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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

* Greg Rawski talks #1 Accounting & Finance Program with Eyewitness News

Greg Rawski, dean of the Schroeder School of Business, joined Kayla Moody on Eyewitness News to discuss the recent ranking which named UE’s accounting and finance program as the number one degree program in the nation among small colleges. View the interview here: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/-/KoiFrq08YEWgcfw7LRr3Pw

* LaNee├ža Williams and UE Students Interviewed about Selma Anniversary Experience

LaNeeça Williams, diversity and equity officer, took a group of UE students along with several community members to the 50th Anniversary of Selma this past weekend. A half century ago on March 7, approximately 600 protesters attempted a march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest a rigged system that hindered the right to vote for African-Americans, More than 40,000 attended this weekend's anniversary event.

Below are links to interviews with those who attended:
LaNeeça Williams on Eyewitness News: http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/laneeca-williams-recaps-bloody-sunday-anniversary/24629/rAcuPON7n0uFjtXM2VQzdg

Cherese Butler and Ashley Leroy on 14News: http://www.14news.com/story/28312678/local-students-make-the-trip-to-remember-a-day-in-history

An Evansville Courier & Press article about the event quotes UE students. http://www.courierpress.com/news/local-news/selma-obama-inspire-evansville-group_99971515
 

Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 for individual counseling sessions. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 1-317-706-6200. The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (room 158). If you have questions, call Carol McCraney at 488-2943. 

Info You Should Know

* Now Accepting Global Scholar Applications for 2015-2016

The Global Scholars Program is designed to offer support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community (public, private and civic sector partners) for global leadership, citizenry, and success. It is expected that the Global Scholars’ activities will have a positive impact on the global mindset of some of our constituencies, including students, faculty, and the greater Evansville community. The Global Scholars Program is supported and administered by the Institute for Global Enterprise and is made possible in part by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund.

Current funding will support two awards per year. Awards include a stipend of $2,000 and a professional development budget of up to $3,000. Appropriate uses of funding include airfare, accommodations, ground transportation, research materials, and conference fees.

The deadline for full consideration is April 30, 2015. Click here for more details.

* Fitness Center Spring Break Hours

Fitness Center Spring Break hours are:

Monday-Friday  (March 9-March 13) 8 am -6 pm
Saturday (March 14) Closed
Sunday (March 15) Closed
Resume normal hours on March 16

* Bookstore Spring Break Hours

The UE Bookstore will be closed on Saturdays, March 7 and14 during Spring Break. During Spring Break (March 9-13) the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will resume regular store hours on March 16.

* Libraries Announces Spring Recess Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during the Spring Recess. Contact Library at 488.2462 with questions.

March 6  (F):      7:30 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 7  (S):     CLOSED
March 8  (S):     CLOSED
March 9  (M):     8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 10  (T):    8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 11  (W):   8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 12  (T):    8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 13  (F):    8:00 a.m.  -  5:00 p.m.
March 14  (S):    CLOSED
March 15  (S):    3:00 p.m.  -  Midnight
March 16  (M):    Resume Regular Hours

* Mark R. Simpson Award Nominations

Do you know a senior who is an inspiration to the University of Evansville campus and community? A senior who has managed to overcome various obstacles in their life as well as being a successful student? If so please read the Mark R. Simpson award application. This award is dedicated to a graduating senior who has overcome adversity in his or her life while still earning academic honors and making contributions to the University of Evansville.

Details about how to submit a nomination and the qualifications for the award are included on the application as well. All nominations are due March 25 at 5:00 PM. Applications may be sent to mm574@evansville.edu, the Student Government mailbox in the Center for Student Engagement, or in Geoff Edwards' office. If you have any questions regarding this award application process please contact Mallory Mooney at mm574@evansville.edu. 

Congratulations

* Finance professor presented his global research insights in Peru

Walayet A. Khan, Research Director Institute of Global Enterprise and Professor of Finance visited the Bolsa De Valores De Lima (Stock exchange of Peru) and shared findings of his ongoing research in the area of global markets and institutions. During his meetings with the Exchange officials, he also discussed various possibilities of mutual collaboration between the Exchange and UE.

The exchange also arranged Professor Khan´s presentation on insights into Latin America emerging markets at the CENTRUM, the research center of the Pontificia UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU. The University is AACSB accredited and is among the reputable Universities in the Americas. Dr. Khan is also the recipient of Global Scholar award 2014/2015 and the trip was made possible due to the award funding. 

Athletics

* Sara Dickey and Mallory Ladd Receive Postseason All-Conference Honors

University of Evansville women's basketball players guard Sara Dickey and forward Mallory Ladd received Missouri Valley Conference Postseason Honors on Wednesday morning.

Dickey was selected to the All-MVC First Team for the second consecutive season as Ladd was named Honorable Mention for the third straight year.

Dickey, a sophomore from Montezuma, Ind., leads UE in scoring (19.2), assists (68) and minutes played this season (38.0). Her 19.2 points per game ranks second in the MVC this season. Dickey is one of only two players in school history to net two, 500 points seasons and she reached the 1,000 point plateau earlier this year. She has 26 double figure scoring games this season including 19 in a row entering the MVC Tournament. Dickey has 558 points this year and is just 17 points shy of setting the program’s single season scoring record (Shyla Puelston with 574 in 1998-’99).

“We believe Sara is well deserving of this recognition,” said head coach Oties Epps. “We are happy for her and the fact that her hard work is paying off. We look forward to the bright future that we have together.”

Ladd, a senior and Evansville, Ind. native, has appeared in 22 games, all starts, for the Purple Aces this season. She ranks second on the team in points (14.2), rebounds (7.3) and assists (64) while also leading all teammates with 0.9 blocks per game. Ladd is second in the MVC in free throw percentage (.861), fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.390), fifth in rebounding, sixth in assists and seventh in scoring. She also has 16 double figure scoring games this season, four double digit rebound performances and four double-doubles.

“We are excited for Mallory that she has earned this recognition from the league despite the games she missed,” said Epps. “This is a reflection of the respect she has garnered over the years from other teams in our league.”

Evansville (11-18, 6-12) enters the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as the #7 seed and will play the #10 Illinois State Redbirds (2-27, 2-16) in opening round set for Thursday, March 12. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

The Purple Aces are having a pregame rally on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at the team hotel, the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, (191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146) from 4:45pm-6:00pm in the Bern Room on the first floor. UE fans will receive free rally towels and Aces bracelets. Door prizes will also be given out. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. The coaches will address the fans before making their way to the arena for the game.
 

* UE Women's Basketball Throwing Pregame Party at MVC Tournament

The University of Evansville women’s basketball team is heading to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and the Purple Aces invite you to a pregame rally on Thursday, March 12. The event will be held at the team hotel, the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, (191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146) from 4:45pm-6:00pm in the Bern Room on the first floor.

UE fans will receive free rally towels and Aces bracelets. Door prizes will also be given out. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.

The coaches will address the fans before making their way to the arena for the game.

The Aces are the #7 seed and will play the #10 Illinois State Redbirds (2-27, 2-16) in opening round. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

For more information, please contact Lance Wilkerson at LW137@evansville.edu or 812-488-2623.

* UE Baseball Battles Belmont on Wednesday

The University of Evansville Purple Aces baseball team (6-5) will play a non-conference game at the Belmont Bruins on Wednesday, March 11. The contest will be held at Rose Park and first pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled to be played in Evansville but was relocated earlier in the week due to unplayable field conditions.

PITCHING MATCHUP
UE RHP Ryan Billo (0-0, 1.00 ERA) vs. BEL RHP Dom Veltri (0-2, 7.00)

HOW CAN I FOLLOW ALONG?
Because of the series location being moved, there will be no UE radio broadcast for the contest. The game can still be heard on BelmontBruins.com

Fans can also follow the team’s progress on twitter. Updates will be posted on the @UEAthletics account as well as @UEMediaMike, the twitter account for Mike Radomski, the Assistant Sports Information Director and baseball contact at UE.

* Katterhenry moves up as UE takes 4th in Jacksonville

Kayla Katterhenry matched Monday’s round of 79 as she finished in fourth place in the Don Benbow Intercollegiate at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

Katterhenry posted a 79 in each of her two rounds to finish with a 158. Her score was three shots off the win. Cleveland State had a duo tie atop the leadeaboard as Allyson Hackman and Sophie Kelner each notched a 155. Arielle Roberts of Central Michigan took third with a 157.

Cathy Doyle moved up into a tie for 9th place. She followed Monday’s round of 81 with the same score of 81 on Tuesday. She came home with the top ten thanks to her 162.

Next up for the Aces was Giulia Mallmann. She had one of her best tournaments at UE, finishing tied for 15th with five other golfers. Mallmann recorded an 82 on Tuesday to finish with a 168. Fourth for Evansville was Maggie Camp. Her final total of 178 tied her for 33rd.

Kelly Lamarche rounded out the top five as she carded a 95 en route to a 184. Lamarche tied for 40th. Coming in 48th was Dana Hayden, who improved by three strokes on Tuesday to finish with a 95. She finished with a 193.

Rachel Marchi had one of the top improvements in the tournament, shooting nine strokes lower in the second round. After a 103 on Monday, Marchi fired a 94 in the final trip around the course on Tuesday.

Despite CSU taking the top two spots, Butler was able to earn the team win. The Bulldogs finished with a 644 to defeat Cleveland State by 14 strokes. USI took third with a 660 while Evansville was 4th with a 666. They finished ahead of fifth-place Valparaiso, who totaled a 667.

Coming up next for the women is the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. It will be held on Monday and Tuesday in Sevierville, Tenn.
 

* Men's Basketball accepts postseason invitation

For the fifth time in seven years, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will be playing in the postseason as the Purple Aces have accepted a bid into a tournament.

The tournament and opponent will be announced as soon as it becomes official. Evansville’s opening game of the tournament is set to take place on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. inside the Ford Center.

Tickets are $15 for all seats while children under the age of 17 are just $5. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday at the Carson Center. Season ticket holders have until Saturday at 3 p.m. to guarantee their usual seats. After that, all seats will be available for public purchase. Ticket orders will be taken Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-3. No tickets will be available for pickup until Monday at 9 a.m.

The Carson Center Ticket Office will be the only outlet that ticket orders will be taken until Monday morning. Beginning at 10 a.m. that day, fans can purchase them at the Ford Center or at TicketMaster.com. Downtown parking garages will be open for the event and will cost $5 for everyone.

UE has made five postseason appearances in seven years, Aces are just one of four teams in the Valley to have that kind of streak (Wichita State, UNI, Indiana State). The Aces won 19 regular season games for the first time since the 1998-99 season and for the second time overall since 1993-94.

Two players made the All-Conference First Team as D.J. Balentine and Egidijus Mockevicius earned the honor. It marked the first time UE has done so in the MVC and the third time overall in the Division I era. Evansville has had the leading scorer (Balentine) and rebounder (Mockevicius) in the MVC in back-to-back years. The only other time in recorded conference history that one team has had the leading scorer and rebounder in consecutive seasons came in 1978 and 79 and it was one player to do both – Larry Bird.

Blake Simmons became the 12th honoree for UE on the Scholar-Athlete First Team with his award in 2015 while Mislav Brzoja was named to the All-Bench Team despite missing four games.

As a team, the Purple Aces have recorded nine or more MVC wins for the fourth time in five years. It was an impressive feat as UE did not have a one 9-win Valley schedule between 2001 and 2010. Evansville also won six true road games for the first time since the 1998-99 season; this season also marked the first time since then that Evansville won two road conference games in a row and 3-straight road games overall.
 

* UE Tennis sweeps past Bucknell

A perfect results saw the University of Evansville women’s tennis team take a 7-0 victory over Bucknell in the first of three games this week in Orlando.

Evansville improved to 7-3 this spring with the victory. A quick start saw the Purple Aces take two doubles tilts to earn the opening point. Marketa Trousilova and Natasha James defeated Maria Cioffi and Michele Urbinati, 8-3, at top doubles. Flight two featured an 8-6 win by Marina Moreno and Kennedy Craig. The duo defeated Alyssa McAndrew and Lisa Jouravleva.

The clean sweep of the day carried over into singles. James rolled at #1 singles, topping Cioffi, 6-3, 6-3. Moreno played in the second flight on Tuesday and defeated Jouravleva, 6-1, 6-2.

Craig kept it rolling at flight three. She earned the win over Stephanie Pino, 6-4, 6-3, while Mina Milovic topped Madeline Melch in the fourth flight, 6-2, 6-3.

At #5 singles Andjela Brguljan topped Melissa Parks, 6-4, 6-2 while Gaby Fifer made it a perfect day in the sixth flight. She beat Christie Schneider, 6-4, 6-1.

Hoping to capitalize on a stellar match today, the Aces will be right back on the court tomorrow. They face Quinnipiac in an 11 a.m. CT match in Orlando.
 

* Men's Basketball Postseason Tournament Tickets

The Aces men's basketball team will be playing in the postseason! The game will be next Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Students will still receive free tickets but faculty and staff will be required to purchase tickets. 

* Knights makes big jump as Aces finish Benbow Intercollegiate

Will Knights shot a team-low 75 as the University of Evansville men’s golf team took fifth place in the Don Benbow Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

Knights’ round of 75 on Tuesday was the lowest for UE and moved him into a tie for 18th in the final rankings. His first round total was an 81. Leading the way for UE was Tyler Gray. On Tuesday, he carded a 77 to finish in 17th with a 154.

Coming home 21st was Rick Voyvodic. He followed up Monday’s 78 with a 79 in the final round. Wil Pahud came in one stroke behind Voyvodic with a 158. He shot an 83 on Tuesday. Rounding out the top five for the Aces was Alex Turner. His final score of 163 tied him for 28th.

Individuals Jon Pick and Brett Wolvert finished 33rd and 38th, respectively. Pick posted a 166 and was one of five to tie for 33rd. Wolvert finished at 167.

Florida Atlantic took top team and individual honors. The Owls won by 10 strokes over Butler as they posted a 593 with the Bulldogs posting a 604. Cleveland State was third with a 604 while Carson-Newman (619) and Evansville (625) finished off the top five.

Derron Peyton of FAU was medalist. He shot a 1-over 72 to finish the tournament with a 145. His teammate Cody Christensen took second with a 147. Patrick Luth of CSU was third with a 148.

Next up for the men is the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. It will be held on Monday and Tuesday in Sevierville, Tenn.

* Eight Aces earn All-Conference accolades

Eight members of the University of Evansville women’s swimming and diving team earned All-Conference honors by the Missouri Valley Conference.

Four were named to the First Team while four more garnered an Honorable Mention.

Taking first team honors were Danielle Freeman, Sam Montgomery, Abby Smith and Michelle Tipton. Pacing the way for their honor was a victory in the 200 free relay by the four first-teamers. They took top honors in the event with a new conference record of 1:33.06. They finished 0.33 ahead of their nearest competition.

Freeman also took top honors in the 100 fly with a 55.63 (a new school record) before joining Tipton, Maja Magnusson and Jess Hildebrand in a UE mark in the 800 free relay at 7:35.42. She teamed with Tipton, Montgomery and Smith yet again in the 400 free relay with a record time of 3:23.95.

Tipton also had some stellar times on her own. She set the school mark in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.35 while setting the record in the 100 free with an even time of 50.00

Honorable Mention honors went to Courtney Coverdale, Michaela Kent, Mackenzine Powell and Stephanie Tran. NCAA Zones participant Coverdale set her career mark with a 289.35 at the MVC’s on her way to the honor in the 1M event. Tran took 13th in the same dive with her score of 221.45.

Powell had a pair of stellar events for UE. She finished fifth in the finals of the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:03.93 before taking 8th in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.73). Kent recorded an 8th in the 100 backstroke, checking in at 57.80.

* Courtney Coverdale heads to NCAA Diving Zones

University of Evansville freshman Courtney Coverdale is set for the NCAA Diving Zones, which will be hosted by Ohio State University beginning on Thursday.

Coverdale qualified for the NCAA’s in the opening home meet of the season versus Southern Illinois. Her score of 266.77 in the 1-meter event was the clinching score. She got even better as her inaugural campaign at UE went along and that was capped off by her top effort at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Coverdale recorded a 289.35 to take fourth place. It was also within shouting distance of Sadie Wells’ school record of 297.25. Wells set the UE mark in the 1-meter, 6-dive event in the 2012-13 season.

McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio will be host to the event. The action begins on Thursday with the 3-meter dive at 1 p.m. ET before the 1-meter starts on Friday at the same time. Saturday’s final round commences at 11 a.m. ET. To qualify for zones, you need to post a 265 or better. Live stats for the event will be available at DiveMeets.com.

Two years ago, Sadie Wells advanced to the NCAA Zones. Held by Purdue at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, Wells posted a 218.40 in the 1-meter event. Well was solid in both events that year, coming in 33rd in the 3-meter with a final score of 235.60 before posting a 218.40 in the 1-meter.
 

* Khristian Hart and Mallory Ladd named MVC Scholar Athletes

University of Evansville women's basketball players Khristian Hart and Mallory Ladd were both named Scholar Athletes by the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday morning.

Ladd, a senior forward from Evansville, Ind., was named a Second Team Scholar Athlete as Hart, a senior guard and native of Evansville, was selected as an Honorable Mention.

“We are extremely excited for Mallory and Khristian that they are being recognized for their hard work in the classroom and on the court,” said head coach Oties Epps. “The balance between being a good student and a good athlete is a delicate one and they found a way to excel in both areas.”

Ladd, a criminal justice major with a 3.371 cumulative GPA, has appeared in 22 games, all starts, for the Purple Aces this season. She ranks second on the team in points (14.2), rebounds (7.3) and assists (64) while also leading all teammates with 0.9 blocks per game. Ladd is second in the MVC in free throw percentage (.861), fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.390), fifth in rebounding, sixth in assists and seventh in scoring. She also has 16 double figure scoring games this season, four double digit rebound performances and four double-doubles.

Hart, a communications major with a 3.394 cumulative GPA, has appeared in all 29 games for UE, making 11 starts. She led the Aces with 49 steals this season and is third on the team with 10.0 points per game. Hart’s .349 three-point shooting percentage and 1.7 steals per game are 7th most in the MVC this year. In conference play, her 1.8 steals per game are 6th best and .362 free-throw percentage ranks eighth. She has scored in double figures in 11 games this season for UE.

UE (11-18, 6-12) enters the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as the #7 seed and will play the #10 Illinois State Redbirds (2-27, 2-16) in opening round set for Thursday, March 12. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.
 

* UE Men's Soccer Announces Ian Henry as New Assistant Coach

University of Evansville men’s soccer head coach Marshall Ray announcing the signing of Ian Henry as Assistant Coach on Monday afternoon.

“Ian is an intelligent and energetic young coach who will add a new dimension to our staff,” said Ray. “His experience in the MVC, GLVC, and as a head coach in the PDL will allow him to be a true asset to our program.”

Henry was an assistant coach each of the last two seasons at Drury, a Division II school in the Great Lake Valley Conference. He guided the Panthers to 28 wins, finished as high as 2nd in the GLVC and reached round 2 of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Along with being an assistant at Drury, Henry was the Head Coach of the Springfield Demize, a division of the United Soccer League in the Premier Development League. He guided the Demize to the best season ever in his first season. The team was third place in conference and ranked second nationally in goals against average. Henry also worked at SIUE of the Missouri Valley Conference where he was responsible for planning and organizing training sessions, and creating a library of sessions.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Ace’s Soccer Program,” said Henry. “The University of Evansville is rich in soccer history and I look forward to continuing that tradition.”

“Coming from Springfield, MO and being able to watch several of the Valley teams, Ian has a firm grasp on what a player looks like in our conference,” Ray added. “With his international and domestic contacts, he will be able to aid our staff in adding players who can compete for the MVC title and reach the NCAA tournament. I look forward to working with Ian as we prepare our team for the upcoming season and seasons to come.”

In addition to college and PDL coaching experiences, Henry was a full time director for St. Louis Scott Gallagher. While at SLSG, he was responsible for youth development and coached a number of athletes who would go on to top NCAA D1 programs. Some of his players also competed in the NCAA Tournament each of the last two seasons.

“I would like to thank Marshall and Director of Athletics Mark Spencer for giving me the opportunity to join the staff,” said Henry. “We aim to create a winning program, both in the MVC and NCAA Tournament. I would also like to thank Coach Ryan Swan and my former players at Drury, who gave me some fantastic memories over the last 2 years. I am looking forward to creating many more here at Evansville"

The next spring match for UE will be against NAIA National Power, Lindsey Wilson, at home on Wednesday, Mar. 25. Lindsey Wilson has made the NAIA National Final Four in two of the last three seasons (2012, '13). The match will be at Arad McCutchan Stadium and start at 7:30 p.m.
 

* UE Men's Soccer Team Spring Schedule Update

The University of Evansville has announced some changes to their spring schedule on Monday.

The Aces have re-scheduled their postponed Feb. 22 match against Bellarmine for Thursday, April 2. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be held at Black Beauty Field.

Evansville has also added a game at Northern Kentucky which will take place on Saturday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m.

The next spring match for UE will be against NAIA National Power, Lindsey Wilson, at home on Wednesday, Mar. 25. Lindsey Wilson has made the NAIA National Final Four in two of the last three seasons (2012, ‘13). The match will be at Arad McCutchan Stadium and start at 7:30 p.m.

Then, the Aces will go on the road for a Saturday, Mar. 28 match at Lipscomb. The Bisons were the 2014 Atlantic Sun Regular Season Conference Champions. The match will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Lipscomb Soccer Complex in Nashville, Tenn.

UE will then play Bellarmine and Northern Kentucky before rounding out the spring schedule with the local derby against USI on Thursday, April 16. The clash for the Mayor’s Cup will be held at Arad McCutchan Stadium and commence at 7:00 p.m.

The Aces will be led by head coach Marshall Ray, who is in his first season as the UE men’s soccer head coach. 

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