never looked back in the opening half. VanVleet posted 18 first-half tallies for Wichita State while UE finished the period with 14.

VanVleet hit 7 of his 8 attempts in the period. The Aces missed their first five shots before Egidijus Mockevicius got UE on the board with a dunk. Wichita State was on from outside in the early-going as its first nine points came from the long ball. Another triple from VanVleet gave the Shockers their first double figure lead of the day at 21-11 and they would go up by as many as 16 as another bucket by VanVleet put WSU up 30-14 at the break.

Evansville made just one of its final 13 shots of the period and shot 18.2% (4/22) overall in the stanza. Mockevicius had nine of UE’s 14 tallies. VanVleet had 18 of WSU’s 30 in the first half.

Wichita picked up right where they left off in the first half as an Evan Wessel bucket on a nice cut gave them their largest lead to that point at 35-18 four minutes in. It would later hit 21 at 40-19 on a Baker layup with just under 14 minutes left.

The edge for Wichita State reached as many as 22 points before the Aces rallied in the late minutes. Taylor Stafford hit a triple to cut the deficit to 15 at 48-33, but the Shockers regrouped to take the 62-43 win.

UE finished the game shooting 31.3% including 42.3% in the second half. The Shockers checked in at 38.6%. WSU also won the rebounding battle by a 40-37 final.

The road trek for the Purple Aces continues on Wednesday when UE faces UNI in Cedar Falls. The Panthers were ranked 11th in last week’s polls. Next Saturday, Evansville will play its final regular-season home game versus Illinois State. Heritage Federal Credit Union is sponsoring the game as tickets are just $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 812-488-ACES.

* Aces Complete Roadswing with Loss at UNI

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team (11-15, 6-9) was defeated 89-44 at Northern Iowa on Sunday afternoon.

Guard Sara Dickey netted a team-high 10 points for the Purple Aces and the sophomore is now just two points shy of her second-consecutive 500 point season.

Neither UE nor UNI scored over the first 1:36 of the game until a three from Dickey and a jumper by forward Sasha Robinson handed the Aces a 5-0 lead.

Northern Iowa, however, would answer back with the next five consecutive points to tie up the game.

UE responded by going on a 7-1 run to take their largest advantage of the afternoon. Guard Khristian Hart, Dickey, and guard Kat Taylor each scored during the stretch that moved Evansville ahead 12-6 at the 12:55 mark of the first half.

UNI then scored 13 of the next 15 points to take a 19-14 lead with 10:11 to play in the opening half.

Both teams then cooled off as neither school scored over the next 2:16 of game time.

The Panthers did get righted after the drought, ending the half on a 21-9 run and building a double digit lead of 40-25. UNI made eight three-pointers in the opening stanza. UE made 10 field goals in the first half including three from Dickey who had a team-high eight points.

UNI began the second half on a 12-0 run on their way to the victory. The Panthers tied a school record with 17 made three-pointers in the contest.

Forward Mallory Ladd totaled seven points, seven rebounds, and two steals. With two blocks in the game, Ladd now has 60 in her career at UE, eighth most in program history.

Taylor provided eight points off the bench for UE. Hart also added seven points.

Evansville is back at home on Friday, Feb. 27 to host the Indiana State Sycamores. The tip is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. It is Dollar Night next Friday as tickets, soda and popcorn will all be available for just $1.UE Athletics will also recognize the local police, fire, and EMS Department members who will receive free tickets courtesy of ProRehab.

Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 812-488-ACES (2237), in person at either the Carson Center or Ford Center ticket office, or online via 

* UE Baseball Earns Doubleheader Sweep, Series Win vs. WKU

The University of Evansville baseball team (4-2) won both games of a doubleheader from Western Kentucky on Sunday with an 11-10, 10 inning victory in game one and a 9-8 win in game two. With the victories, UE has earned a series win from the Hilltoppers and has won their first two series of the season.

“It was a great series win for us this weekend against a very good Western Kentucky baseball club,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll. “We played a Valley type of weekend against a good team and we are happy to come away with a series win.”

Outfielder Korbin Williams fueled a game one victory for the Purple Aces. The Castle grad replaced an injured Josh Jyawook and hit two home runs in the opening game. Williams hit his first career home run, a three run blast, in the fifth and then the go-ahead winner in the 10th.

Evansville took an early first inning lead on an RBI double from Boomer Synek. WKU then took the advantage back with a pair of runs in the second inning. Down 2-1, UE staged a five-run rally in the third to regain the lead. Synek evened up the score on a fielder’s choice as the Aces went ahead on a two-run triple from infielder Shain Showers. Designated hitter Max Foley and first baseman Eric McKibban both added RBI singles for the 6-2 edge. Ahead 7-3, Evansville extended their lead with the Williams home run. Down by seven, the Hilltoppers would rally back though with a run in the fifth, five in the seventh and one more in the eighth to tie the game. Williams’ home run in the 10th and a scoreless bottom of the inning from reliever Ryan Brady sealed the game one Aces win.

The final game of the doubleheader started with UE going ahead on a first inning sacrifice fly from Williams and another three-run surge in the third. Down 4-0, WKU scored twice in the bottom of the frame only to see UE widened the lead with four more runs in the fifth and another run scored in the sixth. Trailing 9-2, the Hilltoppers chipped away by batting around in the seventh and plating five runs. Reliever Conor Gilligan ended the rally in the seventh, threw a scoreless eighth and maneuvered around a WKU rally in the ninth to prevail for the 9-8 Aces win.

“In game one, Williams gave us the lift off the bench with a Josh Jyawook injury, hitting two home runs including the go-ahead,” added Carroll. “In game two, we came out offensively on a four run lead. We were able to hold on and piece it together with our bullpen. It was a great effort from Gilligan to shut the door.”

Williams ended the doubleheader with two home runs, four runs scored and five runs batted in. Designated hitter Max Foley and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski each totaled five hits in the doubleheader.

Evansville’s next game will be the Aces’ home opener at Braun Stadium on Friday, February 27 when they play Oakland as part of a three-game weekend series.


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