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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

* UE appears on Buzzfeed's list of the 27 Most Underrated Colleges in America

The popular social website, Buzzfeed, has listed the University of Evansville as one of the 27 most underrated colleges in America. Take a look at the full list here and join the conversation on our Facebook page to share the things you think are underrated about UE! 

* The UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge is On!!

As a part of UE Philanthropy Week, we encourage everyone in the UE community to take the UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge!  Even if you do not make a gift, post your selfie showing your school spirt- tag it #UEPepandVim- and challenge others to do the same.   Our fundraising goal for Philanthropy Week is 500 gifts. When we reach that goal, the UE Alumni Board will make a challenge gift of $15,000 to the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Helping is as easy as 1-2-3:  

1) Log on to  www.evansville.edu/PepAndVim
2) Make an on-line gift of any size

3) Snap a selfie, post it, and challenge someone else to do the same!

Watch Carrie Preston- UE Grad and Hollywood star- play her part in the UE Fight Song Selfie Challenge!   
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2TRE3ppWGU

With your support, this fun challenge will go at least a little viral and help us raise even more money for student scholarships.  This challenge will run throughout Philanthropy Week, and the whole event will be highlighted with the Pep and Vim Day of Giving on Thursday, April 16.

We will also be retweeting and posting your GREAT selfies so make sure and tag them #UEPepandVim and follow our results on the University of Evansville Alumni Association Facebook page and on Twitter @UEAlumni

Remember, gifts of any size will help us reach our goal of 500 gifts.  Thank you for your support!

What's Happening Today

* St. Meinrad Seminarians on Campus TODAY to Answer Questions re: Catholic Faith & Worship

Got questions? Not sure what the Church teaches? Come to Jazzman's today from 4:30-6 pm and ask all the questions about anything that you want! Brandon Bigam and William Burmester, 2nd year seminarians, will be here, so bring it on!! They will also be available during dinner 6-7 pm at Ridgway University Center.

From 7-8:15 p.m., tonight, they will be at UE's Newman Center for the movie "The New Evangelization." Mass in Neu Chapel 9:30-10 pm will wrap up the evening. Nomination forms for next year's UE Newman Club Executive Board will be available before and after Mass.

Questions? Call/text 812-760-8610.
 

* Clifford Circle Event Date Changed to Wednesday

The date of the Clifford Circle Celebration has been changed due to impending weather conditions. The event will now be held in the Clifford Circle on Wednesday, April 15, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Stop by and grab a free Philanthropy Week shirt, donut, and other fun giveaways! 

* I-House: Indonesia

This Wednesday's I-House features Indonesia. The presenter will be Gilang Andika and it will also be his birthday! He's an accounting major minoring in Spanish and his favorite hobbies are rock climbing, playing the guitar, and traveling. His favorite part about UE is its close-knit community. Make sure you guys come out at 7 PM to our usual place on the second floor of Ridgway University Center and hear his presentation and musical performance! Also, don't forget to wish him a happy 21st birthday! 

* Wellness Nurse on Campus

The employee wellness nurse will be in Koch North lobby on Wednesday, April 15, from 1 -3 p.m. 

* Campus Community & Friends Invited - Honors Program Project Presentations on April 16

The Honors Program invites you to attend the Honors Program Project Presentations on April 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 the remaining presentations.

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”

 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: APA Style!

Do you have an APA paper due? Join in the Writing Center on Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m., for a practical workshop that will cover how to format and cite papers according to the APA style manual, including the cover page and reference page, internal citations, and running heads. All students are welcome and we hope to see you there! 

* 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.

* Day of Silence

Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Come to Ridgway University Center during lunch April 16, and 17 to learn more and show support for the LGBT community. 

Upcoming Events

* Reception for Lisa Schum

Lisa Schum in Accounting & Audit is leaving us and we would like to invite the campus community to join in saying goodbye to her on Friday, April 17 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Office of Accounting and Audit (OH214). 

* Latin Night / Noche Latina: Food and Dance

Everyone on campus is invited to come and enjoy tasty Venezuelan, Colombian, and Mexican food and drinks and to practice some salsa and merengue dance moves to the rhythms of DJ Gabo. The event is free and will take place in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21. Bring your appetite, your enthusiasm, and your dancing shoes. No dance partner required.

For further information, please contact: Luis González: lg113@evansville.edu or Bárbara Vera: bv40@evansville.edu 

* International Club 'KENTUCKY KINGDOM' Theme Park Trip

Join the members of the International Club on Saturday, April 25, as they embark on a thrilling adventure trip to the KENTUCKY KINGDOM theme park. The cost is $25 per person. For more information on the event and how to sign up, email km360@evansville.edu 

Don't miss this fun filled experience!!! 

* Medical Clinic Open House Thursday 3 - 5 PM

The UE Medical Clinic for employees and family members covered by Meritain health insurance is hosting an open house on Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Crayton E. and Ellen Mann Health Center located in Sampson Hall (just north of the Schroeder School of Business Building). You are encouraged to drop by the Health Center to see the facility, meet the medical clinic staff, and schedule an appointment if you haven't already done so. 

* Bring Paper to be Shredded – Wed. April 29 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free off site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch parking lot. Paper will be shredded offsite.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

* Headline Panel Discussion: RFRA and Religious Beliefs this Thursday, 11:00 AM

The campus community is invited to attend a panel discussion about RFRA and the religious beliefs that shape our actions in the public square this Thursday, April 16 in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center, at 11:00 a.m. Guest panelists include James Ware, PhD, Rabbi Gary Mazo, DMin, and Rev. Tamara K. Gieselman, DMin.

The community is invited. 

* UE Theatre closes season with A Streetcar Named Desire

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, opening Friday, Apr. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on Apr. 18, 23, 24, 25, and at 2:00 p.m., on Apr. 19 and 26.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway in 1947 and cemented Tennessee Williams as one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. In the steamy heat of the French Quarter, Blanche DuBois arrives on the doorstep of her younger sister, Stella, with a trunk of old furs and a romantic, yet mysterious, portrait of her life as a Southern belle in Mississippi. The tension between Blanche and Stella’s brutish husband, Stanley, grows as thick as the humid New Orleans’ night air.  Ultimately, a mix of desperation and primal passion ignites an explosive encounter resulting in the shattering of the last vestiges of Blanche’s genteel illusions.

Professor R. Scott Lank directs A Streetcar Named Desire; Associate Professor Eric Renschler is the scenic designer; Jessica Intner, a senior theatre generalist from Marietta, Ga., serves as the costume designer; Allie Johnson, a senior design and technology major from Denver, Colo., is the lighting designer; Peter Orkiszewski, a junior theatre management major from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the dramaturg; and Professor Chuck Meacham is the sound designer.
The cast features Olivia Hebert, a senior from Arlington, Texas, as the enigmatic Blanche DuBois, senior, Hailey Lynn Suggs, from Austin, Texas, as Stella Kowalski, and senior, Christopher Hailey, from Friendswood, Texas, as her coarse husband, Stanley Kowalski. The cast also features Raleigh Wade, a senior from Atlanta, Ga., as Mitch, Natalie Tischler, a senior from Houston, Texas, as Eunice, and Aaron R. Johnson, a senior from Floyds Knobs, Ind., as Steve.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812.488.2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
 

* History Spring Lecture: The Irishness of Georgia O'Keeffe April 23rd

The History Department welcomes Dr. Eamonn Wall as the speaker for this year's Spring Lecture, set for April 23, at 4 p.m.in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. The title of Wall's lecture is "The Irishness of Georgia O'Keeffe: One Afternoon in Abiquiu, NM."

In his lecture, Wall will recount an afternoon spent visiting O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O'Keeffe, one of the greatest twentieth century American artists, was born into a part Irish American family in Wisconsin, and had settled in New Mexico in 1949 after spending many years in New York. Working on a study of Irish American writers, artists, and musicians, Wall had come to O'Keeffe's home in search of the Irish American elements in her work. The visit to O'Keeffe's home, and time spent the following day in Cerrillos, the hometown of James Patrick McNulty, who managed the nearby Tiffany mine, forced him to further refine and enlarge ideas of belonging and identity.

Wall is the author of Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions (Notre Dame, 2011) and From the Sin-e Cafe to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish (Wisconsin, 2000). In addition, he has published seven volumes of poetry including the recently published Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (Salmon Poetry, 2015). His lecture is part of a new study of Irish and Irish American writers, artists, and musicians. Wall is Smurfit-Stone Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

* Dr. Walayet Khan to Speak On April 16

Walayet A. Khan, Research Director of the Institute for Global Enterprise and Professor of Finance, will be the first presenter under the 2015 Business Research Colloquium Series on April 16 at 4.00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. The title of his presentation is, “The Effect of US Stock Market Uncertainty on Emerging Equity Market Returns: Case of Latin American Markets.”

Summary: How do emerging markets respond to heightened US market uncertainty in normal market conditions and equity crisis periods? How quickly and strongly are the fears of US investors as reflected in VIX transmitted to individual emerging markets? The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index (VIX) is now widely accepted as a measure of US stock market uncertainty and dubbed as the investor fear gauge. An investigation into the possible answers to these questions provides value to investors searching for global opportunities for hedging, higher returns, and risk diversification. The event is free and open to public.
 

* Bi-Sci Plant Sale

The UE Bi-Sci Club will be having a plant sale April 21-23 in Ridgway University Center, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be selling basil, cilantro, and tomatoes, just to name a few! Plants will be 50 cents each, or $1 for three. Email ap190 with any questions! 

* Join Black Student Union at Networking Conference

Students are invited to attend the “Changing Face of Leadership conference sponsored by the Black Student Union on April 24!  There, various African American Alumni members will speaking on important topics like: future career plans after school, what you can do with a certain degree, and how to work in a diverse environment. You don’t want to miss this awesome opportunity! There will be a free luncheon with guest speaker, Nyle Fort as well. If interested, please register at www.uealumnionline.com/UEAAALeadershipConference2015  by Friday April 17. For more information, contact LaNeeca Williams at lw161@evansville.edu or Adam Anthony at aa291@evansville.edu

* Spanish Film club pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Join us Friday, April 17 and Friday, April 24, at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch two movies based on Garcia Marquez’s literary work.  Gabriel García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, but is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. For more information please contact Francis Prexl-Orti (fp21@evansville.edu) or Dr. Lorena Andueza (pa55@evansville.edu

* Post-Wave Re:Fuel Arm & Hammer Product Research Student Survey

Re:Fuel will be returning to UE campus on Tuesday, April 21 to conduct a Post-Wave Arm & Hammer product research survey with UE students. Re:Fuel is the provider of the UE laundry board posters seen in UE laundry rooms. Students will be offered $5 to participate in the survey. While students are encouraged to participate, it is not a requirement of UE, Re:Fuel or Arm & Hammer. Students will be asked to take a photo verification of their shoes, book bag or self and provide a signature for verification of survey participation. The survey will be conducted at lobby table #4 in the Ridgway University Center Lobby near the east entrance.

* This Saturday - Last Days in Vietnam Movie Discussion

WNIN will be presenting a screening of Rory Kennedy’s Academy Award nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building, on April 18 at 6 p.m. A discussion with local Vietnam War veterans will follow. Space is limited, please reserve your seat at wnin.org/television/Vietnam or by calling 812.423.2973 

* Orange Leaf fundraiser for FCA!

Need an excuse to go get froyo? Come to Orange Leaf on Thursday, April 16, to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! Bring a flyer, or just mention this article to the cashier and 10% of the sale will go to our organization! 

* 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.

* Higher education degrees from Indiana State

Indiana State Information Sessions are planned for 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. 

* Islamic Center Executive Director and Imam to Speak at UE

Omar Atia, executive director and imam of the Islamic Center of Evansville, will be speaking at the University of Evansville on Thursday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Atia’s topic will be “Finding the Truth through the Noise – What Does Islam Really Stand For?” This event is free and open to the public.

Atia has been a community activist and motivational speaker for more than 15 years. Before coming to the Islamic Center of Evansville, he led youth and community development efforts in Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Atia’s blend of faith-based learning and real-world social-justice leadership enables him to provide a distinct take on Islam. His thought leadership stays true to faith tradition while providing a vision that is relevant and transformative for America.
 
Professionally, Atia is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of lean management and applied creativity. As co-founder and chief strategist of Thoughtfire, he has proven success stories with companies around the world, aiding transformations from mediocre performance to consistent, world-class results.

Atia graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in interdisciplinary engineering. He has completed courses with the Islamic American University towards a bachelor’s in Islamic studies. He was born in Illinois, lived in Cairo, Egypt, for part of his childhood, and in Indiana most of his life.

This event is sponsored by UE’s Office of Diversity Initiatives and Department of Religious Life, and hosted by the UE Muslim Students' Association.

For more information on the event, please email: ke94@evansville.edu

* 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! 

* Philanthropy Week Day 3 Appreciation Day!

Ninety-five percent of all UE students receive a scholarships. If you are reading this odds are you are in that 95%. You have the opportunity to tell a donor thank you for supporting student scholarships by visiting the Philanthropy Week Table in Ridgway University Center today from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Record a video thank you message or sign a donor thank you card. Show gratitude for your scholarship assistance! 

Info You Should Know

* Dr. Kingsley's Book available in UE Bookstore

Dr. Gordon Kingsley's latest book titled "Blessed Harlaxton, My Home" is now available in the UE Bookstore in paperback. The book includes numerous essays about life at Harlaxton. 

* UE Newman Club Accepting Nominations for Leadership Roles

UE Newman Club is re-structuring their organization and is taking nominations for their 2015-2016 Ministry Team Executive Board. Nominations for President, Chair of Social Activities, Chair of Service, Chair of Public Relations and Chair of Liturgy and Music will be taken through this Wednesday, April 15 at midnight. You may email nominations to kr53@evansville.edu or text them to 812-760-8610. If you would like to receive a nomination form listing the responsibilities of the leadership roles before making a nomination, please email kr53@evansville.edu. 

* Summer/Fall Text Adoptions Now due

Faculty are reminded that textbook adoptions for the Summer and Fall 2015 terms are now due in the UE Bookstore. Please submit your adoptions as soon as possible. Contact the Bookstore if any questions. 

* Accounting & Audit Announce Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses and Membership Dues

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2015? Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you pay for any of these expense before May 31, you will need to contact Lori Harriss (lh177@evansville.edu) in Accounting & Audit.

•  If you use WebAdvisor to create a web voucher, you will need to ask for the Prepaid Account number to be added to your choices.
•  If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for next year’s travel or membership dues, you will need to email the following information:
•  Vendor name
•  Date of purchase on Pcard
•  Dollar amount charged to Pcard
• Description and purpose of purchase
•  Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2015-16 budget funds.

Congratulations

* Douglas Reed in Residence at IU

Douglas Reed, University Organist Emeritus, taught undergraduate and graduate organ majors at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on March 23-27. Lessons and studio class were on the C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 135 in Auer Hall. Reed's residency was part of the spring semester sabbatical replacement program for Dr. Janette Fishell, IU organ department chair, who is doing research in Germany.

Douglas Reed At IU

* Bass Fishing Club Finishes 1st in FLW Tournament

UE students Lee Knies and Nick Uebelhor, members of the UE Bass Fishing Club, competed in an FLW Qualifier at Table Rock Lake in Missouri, this past weekend. The duo completed the weekend catching five fish for 16 lbs., 2 oz., which put them in 1st place out of 80 teams. Lee and Nick have now qualified for the Central Invitational where the top 10 will go to the National Championship next year. They will also compete at Lake Chickamauga, Tennessee this coming weekend. Congratulations to Lee and Nick!

Read the full press release here:
http://www.flwfishing.com/news/2015-04-11-university-of-evansville-wins-central-opener-on-table-rock

* Anna Whiteman selected for JET Program

UE student Anna Whiteman, who is majoring in international studies with a minor in Japanese studies, was selected to participate in the highly selective Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. This program is sponsored by the Japanese government. Anna will be joining two other UE graduates who are currently in Japan, developing strong relationships with local Japanese communities through foreign language education and international exchange activities. 

* UE Professor McMullan's Two-Book Launch in Minnesota

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan’s two new books Every Father’s Daughter and Aftermath Lounge were launched last week at the Associated Writers Program (AWP) conference in Minneapolis.

Every Father’s Daughter is a collection of personal essays about fathers written by contemporary women writers such as Nobel laureate Alice Munro and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. The anthology also includes essays by three UE Creative Writing majors Jane Friedman ‘98, Johanna Gohmann ’98, and Jessica Woodruff ’13, all former students of McMullan’s.

McMullan, Phillip Lopate, Ann Hood, Jill McCorkle, Jayne Anne Phillips read from the collection at the conference, followed by a signing.

Publisher’s Weekly gave Every Father’s Daughter a starred review calling it “a treasure trove…By turns sentimental and dark, McMullan's stunning collection has a wonderful purity.”

Professor McMullan also appeared on Kare 11, NBC’s news show to discuss her new novel in stories Aftermath Lounge, described by the Jackson Clarion Ledger as “a wonderful and devastating book about damage both manmade and natural. Ultimately, Aftermath Lounge is as much about recovery as it is about loss — making it at last to higher but still shaky ground, the way all recoveries must begin.”

Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing. She will be reading from her new work Thursday, April 16 at the 4:00 Coffee Hour in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing. 

Athletics

* UE Swipes 11 Stolen Bases in 13-3 Win over SIUE

The University of Evansville baseball team (17-15) swiped a season-high 11 stolen bases in a 13-3 victory over SIUE on Tuesday night. The Purple snapped a season-high three game losing streak and came within two steals of tying the school record for stolen bases in a game (13 vs. Detroit in March 1992).

“We wanted to be aggressive and established early on that we wanted to run,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “It put our hitters in a lot better situations that they capitalized on.”

UE started running in the very first inning against SIUE starter Brendan Miller. With one down, outfielder Jarod Perry hit a triple to left field and scored on a wild pitch. Outfielder Josh Jyawook then hit a single to center field, stole two bases and scored on another wild pitch for the 2-0 lead.

The advantage was short-lived though as the Cougars clamored for three runs in the second inning. Facing UE starter Ryan Billo, SIUE tallied four straight hits to begin the inning. An RBI single from Drew Johnson brought the visitors within a run and a Denton Reed run producing double tied the game at two. UE was able to throw out Reed trying to advance to third but a sac fly in the next at-bat from Austin Verschoore made it 3-2.

Trailing by a run, the Aces didn’t wait long to re-gain the lead. In the bottom of the inning, Perry hit a two-out single to center field to tie and take the lead 4-3. Evansville then tacked on two more runs in the third and two more in the fourth for an 8-3 edge over SIUE.

Billo used the advantage to his benefit, retiring eight straight hitters in the middle innings.

The Aces were only held scoreless in the fifth inning, adding a run in the sixth, two more in the seventh and another pair of runs in the eighth for the 13-3 victory.

Billo (4-1) earns the win with a season-high 8.0 innings pitched. He allowed just three runs on seven hits while striking out five hitters.

Evansville had all 11 stolen bases in the first six innings of the game. The Aces also capitalized on SIUE committing five wild pitches and two passed balls.

Perry extended his on-base streak to 33 games with a three hit night. He also totaled a career-high tying three RBIs and has hit safely in 9 straight games. First baseman Eric McKibban moved his on-base streak to 20 games as well. Jyawook ended the night 2-for-3 with a career-high matching three runs scored. He has a 10 game hit streak.

UE visits Indiana on Wednesday, April 15. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. CDT. The Purple Aces are back at home on Friday, April 17 to open a weekend series with South Alabama. Adult tickets are $7 each as senior/youth tickets are just $5.

* UE Baseball Travels to Bloomington to Play IU on Wednesday

The University of Evansville baseball team (17-15) travels north on Wednesday to play at the Indiana Hoosiers. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. CDT at Bart Kaufman Field.

PITCHING MATCHUP
Wednesday, April 15 at 5:05 p.m. CDT
UE RHP Matt Rodgers (4-0, 3.78 ERA) vs. IU RHP Brendan Miller (3-1, 5.65 ERA)

HOW CAN I FOLLOW ALONG?
The contest will be broadcast live on WUEV 91.5 FM. Preston Leinenbach and Matt Reed will have the play by play of the contest. The pregame show begins at 4:45 p.m. CDT.

There is also video streaming for the UE - IU baseball game. It can be viewed on BTN2Go.

The live stats can be viewed at CBSSports.com .

Fans can also follow the Aces progress on twitter. Updates will be posted on the @UEAthletics account.
 

* Women´s Tennis Senior Day

Senior Day is almost  here for the Aces tennis team. The Aces take on Illinois State on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wesselman Park. The litte ceremony will starts around 12.45 p.m. 

* UE Swipes 11 Stolen Bases in 13-3 Win over SIUE

The University of Evansville baseball team (17-15) swiped a season-high 11 stolen bases in a 13-3 victory over SIUE on Tuesday night. The Purple snapped a season-high three game losing streak and came within two steals of tying the school record for stolen bases in a game (13 vs. Detroit in March 1992).

“We wanted to be aggressive and established early on that we wanted to run,” said Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. “It put our hitters in a lot better situations that they capitalized on.”

UE started running in the very first inning against SIUE starter Brendan Miller. With one down, outfielder Jarod Perry hit a triple to left field and scored on a wild pitch. Outfielder Josh Jyawook then hit a single to center field, stole two bases and scored on another wild pitch for the 2-0 lead.

The advantage was short-lived though as the Cougars clamored for three runs in the second inning. Facing UE starter Ryan Billo, SIUE tallied four straight hits to begin the inning. An RBI single from Drew Johnson brought the visitors within a run and a Denton Reed run producing double tied the game at two. UE was able to throw out Reed trying to advance to third but a sac fly in the next at-bat from Austin Verschoore made it 3-2.

Trailing by a run, the Aces didn’t wait long to re-gain the lead. In the bottom of the inning, Perry hit a two-out single to center field to tie and take the lead 4-3. Evansville then tacked on two more runs in the third and two more in the fourth for an 8-3 edge over SIUE.

Billo used the advantage to his benefit, retiring eight straight hitters in the middle innings.

The Aces were only held scoreless in the fifth inning, adding a run in the sixth, two more in the seventh and another pair of runs in the eighth for the 13-3 victory.

Billo (4-1) earns the win with a season-high 8.0 innings pitched. He allowed just three runs on seven hits while striking out five hitters.

Evansville had all 11 stolen bases in the first six innings of the game. The Aces also capitalized on SIUE committing five wild pitches and two passed balls.

Perry extended his on-base streak to 33 games with a three hit night. He also totaled a career-high tying three RBIs and has hit safely in 9 straight games. First baseman Eric McKibban moved his on-base streak to 20 games as well. Jyawook ended the night 2-for-3 with a career-high matching three runs scored. He has a 10 game hit streak.

UE visits Indiana on Wednesday, April 15. First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. CDT. The Purple Aces are back at home on Friday, April 17 to open a weekend series with South Alabama. Adult tickets are $7 each as senior/youth tickets are just $5.

* Home softball doubleheader moved to Wednesday

The home University of Evansville softball doubleheader originally scheduled for yesterday has been moved to today - Wednesday - due to weather.

Evansville will now face Southern Illinois on Wednesday with the game times being at 3 and 5 p.m. at Cooper Stadium.
 

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