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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Upcoming Events

* William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture set for March 14

Rebecca Todd Peters will be the speaker at the seventh annual William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture planned for Monday, March 14. Her topic will be “Solidarity in a Globalizing World.” The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lisa Kretz, director of the Ethics Program, at lk102@evansville.edu or the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 812-488-2165.
 

* Chemistry Day: calling all 4th and 5th graders!

The University of Evansville Chemistry Club is inviting all 4th and 5th graders to participate in Chemistry Day on April 2, in Koch Center for Engineering and Science from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.! During the event, young scientists will be exposed to a variety of interesting demonstrations and will also have fun with hands-on experiments.

The cost to participate in Chemistry Day is $25. This includes a pizza lunch, demonstrations, and hands-on science experiments and activities. To find out more about the event, and to download the application form, go here. Applications must be turned in by March 25.

Feel free to contact Ethan Lehmann (el104@evansville.edu) with any questions.

We hope that your child will join us for an exciting and educational day! 

* Artist books exhibit!

There will be an artist book exhibit in Krannert Gallery today through March 30. The exhibit, "Findings and Bindings." The featured artist is Kimberly Jones.

 

Info You Should Know

* Attention rising juniors and seniors - Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Applications available

Attention rising juniors and seniors – applications for the Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship are now available for 2016-17

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

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2016-17 may apply for this scholarship. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid located in Room 116, Olmsted Administration Hall. Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Financial Aid by April 1.

You may also request application materials by e-mailing financialaid@evansville.edu

Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid via e-mail or by phone at 812-488-2364.
 

Athletics

* UE golf teams finish day one of Butler Invitational

A trip to Florida continued for the University of Evansville men’s and women’s golf squads as they finished the first round of the Bulldog Florida Invitational at Windsor Parke. Kayla Katterhenry is in a tie for the lead in the women’s tournament while Rick Voyvodic is all alone on top for the men.

Pacing the women once again was Kayla Katterhenry. Her first day total in rough, windy conditions, finished at a 75 as she is tied for the lead entering the final round of 18. She finished the day three strokes ahead of freshman Maria Pickens, who is tied for twelfth with a 78.

Giulia Mallmann carded an 87 to stand in a tie for thirty-eighth place and was followed by Maggie Camp, notched a 91 and Madison Chaney, who posted a 92. Individuals Carly Waggoner and Rachel Marchi notched rounds of 91 and 92, respectively.

As a team, the ladies are in sixth place with a 331. They have a 7-shot cushion over seventh place and are just four shots out of the top five with Valparaiso sitting with a 327. Western Michigan and Ball State lead the way with scores of 313. Allison Lindley of BSU is tied with Katterhenry for the lead.

A great day of play also took place for the men. Rick Voyvodic leads the way on the men’s leaderboard as his 74 was the low round of the day. He finished just ahead of Tyler Gray, who is tied for second with a 75.

Joseph Addante completed the day with an 83 while Will Knights sits tied for twenty-second with an 84. Wil Pahud notched an 85 and is tied for twenty-fifth. Three individuals posted rounds on Wednesday including: Jon Pick (80), Noah Reese (82), and Austin Carmack (85).

The men are within striking distance of the win as they go into today's final round just four off the lead. UE sits in third place, one behind Savannah State and four behind leader Butler.

Both teams finish the event today with one round of play.
 

* Katterhenry named MVC Women's Golfer of the Week

On the cusp of winning her fourth tournament of the season, University of Evansville women's golfer Kayla Katterhenry has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Golfer of the Week.

The junior came out on top in the Purple Aces' first tournament of the spring, winning the Benbow Invitational. Katterhenry finished the tournament with rounds of 74 and 76 to total a 150. Her efforts forced a playoff against Butler's Christine Cates, where she was able to win in the first playoff hole.

Katterhenry won three tournaments in the fall, capped off by a win in the home Braun Intercollegiate. Her efforts also helped the Aces women to their second top two finish in a row. The Aces were victorious in the Braun Intercollegiate to complete the fall and came back with another great effort in Jacksonville, taking second place.

* Gray and Knights earn MVC weekly award

The Purple Aces duo of Tyler Gray and Will Knights were named Missouri Valley Conference Players of the Week on Wednesday by the league.

Gray and Knights had strong outings as the University of Evansville Men’s Golf team finished in second place in the Don Benbow Invitational on Tuesday at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Beach Golf Club. The second place marked the best finish of the season for UE.

Both finished the tournament with final scores of 144, tying for sixth place on the leaderboard. Gray posted identical rounds of 72 while Knights recorded a 71 on Monday before completing the event with a 73.

It is the first weekly award for both golfers.
 

* Attendance up across the board for Men's Basketball

With the regular season in the rearview mirror, the final attendance tallies have been tabulated, and attendance is up across the board for the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball program.

This season showcased many new ideas implemented at the Ford Center. Upper bowl seating was closed to move everyone into lower seats making more of an electric atmosphere. The Baseline Landing made its debut this year. The riser section behind the baseline on the west side of the arena was turned into a gathering area where credentialed fans could congregate and purchase food and beverages without having to miss a second of the game. The old student section seating was replaced with high end risers creating a student seating area on the floor of over 100 seats, which was overflowing for most games.

“We were thrilled with the response from the changes we instituted,” UE director of athletics Mark Spencer said. “All of the credit goes toward the wonderful fans who created a fantastic playing environment cheering for an outstanding basketball team.”

Several high end promotional activities produced successful results. In the MVC opener, the first-ever West Side Night was held, resulting in 7,801 fans coming in through the turnstiles while welcoming those from the west side, including Logan’s Promise. A record sellout crowd of 10,034 attended the January 31 game against Wichita State, while the Southern Illinois (Jim Byers Day) and UNI (Senior Day) games saw crowds over 6,500.

Jumps were seen in every aspect of home attendance with the most impressive tally being Missouri Valley Conference games. In MVC contests at the Ford Center this season, Evansville saw a 39 percent increase, which translates to 1,702 more people per game. This season saw the most people attend home MVC games since the 2008-09 season at Roberts Stadium.

Overall, attendance at the Ford Center for UE was up 22 percent, an average of 924 per game. The average number of people at a game in 2015-16 was the most since the Purple Aces began playing at the downtown arena in 2011.

Paid single game tickets saw a total jump of 45 percent per game more than last year. New season tickets saw an increase with new ticket holders signing up for the full season plan.

Arch Madness saw a record number of Aces fans make the trip west on Interstate 64. There was a 90% percent increase of all-session tournament tickets sold to the MVC Tournament over 2015.
 

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