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Monday, March 23, 2015

* Innovation and Re-Investment Fund

Please be reminded that the first round of completed proposals are due to the Programs Task Force by the end of business on April 1.  The online proposal documents can be found in AceLink at  


What's Happening Today

* "Pope Francis & Interfaith Dialogue" Tonight at the Newman Center!

"Pope Francis & Interfaith Dialogue" will be presented by UE senior Rachael McGill tonight at the Newman Center (look for the purple and white banner on the corner of Lincoln and Frederick Avenues). Join us for dinner beforehand at 5:30 pm. Rachael's presentation follows from 6:15-7 pm. If you can't stay for the presentation, join us just for dinner. Questions? Call /text 812-760-8610.

* Bake Sale in Ridgway Today!

The Delta Sigma Pi Pledge Class will be having a bake sale in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, March 24, during lunch hours. Proceeds will be distributed towards a local nonprofit. Please stop on by for an afternoon treat and support our community endeavors

* UELA Hacienda Give Back Day: Today's the Day!

UELA will be hosting a Hacienda Give Back fundraiser at the Green River Road location TODAY, March 23, from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., to help support the Ozanam Family Shelter. Whether dining or doing Fiesta-to-Go, 20% of your purchase will go directly to the shelter when you present either your paper or electronic token! We hope to see you there! 

* Religion, Sexuality, and Capitalism Panel Today

UE PRIDE is hosting their annual Religion and Sexuality Panel at 7:00 PM this Monday, March 23, in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. This year's topic is "Religion, Sexuality, and Capitalism: Exploring the Intersection of Faith, Identity, Law, and Economy." It will be a roundtable discussion examining the ways faith and LGBTQ identities interact, with a focus on the workplace and the abundance of relevant new laws being currently discussed. Participants of any background are welcome! 


Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: French Horn Recital

Consortium Instructor of French Horn Marc Zyla will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will begin with a performance of Paul Basler’s Dance, Fool, Dance for Horn and Synthesizer. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will then join Mr. Zyla for a performance of Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Horn and Piano. The concert will conclude with Eric Ewazen’s Ballade, Pastoral and Dance, with Consortium Instructor of Flute Cara Dailey and pianist Jaime Teichmer joining Mr. Zyla on the work. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* Holy Hour of Adoration Hosted By UE Newman Club

Join us Wednesday in Neu Chapel for a Holy Hour of Adoration from 8:30 pm-9:30 pm. Our seminarians from St. Meinrad. Archabbey will present a short intro on "Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament" at 8:15 pm. They will also lead our praying of the Rosary to begin the Holy Hour at 8:30 pm. Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB will be joining us at 9pm to hear confessions; and the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord will be celebrated with Mass at 9:30 pm.

Our seminarians WILL NOT be at Jazzman's or Ridgway this Wednesday or next week Wednesday (Holy Week).

Questions? Call/text Kristel Riffert at 812-760-8610.

* Women's HER-Story Speaker: Eliaichi Kimaro

Eliaichi (E-Lee-Ah-Chi) Kimaro is coming to campus on Thursday, March 26. She will show her documentary film, A Lot Like You: The Culture We Inherit and the Legacies We Choose, from 7-9 pm that evening in Ridgway University Center, Eykamp 251, with a discussion after from 9:00-9:30 p.m. She is a dynamic speaker with an explosive personality and all will enjoy her film and discussion.

For more information contact: LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer at lw161 or ext. 2413.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: Academic Writing for International Students

Do you know how to use articles perfectly? What about commas and semi-colons? Do prepositions make you crazy? Are your sentences choppy? This workshop will present some strategies for helping you overcome the above obstacles, and for creating effective, clear academic papers in English. Join us this for this useful session on Wednesday, March 25th at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center. All students are welcome!

* Promotion and Tenure Committee Open Meeting with Candidates

The Promotion and Tenure Committee will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the Schroeder Board Room of the Library. Committee members will answer questions about the promotion/tenure process and offer suggestions to those applying in the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates, their chairs, and all interested faculty are invited to attend. 

* Summer and Part-Time Job Fair

Need a part-time job for the summer or beyond? Drop by and meet with area employers at the Summer and Part-Time Job Fair!

Wednesday, March 25
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

- Professional attire is not required (just stop by)
- Bring many copies of your resume

Schedule an appointment with Center for Career Development to prepare for the fair and perfect your resume! Call (488-1083) or email (

* "Sex on Campus"

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center, on Wednesday, March 25, at 5 pm. Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy! 

* 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.


Info You Should Know

* Fall 2015 Harlaxton Applications Still Available

There are places still available for students in the Fall 2015 Harlaxton group. For course info contact or stop by Office of Study Abroad in Schroeder Business Building in Room 261

* Need a Summer Job? Res Life is Hiring!

Do you need a summer job? Did you miss our 1st info session? Come to Residence Life's 2nd Info Session about the available Summer Staff positions on Tuesday March 24 at 2pm in Eykamp 253 in Ridgway University Center!

Residence Life hires students for its Summer Conference Program. Summer Staff are a primary support system during the summer, and are responsible for providing assistance to conference guests and summer school students.

Applications are available now in Residence Life and are due back on Friday, March 27th. 

* SAB Positions Available

Applications for next year's Student Activities Board positions are available for pickup in the Center for Student Engagement. The application is due by Friday, March 27 by 5 pm to the Center for Student Engagement. Positions available are Entertainment, Special Events, Movies, Homecoming, and Marketing. Please contact Anna ( or Geoff ( for more information. 

* Applications for Summer Work-Study Available

On-campus jobs are available during the summer for continuing UE students. 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

* Faculty Regalia Rental

Faculty and administrators who need regalia rented for May graduation should contact the UE Bookstore to make arrangements for rentals. Please make arrangements by April 1st if at all possible. 

* GAP Program Now Accepting Applications/Nominations for Fall Semester

Put your skills to work on a real-world project
Get valuable experience and build your résumé
Learn to work with people from different majors
Develop professional confidence
Get the coaching and guidance to succeed
Participate in the GAP Program!

GAP is open to all majors.  Students are invited to apply directly to the program.  Faculty or administrators are encouraged to nominate students by completing a brief nomination form online.

To learn more about the GAP Program and fall projects, visit the website.

* Planning to Take Summer Courses to Transfer Back to UE?

If so, then you need to pick up a Transcript Credit Request Form in the Office of the Registrar or online at- . Make sure the form is filled out completely with all required signatures and turned in before signing up for your summer course(s). If you have questions, stop by the Registrar’s Office or call 488-2600. 

* UE Dining Survey online March 16-25

The UE Dining Survey is NOW available! Your feedback is important to us. Please go to:

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. 

* 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:

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

* 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.

* March Pcard Cycle Ending

The March Pcard cycle which began February 24 is ending March 23, at midnight. As of March 23, cardholders may schedule and run the March Cycle report. March transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until March 30. On March 30, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the March Cycle. 

* 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

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).

* Nominations open for Outstanding Senior Service Awards

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE?  Ten finalists will be honored at a luncheon in May and one male and one female will be given this award at commencement.  Selection is based on demonstrated leadership, academic achievement and future contribution to society.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations will be accepted March 16-April 10, 2015.  The nomination application is available at this link:

Please print it out and share copies with students whom you would like to nominate so they can complete the requirements and submit their applications.  Copies are also available in the Dean of Students office.   Applications must be submitted to the dean of students office by April 10, 2015.  Questions can be referred to Karen Martin at or 812-488-2500. 

* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2015-16 -- Applications Now Available

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2015-16 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

Applications are available at the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall 116). Applications can also be found on the UE website - on the site map, go to the Tuition & Aid tab then to UE Students. On this screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose “Looking for Additional Scholarships?”

Completed applications should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364 or, (800) 424-8634. 


Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

You may also request application materials by emailing 

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364 or, (800) 424-8634.



* William Baer's latest book has been published

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s latest book, a collection of short fiction entitled One-and-Twenty Tales, has just been published by Mockingbird Press.  A number of his poems, mostly sonnets, have recently appeared in various literary journals, including First Things, Light, Verse-Virtual, and The Raintown Review.

* UE Creative Writing Professor attends Eudora Welty National Advisory Board meeting in New Orleans

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan attended the Eudora Welty Foundation National Advisory Board meeting in New Orleans, March 12-15.

The Eudora Welty Foundation was established in 1999 to assist the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in achieving its goals of celebrating the legacy of Eudora Welty, enhancing appreciation of her work, and encouraging reading and the efforts of young writers. The Foundation’s broad mission is to fund educational and research activities and to develop programs that will enhance Eudora Welty’s legacy and ensure that her work continues to be recognized as among the greatest in American literature.

McMullan has served as a member of the Eudora Welty Foundation National Advisory Board since 2013 along with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, Jim Lehrer, Roger Mudd, Richard Ford, Lee Smith, Julia Reed, and Elizabeth Spencer.

Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana.

* Dennis Malfatti Is New President Elect of Indiana Choral Directors Association

Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti was recently voted in as President-Elect of the Indiana Choral Directors Association (ICDA). ICDA is the state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) which is a non-profit music organization composed of over 18,000 choral musicians representing schools, colleges and universities, industry and institutional organizations, houses of worship, and community and professional choirs. The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. Malfatti was nominated and voted in by the members of ICDA to serve as the Indiana state ACDA chapter’s next leader. 

* Creative Writing Professor Publishes New Book

Creative Writing Professor Margaret McMullan’s collection of stories Aftermath Lounge has just been released and is now available from Calyspo Editions.

Advance Praise for Aftermath Lounge:
“How strange, that the best apocalyptic fiction of the year should come to us, not borne on the maelstrom of nuclear fire or horrific epidemic, but rather in this series of beautifully crafted and masterfully interwoven literary stories. In Aftermath, our humanity is not simply swept away by the fury and chaos of Katrina; rather, it is tested, sometimes broken, sometimes intensified, and ultimately renewed by the deluge. A hopeful Book of Revelation.” —Pinckney Benedict, Miracle Boy and Other Stories!

“I love these stories. They’re so smart, beautiful, true—and so real—that they seemed like part of my own history. I felt homesick in the best way, flooded with a kind of saddened joy. They snuffed the gimlet-eyed adult and brought to life again, for a while, the wondrous child.” —Brad Watson, Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

“Aftermath Lounge is a beautiful, compelling collection, the emotions as powerfully charged as the winds of a hurricane. Margaret McMullan writes movingly about those living in and pulling themselves out of destruction and chaos and loss to salvage all they can of love and redemption. From the voices of orphaned children to the least likely man to don a Santa Claus suit, there are moments of devastation, comic relief and grace.” —Jill McCorkle, Life After Life

“I like these new stories so much it’s hard to know where to start. But a good place to begin would be...well, Place. She brings it to life like few writers can. You can almost feel the heavy air on your skin. As for her characters, they’re three dimensional people who are so real, you feel like they’re in the room with you. She’s got a great ear, a fine eye, and something else that you can’t buy—namely, a very large heart.” —Steve Yarbrough, The Realm of Last Chances

“In Aftermath Lounge each short story, like a homing pigeon, returns to the Gulf Coast to explore how its people struggle with the ghost of Hurricane Katrina. With riveting prose, Margaret McMullan tracks the weblike connections of family and friends haunted by the storm from Pass Christian, Mississippi, to Chicago." —William Ferris, The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists

McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including In My Mother's House (St. Martin's Press), and Sources of Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She received an NEA Fellowship in literature for Aftermath Lounge. She currently holds the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing. 



* Lipscomb Defeats Aces Tennis 5-2

The University of Evansville Women's Tennis team (8-5, 0-0) was in action on Saturday afternoon when they took on the Lipscomb Bison at Wesselman Park. The Bison were able take a 5-2 victory over the Aces.

In doubles action, Marketa Trousilova was one of two Aces to grab a victory. She defeated Hannah Gamage at flight one singles by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-1. At flight two singles, Natasha James was defeated by Deahna Welcher 6-3, 4-6, and 11-9. Laura Kent of Lipscomb defeated Marina Moreno at flight three singles by a score of 6-0, 6-3. Kennedy Craig was able to pick up the other victory for the Aces when she defeated Melissa Kromer by a score of 7-6 (4), 6-4. In flight five action Jenny Borck of Lipscomb defeated Mina Milovic by a score of 6-3, 6-0. Lastly, at flight six singles, Gaby Fifer of UE was defeated by Danielle Kinnen 6-0, 6-2.

Lipscomb was victorious over the Aces in every doubles match. At flight one doubles, Marketa Trousilova and Natasha James were defeated by Laura Kent and Melissa Kromer 8-6. Jenny Borck and Deahna Welcher of Lipscomb defeated Marina Moreno and Kennedy Craig at flight two doubles by a score of 8-5. Finally, at flight three doubles, Gaby Fifer and Mina Milovic were defeated by Danielle Kinnen and Hannah Gamage 8-5.

Singles Competition

Marketa Trousilova (UE) def. Hannah Gamage (LIPW) 7-6 (4), 6-1
Deahna Welcher (LIPW) def. Natasha James (UE) 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
Laura Kent (LIPW) def. Marina Moreno (UE) 6-0, 6-3
Kennedy Craig (UE) def. Melissa Kromer (LIPW) 7-6 (4), 6-4
Jenny Borck (LIPW) def. Mina Milovic (UE) 6-3, 6-0
Danielle Kinnen (LIPW) def. Gaby Fifer (UE) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles Competition

Laura Kent/Melissa Kromer (LIPW) def. Marketa Trousilova/Natasha James (UE) 8-6
Jenny Borck/Deahna Welcher (LIPW) def. Marina Moreno/Kennedy Craig (UE) 8-5
Danielle Kinnen/Hannah Gamage (LIPW) def. Gaby Fifer/ Mina Milovic (UE) 8-5

The Aces will be in action on Wednesday March 25th against Southern Illinois. The match will again be at Wesselman Park. Start time is slated for 2:00 p.m. CDT. The match will open conference play for the Aces. The Aces will be home for the next two matches after that as well when they take on Wichita State and Missouri State on April 3rd and 4th.

* Aces Softball Wraps Up Series Against Drake With a Loss

The University of Evansville Women’s Softball Team (7-24, 1-5 MVC) wrapped up their weekend in Des Moines, IA on Sunday with an 8-0 loss to the Drake Bulldogs. The dropped the first two games on Saturday. The series wraps up seven straight weekends on the road for the Aces. Evansville will be at home next weekend for the first time this season when they take on Illinois State.

Drake got things going fast against the Aces. In the top of the first, Kelsey Wright was able to draw a walk which was followed by a home run by Laura Brewer making the score 2-0. The second inning for the Bulldogs was almost identical to the first. Ashlie Chambers drew a walk and with a runner on, Kaitlyn Finneran connected for a two run home run making the score 4-0 in favor of the Bulldogs.

The score remained 4-0 until the bottom of the fifth when the Bulldogs were able to get the offense rolling again. Kailee Smith had a sacrifice fly scoring Maddie Hooyman making the score 5-0. Chambers then homered scoring Rebekah Schmitt increasing the lead to 7-0. Kelsey Wright then singled to second scoring Finneran to make the score 8-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. 8-0 would be the final in the game.

The Aces will see their first home action this upcoming weekend against Illinois State. There will be a double header on Saturday March 28th with the game starting at 12:00 p.m. CDT and the second game at 2:00 p.m. CDT. The series will wrap up the following day with the game starting at 12:00 p.m. CDT.

* Women's Golf makes late addition to schedule

Due to the cancellation of the opening event of the spring, the University of Evansville women’s golf team has replaced that with a trip to the Samford Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday.

Action both days begins at 8:30 a.m. with two rounds set for Monday and the final trip around set for Tuesday. Hoover Country Club in Hoover, Ala. Will play host to the event.

A strong field will be playing in the tournament including: Samford, Belmont, Lipscomb, Louisiana Monroe, McNeese State, Ole Miss, West Alabama and West Georgia.

Last week, the Aces’ 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 two weeks ago.

* Harkness Has Career Day in Win over #18 Dallas Baptist

The University of Evansville baseball team (9-10, 1-2) received a career-high 8.0 innings from freshman pitcher Brodie Harkness in a 3-1 win over #18 Dallas Baptist on Sunday afternoon. Harkness (3-1) yielded just one unearned run on four hits as the Aces earned their first victory over a ranked opponent since winning at #4 Vanderbilt on Feb. 26, 2014.

“It was a remarkable outing for Brodie,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “He really competed and gave us the lift we needed in the starting rotation.”

The left-hander pitched around a defensive error in the first with an inning ending double play. He also overcame another defensive error in the second by nabbing the first of two runners caught stealing.

Like Harkness, Dallas Baptist right-hander Trevor Conn (2-1) also held UE scoreless until the fifth. Infielder Tyler Sullivan reached on a one-out infield single and outfielder Jarod Perry was then hit by a pitch. Following a fielder’s choice, outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski hit a two-run triple to right-center. The triple pushed UE ahead 2-0 and also moved Kaczmarski into sole possession of third place in program history with 15 triples. Moments later, Conn balked, resulting in Kaczmarski coming home with the third run of the game.

The advantage was more than enough for Harkness who retired five batters in a row in the middle innings. He also caught another runner trying to steal in the sixth and induced an inning ending double play in the seventh.

Dallas Baptist scored their lone run in the eighth inning. Down by three, catcher Daniel Salters led off with a fly ball to right field that was dropped by Perry. Salters moved to second on the play, around to third on a Nash Knight sacrifice bunt and scored on a sacrifice fly from pinch hitter Trooper Reynolds. Harkness got the final out of the inning on a Daniel Sweet groundout to go a career-long 8.0 innings.

Ahead 3-1 in the ninth, UE turned to reliever Brent Jurceka, who retired all three batters he faced, for the Aces win and his first save of the year. Evansville avoids being swept by Dallas Baptist with the two-run victory on Sunday.

Kaczmarski totaled two hits on the afternoon, bringing his team-high batting average to .404. Perry’s hit by pitch in the fifth inning gives him 15 this season, most in the nation. The next hit by pitch for Perry will tie Alex Acheson (2007-10) for most in program history with 41. Perry has also reached base safely in 20 straight games. First baseman Eric McKibban finished 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to seven consecutive games.

Evansville’s next game will be Wednesday, March 25 at SIUE at 6:00 p.m. The next home game for the Purple Aces is Tuesday, April 7 against UT-Martin. The game will be held at Braun Stadium and begin at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to the game are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/children.

* Eastern Illinois up next for Aces in CIT

Fresh off of an 82-77 win over IPFW, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team heads to Charleston, Ill. to face Eastern Illinois in the second round of the Tournament on Monday evening.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. For information on attending the game, visit

Up by as many as 23 points in the second half, the Purple Aces hung on for an 82-77 victory over IPFW in the first round of the CIT on Wednesday at the Ford Center. D.J. Balentine hit his first nine shots of the game en route to a season-high of 35; he recorded 23 in the first half alone. For the 18th time this season, Egidijus Mockevicius posted a double-double; he had 15 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Aces shot an even 50%, it marked the first time the Aces have shot that high since the road win at Southern Illinois on Feb. 14.

In 2013, the Purple Aces had a stellar run through the CIT, winning three games before falling to East Carolina in the semifinals. It marked the first time the program had won multiple postseason games since the 1971 NCAA Tournament. A win on Monday would mark the second time in 44 years that the team won more than one game in a postseason tournament.

Head coach Marty Simmons has led the Aces to 20 or more wins in two of the last three seasons. This season marks the third time UE has won 20 games since the 1993-94 season. In its Division I era, UE has won 20 games on 9 occasions and has done so 20 times in its storied history. Simmons has done wonders with the UE program since taking over; in the last seven seasons, the Aces have averaged over 16 wins per season. In the eight seasons prior to 2008, the Aces won just 10.5 games per season.

The 2015 CIT, NIT and CBI are all utilizing the 30-second shot clock to see what impact, if any, it has on scoring. Through February of 2015, teams were averaging 67.6 points per game. With one round of each tournament complete, those numbers are up across the board. CIT teams are averaging the most at 75.56 PPG, next up is the CBI, with teams scoring 72 points, the NIT is the lowest scoring of the three tournament with 71 points. When combined, teams in the three tournaments have posted 73.03 points. The rule is looked at as a potential way to increase offense; last year, DI NCAA teams averaged 67.5 points per game, the least since 1951-52.

Eastern Illinois shot 55% on its way to a 97-91 win against Oakland in their CIT opener on Tuesday. The Panthers were up 42-41 at halftime before outscoring the opposition 55-50 in the latter period. With the win, EIU improved its mark to 18-14 on the season and went 9-7 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Trae Anderson was their leading scorer at 13.3 points per game; he had 19 in the win over Oakland. Next up was Chris Oliver, who notched 12.8 PPG. The hero in the first round of the CIT was Reggie Smith, who scored 26 points on a 7-of-17 shooting day.

For the 20th time in their histories, the Purple Aces and Panthers will tangle on the court. Eastern Illinois holds an 11-8 lead in the series and are 6-2 in games played in Charleston, Ill. UE has won the last two meetings and three of the last four. The teams met in the 1976 NCAA Tournament, EIU won 75-73.


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