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Thursday, April 9, 2015

* Benefit Open Enrollment Meetings

During the period of April 10 through April 24, benefit-eligible employees may enroll in the UE health, dental, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. This period also provides an opportunity for employees to make changes between levels of coverage. It is the only chance for benefit eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Enrollment/change forms are available during open enrollment meetings and in the Office of Human Resources.  If you don't want to make any change to your coverage, you do not need to complete any forms (unless you want to enroll in the ACES flexible spending account for 2015-16).

Please consider attending one of the following open enrollment meetings to learn about benefit changes for the next year. All of the meetings will be held in Eykamp Hall Room 251 in Ridgway University Center at these dates and times:

• Friday, April 10 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Friday, April 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
• Monday, April 13 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
• Monday, April 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
• Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions. 

* Parking During Upcoming Spring Visit Days

Spring is a busy season for the Admissions Office with numerous visitors to campus. We have three scheduled visit days on April 11th, April 24th, and May 15th. Please help us welcome our guests by keeping the parking in front of Olmsted Hall, especially the purple marked areas, open for their convenience. Thanks in advance for helping our prospective students feel welcome!

What's Happening Today

* Chi Omega Rock-a-Thon this week!

Come ROCK with the Chi Os! Join us Friday (Apr. 10) from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on the Grassy Knoll as we raise awareness and funds for Albion Fellows Bacon Center, a local resource for victims of domestic abuse. We will be accepting new hygiene items and monetary donations. 

* Campus Community and Friends Invited - Honors Program Project Presentations April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.  These presentations showcase the project work of the 2015 Honors graduating class.  The Honors project is an opportunity for students to explore an area about which they are passionate. The Honors project may consist of a research project, thesis, or creative work.  Students may use the Honors project to launch areas of interest for graduate study or to expand résumés for employment.

We hope you will join us to hear the fascinating work that this year’s Honors graduates have completed.  Special thanks are extended to all faculty, advisors, and others who have supported the Honors students in their educational achievements. 

Please see below a schedule of presentations.

Tuesday, April 7 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Chris Norris, Creative Writing / Literature
“Sink in the River”
• Anna Sheffer, Creative Writing / Literature
“Literary Translation of Latin American Poetry”


Tuesday, April 7 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Jessica Ingle, Creative Writing / Literature
“Leonardo & Alec”
• Carly Herrud, Archaeology / Art History
“Comparison of American and British Museums”
• Tiffany Iseler, Nursing
“Volunteer Red Blood Cell Donations: The Shortage and Why It Must End, A Nurse’s Perspective”


Wednesday, April 8 – 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Megan Moran, Biology / Environmental Administration
“Campus Sustainability Guide”
• Taylyn Lewis, Health Services Administration
“Aesthetic Marketing at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt”

Wednesday, April 8 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Logan McGuire, Theatre Design
“One Man Radio Play”
• Logan Elizabeth Hardy, Theatre Studies
“Severing the Usurper's Cursed Head: Creating a Realistic Severed Head for the Stage”
• Jessica Intner, Theatre Performance
“Costume Designing A Streetcar Named Desire”


Thursday, April 9 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Hailey Suggs, Theatre Performance
“Dancing at Lughnasa Dramaturgy”
• Kelly Lamarche, Biology
“Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus”       


Tuesday, April 14 - 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Jacquelyn Ballard, Business / International Studies
“Does Investment in Green Initiatives such as Conservation Efforts Help Stimulate the Local Economies in the Long Run?”
• Gretchen Kohl, Economics / Spanish
“Economic Development in Chile”
• Suhrob Muratov, Accounting / Management
“XBRL Implementation Process by U.S. Federal Agencies”


Tuesday, April 14 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Loren Oboikovitz, English Education
“The Importance of Fantasy Literature in Middle School Language Arts / Reading Classes”
• Hannah Bisch, Special Education
“cMoe-to-Go:  Outreach Boxes for Evansville's Special Education Classrooms”
• Alexandria Dryer, Classical Studies / Social Studies Education
“Molding Religions: Roman Reactions to Threatening Foreign Practices”


Wednesday, April 15 - 3:00 – 3:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Sarah Dory, Electrical Engineering / Theatre
“Automation of a Conventional Theatrical Lighting Fixture via Ethernet”
• Aaron Reynolds, Computer Science
“Neural Networks and Parallelism”


Wednesday, April 15 - 4:00 – 4:45 P.M.
Koch Center 101

• Anjelica Allen, Political Science / Writing
“The Night Didn't Listen to Me”
• Kiki Jones, Literature / History
“Sanditon: Exploring Jane Austen's Uncompleted Work”


Thursday, April 16 - 3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Elizabeth Crooks, Nursing
“Sex Education: A Needed Revolution”
• Breianna Simpson, Nursing
“Would You Like to be an Organ Donor?”
• Tempa Auffart, Nursing
“Reaching the Masses: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Educating Communities”


Thursday, April 16 - 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Koch Center 100

• Cody Baker, Applied Mathematics / Cognitive Science
“Dependence Variability in Predictive Analysis”
• Kaitlyn Bell, Cognitive Science / Psychology / Philosophy
“The Psychological Effects of the Black Death: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review”
• Jackie Kossoff, Creative Writing / Communication
“Coordinating the World's Fairs: From the Great Exhibition of 1851”

Upcoming Events

* Special Presentation on Autism Planned

A special presentation on autism, “Rethinking Autism: Wretches & Jabberers,” is planned for Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The presentation is being hosted by Optimal Rhythms, Inc., and is free and open to the public.

This autism awareness event will feature Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, stars of the highly acclaimed autism documentary, Wretches & Jabberers, along with their support team Harvey and Pascal. Clips from the documentary will be shown, followed by a question and answer session.

To watch the trailer for the documentary, go here.

For more information, please call 812-488-2663 or 812-488-2500.

* Margaret McMullan speaking April 16 at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Margaret McMullan will be speaking at the Mel Peterson Gallery at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Everyone is welcome to attend.

McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels for adults and young adults, and she has received an NEA Fellowship in literature, a Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Hungary, and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick National Authors Award.

Her short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southern California Anthology, and many other journals and anthologies. Her novel-in-stories, Aftermath Lounge, is forthcoming in 2015, and she is the editor of Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, which is also due in 2015.

An MFA graduate of the University of Arkansas, Margaret is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Evansville.

* Final #readingseries & YWCA Drive

The final installment of the Creative Writing department's #readingseries will be this Friday, April 10 at 4 pm at The Slice. Our wonderful readers--Tia Balmer, Brittney Kaleri, and Anjelica Allen--will be sharing their original fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

In addition to the reading, we are also collecting kitchen supplies/cookware for the shelter at the YWCA. They are desperately in need of items like cookie sheets, cake pans, pots, pans, pizza pans, and casserole dishes. These items can be lightly used or new.

Please think about joining us at The Slice and bringing a kitchen donation with you. If you'd like to donate but can't make the reading, there is a box outside of Olmsted 416B for drop off. 

* Douglas Reed to Perform World Premiere

Douglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus, will perform the world premiere of William Bolcom’s Fantasia for organ and brass quintet on Friday, April 10, at First Presbyterian Church, 609 S.E. Second St., Evansville, at 7:00 p.m.
Commissioned by the Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the new work was written by the National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winner William Bolcom, an American composer of chamber, operatic, vocal, choral, cabaret, rag-time, and symphonic music.

Reed will join the American Brass Quintet, 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field. ABQ is internationally recognized as one of the premiere chamber music ensembles of our time, celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world.

Reed’s son, Eric, is horn player for the ABQ which is in residence at the Juilliard School of Music.

The commission, concert, and residency of the American Brass Quintet celebrate the ongoing teaching and performance career of Reed, who retired in 2010 as an emeritus professor of music after 35 years of teaching in the UE Department of Music. 

In addition to primary funding from the Evansville AGO and former students and friends of Dr. Reed, major support has been granted by the Washington DC AGO Foundation, the Special Projects Committee of the San Francisco AGO Chapter, the Millennium Fund of the New York City AGO Chapter, First Presbyterian Church (Evansville), Neu Chapel Society of the University of Evansville, C. B. Fisk, Inc., the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the American Brass Quintet Chamber Music Association Mini-Residency Fund for work with students in the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation and the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

The concert is free and open to the public.

* UE Newman Club Hosts Trip to "The Holy Hill"

Join us for a trip to St. Meinrad Archabbey on Saturday, April 18. We will depart from the UE Newman Center at 10 AM. Lunch will be provided. Day includes time for individual prayer; tour of the grounds and campus; 4:30 pm Byzantine Liturgy. For more details or to sign-up email kr53@evansville.edu or call/text 812-760-8610. 

* Indiana State information sessions

The Center for Career Development invites to you to register for Indiana State University's Information Sessions on Monday, April 27, Eykamp 254 in Ridgway University Center

Student Affairs and Higher Education Session
Master's Degree
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Educational Administration: Higher Education Leadership Session
Doctorate Degree
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided.

A maximum of 20 people per session.

Registration link:
http://www.uealumnionline.com/s/1096/index.aspx?sid=1096&pgid=1271&gid=1&cid=2473&ecid=2473&post_id=0 

* Annual Chutney Student Literary Conference April 18th

Please join us on Saturday, April 18 for Chutney, the annual student literary conference sponsored by the Department of English. Student panels are planned for 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. in Rooms 271 and 272 in Schroeder Family School of Business Building. The keynote address will be given by former UE Professor of English Bill Hemminger at 11 a.m. in Room 272. Hemminger, a member of the Department of English as well as the Department of Foreign Languages, taught at UE for 25 years. He won four Fulbright grants to teach at African universities; his book African Son describes some of those teaching experiences. Hemminger’s topic is “The Palm at the End of the Mind: Wallace Stevens and the Wild." Winners of the Grabill and Klinger writing award competitions will be announced immediately following Hemminger’s address. 

* Senior Thank-You Video This Week!

Seniors! This Friday, April 10, is one of your last opportunities to take part in the Senior Thank-You video which will be shown during commencement. Stop by the atrium in Schroeder School of Business Building from 1:00-2:00 p.m. or by the Rademacher Lounge in Ridgway University Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to send thank-yous to parents, professors, friends, etc.! 

* Spanish Film Club to Show Movies about women's stories

Join us this Friday evening April 10 at 7:00 pm in Room 162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch a Spanish-language movie that shows the situation of women in Hispanic culture. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti (fp21@evansville.edu) or Dr. Lorena Andueza (pa55@evansville.edu 

* Chemistry Club Bake Sale

The Chemistry Club will be having a bake sale on Saturday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ridgway University Center. Stop by to get some treats and learn what the Chemistry Club is all about! 

* Dirt Day!

April 25th is Dirt Day at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, KY. We are looking for volunteers to help out with trail work and the beautification of our gardens! Volunteers can meet at the museum by 8:30 am and will work until Noon, at which time, we will serve lunch! No tools or experience is necessary but we do expect volunteers to be properly clothed--closed toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please contact ml170@evansville.edu for any further information or to register for this event. See you out at the park! 

Info You Should Know

* May Grads - it's Getting Close!

May graduates are reminded that if you still need a cap/gown and/or graduation announcement you should stop by the UE Bookstore very soon. The big day will be here soon and you need to be ready. We'll also have some graduation gifts ideas as well. 

* Date Change for Warrick County Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics

Changed date: If you are a Warrick County resident, you can bring your household hazardous waste and obsolete electronics to ALCOA Warrick Operations on MAY 9 (NOT Apr.11) from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Proper disposal of hazardous waste and used oil keeps hazardous substances out of local streams and rivers.

For more information, check out the UE Environmental Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Evansville-Department-of-Environmental-Management/336316706575810?fref=ts

* Apply to Be an I-House Coordinator

Apply to be an I-House Coordinator for the 2015-2016 academic year. International House (I-House) is a program that offers weekly country presentations to the University of Evansville campus community. The I-House Coordinator is an 8-month paid position that includes but is not limited to recruiting I-House presenters, coordinating publicity, and organizing the details of all I-House presentations. Applications are due this Friday, April 10. Pick up at the Cultural Engagement office (2nd Floor of Ridgway University Center) or here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1krZA0y1IynP7i2QwLZ6fNqYXT0SNqjy4nkdoCWLkA8M/edit

* RSA Elections!!

The Resident Students Association's mission is to improve the quality of the residential experience. RSA provides residential students a home away from home and serve them to the best of our abilities. Vote for your RSA Executive Board for the academic year of 2015-2016. Go to ace-link to know the candidates and to cast your votes. 

* Archaeology and Art History Announces Three Awards

The Department of Archaeology & Art History is pleased to announce the Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for research in Art History, the Browning-Miller Advancement of Archaeology Award, and the Art History Internship Award. Applications have been posted on the department website; the deadline for all applications is April 22.  The recipients of the awards will be announced by May 1. 

Please see the department web site for more information and applications: http://www.evansville.edu/majors/archaeology/
 

* Nominations Being Accepted for Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Leadership Awards.  Awards are given for the Organization of the Year, the Student Organization Advisor of the Year, and the Student Leader of the Year.  These awards will be presented during the Annual Leadership Awards Program, Thursday, April 23. 

Please complete your nominations using this application form and return your nominations to the Dean of Students Office by April 15. 

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Martin at 812-488-2500 or km306@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. Click here for more details.

* Positions still available

Applications are still being accepted for positions with Crescent Magazine and the LinC for the 2015–16 school year. Most positions do not require previous experience and receive academic credit. Check out Crescent Magazine’s Facebook page — facebook.com/uecrescent — for more information about the positions available with the magazine and the yearbook. Direct your questions to tm2@evansville.edu.

The application for the magazine is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YvQ5_yHMoEqZPr1-ZgShlN4HyDm1S7DtY1ixgcM6SPM/viewform?usp=send_form

For the yearbook it is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_GuVB4GGGPxuko96M8oGrZydjrbR6CITfpIiK-B6vQs/viewform?usp=send_form

* REMINDER – 2015-2016 Letterhead and Envelope Orders due April 14, 2015

The Office of Publications has distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you did not receive the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail publications@evansville.edu or call 2561.

Orders are due April 14.
 

* Need Financial Aid for Summer?

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. 

* Attention May 2015 Graduates

If you have earned a military honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions, are on active duty, or in active drilling status, please notify Cherie Leonhardt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at cl29@evansville.edu or call 488-2141 ASAP. The Office of Veterans Affairs and UE VETS has a special graduation gift for you! 

* 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).

Congratulations

* Ashley Rich, Biology '13, is awarded prestigious NSF fellowship

Ashley Rich, Biology '13 has won a Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award from the National Science Foundation. There were more than 16,000 applications for the 2015 competition; Ashley received one of the 2,000 awards.

The GRFP award recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
 

* Dr. Mark Kopta's CelestHealth Research Group Publishes Paper

Professor of Psychology Mark Kopta, founder and executive director of the CelestHealth Research Group, is coauthor, along with six other coauthors, of a paper to be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The paper, entitled “Trajectories of Change in Short-Term Psychotherapy” describes a major study of psychotherapy outcomes, using a sample that included 10,854 patients and 513 psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and social workers.  

* Biology students present research at conference

Biology students Allie Arguello and Mackenzie Powell presented their cardio-renal physiology research at the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA. Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. Allie Arguello presented her research from the lab of UE alum Dr. Jennifer Pollock titled "Dynamin-2 is a negative regulator of NOS1β in the collecting duct." Mackenzie Powell presented her research from the lab of UE alum Dr. David Pollock titled "Evidence for ETB receptor mediated pressor effects mediated by alpha-adrenergic receptors." Mackenzie was also a recipient of the David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award

* Fall 2015 Predictive Modeling Team Selected

The Cognitive Science Modeling Lab is pleased to announce that the following students were selected to participate on the predictive modeling team for the 2015 NFL season: Team leader and senior, Jacob Green (Cognitive Science), sophomore Jacob Ball (Computer Science), senior Andrey Biryuchinskiy (Finance and Economics), junior Austin Cibulka (Mechanical Engineering), junior Alycia Olson (Cognitive Science), sophomore Torin Madden (Marketing), senior Evan Snider (Creative Writing and Marketing), and sophomore Daniel Waskeiwicz (Exercise Science/Pre PT).

The team of eight members represents all four of UE's colleges and, as such, each member brings a unique skill set to a common enterprise.

We are pleased by the formation of this team and look forward to a successful Fall project in predictive modeling.

* Biology faculty member receives external grant to fund an additional summer research student

Dr. Cris Hochwender received funding to support an additional research student for the summer of 2015. The Research Grants Committee of the Indiana Academy of Science reviewed grant proposals for the Spring 2015; his proposal was rated highly, even in the field of strong proposals that were submitted, and he received the requested amount in full.

When asked, Hochwender said, “As always, UE’s biology department strives to provide students with Division I research experiences. Our ultimate goal is to provide life changing research opportunities to our students; my hope is that this summer research will provide such experiences, while also generating findings that inform and guide the management of our natural resources.” 

* Biology and Environmental Studies students present research at conference

Two biology students, Stephanie Tran and Kelsey Williams, together with one environmental studies major, Samantha Montgomery, presented their summer research at the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) conference. In a continuing quest to produce high quality, Division I research, these students presented their poster, entitled “Native tree survivorship and growth rates in mixed species plots: Neotropical timber plantations can promote associated biodiversity” to a very engaged set of faculty and students. Their research centered on demonstrating the value of using native trees in a mixed species plantation to increase native plant diversity. They found that some native tree species grew rapidly, making them valuable for timber. Additionally, associated plant diversity in the plantations was high with 142 species from 57 families colonizing the understory of the plantations in the 400 m2 area sampled. These findings demonstrated that using a mixture of native tree species in a plantation setting can provide trees of timber value, while also allowing for rapid re-establishment of understory diversity.

ASB is the largest scientific professional organization in the Southeastern United States. Their mission (to promote Biology through research and education) is primarily supported through their Annual Meeting where Faculty and students present their research.
 

Athletics

* Purple Aces Offense Fuels 7-4 Win Over USI

The University of Evansville baseball team (16-12) won 7-4 on Wednesday night against Southern Indiana. Infielder Jonathan Ramon tied a career-high with three hits as shortstop Shain Showers homered for the fourth time in five games.

“We beat a good club tonight,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “It was an all-around good effort from our team.”

Facing USI right-hander Scott Haag, outfielder Jarod Perry was hit by a pitch with one out in the first inning. It was his program record 42nd hit by pitch, surpassing Alex Acheson (2007-2010) for most in school history. Perry then stole second and scored on an RBI single from Ramon. The base-hit from Ramon extended his hitting streak to nine consecutive games and gave Evansville the 1-0 lead.

After USI tied the game in the second on an Andrew Cope RBI double, UE reassumed the lead in the bottom of the inning. Showers hit a leadoff home run to left field for the 2-1 advantage. Outfielder Josh Jyawook increased the lead with a run producing single later in the frame.

Aces right-hander Ryan Billo maintained the 3-1 lead over the middle innings by retiring nine of the next 10 hitters he faced.

UE extended the two run edge with another three-run inning in the fifth. The Aces sent eight men to the plate, scoring a run on a Showers RBI single to left field and adding on more with a two-run double from designated hitter Max Foley.

Down 6-1, USI got closer with a tally in the sixth inning and another rally in the eighth. Reliever Ryan Brady encountered trouble in his second inning of work. After the first out, four straight hitters reached, including a bases loaded hit by pitch to Trent Gunn. Righty Conor Gilligan then came in with the bases loaded and one out, allowing a sacrifice fly and getting a groundout to end the inning.

Leading 6-4, the Aces tacked on a run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly from outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and closer Brent Jurceka held USI scoreless in the ninth to finalize a 7-4 Evansville victory.

Billo (3-1) earned the win, pitching 6.0 innings and allowing two runs on five hits. The loss goes to Hagg, who yielded three runs in 4.0 innings. Jurceka secured his fifth save of the year.

Infielder Stewart Nelson set a new career-high with three walks.

UE continues a five game homestand this weekend with a series against #20 Missouri State. The contest on Friday, April 10 is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT. The game on Saturday, April 11 will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the finale on Sunday, April 12 will start at 1:00 p.m.

* Purple Aces Prepare for Weekend Home Series with #20 Missouri State

The University of Evansville baseball team (16-12) continues a five game homestand with a weekend series against #20 Missouri State (D1Baseball.com). The contest on Friday, April 10 is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT. The game on Saturday, April 11 will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the finale on Sunday, April 12 will start at 1:00 p.m. All games will be played at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind. Adult tickets are $7 each as seniors/youth tickets are $5. 

* The Coach's Box Airs on Thursday at 5 PM on WUEV

The Coach’s Box radio show with University of Evansville baseball head coach Wes Carroll airs this Thursday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m. on WUEV 91.5 FM.

The program airs live on WUEV 91.5 FM and online at http://www.evansville.edu/wuev/ .

The show will feature Coach Carroll, WUEV General Manager Tom Benson, Director of Marketing and Event Management Dustin Hall, and Assistant Sports Information Director/Baseball contact Mike Radomski.

The group will discuss the Purple Aces’ series win at Illinois State last weekend, the midweek contest with USI and the upcoming home series versus #20 Missouri State.

Evansville (15-12, 4-3) hosts USI on Wednesday, April 8. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. CDT. UE then has a Friday, April 9 series opener with Missouri State at 6:00 p.m. CDT. The middle contest of the series will be on Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. CDT and the set concludes on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. CDT. All games will be held at Braun Stadium in Evansville, Ind.

Tickets to the games are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/children.
 

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