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Friday, April 24, 2015

* Fridays @ Five TONIGHT Celebrating John David Lutz's 50 Years at UE

President Thomas Kazee, University Chaplain Tamara Gieselman and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to celebrate John David Lutz’s 50 Years at UE with friends and colleagues during Fridays at 5 this tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Complimentary refreshments and light appetizers will be served. 

Upcoming Events

* Crick Lecture TODAY at 2:00 Featuring UE alum, Alex Bies

Crick Lecture in Cognitive and Neural Sciences
Alex Bies, Cognitive Neuroscience Doctoral student at the University of Oregon, UE alum
Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Vectren Lecture Hall (KC100)

A fresh perspective on drawing with perspective: why some individuals' drawings are more accurate than others are
We performed a series of experiments that address why some individuals draw more accurately than others did.  In our laboratory drawing task, we asked participants to remember and subsequently report the width of a cuboid that was briefly presented on a computer screen. We manipulated the objects by rotating them, providing various amounts of 3D context, and asking the participant to report the physical (i.e., the measurable width if the object were not rotated away) or perceived (i.e., the retinal image as would be drawn from the participant’s perspective) width of the object.  Statistical analyses revealed a common factor across all of our task manipulations that were related to participants’ overall “drawing” accuracy.  Factors that reflected our manipulations also emerged.  Differences in individuals tendencies to systemize and empathize, level of training in realistic drawing, and self-reported drawing ability interacted both with each other and particular facets of our drawing task.  We found that individuals who have taken a class on drawing make more accurate perspective-width judgments than those who have not.  We also found that experience in an art class, individual differences in a specific personality trait, and self-appraised drawing ability interact to explain a large amount of the variability of the precision of individuals’ width judgments on drawing tasks.  Our results may reflect a broader impact of these factors on the veridicality of individuals' memories of objects

* Engineering Excellence/Sponsor Day

Observe greatness at the first Engineering Excellence Day!

View the Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Baja Buggy, Formula Car, IEEE Robots, and Fire Fighting Robots on Friday, April 24, from 1:00 to 5:30 pm on the Grass Knoll (East of Ridgway). Visit with the teams that designed and built the projects in order to learn more about what inspired them. Help thank our special guests and the sponsors who made it possible to achieve these goals. Open to the general public, tours of Engineering and campus will be provided. Be sure and wear your purple!!

* Newman Club Movie Night Tonight

See you at the Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Avenue, beginning at 6PM for movies, popcorn, candy (you'll have to break the piñata for the candy)! Email Cecelia at cc263 or Alanna at ap202 for more info! 

* Sunday Mass with Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB

All are welcome to join us for the 1:00pm Mass on campus in Neu Chapel this Sunday with Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB. It's the Fourth Sunday of Easter! Readings are from the Acts of the Apostles, the First Letter of Saint John and the Holy Gospel according to John. Plan to join us this Sunday! For more info call/text 812-760-8610 or email kr53@evansville.edu 

* FRIENDSHIP WALK TODAY!

Come out and support Best Buddies in the Carson Center large gym today from 4:30-6:30. Take advantage and help us raise funds for Best Buddies IN! It will be $3 per person, or donations are accepted. The funds help pay our chapter dues, as well as support one on one friendships and post-secondary employment and opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities.

If you have any questions, email Haley Anderson at ha81@evansville.edu. Otherwise, we hope to see you there, even if its just for a few minutes!

* Sign up for the UE Dragon Boat Team!

Team UE will be racing in the 10th Annual Midwest Dragon Boat Race on Saturday June 6th, 2015. The team is open to anyone and a good time will be had by all! Email la87 or stop by the Fitness Center office to sign up. There will be an informational meeting at a later date. 

* April 29 Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 12 to 4 pm.

Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:

• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:
• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking batteries and any other items C&I Electronics deems not acceptable.
• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors
• Electronics owned by the University.

NOTE: The cost of processing TV’s and computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items. However, these items may be brought to the following locations:
• C&I Electronics located at 1700 N Lafayette Ave, Evansville, IN 47711 Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost will be $0.30/lb.
• Your county’s electronics recycling days – for more information see the Environmental Department Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Evansville-Department-of-Environmental-Management/336316706575810?ref=hl

For more information or questions contact Jan Schrader at js652 or 2697.

* UEAAA Reunion Weekend 2015

Join the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in welcoming over 80 UE African American Alumni (UEAAA) on campus from Friday to Sunday, April 24 – 26. The weekend will kick off with 18 UEAAA presenting workshops & participating in an etiquette luncheon on Friday, April 24. On Saturday, in Ridgway University Center, events will include the UEAAA and BSU Panel Discussion, titled “UE Then and Now” at 9:30 a.m. and The Annual Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The luncheon will feature Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship awards, Senior Pinning Ceremony for graduating seniors, a BSU presentation, and more. There will be a reunion Gala at the Victory Theatre, from 6 to 11 p.m., with Joyce Washington ‘72, president and CEO of the Washington Group, Ltd. as the keynote speaker. The UEAAA Reunion Service will conclude the weekend from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. ALL ARE WELCOME to the Saturday panel discussion and the UEAAA Sunday Worship Service!

For more information go to: http://www.evansville.edu/alumni/ueaaaReunion2015.cfm

* This Weekend in Music: UE Opera and More

The UE Schmidt Family Opera Series will present a concert of twentieth-century opera scenes in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday and Saturday evening, April 24 and 25, at 7:30. The program, subtitled “Mostly Menotti,” will offer scenes from Menotti’s operas The Telephone (1947) and The Old Maid and the Thief (1941), as well as a scene from Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge (1959). Assistant Professor of Voice Alanna Keenan will direct the performances, and pianist Kristin Jones will provide the accompaniment. The performances are made possible by the Schmidt Family Opera Series. Admission is $10. UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.

Three small ensembles will join together for a Woodwind Ensembles concert in Wheeler Concert Hall on Sunday afternoon, April 26, at 1:00. Associate Professor and Department Chair Thomas Josenhans will conduct the Clarinet Ensemble, Consortium Flute Instructor Cara Dailey will lead the Flute Ensemble, and Assistant Professor of Music Education Shawn Teichmer will direct the Saxophone Ensemble in performances of works and arrangements primarily from the Modern era. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday afternoon will also feature a guest artist recital with pianist Adam Golka performing in Wheeler Concert Hall at 4:00. The recital will include works by the Polish modernist composer Witold Lutos?awski, as well as works by Bartók and Chopin. The concert will culminate in a performance of Brahms’s Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 for violin and piano, with Eykamp String Quartet violinist Jessica Tong joining Golka for the work. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Women’s Chorus and the vocal chamber ensemble Kantorei will give a joint concert in Neu Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti will lead both ensembles in a performance of works from the Baroque to the Modern era, including works by Purcell, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Fauré, and Aaron Copland. The concert is free and open to the public.

The weekend’s final event will be a performance by the Department’s various small brass ensembles in Neu Chapel at 7:30. The program will include the UE Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Professor of Trumpet Timothy Zifer, the UE Horn Ensemble under the direction of Consortium Instructor of Horn Marc Zyla,and the UE Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Assistant Professor of Low Brass Kenneth Steinsultz. Much of the repertory will consist of arrangements of works from composers as diverse as Renaissance madrigal composer Carlo Gesualdo, Mozart, and Wagner. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* UE Newman Club Senior Appreciation Cookout

The Hale Hall grills and volleyball court are reserved for Newman Club's senior appreciation cookout this Monday, April 27 @ 5:30pm. Senior Lukas Cichon along with Steve Dabrowski, director for young adult ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Evansville will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers/cheeseburgers. Alanna Payne and Cecelia Cottrill will be making baked beans, and there will be plenty of chips and cookies! Call or text 812-760-8610 or email kr53@evansville.edu with questions or for more information. 

* Department of Theatre presents A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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


This Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway in 1947 and cemented Tennessee Williams as one of America’s greatest 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.

* Last University Worship Service of the Semester

Please join Reverend Tammy Gieselman in Wheeler Concert Hall this Sunday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. for the last university worship service of the semester. This will be a special service for the students and everyone is invited to attend.

* Graduate programs in Higher Education

University of Evansville’s Center for Career Development invites to you to register for Indiana State University Information Sessions on Monday, April 27. The sessions will be in Eykamp 254, 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. Registration limited to 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

* Tree-Planting/Retirement Reception this Sunday

The annual Tree-Planting/Retirement Reception is this Sunday beginning at 1:30 pm. The tree will be planted on the lawn between Morton Hall and Neu Chapel. A reception immediately follows in the Class of ’59 Gallery in the Ridgway University Center.

Those retiring attending this year’s event are:  Kathryn Bartelt, Robert Ciscell, William Louden, James Schaefer and Dean Thomlison.

Everyone welcome! 

* Spanish Film club pays tribute to Gabriel García Márquez

Join us this Friday April 24 at 7:00 pm in Room162 in Schroeder School of Business Building to watch a movie based on one of Garcia Marquez’s novels. 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 

* 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

 

* Pancakes Are Coming!

The Pancake Study Break is back for the spring semester! Take this opportunity to relax a bit before finals start. Join us for pancakes and excitement on Tuesday, April 28 from 10:00 pm to midnight in the dining hall in Ridgway University Center. Door prizes will be awarded. The event is free of charge for UE students. A UE ID will be required. 

* 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

* Last Call For Transcript Requests!

Any current student who would like to request their official transcript must submit their order by Wednesday April 29th at 5pm. Official transcripts will not be available again until Tuesday May 12th. No exceptions. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you need assistance. 

* Caution: Diet pills purchased online resulted in young woman's death

Counseling Services would like everyone to be aware of a recent article that tells the story of a 21-year old woman who purchased DNP pills online in order to lose weight. Taking these unregulated and illegal substances led to her death as a result of her body overheating. If you or someone you know is struggling with body image concerns or have considered turning to unknown ‘medications’ to manage your weight, consider speaking to a counselor about your concerns. Counseling Services provides free and confidential services to students. If you would like to schedule an appointment you may call the office at 488-2663 or stop by the office on the 2nd floor of Ridgway. To read more about this young woman’s story and the dangers associated with these pills, please click on the link below:

https://www.yahoo.com/health/young-woman-dies-after-dnp-diet-pills-bought-117007390737.html
 

* Summer/Fall Text Adoptions Due Now
This is a reminder that adoptions for the Summer and Fall 2015 terms are due in the UE Bookstore. With Buyback starting next week it is important to turn in any adoption for any book that might have been used in the past so that students get the most for their books at Buyback. If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.
* Housing Extended Stay Requests

UE Housing facilities will close at noon on Thursday May 7; however, all students are asked to depart from housing within 24 hours of their last exam. Those students needing to stay past the posted closing date, including graduating seniors, should submit an Extended Stay Request up until 5:00 p.m. on Reading and Study Day.

* UE Summer Housing Available

Students who will be staying in Evansville for the summer can apply for UE Summer Housing. Summer students will be housed in Schroeder Hall. Applications are available in the Office of Residence Life and are due on April 24th. See our website for more information. http://www.evansville.edu/residencelife/summerHousing.cfm

* Libraries Announces Exam Week Hours

UE Libraries will observe the following schedule of Exam Week hours for Spring Semester 2015. Contact Libraries with questions at 812/488/2484.

April 29 (W):7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
April 30 (T):7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
May 1 (F): 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 2 (S): 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May 3 (S): 12 Noon - 1:00 a.m.
May 4 (M): 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
May 5 (T): 7:30 a.m. - 12 Midnight
May 6 (W): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 7 (T): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 8 (F): 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 9 (S): CLOSED
May 10 (S): CLOSED
 

Congratulations

* UE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE CHAIR JOHN DAVID LUTZ EARNS NATIONAL THEATRE AWARD

EVANSVILLE, Ind. —The University of Evansville Department of Theatre Chair, John David
Lutz, was in Washington D.C. this past Friday, April 18, to be recognized by the National Partners
of the American Theatre for his lifetime dedication to the theatre arts. The University will be
honoring this accomplishment and Lutz’s fifty years of educating future professionals at this month’s
“Fridays @ Five” event, Friday, April 23 at 5:00pm in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

The National Partners of the American Theatre have granted John David Lutz the honorary
title of Emeritus Partner of the American Theatre for his dedication, directing talents, and
leadership under which the UE Department of Theatre has gained national recognition as one of
the premiere theatre training programs in the nation.

Lutz is the longest serving faculty member in the history of the University of Evansville. In
his fifty years at UE, Lutz has directed over 75 productions. During UE’s 38 years of participation in
the KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), 32 productions from UE, 24 of
which Lutz directed, were invited to perform at regional festivals—with an 18-year uninterrupted
streak of regional appearances. Eight of these productions, including six directed by Lutz, were
further invited to performer at the national KCACTF level, making him the most-celebrated
director in higher education theatre.

Lutz received the KCACTF’s Outstanding Career Achievement in Directing in 2012, the
same year he directed “MASTER HAROLD”...and the boys, which performed at the festival. Lutz
has received a myriad of other awards including; 1982 University of Evansville Medal of Honor,
1984 KCACTF Gold Medallion, 1987 Berger Award for Outstanding Creative Artist, 1994
Evansville Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator of the Year, 1995 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award
for Arts Educator of the Year, 2005 Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Mayor’s Arts Award,
2007 induction into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, and 2014 University of
Evansville Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

John David Lutz will be stepping down as department chair at the end of the academic year
and will be succeeded by Associate Professor, Eric Renschler. Lutz will take a sabbatical in the fall
and will return to direct a production and resume teaching in the spring semester.

* Karen Martin Receives Employee of the Year Award

Karen Martin and Dr. KazeeKaren Martin, Administrative Associate in the Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, was presented with the Employee of the Year Award at the Staff Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Known for her positive attitude, she has become well known across campus for her ability to “get the job done, with a smile”.  Her professionalism, combined with a servant’s heart, represent the University of Evansville at the highest level.

Other staff employees recognized at the annual dinner were:

5 - Year Service Award
Lisa Toelle – College of Education
Kathy Martyn – Depts. of English, History & Creative Writing
John Meyer – Maintenance
Jayne Schnacke – Physical Plant Offices
JoAnn Davis – University Libraries

10 - Year Service Award
Sharon Selby – Office of Technology Services
Cindy Jones – Dept. of Music

20 - Year Service Award
Julia Zuber – Student Accounts
Brenda Miller – Depts. of Psychology and Communication

25 - Year Service Award
David Sellers – Grounds Dept.

40 - Year Service Award
Donnie Dunville - Maintenance

Retirement recognition was presented to Nancy Frazier (Office of Admission) who is retiring in May 2015 and to Tina Newman (Dean of Engineering) who retired in March 2015.

* Biology and Environmental Studies students participate in Earth Day at Bristol Myer Squibb

As part of their personal commitment to social responsibility, three students from the Biology and Environmental Studies programs participated in Earth Day events at Bristol Myer Squibb on April 22. Megan Moran, Samantha Montgomery, and Maggie Lawrence provided information on:(1) sustainable efforts every household can do and (2) using milkweed plants as food sources and native flowers as nectar sources to help Monarch butterfly recovery. In addition, two posters/research projects were presented regarding what UE students were doing in relationship to restoration ecology: (1) examining native grasses as competitors for an invasive grass: Johnson grass. And (2) restoration efforts in a tropical rainforest. Thanks for actively participating in Earth Day!

* UE students Caitie Dierkes and Logan Blair selected as Undergraduate Research Award Finalists

Congratulations to Caitie Dierkes and Logan Blair for being selected as an Undergraduate Research Award Finalist for their abstract submitted to the National Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting. Caitie Dierkes is a senior EXSS student that will be starting the Master's in Athletic Training program this summer. Logan Blair is also a senior EXSS student in his first year of the DPT program. Their abstract titled, Development of a New Jump-Landing Protocol for Dynamic Stability in High-Level Athletes, was selected as the top 5 abstracts submitted by an undergraduate student to the conference. Their research was conducted out of the Dunigan Movement Analysis Lab under the supervision of School of Public Health assistant professor, Dr. Kathy Liu. Caitie Dierkes will be presenting for the award at the conference at the end of June.

* UE Students Present Market Research Findings to AO Smith Corporation Executives

On Monday, April 20, University of Evansville students from BUS 350 (GAP) and MKT 490 classes travelled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to present their market research findings to senior executives at A. O. Smith Corporation. In 2014, the company had engaged cross-disciplinary student teams from UE’s GAP Program and the market research class to conduct market research on a potential new product. The top teams were chosen to present their findings and recommendations to the panel of senior executives. This was the first time the company had engaged undergraduates in this type of work

A.O. Smith is best known for being the dominant force in the domestic water heater market and is quickly becoming a global leader in water technology.

The UE students who made the presentation were Robert Litchfield, whose major is internet technology; Charlotte Muscroft, whose major is marketing and global business; Amy Reinhart, whose major is communication; and Monika Tate, whose major is global business. The students were accompanied by UE President Thomas A. Kazee; Jill Griffin, executive director of the Institute for Global Enterprise; and Atefeh Yazdanparast, UE assistant professor of marketing.

* Nathan Putz, Biology '14 Coauthors Research Article

Nathan Putz, Biology '14 is coauthor of an article titled "Lung Epithelial Tissue Factor Regulates Alveolar Pro-coagulant Activity and Permeability in Direct Acute Lung Injury" that was published in the current issue of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Nathan is currently a research assistant in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

Athletics

* Marketa Trousilova earns two MVC awards

On the eve of the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Team Tennis Championship, a celebration took place at the Bauerhaus as the top student-athletes in the league were honored for their accomplishments this season. Among them were University of Evansville senior Marketa Trousilova.

For the third time in as many seasons with the Purple Aces, Trousilova was named to the MVC All-Select Team. She is just the third UE player to earn an All-Conference accolade on three occasions. Jessica Jetton did so from 2003-05 while Kate Chybowski accomplished the feat in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

Another strong season saw Trousilova go 15-13 in singles play while teaming with Marina Moreno to go 13-4 in doubles. The duo won four of their six MVC tilts with all six coming in flight one. On her own, Trousilova went 4-3 in Valley play. All of her singles efforts from the fall and spring came at the top flight.

Trousilova has also done a stellar job in the classroom and was rewarded with a berth on the Scholar-Athlete First Team. The Communications major has a GPA of 3.761.

* UE Men's Basketball honored at CIT Celebration

The champions were crowned tonight in a special CIT celebration presented by Old National Bank. The University of Evansville men's basketball team was honored in front of 150 Aces supporters in the Legacy Room at Old National Bank. The evening was capped off by UE 1982 graduate and Evansville mayor Lloyd Winnecke proclaiming it UE Basketball CIT Championship Celebration Week.

Lance Wilkerson kicked off the event before Jim Sandgren gave a welcome on behalf of Old National Bank. Sandgren is the Executive Vice President – Chief Banking Officer of the company. UE President Dr. Tom Kazee also spoke about just how special the championship was in what has been a great spring semester for the university.

Director of Athletics Mark Spencer took the podium and also expressed just how special it was to win a championship. Spencer also made a special presentation to head coach Marty Simmons. On behalf of the athletics department, Spencer presented Simmons with a framed copy of the April 3 edition of the Courier and Press that had full coverage of the championship. Special thanks go out to the Courier and Press for supplying the copy of the paper.

Board of Trustee member and longtime UE supporter Niel Ellerbrook also spoke at the celebration. He was responsible for setting up the Champions Club, which has provided addition resources for the Evansville Basketball program. He continues to serve as the chairperson for the club.

Mayor Winnecke then read a special proclamation that declared this week the official UE Basketball CIT Championship Celebration Week. It was yet another highlight of a great celebration of Purple Aces basketball.

Last to speak was Coach Simmons. He expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in not just the celebration, but the program as a whole. The support the team receives on a day-by-day basis was taken to a new level in the CIT and helped will the team to the championship.

Following the speakers, members of the team signed autographs for those in attendance.

* UE Baseball Travels to Bradley this weekend

UE baseball is on the road this weekend for a three-game series at Bradley beginning on Friday, April 24. The Aces next home game is Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. Adult tickets are $7 as senior/youth tickets are just $5. 

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