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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What's Happening Today

* I-House: Saudi Arabia

Hello everyone! It's I-House time again! This week students from Saudi Arabia will be presenting and they have so much in store for us and there will be PRIZES! Faisal Alosaimi will be one of the presenters. His major is management and his favorite hobbies include being awesome, making new friends and reading about new things. His favorite part of UE is the people. Amenah Al-Samah is the next presenter. She is a pre-med major and loves acting, reading and writing. Her favorite thing about UE are the cultural aspects we have here. The final presenter is Abdulrahman Falqi. His major is mechanical engineering and he loves reading, riding horses and swimming. He loves the cultural aspect of UE. So come this Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm in Ridgway University Center and watch a great presentation with a ton of rewards! 

* UELA Collecting Donations for Ozanam Family Shelter

Did you know that Vanderburgh County has the highest percentage of homeless per county capita in Indiana?

Today through Friday, the UE Leadership Academy will be collecting donations (personal care items as well as monetary donations) in Ridgway to help support the Ozanam Family Shelter. Ozanam plays a critical role in the Evansville community to help young homeless families get back on their feet. Please help support this great cause and don't forget to stop by our tables to find out more about our project!
 

* Relay for Life!

Colleges Against Cancer will have a table in Ridgway with information about Relay For Life this Wednesday, March 18, through Friday, March 20, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to sign up their Relay Teams, as well as purchase a "foot" to hang up at the event or a Luminaria Bag in memory or honor of someone who has battled cancer. Each foot is $1 and each Luminaria Bag is $5. With supporters like you, the end to many kinds of cancer comes closer each year. Your donations and participation save lives of people you know, as well as people you have yet to encounter. Please consider stopping by our table to learn, help raise awareness, and directly support a future without these horrible illnesses. 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus - March 18

The employee wellness nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Wednesday, March 18, 1 - 3 p.m. 

* Writing Center Double Boot Camp!

Welcome back, everyone! This week we are offering a Snow Day Make-Up Double Boot Camp. Our presenter will discuss how to build an argument as well as demonstrate the techniques of summary and paraphrasing to help effectively incorporate outside sources into your papers. In addition, this workshop will address the stylistic differences between general academic and scientific writing, specifically, word and phrasing choice, the passive voice, verbosity, and writing and justifying your hypothesis—strategies for improving your scientific prose. Both topics will be presented this Wednesday, March 18, at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* AcesTV Filming Thank You Video for Commencement

Attention SENIORS! AcesTV will be filming the thank you video that will play during commencement. Filming will take place in the Rademacher Lounge on Wednesday, March 18, from 12-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Bring props, signs, and anything else you need to say thank you to the people who helped you make it to this day! 

Upcoming Events

* UELA Hacienda Give Back Night!

The UE Leadership Academy will be hosting a Hacienda Give Back at the Green River Road location on Monday, March 23, to help support the Ozanam Family Shelter!

Don't feel like dining in? No problem! 20% of any and all purchases between 10:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. will come back to UELA when you present this token!

We hope you will come out and help support a great cause! 

* #readingseries this Friday

Please join the fun folks in Creative Writing this Friday, March 20, at 4 pm at The Slice for the Spring semester’s second #readingseries. This reading will feature fiction from Olivia Tooker, nonfiction from Millie Harlow, and poetry from Sara Pfleiderer. The reading will start promptly at 4 p.m., so if you’re looking to enjoy some delicious pizza while you’re there, please arrive early as The Slice can be charmingly slow. Hope to see you all there supporting our terrific writing majors! 

* SAA's Purple Friday Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, March 20, is Student Alumni Ambassador's Purple Friday Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs will be placed within the first floor of the academic buildings as well as in Ridgway University Center. Keep a look out for a colorful plastic egg throughout the day on Friday, and enjoy a sweet treat on behalf of SAA. Remember that every Friday is Purple Friday, and you never know when we'll be passing out goodies to those wearing purple! Happy hunting! 

* EXSS Career Forum

The EXSS Club and Career Development are putting on the annual EXSS Career Forum Wednesday, March 25. The forum will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder Family School of Business Building. Panelists from different organizations in our area will come to share their experiences. This event will be a great opportunity for anyone who would like to make acquaintance with local health care professionals. Students are expected to RSVP as soon as possible by accessing the GoogleDoc (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ISIlymQJxKDIfJ1lXBS1UX4_uXBU8-IcfK6zdFBWFfg/edit?usp=sharing) or by emailing Taylor Donaldson at td100@evansville.edu. Attendees are asked to dress business-casual. All EXSS students are advised to attend. 

* William R. Connolly to Speak at UE Lecture Series Renamed in his Honor

University of Evansville emeritus professor of philosophy William R. (Dick) Connolly will be the speaker at the University’s inaugural William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

This event, previously known as the Annual Ethics Lecture, was renamed this year in Connolly’s honor. He has been a key figure in the inauguration and support of the Ethics Lecture Series, which began in 2010. In addition to renaming the lecture, a special fund has been created to support the series and the ethics program.

Connolly, who earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, is a broadly trained philosopher. While at UE, Connolly was a sought after teacher and lecturer who taught a variety of philosophy and ethics courses, including philosophy of science, bioethics, environmental ethics, ancient Greek philosophy, modern philosophy and philosophy of law.

The topic of Connolly’s lecture will be “Thomas Paine: The Making of a Neglected American Founder.” He will explain how the ideas of Paine, whose pamphlet Common Sense helped inspire the American Revolution, influence current political debate on such issues as Social Security, organized labor and religious freedom. While Paine died in obscurity, it could be said that his moral and political ideals shape modern America in ways that far surpass the influence of more renowned American founders.

Though he came to America as an adult, Paine was born in England in 1737 and served as an excise officer near Harlaxton College in the town of Grantham, England. Today, plaques in the town acknowledge him and his political contributions.    

For more information, contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 812-488-2165.

* SAMS Career Colloquium on Monday, March 23

Next Monday, March 23, is the next installment in the SAMS career series. We will be meeting from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in KC 102.

This time, we will be bringing together recent alumni and almost-alumni for a panel discussion on Graduate and Professional Studies. The panelists will discuss their choices to attend graduate or professional school, the application process, and their post-graduate educational experiences.

Confirmed panelists include Cody Baker (Mathematics '15, graduate school), Josh Manghelli (Biology '09, medical school), Mallory Williams (Biology '11, medical school), Elaine Durchholz (Biology '11, laboratory medicine), and Zuzana Kocsisova (Biology '13, graduate school)

The SAMS career colloquium series is designed to highlight the variety of available job opportunities for anyone interested in a science or math career. All are welcome.

This series is sponsored by the NSF-supported SAMS program, the Center for Career Development, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. Please contact js383 or as341 with any questions. 

* International Club Road Trip

It's time for the annual International Club Road Trip. This year we will be traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio. The trip will be from March 27 to 29. The cost is 40 dollars, it includes transportation, lodging, breakfast, ticket to the zoo, ticket to theater or Hockey game. This event is open to all UE students. 

* International Club - Origami Fun Hangout

On Friday, March 20, from 6 - 8 pm in the Moore Hall lobby, the International Club's Japanese members will be teaching the creative art of folding Origami paper into beautiful shapes. Come meet new people, learn something new and have fun with us. All are welcome! 

* Staff Appreciation Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest are invited to attend the Staff Appreciation Dinner at the Log Inn on Wednesday, April 22. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.

Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail during the first week of April. Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.
 

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movies about Women's Stories

Join us every Friday evening in March and April at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch Spanish-language movies that show the role of women in Hispanic culture. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti (fp21@evansville.edu) or Dr. Lorena Andueza (pa55@evansville.edu 

* Busy Person's Retreat

The Newman Club is hosting a Busy Person's Retreat during Holy Week 2015. It begins 4-5 pm, on Sunday, March 29, with dinner and an introduction of spiritual directors at the Newman Center. After that all participants will schedule to MEET INDIVIDUALLY AT THEIR CONVENIENCE with a spiritual director for 30 minutes a day for the next 3 days! What a concept! This opportunity is for students, faculty and staff. Call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for additional information!

* Fish Friday in Cafe Court

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

Info You Should Know

* Flush Flash Correction!

The date for the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs & UE Nursing Students “Sex on Campus” Sexual Health Program is Wednesday, March 25, not Thursday, March 19, as listed in the current Flush Flash.  

* Help the #FeedTheirLegacy Food Drive

The Muslim Students' Association is asking the UE community to help them collect food for a national food drive.

On February 10, three innocent Muslim students, Deah, Yusor, and Razan, were murdered in North Carolina. Since February 13, a national food drive has been set up to honor the victims.

Why a food drive you ask? These three beautiful souls lived to serve others. Deah's last post on Facebook, before they were killed, showed him feeding the homeless people in North Carolina. We feed their legacy by feeding those in need.

Cans and money are being collected nationwide and the mosque in the Tri-State area is participating in this charity. All cans will be donated to Tri-State Food Bank here locally. All money will be used to purchase cans.

Over 48,000 cans have been collected. You can see the food drive in action on this site: http://www.feedtheirlegacy.com/

To donate cans or money, please contact the president of UE's Muslim Students Association Kareem El-Khodary at ke94@evansville.edu. 

* UE Dining Survey online March 16-25

The UE Dining Survey is NOW available! Your feedback is important to us. Please go to: http://vcil.cc/5qrikm4

The survey covers Café Court, Jazzman's and Ace's Place.

At the end of the survey, click on the "Click here to enter drawing" for a chance to win a prize! One winner will win a 32" Samsung LED TV, 5 winners will win one gift card to either Starbucks or TGIFridays and 10 winners will win a Papa John's peeler that includes a free pizza!

Your comments and concerns are very important within UE Dining. 

* Looking for an opportunity to raise money for your organization (and help the environment)?

The City of Evansville is holding a Rain Barrel Program. Fill out an application and pick up a free rain barrel from 9:00 AM to Noon this Saturday, March 21, at Mesker Park Zoo at the Bement Avenue Entrance. Return the decorated barrel on April 3. A silent auction will be held on Sunday April 18, and any money bid on your organization’s rain barrel goes to your organization. Find the link for an application and program information on UE’s new Environmental Management page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Evansville-Department-of-Environmental-Management/336316706575810?ref=hl

* Vote for People's Choice Award in Student Art Exhibition

Stop by the Melvin Peterson Gallery to view the 53nd annual Student Art Exhibition and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. Each visitor may cast one vote for his or her favorite piece of artwork. The student whose piece earns the most votes by the end of the exhibition on Friday, April 3, will be declared the winner and receive a $150 cash award.
The Melvin Peterson Gallery is open noon-3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and noon-6:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information, please contact the Department of Art at 812-488-2043.

* Grant Funds Available to Faculty for Research and other Scholarly activity: ARSAF Deadline April 1

The deadline for applying for ARSAF (Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships) is Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. Approximately $15,000 will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. Full time faculty are eligible to submit a proposal for consideration. More details and the online application can be found in Acelink under the Academic Affairs area, online forms. Questions? Contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586. 

* NFL Predictive Modeling Internships Available for Fall

Internships for predictive modeling of the 2015-2016 Season of the NFL are available for this fall. Opportunities are open to students from all four years (freshman through senior year) but are restricted to those who have a detailed interest in one or more of the following: American professional football, statistics, econometrics, numerical methods, network analysis, computer programming, machine learning, or any other predictive modeling techniques that can further the goals of the project. If you are interested, please download an application from http://tinyurl.com/k95nb3f, complete the form, and email it to Dr. Beavers at tb2@evansville.edu by 5 pm on March 27. Interviews for selected applicants will follow after.

Please address any questions to Dr. Beavers at the above address.
 

* May Graduates Take Note

Any May graduate that needs a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements should stop by the UE Bookstore at the earliest opportunity. Masters and doctorate graduates who need regalia should come to the Bookstore quickly as those garments are custom made and require 4-6 weeks to arrive. If you have any graduation related questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* 2015-2016 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

UE faculty and administrators as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2015-2016 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome to submit proposals. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 10.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:
Chris Mohn at mm333@evansville.edu

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, and Chris Mohn (chair).

* BIOL 100 Online

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements? Then take BIOL 100 D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 18 to June 19). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

* 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.

* Need Financial Aid for Summer Courses?

If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application (also available in the Office of Financial Aid). We will help you examine your options for aid, which in most cases during the summer term is limited to: Direct Loans, PLUS Loans, private student loans, Federal Pell Grants, Tuition Remission (employees and dependents), and student employment. Refer to the summer form to determine the types of aid for which you may be eligible based on your anticipated enrollment status.

Work-Study:
On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal/State Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid. Direct questions to Hilary Morales at hm38@evansville.edu.
 

* 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. 

* Free HIV Testing

The Health Center will be having free and confidential HIV testing on March 20 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Please call 812-488-2033 to make your appointment. 

* New Starbucks Vending Machine

Starbucks MachineA Starbucks vending machine has been installed in the east vending area in Hyde Hall (lower level). This glass front machine holds 16 different Starbucks flavors (Iced Coffee, Refreshers, D/S (Double Shot), D/S with protein and other Starbuck flavors) for your enjoyment from $2.00 to $3.00 each. Stop by sometime and see which flavors look good to you! 

* Residence Life Summer Staff Openings!

Searching for a Summer Job? Residence Life hires students for its Summer Conference Program. Applications are available on March 19 and are due back on March 27. A session with more info will be held on March 18 at 9:30 pm in Graves 100.

Summer Staff are a primary support system during the summer, and are responsible for providing assistance to conference guests and summer school students. Summer Staff applicants should be hard working, have a dedication to excellence, be customer service orientated, have good communication skills, and be knowledgeable about UE.

Summer Staff Selection Timeline:
• March 18 – Summer Staff Info Session: 9:30 pm in Graves 100
• March 27 – Applications and completed recommendations due by 5:00 pm in the Office of Residence Life
• April – Hiring decisions and notifications will be made.

Please note: selection timeline is subject to change. Question about the process? Contact Calvin Wertman at 488-2214 / cw81@evansville.edu or Anna Jessen at 488-1115 / jj82@evansville.ed

Congratulations

* Cirino co-authors book about Hemingway's childhood

Mark Cirino, associate professor of English, has co-authored a book, Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Oak Park Archive, which will be published next year by Kent State University Press. This book, written with journalist Robert K. Elder, investigates the materials of Hemingway's childhood, particularly the relics of Hemingway's childhood home and the Hemingway Museum in Oak Park, Illinois. 

* Birth Announcement - Henry Thomas Stelsel

Debbie Kassenbrock, director of the Center for Academic Advising, announces the birth of her grandson. Henry Thomas Stelsel was born on March 10 to Laura (Kassenbrock) and Kirk Stelsel in Carmel, Indiana. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. 

* Knoester Publishes Book Chapter and Presents at International Conference

Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Knoester presented a paper entitled "Teaching the 'Glocal' in Education" at the Comparative International Education Society annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. March 9-13. The paper was based on a chapter he co-authored with Wangari Gichiru entitled "Teaching International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education," just published in the book "Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education," edited by David Schwarzer and Beatrice Bridglall. 

Athletics

* UE Baseball Home Opener is Wednesday vs Murray State

– The University of Evansville baseball team (7-8) holds their 2015 home opener on Wednesday, March 18 when the Purple Aces play the visiting Murray State Racers. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind.

This will be the first of four consecutive home games for UE as the Aces host Dallas Baptist this weekend to open Missouri Valley Conference play.

PITCHING MATCHUP
UE RHP Ryan Billo (0-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. Murray State RHP Tanner Edge (0-1, 7.90)

HOW CAN I FOLLOW ALONG?
Due to the Evansville men’s basketball game at the same time, the UE baseball game will not be on radio at WUEV 91.5 FM or on Aces TV

The contests will all have live stats provided at GoPurpleAces.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.

LAST TIME OUT
The University of Evansville baseball team (7-8) dropped both games of a doubleheader at Ohio State on Sunday afternoon, losing the first contest 4-3 and falling in the second game 12-1. Infielder Boomer Synek led UE offensively in game one, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Outfielder Josh Jyawook, Perry, and infielder Shain Showers each had one run scored. In game two, UE broke the shutout in the ninth with a solo home run from designated hitter Jonathan Ramon and added another run on a Perry RBI single to right field. Showers recorded two hits in the final game.

WHAT TO MAKE OF MURRAY STATE?
Murray State (6-14) enters this game on a three-game losing streak following a sweep at SIUE this past weekend. The Racers have won just three of their last 12 games. Murray State’s last win came on March 11 when the team split a doubleheader at the Southern Illinois Salukis.

THE SERIES
UE leads the all-time series with Murray State 33-13 including a 6-3 home victory in the last meeting on April 22, 2014. The Racers won the other meeting between the team’s last year, a 6-1 defeat at Murray State on April 15. The Aces are 8-3 against Murray State under head coach Wes Carroll. One of the most famous games in the rivalry was a 20-17, 10 inning, UE win at Murray State on April 13, 2010. The Aces tallied 16 runs from the seventh inning on, including four in the ninth and six more in the 10th for the victory. Outfielder Greg Wallace was 5-for-6 with five RBIs in the contest.

UE STATISTICALLY
Statistically, Evansville is led offensively by outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski who is hitting .448 this season. Infielder Jonathan Ramon has a team-best three home runs. Outfielder Josh Jyawook and outfielder Jarod Perry are tied with a team-high 16 hits each this year. Four UE relievers have an ERA under 4.00 as five pitchers have at least one win this season. The team is cumulatively hitting .250 this season with a 4.43 team ERA.

MURRAY STATE STATISTICALLY
Catcher Tyler Lawrence leads Murray State with a .309 batting average, 21 hits, two triples, three home runs, 15 runs batted in, 39 total bases, a .574 slugging percentage, and 12 walks. Outfielder Pokey Harris (.308 batting average) and infielder Matthew Johnson (.302) are both also hitting over .300 this season. Catcher Dalton West also has a team-best three home runs this year. Right-handers Paul Miller (1.86 ERA) and Brandon Hicks (2.57) are the lone Racer pitchers with ERAs under 3.00 . The team is hitting only .230 this season and has a cumulative 5.61 ERA.
 

* Kayla Katterhenry wins third career event

Sophomore Kayla Katterhenry won the third event of her young career as she took top honors at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate thanks to her performance in a 5-hole playoff.

Katterhenry and Belmont’s Katie Story each finished the event with a 145, leading to a playoff. In the fifth playoff hole, Katterhenry fired a par to clinch her third medalist. As a freshman, she won the Saluki Invitational and Bradley Invitational. All three of her victories have come in the spring.

She shot a 72 in Monday’s opening round before firing a 73 to finish with a 145. Her clutch performance improved even more as she was victorious in the playoff.

Also recording a top ten finish was Cathy Doyle. Identical rounds of 77 saw her tie for 9th place with a 154. Doyle’s effort marked her second-straight tie for 9th place as she did the same at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate last week.

Third for Evansville was Maggie Camp. She improved by nine strokes from Monday’s 90. Her 81 saw her tie for 42nd with a final score of 171. Giulia Mallmann all tallied a 171. Her Tuesday total of 84 was a 3-stroke improvement over Monday’s 87. Dana Hayden rounded out UE’s contingent with a 192. She posted a final-round score of 95.

Individually for the Aces, Kelly Lamarche was 59th with a score of 188 while Rachel Marchi was one spot behind her with a 190.

Belmont took top team honors by 18 strokes over their nearest competition. Their final tally of 602 topped Eastern Kentucky, who finished with a 620. Tennessee Tech was third with a 629. With their final score of 641, the Aces remained in seventh place.

Next up for the women is the Bradley Invitational. Weaver Ridge Country Club in Peoria, Ill. will host the event on April 3 and 4.
 

* Aces Softball Heads to UT Martin for Double Header Wednesday

The University of Evansville Women’s Softball Team (7-19, 1-2 MVC) will head to UT Martin on Wednesday for a double header against the Skyhawks. Game one will start 3:00 p.m. CDT and game two is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

MVC play got underway this past week with the Aces taking on Loyola. The Aces started conference play 1-2. After dropping the first two against Loyola, they bounced back with a 3-2 walk off victory off a Danielle Freeman.

Freeman joined the Aces after finishing up her swimming season. Freeman has made it known she is back. In six games, Freeman is batting .450. She has nine hits in 20 at bats. Freeman has also homered 3 times, has two doubles, and seven RBIs in those six games.

Chandra Parr has played in all 26 games so far for the Aces. Parr is hitting .333 going 26-78 at the plate. Parr has four home runs, six doubles, and a triple. Parr also has 11 RBIs. 46 total bases, and 22 runs scored for the Aces so far this season.

The Skyhawks come in with a 9-9 overall record. They have lost two in a row against Texas Tech and Utah Valley. On the mound, the Skyhawks are led by Brooke Kennedy who is 3-1 on the season with 1.33 ERA. At the plate, Carly Gonzales leads the way with a batting average of .410 with two home runs and 12 RBIs. The Skyhawks take on Southeast Missouri the night before they play the Aces and it will be their first game in nine days.

The Aces were supposed to start have their first home games last weekend but due to field conditions and inclement weather the series against Loyola had to be moved to the Ballpark in Rosemont, IL. The Aces next home games are scheduled for March 28th and 29th when they take on Illinois State. The Aces are back in action this weekend when they take on the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines.
 

* James Named Valley Athlete of the Week for the Second Time

For the second time this season Natasha James has been named the Missouri Valley Conference athlete of the week for women’s tennis. James and the Aces headed down to Orlando, FL for spring break. The Aces went 2-1 on the trip with wins over Bucknell and Quinnipiac. The lone loss for the Aces came against James Madison. James finished the week with a perfect 6-0 record in singles and doubles action.

Against Bucknell, James took on Lisa Jouravleva at flight two singles and defeated her 6-1, 6-2. In doubles action against Bucknell, James teamed up with Marketa Trousilova to defeat Maria Cioffi and Michele Urbinati by a score of 8-3.

Evansville then took on Quinnipiac, where James defeated Jacqueline Raynor at flight two singles by a score of 4-6, 6-1, and 11-9. At flight one doubles James and Trousilova defeated Michelle Dassa and Jacqueline Raynor 8-3.

In the last match of the week the Aces took on James Madison and James was again victorious at flight two singles when she defeated Rachel Nelson by a score of 6-4, 7-5. Finally, at flight two doubles James and Trousilova again teamed up to defeat Taylor Pinchoff and Alex Huie 8-7.

James and the Aces will be at home for their next four matches. The Aces will be at Wesselmans Park this Saturday March 21st when they take on Lipscomb at 1:00 p.m. CDT.

* UE Athletics Partners with Buffalo Wild Wings for Fundraiser

With the NCAA Basketball Tournament beginning this weekend, the University of Evansville Athletics Department is reminding fans of their fundraising partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings.

Fans should mention “Home Team D” when visiting the local restaurant. Anyone who does so will help UE receive a donation for 10% of the total bill (not including alcohol).

This is an ongoing promotion that will run through the NCAA March Madness Tournament and does not have an end date. 

* Tickets!

Tickets for the UE men's basketball game on Wednesday are now available. They will be playing IPFW at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and under. Students will still receive their free tickets. 

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