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Thursday, March 12, 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. 

* Speaker Series Luncheon

Please join us for the March Speaker Series Luncheon on March 18, Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center, from 12-1 pm. Our speaker is Ben Joergens with Old National Bank who will speak to us about financial empowerment. This event is open to the campus community. If you wish to receive a free boxed lunch, please RSVP to ds120@evansville.edu by March 14.

Info You Should Know

* 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 download the application for the Mark R. Simpson award. 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 on the application as well.

All nominations are due on March 25 at 5:00 p.m. 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.

* 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.

* Vehicle Rental Insurance?

The Travel website on AceLink at https://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Travel/ has a new information link called "Vehicle Rental Insurance?" This new link of information is designed to assist those planning to drive a rental vehicle on UE related business by providing a quick guide to determine when vehicle rental insurance should or should not be purchased from a rental vehicle agency. For questions contact, Kim Winsett at extension 2940 or kw83. 

* 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

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement - Emersen Olivia Norrick

Josh Norrick, Network Administrator in OTS, and his wife Carman, along with their son Austin, welcomed a new baby girl to their family on March 2. Emersen Olivia was 7 lbs , 13.5 oz and 21.5 inches long. Everyone is doing well. 

* 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

* Aces Come up Short in Mid-week Game at Belmont

The University of Evansville baseball team (6-6) received two hits each from outfielder Jarod Perry and infielder Jonathan Ramon but the Purple Aces left a total of 10 men on base in a 5-1 road loss at Belmont on Wednesday.

“I feel like just got outplayed in all three facets today,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “Our offense is in a major rut right now that we need to pick ourselves out of.
We really need some leadership and someone to step up and provide the big hit when we need it.”

In the first inning, Evansville had a lead-off hit by pitch from Perry but Belmont starter Dom Veltri retired the next three hitters to leave the runner stranded. The hit by pitch was the 10th this season for Perry, second most in the country.

UE fell behind in the second inning. After a scoreless bottom of the first from starter Ryan Billo, the right-hander was greeted with back to back doubles for a 1-0 deficit. The Bruins added another run in the next inning when catcher Alec Diamond reached on a single, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball.

The game was stalled momentarily in the top of the fourth inning when Belmont removed Veltri from the mound, moving him to the designated hitter spot in the lineup. The umpires huddled for a bit and consulted the rule book before allowing the move.

Ahead 2-0, Belmont extended the lead with another set of doubles in the fourth. UE had the leadoff runner aboard in four of the first six innings but were unable to plate their first run until the ninth. After Belmont scored in the seventh and eighth innings, UE trailed 5-0 into their last at-bat. Shortstop Shain Showers singled to center field to start the inning, moved to second on a groundout and scored on a fielding error from first baseman Drake Byrd. The score ended a streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings for UE.

Ramon reached base in all four plate appearances, collecting two hits. The junior extended his hitting streak to a career-best nine straight games. Infielder Boomer Synek was 0-for-4 in the game, ending his streak of reaching base safely in 32 straight games . The last time Synek did not reach base was on April 13, 2014 against Wichita State.

Billo (0-1) took the loss, going 4.0 innings and yielding three runs (two earned). Relievers Conor Gilligan and Patrick Schnieders each threw 1.0 scoreless innings.

“Even though there were 10 on base tonight and it is unacceptable,” added Carroll. “We have to right the ship going into a weekend against a tough opponent in Ohio State.”

The UE-Ohio State three-game series begins on Friday, March 13 at 4:05 p.m. CDT. UE’s next home game is on Wednesday, March 18 against Murray State. First pitch at Braun Stadium will be 6:00 p.m. CDT.
 

* Katterhenry named MVC Women's Golfer of the Week

– After winning four Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week awards as a freshman, sophomore Kayla Katterhenry earned the first one of her second season at UE as she garnered the honor from the league on Wednesday.

With identical rounds of 79, Purple Aces sophomore Kayla Katterhenry finished in fourth place at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate in Jacksonville, Fla.

After the trip to the opening tournament was cancelled, the Aces had a few extra weeks to prepare and that helped out. Katterhenry had her best finish of the school year while just three shots off of the win. Her efforts also led the University of Evansville to a finish of fourth place in the event.

Katterhenry and her teammates are now preparing for a stop in Sevierville, Tenn. for the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, which is set for Monday and Tuesday.
 

* UE Women's Basketball Begins MVC Tournament on Thursday

The 7th seeded University of Evansville women’s basketball team (11-18, 6-12) begins the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament when the Purple Aces play the #10 Illinois State Redbirds. The tip is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

UE is looking for their first conference tournament win since 2009 when the 9th seeded Purple Aces won four games in four days to win the MVC Championship.

Guard Sara Dickey is also 17 points away from becoming the school’s single-season scoring record holder (Shyla Puelston with 574 points in 1998-99).

The Aces enter this game after a home loss to Missouri State in the regular season finale last Saturday. Four UE players scored in double figures including a game-high 20 from Dickey. Freshman Peyton Langston tallied a career-high 12 points in the contest.

On the stat sheet, Evansville’s Dickey (19.2 points per game), forward Mallory Ladd (14.2) and guard Khristian Hart (10.0) are all averaging double figures. Dickey also has the most assists (68) as Hart has totaled a team-best with 49 steals for UE this year. Ladd is notching a team-high 0.9 blocks per game. Forward Sasha Robinson is securing 7.9 rebounds per game, a team-high. UE is averaging 62.2 points and 32.4 rebounds per game. The Aces make 39.8% of their field goals, 35.2% of threes, and 65.8% at the free throw line.

Illinois State (2-27, 2-16) began the season with 19 straight losses before collecting their first win against Loyola on February 1. The Redbirds then went on another eight game losing skid before winning their last contest 69-54 at Southern Illinois on Saturday.

Statistically, guard Katy Winge paces the Redbirds offense with 11.3 points per game. Forward Octavia Crump is also averaging double figure points per game (10.8) this season. Crump’s 5.8 rebounds per game also leads the team. Winge and guard Taylor Stewart each have a team-high 54 assists this year. Illinois State is averaging 52.4 points and 36.3 rebounds per game. The Redbirds shoot 33.9% from the floor, 27.6% beyond the arc, and 68.4% at the free throw line.

Evansville is projected to finish fourth in the MVC preseason poll, their highest projection since 2008-2009. Dickey was also named to the preseason All-Conference team. The Aces are guided by fourth year head coach Oties Epps. Illinois State was slated to finish eighth in the MVC preseason poll and did not have any players named to the preseason team. Barb Smith is the second year head coach of the Redbirds. Illinois State leads the all-time series 27-16 against Evansville but UE has won both meetings this season.

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

* Aces Tennis defeat Quinnipiac, 5-2

Another strong performance gave the University of Evansville women’s tennis team a 5-2 victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday in Orlando.

With the win, the Purple Aces improve to 8-3 on the season while Quinnipiac drops to 3-5.

For the second day in a row, UE took the doubles point. Marketa Trousilova and Natasha James were victorious at #1 doubles, defeating Michelle Dassa and Jacqueline Raynor, 8-3. At flight two, Kennedy Craig and Marina Moreno held on for an 8-6 triumph over Sydney Young and Rachel Horton. The Bobcat duo of Sophia Dzulynsky and Sitilia Rencheli topped Gaby Fifer and Mina Milovic, 8-1.

Evansville took four out of six singles tilts to clinch the win. Trousilova was back at the top spot in singles and earned a decided victory over Dzulynsky, 6-1, 6-1. James won a thriller in the second flight, defeating Raynor in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 11-9.

Moreno made it a clean sweep of the top three singles flights as she defeated Rachel Horton, 6-4, 6-0. At #5 singles, Milovic beat Dassa, 1-6, 6-2, 10-3.

Taking the losses for UE were Craig and Andjela Brguljan. Craig fell to Young, 6-1, 6-4, in the fourth flight while #6 singles saw Ariana Launie win over Brguljan, 6-3, 6-1.

Friday will mark the third and final match of the trip to Florida as the Aces take on James Madison at 8:30 a.m. CT.

* 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.
 

* 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. 

* 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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