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Monday, April 20, 2015

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music: University Symphony Orchestra Performs

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu  Chapel this Tuesday evening, April 21, at 7:30. The concert will be devoted to the music of Czech composer Antonin Dvoák. For the opening piece on the concert, 2014 Vukovich Concerto Competition winner Elisabeth Bombell (soprano) will join the full USO for a performance of “Song to the Moon,” an aria from Dvo?ák’s opera, Rusalka (he liked to call it a lyric fairy tale). The Vukovich Concerto Competition is an annual event in the Department of Music, held each year in memory of Brandon Vukovich, who graduated from UE with a degree in Music Management in May 2005. The orchestra will then conclude the concert with a performance of Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 5 in F Major. The concert is free and open to the public.

* UE Newman Club Program Changes for TONIGHT

Interested in the Gospel Message of Justice? Meet at UE's Newman Center (corner of Lincoln & Frederick Avenues) today for pizza at 5pm before going downtown to the Old National Events Plaza/The Centre at 5:30pm to join CAJE (Congregations Acting for Justice & Empowermenr) for the Nehemiah Action 2015: Supporting Community Members RE: Mental Health & Affordable Housing. NO MONDAY DINNER PROGRAM @ NEWMAN TONIGHT. Pizza only at 5pm for those participating in CAJE. For more info or if you have questions, please call/text 812-760-8610 or email kr53@evansville.edu.

* UE Bi-Sci Club Plant Sale

The Bi-Sci Club will be having a plant sale Tuesday, April 21-Thursday, April 23 in Ridgway University Center, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We will be selling basil, cilantro, and tomatoes, coleus, and sedum. Plants will be 50 cents each, or $1 for three. First come, first serve. Email ap190 with any questions! 

* Music, Food & Dance – Latin American Style

Come celebrate the end of classes! Enjoy a break before exams by taking in delicious Venezuelan, Colombian, and Mexican food and drinks and practicing some salsa, merengue, and bachata dance moves to the sounds of DJ Gabo. Bring your appetite, your enthusiasm, and your dancing shoes. No dance partner required. Dress comfortably. The event is free and open to the entire UE community. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 to 8:00pm in Eykamp 251.

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

* Final PT Club Meeting!

The PT clubs final meeting will be April 20 at 12 pm. It will be held in Graves Hall Room 104. Hope to see you there! 

* Financial Preparedness Class for New and Expectant Parents Offered

Welcoming a new baby into your family can bring with it many questions about finances. Being prepared for the expenses of the first few months with your baby, costs for daycare, saving for college and the overall costs for raising a child can leave parents feeling stressed. That’s why St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children and the University of Evansville are teaming up to help new and expectant parents learn more about being financially prepared for a new baby. Whether you’re a first time parent or are welcoming another baby to your family, this class is for you.

The class will be on Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., in the St. Mary’s Gift Conference Room. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Terry Cooper, personal birth consultant, at 812.485.6016 or go online to stmarys.org to reserve your spot.

This event is being presented by the Institute for Banking and Finance at the University of Evansville

 

* Writing Center Boot Camp: CMS Style

Our final workshop of the semester will cover how to format and cite papers according to the CMS style manual, including the cover page and reference page, footnotes, and endnotes. If you have a CMS paper due, please join us this Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. in the Writing Center. 

* UE Newman Club Supports Congregations Acting for Justice & Empowerment (CAJE)

Interested in the Gospel Message of Justice? Meet at UE's Newman Center (corner of Lincoln & Frederick Avenues) this Monday, April 20 for pizza at 5 pm before going downtown to the Old National Events Plaza/The Centre at 5:30 pm to join CAJE for the Nehemiah Action 2015: Supporting Community Members RE: Mental Health & Affordable Housing. NO MONDAY DINNER PROGRAM @ NEWMAN NEXT MONDAY. PIzza only at 5 pm for those participating in CAJE. For more info or if you have questions, please call/text 812-760-8610 or email kr53@evansville.edu. 

* Type 1 Diabetes Walk

The University of Evansville is forming at team for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on May 17. We would like to identify persons with a direct connection to Type 1 diabetes. We know there are many people in the UE community whose lives have been affected by T1D, and we want to help! If you or a family member or friend has T1D please send an email to lp22@evansville.edu so we can include you in our planning. If you would like to sign up for the walk or if you would like to donate, go to walk.jdrf.org. and look for the UE team. Together, we can make a difference!

* 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!!! 

* 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.

* 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

* RSVP to Staff Appreciation Dinner

The annual Staff Appreciation Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at the Log Inn. The social hour begins at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP to Carol McCraney at cm177@evansville.edu. Thank you.

* April Pcard Cycle Ending – Reminder

The April Pcard Cycle began on 3/24/15 and ends on 4/21/15. Pcards statements must be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of 4/23/15 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope. GL will upload on 4/28/15 and cardholders will be unable to make SDG2 edits for the month of April 2015.

* Important "Mail" Notice for Students Living in UE Housing!

The last day for mail delivery and pick-up for all Students living in UE Housing will be Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Students are asked to review the “Office of Residence Life” Website http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/servicesMail.cfm “On-Campus Services”-“Mail Services” link prior to departure from UE campus. Also, students are strongly encouraged to contact financial institutions directly regarding mailing address changes. Please note that UE is not responsible for fines or penalties due to delayed mail delivery.

Those anticipating packages shipped via couriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS, etc.) that may arrive after their departure, should contact UE Mail Services to make arrangements to pick-up these items prior to leaving UE. Please note Mail Services will not be able to forward items.

Please contact UE Mail Services with questions or concerns via email mailservices@evansville.edu or phone (812) 488-2197.

* Need internship housing in NYC?

Educational Housing Services offers student housing to make NYC feel like home. Contact EHS (studenthousing.org) and they will take care of the rest. 

* Summer Job Opportunities

Sun Communities, Inc. which staffs Lake Rudolph RV Resort & Campground located in Santa Claus, Indiana has multiple summer jobs available. Review listing #900105 in UE JobLink for details and application information.

Representatives from Sun Communities will be on campus on Tuesday, April 21, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in the Ridgway University Center lobby to meet and inform you of their summer job opportunities. They plan to conduct onsite interviews on Tuesday. Come prepared and bring a copy of your resume.
 

Congratulations

* Concrete Canoe Team is Going to Nationals!

The 2015 Aces Concrete Canoe team is going to Nationals!  Led by project managers Jaclyn Altstadt and Alejandro Mojica and team captains George Carroll, Aubin Fowler, Austin Hoops, and Tyler Kovacs—junior civil engineering majors, the team traveled to the University of Notre Dame April 16 through April 19 to compete in the American Society of Civil Engineers Great Lakes Student Conference with their 190-lb, 19.9-ft long canoe, Julie.  Their canoe is named in honor of the civil engineering alumna, Julie (Elpers) Otis, who led Aces Concrete Canoe to its first Nationals Competition in 2005.  Julie Otis lost her battle with breast cancer in 2013 and the team found inspiration in her fight and in her strength.  By coming in second overall in the regional concrete canoe competition just behind the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Aces Concrete Canoe qualified for the National Concrete Canoe Competition, hosted by Clemson, SC.  Out of the more than 250 civil engineering programs in the United States, only 25 schools qualify for competition at the national level.


In all four areas of the competition, design paper, product display, oral presentation, and races, the team came in second behind only the University of Wisconsin- Madison, which has won the National Competition five times.  In design paper where the technical and project management aspects of the year-long project are discussed, Aces Concrete Canoe placed second ahead of the University of Illinois at Chicago.  On Friday April 17, Aces Concrete Canoe used their product display to highlight the construction quality, aesthetics, and durability of their canoe, Julie, and to honor Julie’s fight against breast cancer.  In product display, the team placed second ahead of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  On Saturday April 18, the presentation team of Altstadt, Mojica, Fowler, and Kovacs delivered a summary of their year-long work to a panel of civil engineering judges, answering their questions based on their presentation and design paper, and coming in second, ahead of third-place Northwestern University.  Race day was Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM, consisting of the two-man 600-m slalom and endurance race, the two-woman slalom and endurance, the two-woman 200-m sprint race, the two-main 200-m sprint race, and two-man/two-woman coed 400-m sprint race.  Except for one race, the paddling team consisting of Altstadt, Mojica, Fowler, Hoops, freshman civil engineering majors Erich Hopf, Alexis Sorrell, and Sammi Shuler, and civil engineering Brazilian exchange student Vinicius Fernandes, came in second beating out third-place finishers that included Notre Dame (women’s sprint), Marquette (men’s sprint), University of Southern Indiana (co-ed sprint), and Northwestern University (men’s endurance).  But in the women’s slalom and endurance, the paddling team of Jaclyn Altstadt and Aubin Fowler beat out the University of Wisconsin-Madison team by nearly a minute to take first place, the only time in 15 years that any school has ever beaten the women’s team from Madison!  All 18 schools in the Great Lakes Region fielded canoes this year and they included, in addition to the above: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Purdue, Valparaiso, Trine, Purdue University-Calumet, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Bradley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Illinois Institute of Technology.


The Aces Concrete Canoe team (in addition to the above also included civil engineering freshmen Shannon Gates, Meredith Secrest, and Manuel Jara, sophomore Hashem Hatahet, and juniors Noble Rassam and Stuart Watson, and exchange student Gabrielle Ramos who travelled to Notre Dame) will be proudly displaying their canoe at Engineering Excellence Day on Friday, April 24.  More details to follow!

* We did it! Philanthropy Week Giving Goals Achieved!!

The Department of Development and Alumni Relations is happy to report that the University received well over 500 gifts and far exceeded our $50,000 goal in donations last week.  (The gifts are still be counted, and final numbers will be announced later this week). This was a campus wide effort and deep appreciation and credit goes out to everyone who took selfies, tweeted, posted, shared, emailed, challenged, and GAVE during philanthropy week.  Great job everyone!!

* Winners Have Been Chosen for Student Art Exhibit's 2015 People's Choice Award

The Annual Student Art Exhibition is over and the votes have been tabulated! Thank you to everyone who visited the Peterson Gallery and cast a vote for their favorite piece of artwork.

At this time, the Department of Art is pleased to announce dual winners of the 2015 People's Choice Award, Erin Cary and Madeline Satkamp.  Erin for her scratchboard piece titled: Mother and Madeline for her watercolor and mixed media piece titled: Tropical Vase.  Erin is a Senior, Visual Communication Design major from Centralia, IL and Madeline is a senior, Art Education major from Georgetown, Indiana.

Please join the Department of Art faculty, staff and students in congratulating Erin and Madeline on their awards.

* Bill Baer's second collection of short stories just published

Professor of Creative Writing William Baer’s second collection of short fiction, Times Square and Other Stories, has just been published by Able Muse Press in San Jose, California.  Last month, his collection of twenty-one shorter stories entitled One-and-Twenty Tales was published by Mockingbird Press.  Times Square and Other Stories consists of nine longer stories, including stories previously published in The Iowa Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The Chariton Review, The Dalhousie Review, and other literary journals.  One of the stories in the collection, "The Plagiarist," earned Dr. Baer a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

* Students Attend 2015 Indiana Chinese Language and Culture Fair

Xinyu Hu, the Chinese instructor of Foreign Language Department, and Han Lai, FTLA, took three students with them to take part in the 2015 Indiana Chinese Language and Culture Fair on April 11th in Indianapolis. The students did a good job in the Chinese Language Competition (composed of speech and word recognition). Yusaku Saito won the second place and Jacquinn Kline won the second place in the Level Two Group.

Yusaku, Jacquinn and Leah also sang a popular Chinese song “the moon represents my heart” in the talent show, which was well received by the audience.

* Alex Luebbehusen and Jawad AlDhalemi place third at 2015 IEEE Competition

Two of the University of Evansville computer engineering students competed in the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon national competition in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this past weekend, April 9-12. Alex Luebbehusen and Jawad AlDhalemi successfully placed third out of 40 Teams which include Duke University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, University of Alabama, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky. SoutheastCon 2015 provided a challenging game of robotics skill. The competition was based on a robot that would navigate a white line (which varied in each round) while driving, play three classic road trip games (Play Simon correctly for 15 seconds, Draw ‘IEEE” on Etch A Sketch, Twist a row on Rubric Cube, Pick up a card from a deck) and cross a finish line in a maximum of 5 minutes. UE’s robot completed all the games under 2 minutes. The competition consisted of three rounds. Luebbehusen and AlDhalemi’s robot had 2 perfect runs.

Congratulations Alex and Jawad!
 

* UE Nursing Students win AACN Critical Care Challenge

UE senior nursing students competed in the AACN Greater Evansville Chapter’s Annual Critical Care Challenge on Wednesday, April 15. The team completed against Henderson Community College and USI students and were named the winners! They were the highest scoring Nursing program by 9 points and were only 1 point behind the highest scoring Hospital. The team was able to achieve a score higher than 4 area hospital teams and prove how amazing the UE Nursing program is. Congratulations to the students and a big thank you for all of the hard work and preparation. 

* Crescent Magazine places second at state competition

The Crescent Magazine placed second last weekend at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association’s annual awards ceremony. The finish was just three points behind Indiana University’s first place Inside Magazine. Winning individual awards were: seniors Anna Sheffer, Chris Norris, Travis Hasenour, Ashley Matthews, Olivia Tooker, McKenzie Ellis, Ian Heslinger and Autumn Croft; juniors Marisa Patwa and Troy Burger, sophomores MaKayla Seifert and Taylor Williams and a number of 2015 graduates. 

* LinC wins state award for 15th consecutive year

The 2014 LinC was named “Yearbook of the Year” last weekend by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association at its annual awards ceremony. Winning individual awards were: seniors Millie Harlow, Travis Hasenour, Olivia Tooker and Sara Gensler and a number of 2015 graduates. 

Thank You

* Special Thank You!

The Fitness Center would like to thank Student Life staff, Sodexo, Physical Plant, Grounds, Housekeeping, Fitness Center interns and work-study students, Intramural supervisors and the Evansville Police Dept for all the help with the Bike Race! 

Athletics

* Aces Softball Takes on Murray State on Tuesday, SIU Wednesday

The University of Evansville Softball Team (10-36, 2-17 MVC) will host Murray State on Tuesday evening. Game times are set for 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. CDT. The Aces were unable to complete their series with Northern Iowa on Sunday due to the rain. The Panthers were able to get the first two from the Aces last Saturday winning game one by a score of 7-0 and game two 8-7.

Danielle Freeman continues to be force for the Aces. In just 26 games this season Freeman is hitting a team high .357. Freeman has 10 home runs along with 22 RBIs. She has also accumulated 64 total bases while scoring 15 runs this season for the Aces. She leads to team with a SLG% of .762.

Hayli Scott is coming off a solid week of play for the UE softball team. Scott hit .333 while going 4-12 from the plate. Scott was able to score a run and grab an RBI for the Aces. She also managed two walks. She remained solid behind the plate for the Aces as she has all year. Scott had zero errors this week with a fielding percentage of 1.000.

Murray State come into the match up with a record of 27-16 and 14-7 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. They are also fresh off a doubleheader sweep over Tennessee Tech. The Racers were able to win the first game by a score of 4-0 and the second game by a score of 14-5. Their 14-7 mark currently puts them in third in the OVC behind SIUE and Jacksonville State.

Jessica Twaddle will come into the matchup hitting .450 in 43 games for the Racers. Twaddle has hit five homeruns along with 39 RBIs. Jocelynn Rogers comes in hitting .302 with 12 home runs and 38 RBIs making her the legitimate power threat for the Racers. On the mound, Cheyanne Gaskey comes in with a record of 15-8 and an ERA of 2.54. Mason Robinson also has an impressive record of 10-5 and an ERA of 3.14.

The Aces will turn around and take on the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale on Wednesday for a single came to finish up their annual series. The Aces and Salukis split their doubleheader with Southern Illinois taking game one by a score of 2-0. Evansville was able to take game two in dramatic fashion with a walk off 5-4 victory to win game two.

The Aces will finish off their week with a trip to Wichita State and then will wrap up their regular season the following weekend when they host Bradley.

* Aces Tennis to face SIU in MVC Opening Round

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With a 3-4 record in Missouri Valley Conference play this season, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team has clinched the fifth seed and will play #4 Southern Illinois in the opening round of the MVC Women’s Tennis Team Championship on Friday.

Evansville will host the tournament at Wesselman Park as the Aces will face the Salukis at 10 a.m. Also taking place at the same time on Friday will be top seeded Wichita State taking on the eight seed – Illinois State.

Later in the day, two more matches will begin at 2 p.m. No. 3 UNI faces No. 6 Bradley while second-seeded Drake faces Missouri State (7).

Earlier in the season, the Aces fell by a 4-3 final to the Salukis in the conference opener at Wesselman Park. That day, the top three singles flight for the Aces came through with victories. Marketa Trousilova, Natasha James and Kennedy Craig picked up wins in flights 1 through 3, respectively. Southern Illinois picked up wins in the fourth through sixth flights while sweeping doubles play to clinch the win.

Everyone is invited out to the tournament. Admission is free for the duration of the weekend.

* Aces Tennis to face SIU in MVC Opening Round

With a 3-4 record in Missouri Valley Conference play this season, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team has clinched the fourth seed and will play #3 Southern Illinois in the opening round of the MVC Women’s Tennis Team Championship on Friday.

Evansville will host the tournament at Wesselman Park as the Aces will face the Salukis at 10 a.m.  Also taking place at the same time on Friday will be top seeded Wichita State taking on the eight seed – Illinois State.

Later in the day, two more matches will begin at 2 p.m.  No. 3 UNI faces No. 6 Bradley while second-seeded Drake faces Missouri State (7). 

Earlier in the season, the Aces fell by a 4-3 final to the Salukis in the conference opener at Wesselman Park.  That day, the top three singles flight for the Aces came through with victories.  Marketa Trousilova, Natasha James and Kennedy Craig picked up wins in flights 1 through 3, respectively.  Southern Illinois picked up wins in the fourth through sixth flights while sweeping doubles play to clinch the win.

Everyone is invited out to the tournament.  Admission is free for the duration of the weekend.

* UE Volleyball adds two for next season

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Purple Aces volleyball coach Manolo Concepcion has announced the signing of Joselyn Coronel and Rocio Fortuny to National Letters of Intent to begin play at the University of Evansville in the fall of 2015.

Coronel comes to UE from Farjardo, Puerto Rico where she attended Albergue Olimpico.  A versatile hitter, Coronel played outside, middle and right for the Puerto Rico National Program.  She served as the captain of the U18 Puerto Rico National Team and has been awarded Best Blocker in numerous NORCECA Tournaments in the FIVB.

“One of the most mentally and emotionally mature 18-year-olds that you would ever meet. Her ability to play all offensive positions was something that picked my interest since the first moment that we started recruiting her,” Concepcion explained. 

“She adapts well to different types of systems, and will be able to contribute immediately. She is a proven blocker with good peripheral view. It will add defensive presence in the net, as well as a high level of work ethic that will impact our locker room and gym culture.”

The 6-2 hitter is planning in majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Evansville.

Fortuny is a native of La Plata, Argentina where the played middle and right hitter.  She plays for what is the best club in all of South America – the Boca Juniors.  Standing at 6-1, Fortuny finished as one of the top 20 players in the 2013 Girls U18 World Championship in Thailand.  She also spent 2011-2014 as the captain of the La Plata Regional Team.

“She comes from a club with a lot of national and international exposure. It has helped her grow into becoming a student of the game,” Concepcion said.  “Her mother played for her country’s National Team, and now she is looking into establishing her own legacy in the court.”

“This is an Ivy League type of student who dreams of playing in the best collegiate league in the world; a combination that represents the perfect formula for us. She will be a Freshman with a growth-mindset, which is one of the aspects that I am more excited about.”

Fortuny will major in Journalism at UE.

* Aces Tennis defeats Bradley, 5-2, to finish regular season

BURLINGTON, Iowa – An impressive opening day to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship has the University of Evansville women’s golf team in fourth place with two more days to go at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Leading the way for the Aces is senior Cathy Doyle.  She carded a 3-over 75 to rank in a tie for 9th place.  She is one of four UE players to rank in the top 21 on the leaderboard.

Kayla Katterhenry is next up for the Aces.  A 5-over 77 has her in a tie for 18th overall.  Maggie Camp and Giulia Mallmann are tied for 21st with a 78 while Dana Hayden rounded out the squad with an 88.

Doyle’s pace is just three off of the lead, which is currently held by Wichita State’s Alejandra Arellano.  She rounded the course with an even 72.  Her teammate Taryn Torgerson is one of two players tied for second place one shot behind.

Arellano’s round has the Shockers in first place on the team side.  All five WSU golfers rank in the top 29 as they hold a stroke lead over Southern Illinois.  Wichita State finished the day t a 301 while SIU checked in with a 302.  Loyola heads into Monday in third place (304) with the Aces sitting in fourth place with a 308.

The championship continues with 18 holes on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday morning.
 

* UE Women's Golf has great start at MVC Championship

BURLINGTON, Iowa – An impressive opening day to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship has the University of Evansville women’s golf team in fourth place with two more days to go at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Leading the way for the Aces is senior Cathy Doyle. She carded a 3-over 75 to rank in a tie for 9th place. She is one of four UE players to rank in the top 21 on the leaderboard.

Kayla Katterhenry is next up for the Aces. A 5-over 77 has her in a tie for 18th overall. Maggie Camp and Giulia Mallmann are tied for 21st with a 78 while Dana Hayden rounded out the squad with an 88.

Doyle’s pace is just three off of the lead, which is currently held by Wichita State’s Alejandra Arellano. She rounded the course with an even 72. Her teammate Taryn Torgerson is one of two players tied for second place one shot behind.

Arellano’s round has the Shockers in first place on the team side. All five WSU golfers rank in the top 29 as they hold a stroke lead over Southern Illinois. Wichita State finished the day t a 301 while SIU checked in with a 302. Loyola heads into Monday in third place (304) with the Aces sitting in fourth place with a 308.

The championship continues with 18 holes on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday morning.
 

* UE Baseball Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader from South Alabama for Series Win

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville baseball team (20-16) swept a doubleheader from South Alabama (25-15) on Saturday, winning the opening game 6-5 and the final contest 9-5.

“What a day for us to come out and sweep,” said Purple Aces head coach Wes Carroll. “Doubleheaders are tough mentally and physically. I was really proud of our guys.”

UE trailed early on in game one when South Alabama scored two runs in the third inning off Aces starter Brodie Harkness. Evansville drew closer in the fourth with a run scoring double from infielder Jonathan Ramon and gained the lead with a five run sixth. Trailing 2-1, the Aces tied the game on a throwing error and went ahead on a two run single from designated hitter Max Foley. Catcher Travis Tokarek and infielder Shain Showers both added RBI singles for the 6-2 advantage. Behind by four, South Alabama rallied for three runs in the seventh inning. Reliever Conor Gilligan held the one run lead with 1.2 innings out of the bullpen and closer Brent Jurceka left two men on in the ninth for the victory.

Harkness (5-2) earned the win going 6.1 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. Reliever Cameron Cochran (1-1) incurred the loss after yielding five unearned runs in 1.0 inning pitched. Jurceka tallied his sixth save.

UE also struck first in game two with a four run opening frame. Outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski and catcher Billy Lipari both produced two run singles as the Aces knocked South Alabama starter Jared Gates (3-2) out of the game. UE added another two runs in the second to give starting pitcher Connor Strain a six run lead. Strain retired the first eight batters he faced and 13 of the first 15, before allowing his first hit in the fifth. Down by six, South Alabama mounted a comeback with five runs in the sixth inning as the Aces had five defensive errors in the frame. Ahead 6-5, UE scored two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh for the three run lead. Gilligan then left the bases loaded in the eighth and stranded another two men aboard in the ninth to clinch the doubleheader sweep.

Strain (2-4) gets the win, going 5.2 innings and giving up five runs (three earned). Gates (3-2) took the loss after allowing four runs in just 0.2 innings. Kaczmarski was 2-for-4 in the final game of the doubleheader with two runs and four RBIs, tying a season high. His sixth inning RBI triple was the 17th of his UE career, tying Pat Schulz (1990-93) for second most in program history.

Outfielder Jarod Perry extended his on base streak to 36 games and hit streak to 13. Outfielder Josh Jyawook also advanced his hitting streak to 14 games. First baseman Eric McKibban, who had three hits in the final game, has reached base safely 23 games in a row.

The next UE home game is Wednesday, April 22 versus Northern Kentucky. First pitch is 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5.

* Aces Tennis Gets Senior Day Victory Over Illinois State

Evansville, IN– The University of Evansville Women’s Tennis Team (10-9, 2-4 MVC) hosted their senior day on Saturday when they took on the Illinois State Redbirds. Prior to the match the Aces honored four players for senior day which included Gaby Fifer, Marketa Trousilova, Mina Milovic, and Natasha James. The Aces were able to get a win for the seniors by defeating the Redbirds by a score of 5-2.

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In singles action, Trousilova was defeated by Kadi Ilves of Illinois State by a score of 6-3, 6-4 at flight one singles. Natasha James was able to get the win at flight two singles over Donna Haycock by a score of 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Kennedy Craig was also victorious at flight three singles. She was able to defeat Illinois State’s Chanel Scudiero 6-4, 6-2. Catherine Schulman of Illinois State defeated Andjela Brguljan 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 at flight four singles. Mina Milovic was able to get a victory on her senior day by defeating Valerja Gercar 6-3, 6-1. Gaby Fifer was also able to get a senior day victory by beating Natalia Parchowska by default. Before she won by default the score was 5-7, 3-2.

In doubles action, Trousilova and Marina Moreno were able to defeat Kadi Ilves and Donna Haycock by a score of 8-4 at flight one doubles. At flight two doubles, Natasha James and Kennedy Craig defeated Chanel Scudiero and Catherine Schulman 8-2. Lastly, at flight three doubles Gaby Fifer and Mina Milovic were defeated by Valerija Gercar and Natalia Parchowska 8-7 (6).

Singles Competition
1. Kadi Ilves (ILS) def. Trousilova, Marketa (UE) 6-3, 6-4
2. James, Natasha (UE) def. Donna Haycock (ILS) 6-3, 6-0
3. Craig, Kennedy (UE) def. Chanel Scudiero (ILS) 6-4, 6-2
4. Catherine Shulman (ILS) def. Brguljan, Andjela (UE) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5
5. Milovic, Mina (UE) def. Valerija Gercar (ILS) 6-3, 6-1
6. Fifer, Gaby (UE) def. Natalia Parchowska (ILS), 5-7, 3-2 by default

Doubles Competition
1. Trousilova, Marketa/Moreno, Marina (UE) def. Kadi Ilves/Donna Haycock (ILS) 8-4
2. James, Natasha/Craig, Kennedy (UE) def. Chanel Scudiero/Catherine Shulman (ILS) 8-2
3. Valerija Gercar/Natalia Parchowska (ILS) def. Milovic, Mina/Fifer, Gaby (UE) 8-7 (6)

The Aces will be back in action tomorrow night for their season finale. Due to inclement weather Evansville will take on the Bradley Braves at 7:00 p.m. CDT. The match has been moved to ECTA North which is located at 5428 Davis Lant Drive, Evansville, IN 47715. Next weekend the Aces will host the MVC Team Championship which will take place April 24th-26th.

* UNI Able to Defeat Aces Softball in Both Doubleheader Games

Evansville, IN– The University of Evansville Softball Team (10-35, 2-17 MVC) hosted the Northern Iowa Panthers in doubleheader action at Cooper Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Aces lost game one by a score of 7-0 as the Panthers showed some dominant pitching. Game two was much closer as the Aces fell just short by a score of 8-7. Northern Iowa went ahead in the top of the seventh and held the Aces off in bottom half of the inning to secure the victory.

Northern Iowa got things going early in game one when they got two run homeruns from both Rikki Alcaraz and Chelsea Ross to make the score a quick 4-0 for the Panthers. They were able to add a run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh inning to secure the 7-0 win. Ross had a dominant performance on the mound. She went all seven innings, while allowing only five hits in her complete game shutout.

Game two was a much different story. Northern Iowa once again jumped out to a quick lead going up 3-0 in the top of the first. Evansville responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the second when Courtney Land scored off a Morgan Lambert single. The Panthers again added three runs in the top of the third and then added another in the top of the fourth to make the score 7-1.

The Aces were able to get things going in the bottom of the fifth. They got runners on after the Panthers committed two errors in the inning. They were then able to get runs from Ashlee Kawall, Michal Luckett, Chandra Parr. The bottom of the sixth also featured the Aces getting three more runs. Lambert was able to score when Luckett doubled to left center. Luckett then scored later in the inning when Parr reached on an error. Hayli Scott then singled to right field scoring Parr and making the score 7-7 heading into the seventh and final inning.

Northern Iowa was able to take the lead in the top of the seventh when Alcaraz hit her second homer of the day. It was a solo shot that made the score 8-7 in favor of the Panthers. The Aces were then unable to get anything going in the bottom half of inning securing the win for the Panthers.

Pending the weather the Aces will finish up their series with UNI tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. CDT. Stayed tuned to gopurpleaces.com for updates on postponements and cancellations. The Aces next home action will be this Tuesday when they host a double header against Murray State.

* UE Women's Golf travels to MVC Championship

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Next up for the Purple Aces women’s golf team is a trip to Burlington, Iowa for the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Championship, which is set to run from April 19-21.

Spirit Hollow Golf Course will play host to the event while UNI is the host school. It is ranked as one of the top courses in the state of Iowa each year by Golf Digest and Golf Week. It has hosted the 2012 Iowa Amateur Championship, the 2013 and 2014 Golf Week Conference Challenge and the 2014 NJCAA Division I Men’s Championship.

The University of Evansville heads into the conference championship following a solid spring season that saw the squad register a pair of fourth place finishes. UE took fourth out of ten teams at the Don Benbow Intercollegiate before recording another 4th place effort at the Bradley Invitational in the first week of April.

Spearheading those efforts for the Aces has been sophomore Kayla Katterhenry. In five spring tournaments, Katterhenry’s has come home fifth or better each time. That included a victory at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. in March and a tie for second at the Samford Intercollegiate. Last time out, she tied for fifth place out of 81 participants in the Indiana State Spring Invite.

Not to be overshadowed by Katterhenry’s efforts is senior Cathy Doyle. Her five spring matches have seen her come home in the top 12 on four occasions. The top finish of her season came at the Bradley Invitational where she shot a season-low 73 in the opening round before registering a fourth place finish.

In her first season at UE, Giulia Mallmann has proven to be an extremely consistent golfer. In 22 rounds of play, Mallmann has shot between 81 and 89 each and every time out. Her consistency was rewarded at the Benbow Invitational in March with her top finish – a tie for 15th.

All ten MVC institutions are set to participate with 54 holes scheduled. A full round of play comprises each day at Spirit Hollow. Live scoring is available at the link above. Evansville is looking to make the next jump after posting its best-ever MVC Championship finish last seasons, taking 7th overall.

* UE Women's Soccer Holding Elite ID Camp II this June

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team is holding their 2015 Elite ID Camp II on Saturday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 4:00 p.m. CDT.

The registration is open to all 2015-2018 high school graduates.

This one day elite ID camp will give female high school soccer players a unique opportunity to experience what it is like to be part of the Evansville women’s soccer program.

Participants will be challenged in a competitive environment while being encouraged to show Coach Krista McKendree and her staff the skills and athleticism that will make a difference at the next level.

The camp will be held at Black Beauty Field, the home of Aces soccer.

The cost is only $100 prior to June 5 and $135 afterwards.

Participants are asked to bring cleats, shin guards, a ball, and gloves if they are a goalkeeper.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact assistant coach Grant Williams at gw42@evansville.edu or 812.488.2084.
 

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