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AceNotes Today

Monday, February 25, 2019

* Watch as we congratulate Rami Malek '03 on big awards season!

The University of Evansville’s own Rami Malek won an Academy Award for best actor on Monday night for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the award winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek graduated from the UE Theatre department in 2003 and the entire campus community joined together in a congratulatory video honoring his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

VIEW THE VIDEO ONLINE HERE.

Set to the familiar “stomp, stomp, clap” rhythm of We Will Rock You by Queen, the video celebrates Malek’s successes in a montage of people he knew and places he frequented in his undergraduate years.

The video was produced by current UE students, senior Gina DeLise and junior Jules Iradukunda. The effort was spearheaded by two of Malek’s closest friends, Amelia McClain and Wes Grantom. The pair also graduated from UE in 2003 and are currently serving as guest artists in the UE Theatre department.

While at the UE, Malek performed in Death and the King’s Horseman, The Kentucky Cycle, Book of Days, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Real Thing.

Malek has won several other big this awards season for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, taking home a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award.

* Weinbach Road Diet project begins on campus

The Weinbach Road Diet project will begin on campus on February 25.

This work will be concentrated to the west side of the street and involves removal and replacement of the sidewalk from Lincoln to Walnut. Work impacting the parking lot entrances along this sidewalk will take place over spring break. The city anticipates being done with the entire west side by April 12. Look for future AceNotes regarding the impact to the Koch and Hale lots during spring break.

Sidewalk work on the east side of the street will not begin until May 13; with a closure of the entire intersection at Lincoln Avenue beginning on June 25 and lasting about a month. Paving of the entire stretch from Pollack Avenue to Walnut will start sometime in early September and wrap up in October.

You can follow the progress at www.weinbachavenue.com, or on Twitter @WeinbachAvenue.  

What's Happening Today

* Volunteer opportunity at St. Vincent DePaul

Today - Monday, February 25 - we are helping St. Vincent DePaul thrift store with clean-up/packaging clothes. We will meet at the Newman Center house across the street from the Koch Center for Engineering and Science to carpool at around 4:50 p.m. If you have a class at 4:00 and would like us to wait for you, email cc328@evansville.edu to let us know!

This is a fantastic opportunity to get some volunteering in and help out a great cause close to campus!

Here is the sign up link to reserve your spot: www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4CA5AA22A0FE3-stvincent9.

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

* ZTA Giveback at Panera

A ZTA Giveback is planned for today - Monday, February 25 - from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Panera. Come support the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha and their efforts to raise money for breast cancer education and awareness! Tell the cashier that you are there for the giveback please. 

Submitted by Sarah Kelley sk245@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Free Coffee & Careers event this week

Come for free coffee and an informal career chat with alumni and friends of the University on Thursday, February 28, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Phillips Study Alcove (across from WUEV) in Ridgway University Center. Learn about their journey to their current job and the skills needed for career success.
This month's focus is on careers in law and government.

Submitted by Alison Morris-McDonald am268@evansville.edu

* Shane White farewell party

Shane White's farewell party will be Tuesday, February 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom (Room 203) in the library. Please join us as we wish him well in all his future endeavors.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer ma35@evansville.edu

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Purgatory

Join the Newman Club this Wednesday, February 27, at 5:00 p.m. for our weekly dinner and discussion. This week's topic is "Purgatory," hosted by Father Tony Ernst. He will be discussing this complex, controversial, and compelling topic. We will be serving beef stew afterwards. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* I-House: United Arab Emirates

Photo of United Arab Emirates

I-House: United Arab Emirates is this week and Hamad Almesmari from UAE is our presenter. His major is electrical engineering and his favorite part of UE is the electrical engineering faculty. His hobbies include working out, cooking, and video games. He will be sharing more about his country and culture, such as national flag and scarf, at his I-House this Wednesday (February 27) on the second floor of Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m. There is also an opportunity for you to win a prize if you bring a friend who hasn't been to I-House before.

Megan Sicard ms331@evansville.edu 

* Lunch Charlas

Wanting to practice Spanish? Join associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo for lunch and chat about different topics in Spanish on Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s café area in Ridgway University Center. All levels of Spanish are welcome. The next Lunch Charlas is this Wednesday, February 27.

Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

* Nerd Wars 2019: Tomorrow!

Enjoy FREE Papa John's pizza, popcorn, and drinks at Nerd Wars set for Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00pm in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center! Come and watch faculty, administrators, and students duke it out in a trivia-style competition.

Bring your cash! Spectators may also win prizes by entering in the ELFFAR game (this is NOT a raffle, it’s a game) for the chance to win gift cards to area restaurants, Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, a Google Home Mini, a Roku Streaming Device, and more! ELFFAR tickets are 50 cents or three for $1.

Proceeds go to the Honors Program community service initiatives.

Submitted by Blake Elliott be80@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music: Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert, Douglas Shadle Lecture and Recital

University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Preston Arts Center, Henderson, KY

On Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m., the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Chun-Ming Chen, and the University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kenneth Steinsultz, will give a combined concert at the Preston Arts Center in Henderson, KY.

The Wind Ensemble will open the program with works by Karl King, Clifton Williams, Gustav Holst, and David Gillingham. The orchestra will close program with selections by Marcus Maroney, Gustav Mahler, and Georges Bizet. Adam Smith, the 2018 Vukovich Concerto Competition Winner, will perform with the orchestra in Bizet’s Carmen Suite. The recital is free and open to the public.

For full program information, visit the music department concert calendar.

Lecture and Recital on Diversity and Musical Performance
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall

Douglas Shadle, assistant professor of musicology at Vanderbilt University, will present a lecture, “Finding a Home on the Concert Stage,” on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall in Krannert Hall of Art and Music. The lecture addresses the shortage of composers from underrepresented populations on American concert programs. A short recital will follow Shadle’s talk, featuring the works of Florence Price, a black female composer of the early 20th century.

Student Recital
Saturday, March 2, 2:30 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall

Bailey Alka, soprano, will give a senior recital at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 in Wheeler Concert Hall.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu 

* FREE pizza and UE health sciences graduate programs

Please join us for pizza on Tuesday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 240 in Graves Hall. Learn why now is the perfect time to consider a graduate degree from UE’s School of Health Sciences with the newly launched online Master of Public Health program and the recent graduate tuition reduction in the Master of Sciences in Health Services Administration program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15.6 million new healthcare positions will be created by 2022. This is more than any other job sector! A master’s level degree in public health or healthcare administration is the exact educational experience many healthcare organizations are looking for to lead this fast-growing industry.

Come and hear from UE alumni about how these great graduate programs at UE made a difference in their career opportunities.

Although not required, for planning purposes, please sign-up to attend this event here: www.signupgenius.com/go/5080449ada929a6fd0-shsgraduate.

Submitted by Cindy Felts cf128@evansville.edu 

* TKE Towers!

Tau Kappa Epsilon is proud to present the 2nd Annual TKE Towers! Teams of three will compete against each other and the clock to build the tallest tower out of the provided materials. This event is free to watch, but donations can be used to help your favorite team with advantages or give disadvantages to other teams. TKE Towers will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. The cost per team of three will be $15 and all proceeds from this event will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So come out and help your organization become the best builders on campus!

Submitted by Kenneth Rusk kr187@evansville.edu

* Final performances of UE Theatre's "Colony Collapse"

The University of Evansville Theatre proudly presents Stefanie Zadravec's Colony Collapse. Set against the present-day plagues of meth addiction, missing children, and a failing ecology, this edgy new play explores the complex dynamics of a highly dysfunctional family and their attempts to unearth a second chance in a wounded America. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 and 2 and at 2:00 p.m. on March 3 in Shanklin Theatre.

Evansville native and UE Theatre alumna Lori Wolter Hudson '05 guest-directs Colony Collapse. Wolter Hudson is the artistic director of the New Harmony Project. John Fujisawa, a senior from Los Alamitos, Calif., is the scenic designer; Gillian Herold, a junior from Spokane, Wash., is the costume designer; Professor Stephen Boulmetis serves as the lighting designer; Sidney McCarty, a junior from Clarksville, Tenn., is the sound designer; professor of theatre Diane Brewer serves as the dramaturg; assistant professor Janel Miley serves as the vocal coach; Blake Elliott, a junior from Cypress, Texas, is the stage manager; and Mason Wilhite, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, is the technical director.

Colony Collapse being performed on stage

The cast features first-year student Zachary Scalzitti, from Saint John, Ind., as Jason; senior Alexi Lewis, from Seattle, Wash., as Julia; sophomore Jackson Burnham, from Houston, Texas, as Mark; first-year student Kyla Clift, from Arlington, Texas, as Nicky; first-year student Lillie Kolich, from Albuquerque, NM., as The Girl; sophomore Evan Lawson, from Arvada, Colo., as Randy Martin; first-year student Josh Gelman, from Denver, Colo., as Bill Mitchell, and ensemble members include senior Amanda Suggs, from Cedar Park, Texas, sophomore Jack Russell, from Montgomery, Texas, first-year student Cassidy Rogers, from College Station, Texas, first-year student Bailey Lomax, from Great Falls, Mont., and senior Matt McDonald, from Carmel, Ind.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $16 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. The UE Theatre Society will host a Pre-Play Chat at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23. All are welcome to attend the presentation and discussion with a student designer about their process on the production.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

* Tuesday Night Recharge Mass

Join the Newman Club this Tuesday, February 26, at 8:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel to celebrate a Catholic Mass! Fr. Raab will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* Love Your Body Week!

In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness week, the Office of Counseling Services will be hosting a week-long event downstairs in Ridgway University Center. Each day will feature a table with a different activity focused on body-positivity and self-acceptance. Stop by and participate with us to encourage self-love and learn new strategies for body-positive messaging! This event will be Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus jh693@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Community Changemaker Challenge Info Session

A Community Changemaker Challenge Info Session is planned for Tuesday, February 26. Have an idea to make Evansville or campus more fun and exciting? Come to Tuesday's info session to learn details and discuss strategy for the competition. Winners receive $1,000 and a chance to pitch to investors on TV! The session will be in the Vectren Executive Board Room, (Room 270) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. RSVP required to centerforinnovation@evansville.edu, since refreshments are provided. Questions? Contact Erin Lewis at EL131@evansville.edu or visit www.evansville.edu/ccc

Submitted by Erin Lewis EL131@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Newman Club joins St. Ben's "People of Prayer"

Beginning February 27, at 7:00 p.m., Saint Benedict's Cathedral (just down the road) will begin a monthly program called People of Prayer which will focus on different forms of prayer. The first presentation will cover "Eucharistic Adoration." The Newman Club is planning on attending these events, and we will have people driving to St. Ben's. Meet at the Newman House at 6:45! All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* Newman Club: Source and Summit registration is now open!

Registration to go to Source and Summit with the Newman Club is now open! Source and Summit is a three-day retreat on April 5-7 at Memorial High School (down the road). Newman is going to send a big group, and you are invited! Talk to Jenny (je46@evansville.edu) or any of the Ministry Team members to get information to sign up for this amazing and formative retreat! Registration ends March 5, so act now!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* Opportunities available

Embrace Marketing & Communications, the student-run marketing/communications agency, is now accepting applications for Fall '19/Spring '20.

For more information, e mail embracemarcomm@gmail.com.

Submitted by Joe Ellsworth je120@evansville.edu

* Still need a textbook?

If you're still in need of a textbook for the spring semester, please stop in the UE Bookstore as soon as you can. The bookstore is beginning the return process of unsold books and we'll start with the used stock. So if you want a cheaper used book, purchase soon. If for some reason you can't purchase a book just yet, please let the bookstore know and we can put one of hold for a number of days for you. Contact the UE Bookstore if you have any questions.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller dg57@evansville.edu

* Accepting nominations for Outstanding Teacher Alumni Association Award 2019

The UE Alumni Association recognizes an Outstanding Teacher for exemplary instruction and student support at Spring Commencement. UE administrators, faculty, staff, student and alumni may nominate a faculty member who exemplifies the award’s criteria for outstanding teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students.

Please use this link to nominate a faculty member for the auspicious occasion: www.evansville.edu/alumni/outstandingteacher.cfm.

Full-time faculty who have taught in the classroom at UE for two years or more and hold the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor are eligible for nomination.

Past award recipients are as follows: Dr. James Berry 2011; Dr. Mari Plikuhn 2012; Dr. Mark Valenzuela 2013; Dr. Jennie Ebeling 2014; Dr. Margaret Stevenson 2015; Dr. M. Kevin Gray 2016; Dr. Mary Ellen Wylie 2017, and Dr. Tony Beavers 2018.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 8, at 5:00 p.m. For questions, contact Tracey Folden, assistant vice president of academic affairs-faculty relations, at tf91@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Tracey Folden tf91@evansville.edu

* TIAA-CREF additional counseling sessions

Due to recent demand, the TIAA-CREF representative has added additional meeting dates and will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions:

• Thursday, March 7
• Tuesday, March 19
• Wednesday, April 17
• Tuesday, May 14

To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room), in the Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc LL138@evansville.edu 

* February Pcard Cycle Ending - Reminder

The February Pcard Cycle which began on January 22 will end at midnight on February 21. As of February 23, cardholders may schedule and run the February Cycle report. February transactions may be reconciled in SDG2 until February 28. On February 28, the general ledger Pcard file will be uploaded and cardholders will be locked out of (unable to make changes) posted transactions for the February Cycle. 

Submitted by Kim Winsett kw83@evansville.edu 

* Pick up your copy of the Crescent today!

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is back and available for FREE to all students! Read about local craft beer, Coach Walter McCarty, the Lady Aces, Greek life, and more. And make sure to check out everyone's favorite section - Campus Crime. Pick up an issue on magazine racks across campus. The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Submitted by Tim Young ty32@evansville.edu

* Now accepting Global Scholar applications for 2019-20

The Global Scholars Program offers support for faculty engaged in scholarship or curriculum development that helps prepare our students and community for global leadership, citizenry, and success. The Global Scholars Program is administered by the Center for Innovation and Change and is made possible by the John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund. Current funding will support 3-4 awards of up to $4000 each. Awards may be used for travel, research materials, conference fees, and/or other related expenses.

The deadline for full consideration is March 18, by 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Global Scholars webpage for more details.

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu 

* 2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship

2019-20 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship applications are now available.

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 2019-20 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

Applications and recommendation letters are available from the Student Financial Services in Room 106 in Olmsted Hall and should be returned by APRIL 15.

You may also request application materials by emailing th187@evansville.edu.

Questions may be sent via email or call 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes th187@evansville.edu

* Village housing request cards

Students interested in living in the Villages for 2019-20 should pick up Village request cards in the Office of Residence Life.

The Villages are reserved primarily for students with 60 plus credit hours. In order to apply to live in the Villages, each person in your group must have at least 44 credit hours on file with the University by the end of the Fall 2018 semester.

Village request cards are due back to the Office of Residence Life by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 1.

More information on the housing assignments process can be found on the residence life section of the University website at www.evansville.edu/residencelife/whereWillYouLive.cfm.

Submitted by Brian Conner bc32@evansville.edu

* twiSTEM and UE hosting 7th Annual Beauty of Engineering

twiSTEM and UE are hosting the 7th annual Beauty of Engineering on March 9, from 7:45-11:15 a.m. This is an exploration opportunity for girls in grades 4 through 8.

The goal of the workshop is to help girls understand engineering and computer science. The workshop is executed in a rotation of activity stations staffed by professional women and college students in the fields of engineering and computer science.

The cost is $10 per participant and registration deadline is March 4, and is limited to the first 120 applicants.

To register your child, please visit our Eventbrite event: https://beautyofengineering2019.eventbrite.com.

If you have a group of girls that you want in the same class rotation, please register them on line together, as you can purchase multiple tickets at one time or if each parent is registering online individually, you can email us the list of the girls names and we'll group them together.

If you have questions, please email us at twistem.evv@gmail.com..

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu 

* Sign Up for Barn Blitz (BB2)

Barn Blitz BadgeBarn Blitz 2 is happening! We are building backyard barns for Habitat for Humanity! There are several build dates.

  • February 2: Cutting components (ONLY)
  • February 9: Cutting components and building components
  • February 16: Cutting components and building components
  • February 23: Cutting components and building components
  • March 2: Cutting components and building components
  • March 23: Building components (ONLY)
  • March 30: Building components (ONLY)
  • April 6: Barn Blitz Day!

Please sign up to participate here: http://signup.com/go/odygOXP.

If you would like to claim a barn for your team or if you would like to be placed on a team for April 6, e-mail Karyssa Vasquez at kv54@evansville.edu. If claiming a barn for your team, please include a team name for your barn in your email.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez kv54@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Biology professor and students publish research

UE assistant professor of biology Katie Aldred '09, UE senior Olivia Voegerl (biology and exercise science double major), and UE sophomore Addie Payne (biology major) recently had their research article titled "A RADAR-based Assay to Isolate Covalent DNA Complexes in Bacteria" accepted for publication in the open access peer-reviewed journal Antibiotics. This work was completed in Summer and Fall 2018 with funding through UExplore. This “bacterial RADAR assay” will be used to study type II topoisomerase-mediated resistance to the quinolone antibacterials in the cellular context. Furthermore, this assay provides a valuable tool to assess quinolone and quinolone-like compounds that may be developed in efforts toward overcoming resistance to this important drug class and can also be used for intracellular studies of other proteins that covalently attach to DNA in bacteria.

* Biology professor and students publish research

UE assistant professor of biology Katie Aldred '09, UE senior Olivia Voegerl (biology and exercise science double major), and UE sophomore Addie Payne (biology major) recently had their research article titled "A RADAR-based Assay to Isolate Covalent DNA Complexes in Bacteria" accepted for publication in the open access peer-reviewed journal Antibiotics. This work was completed in Summer and Fall 2018 with funding through UExplore. This “bacterial RADAR assay” will be used to study type II topoisomerase-mediated resistance to the quinolone antibacterials in the cellular context. Furthermore, this assay provides a valuable tool to assess quinolone and quinolone-like compounds that may be developed in efforts toward overcoming resistance to this important drug class and can also be used for intracellular studies of other proteins that covalently attach to DNA in bacteria.

* Khan publishes and mentors research

Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, published a paper titled, “Interrelations of U.S. market fears and emerging markets returns: global evidence’ in the first edition of 2019 of the International Journal of Finance & Economics.

The results of the study underscore the importance of capturing interactions between US stock market uncertainty changes (VIX) and emerging markets (EM) returns through their variance-covariance matrix and have important implications for global diversification, flight- to-safety choices, and hedging the cross market risks.

Professor Khan is also serving as faculty mentor for the UE Purple Aces investment analysts team which will participate in 2018/2019 CFA investment challenge competition in Nashville Tennessee. This experience, as per the CFA Institute, “provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.”

* Khan publishes and mentors research

Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, published a paper titled, “Interrelations of U.S. market fears and emerging markets returns: global evidence’ in the first edition of 2019 of the International Journal of Finance & Economics.

The results of the study underscore the importance of capturing interactions between US stock market uncertainty changes (VIX) and emerging markets (EM) returns through their variance-covariance matrix and have important implications for global diversification, flight- to-safety choices, and hedging the cross market risks.

Professor Khan is also serving as faculty mentor for the UE Purple Aces investment analysts team which will participate in 2018/2019 CFA investment challenge competition in Nashville Tennessee. This experience, as per the CFA Institute, “provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.”

Athletics

* Men's basketball battles but falls late at Bradley

Trailing by ten points with four minutes remaining, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team got within one tally in the final minute, but Bradley was able to escape with a 63-61 win on Saturday inside Carver Arena.

“Our guys did not give up, they made some good plays and kept on battling,” UE head coach Walter McCarty said. “We lost that game in the last two minutes of the first half; we sent them to the line too much. If we keep them off the line, we win this game.” 

“It was fun to see how we kept on fighting, we did a lot of good things today.”

K.J. Riley was the Aces’ (10-19, 4-12 MVC) leading scorer with 13 points. He was 5-for-11 from the floor. Local native Shea Feehan recorded 11 points on the day. He hit two triples and three free throws. Darrell Brown was the top scorer in the game, finishing with 19 points while hitting nine free throws for the Braves (16-13, 8-8 MVC).

A quick start saw the Aces jump out to an 8-0 lead just over two minutes in. K.J. Riley hit a floater to get the scoring started before Marty Hill and Evan Kuhlman posted triples to give UE the lead just over two minutes in.

Bradley responded with a 10 stretch while holding UE to 1-of-7 shooting over the next five minutes. Noah Frederking ended the stretch with a steal and runout to tie the game before Kuhlman’s second triple completed a 5-0 spurt. The Braves rallied to tie it up at 13-13 before Noah Frederking knocked down a triple to put Evansville back in front. The Aces extended their edge to 25-19 on a Riley layup with 3:14 remaining.

Over the final three minutes of the half, the Braves took control, scoring 11 in a row to take a 30-25 lead into halftime. BU hit three of its final four attempts while holding UE to 1-for-8 to wrap up the first 20 minutes. Evansville attempted 21 triples in the first half.

After a Bradley bucket extended its run to 13-0 in the opening possession of the second half, John Hall hit his first from long range to make it a 32-28 game. The Braves came right back, scoring eight in a row to push the lead to a game-high 40-28. 

Peoria native Shea Feehan got Evansville right back into the contest. He connected from long range before getting fouled on another attempt from outside as the Aces cut the Bradley lead to two points – 44-42 – midway through the second half. The Braves were able to rebound and push their lead back to 61-51 with four minutes left in the game. Riley helped UE get closer as his layup and free throws, coupled with a Kuhlman three, cut the BU lead to 61-58 with one minute left.

Another Riley bucket made it a 61-60 game with 29 ticks on the clock. Following a free throw make, the Aces had the ball down two. A missed triple gave the ball back to Bradley as they were able to hang on for the 63-61 victory.

Evansville outshot Bradley by a 38.6%-32.7% margin, but the Braves had a 41-35 rebounding edge. Kuhlman, Frederking and Dainius Chatkevicius had solid outings for UE. Kuhlman tallied nine points, all coming via the long ball. Frederking notched eight points while Chatkevicius had eight points and four rebounds.

On Wednesday, the Aces will play their final home game of the season against Southern Illinois with tip set for 6:00 p.m. It will mark Senior Day when the program recognizes its class of Marty Hill, Dainius Chatkevicius. Shea Feehan, and Jared Chestnut.  

* Softball defeats Creighton, 4-2

Eryn Gould notched two hits and scored twice while Emily Lockhart tossed another complete game to lead the University of Evansville softball team to a 4-2 win over Creighton on Sunday morning.

Evansville (6-6) picked up four hits on the day with Gould notching two. Katie McLean and Mackenzie McFeron had the other two.  Lockhart went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four.

The Purple Aces scored single runs in both the first and second inning. Gould hit a leadoff double to begin the game and would score when Bailee Bostic reached on an error.  In the second, McFeron drew a 1-out walk before working her magic on the basepaths. She stole second base before moving to third on a passed ball. Gould reached on an error, allowing McFeron to add to the lead, making it a 2-0 game.

Creighton (5-7) picked up two runs to tie the game in the bottom of the third, but Evansville countered in the fifth. McLean singled to lead off the frame before advancing to second on a Mea Adams sacrifice. Another Bluejay error helped McLean give the lead back to the Aces. In the seventh, UE added an insurance run when Gould came home on the fifth Creighton error of the day.

Lockhart was able to finish it off from there, picking up her third victory of the season.

Next weekend, the Aces head to Birmingham, Alabama for a tournament hosted by Samford. The Aces will take on Western Kentucky, Houston Baptist, Jackson State, and Samford in the tournament.

* Aces baseball bounces back to even score with Little Rock

The University of Evansville baseball team rode a strong starting performance from junior left-hander Nathan Croner to bounce back from a heart breaking loss earlier in the day, to beat Little Rock 3-1, Sunday evening.

"Great bounce back win after a tough loss," said University of Evansville head coach Wes Carroll. "Nate Croner did an outstanding job shutting down their momentum in a doubleheader. Rubber match tomorrow is a big game early in the season."

After blowing a late four-run lead in game one of their doubleheader, the Aces sent out the southpaw, and Croner (1-1) delivered, tossing six innings of shutout work, striking out four while scattering four hits.

At the plate, Evansville broke through at the plate in the fourth inning. Junior outfielder Troy Beilsmith led off the inning with a walk, followed by senior outfielder Nate Reeder, who delivered a double to right. Then, with two aboard, freshman second baseman Danny Borgstrom lifted a sacrifice fly to left, bringing in Beilsmith from third. Next, Tanner Craig lifted a single to left, tallying Reeder for an insurance run, making it 2-0 Aces.

In the fifth frame, Evansville would add to their pad, as senior third baseman Sam Troyer followed up a Craig Shepherd walk with a double to left-center, scoring the junior shortstop from first, making it 3-0 Aces.

On the hill, Croner would give way to freshman right-hander Shane Gray in the seventh, who struck out the first two batters he faced, on his way to a shut out frame. However, Little Rock would finally get on the board in the eighth, as Ryan Benavides tagged the newcomer for a solo home run to right, cutting the UE lead to 3-1. That would be Gray's lone mistake, as he would get out of the eighth without any more damage.

In the final frame, senior right-hander Austin Allinger closed out the Trojans for the save.

The victory ups Evansville's record to 2-4 on the season, while Little Rock falls to 1-5. The series wraps up this afternoon at Hogan Field. First pitch is at 1:00 pm.

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