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Friday, April 5, 2019

* Barn Blitz II Happening TOMORROW

Come help UE build a stronger Evansville as Barn Blitz II wraps up tomorrow morning with the final construction of 25 yard barns for Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

Join the team at Habitat for Humanity's main office at 560 E Diamond Avenue. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and building begins at 9:00! Follow sounds of hammers to the parking lot on the backside of the office building where the action will take place.

Many thanks to the hundreds of hours volunteered by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to make this project a reality. This is one of the largest habitat projects in the country with respect to the utilization of college students and we couldn’t be more proud of their efforts to positively impact the community. 

Contact Holly Carter hc110@evansville.edu for more information. 

 

* 3 Days Left to Pitch your Idea for the Community Changemaker Challenge!

EVERYONE is invited to pitch their idea on how to Make Evansville More Fun and Exciting. But you’ll need to hurry; the deadline is Monday at midnight. Folks of all ages and walks of life are welcome to form a team. The top 4 teams will win $1,000 in cash and pitch their idea to a panel of community investors. Submit your 60-second video to Centerforinnovation@evansville.edu to enter. Learn more.

* Employee Benefit Open Enrollment

During the period of March 18 through April 12, benefit-eligible employees may enroll or make changes in the University’s health, life, long term disability, and dental insurance, and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. It is the only chance for benefit-eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

Please review the documents in the Open Enrollment section of the MyUE portal at: https://bit.ly/2GcdKph, beginning with the open enrollment memo, for important announcements, reminders, and changes which will occur June 1 to the University’s benefits. 

We will once again utilize an on-line enrollment process, eliminating all paper enrollment forms for health, life, dental, and long term disability insurance, as well as the ACES flexible spending account. This will ensure the accuracy of your enrollment elections and maintain records electronically regarding your current and future participation. Enrollment/changes to your TIAA and Emeriti VEBA Trust retirement plan salary deferrals will continue to be processed on paper forms available in the Office of Human Resources. Therefore, you do not need to re-enroll in the TIAA or Emeriti retirement plans.

ALL benefit eligible employees (including those who do not want to make any changes to their current coverage) must enter their elections by April 12.

Please review the open enrollment memo and On-Line Benefit Enrollment Documents on the HR Area of the MyUE portal, which should answer many of the questions you might have about this system.   

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943 with any questions. 

Submitted by Lori LeDuc ll138@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* BiSci Plant Sale

Mark your calendars! BiSci Plant Sale will kick off on April 15 and end on April 22 - Earth Day Birthday! Plants for sale will include butterfly milkweed and other flowers, succulents, tomatoes, and herbs, including basil and cilantro, and many more. Prices will range from $1 for cups of seedlings to $15-25 for larger plants and “design-your-own” succulent bowls.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon kn94@evansville.edu

* Philanthropy Week Volunteer Opportunities!

UE Philanthropy Week is next week, April 8 - 12, ending in Pep & Vim on Friday April 12, UE's Annual Day of Giving.

The philanthropy table is a perfect opportunity to show your support of UE while getting in any volunteer hours needed for group organizations.

All students, if you would like to help, please sign up using the link below. Shifts are in hour increments. Please feel free to sign up more than once if you are able!

Philanthropy Table
Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Tables 2A  and 2B (By the Info Desk)

Sign up Here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iASZ1O2IcOkVdx9mltCHZCaGzHv7IxI-TR_zdNKKRT4/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please contact Nichole Coffey at 812-488-2900 or ns50@evansville.edu. 

Submitted by Nichole Coffey ns50@evansville.edu

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is Monday, April 8, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu for more details. ¡Nos vemos el lunes!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo dr130@evansville.edu

* Cardboard City

UE students in ChangeLab (Tiny Homes) and the UE chapter of UNICEF will host Cardboard City, an event to highlight homelessness, on Friday, April 5, on campus. Students will construct cardboard shelters and compete to see how long they are able to stay in them outside of Ridgway University Center. They will also collect monetary and material donations for local agencies that work to provide services for the homelessness. A prize will be given to the student team that collects the most donations.

Event Schedule
• 5:30 p.m. - Team registration in Ridgway University Center
• 6:00 p.m. – Speakers and activities featuring Aurora, Inc., local nonprofit that works to prevent homelessness. Poverty simulations will also be provided for participants, courtesy of the Evansville Christian Life Center and UNICEF

Event contacts: Chace Avery and John East

* Inaugural International Food Festival is set for Friday, April 12

The University of Evansville’s inaugural International Food Festival is Friday, April 12, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Café Court in Ridgway University Center. This celebration of the home cuisine of UE’s international students is open to the public. Tickets for adults are $7 until April 11, and can be purchased at UE’s Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services, located on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. If purchased at the event, tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. UE students are admitted free.

The festival food will be prepared by UE international students with the assistance of Chartwells, the University’s food service. The menu will include such dishes as poutine, grape leaves, kabsa, biryani, feijoada, matar paneer, and baklava. Entertainment for the event will be provided by the local folk music group, Redwood Preservation Society.

For more information, please contact UE’s Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services at 812-488-2279 or internationalstudent@evansville.edu.

Event contact: Megan Sicard

* Reception for Lindsay Roberts

Please join us in the Phillips Study Alcove on the second floor of Ridgway University Center from 2:00-04:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, to say farewell and wish the best to Lindsay Roberts, director for the advancement of learning. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. 

Submitted by Kim Flowers kf186@evansville.edu

* Dinner and Mass on campus with the bishop - April 9!

Join Newman Club for dinner and Mass with the bishop on Tuesday, April 9! The Newman Campus Community invites you to a special dinner with Most Reverend Joseph M. Siegel, DD, STL. We will be having a dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Newman house and then hang out until mass at 8 p.m. at Neu Chapel. All are welcome to come join us for the free dinner and discussion and/or Mass with the bishop!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

* Coffee Hour Senior Reading

Our graduating creative writing majors will read from their poetry and prose, at the Coffee Hour Senior Reading event held on Friday, April 12, at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The faculty will also announce the winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards. Please join us for a delightful and often moving send-off to our graduating seniors.

Submitted by Michelle Lehman ml281@evansville.edu

* Lambda Chi Alpha's Luau: Carnival for a Cause set for Saturday!

Lambda Chi Alpha's Luau: Carnival for a Cause is planned for this Saturday, April 6, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Lambda Chi Alpha house. The event is to raise money for Aurora Homeless Shelter in Evansville. If you have questions or would like more information, contact dw219@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Daymon Weller dw219@evansville.edu

* WATCH: Guatemala: A Habitat for Humanity Mission

Every year, University of Evansville students travel the globe with Habitat for Humanity. Last May, two students - Brea Mullen and Amanda Ackerman - documented their experience.

Watch the trailer for Habitat Guatemala: A Habitat for Humanity Mission and get ready for the premiere!

Show times are:

  • April 4 at 7:30 p.m.in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center on the University of Evansville campus.
  • April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at WNIN's Old National Theater in Downtown Evansville.
* The Department of Music invites you to Rite of Spring

Friends of UE Music invite you to join us for this year's Rite of Spring. The event will be held on Saturday, April 13, in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center on UE's campus. This year's event celebrates the contributions of Kim and Mary Fillingim!

The event includes cocktails, dinner, musical performances, and dancing accompanied by UE's Jazz Ensemble!

For more information and reservations visit: www.evansville.edu/majors/music/eventDetails.cfm?eventId=15518.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu

* This Week in Music: Student Recitals

Student Recitals
Saturday, April 6

  • April Kuhnert, mezzo-soprano, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 1:00 p.m.
  • Megan Gemmel, soprano, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 2:30 p.m.
  • Haley Russler and Haley Taylor, guitar and viola, senior recital, Wheeler Concert Hall, 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by James Sullivan js820@evansville.edu

* Drag Show 2019: Creatures in the Night

Come to PRIDE's annual Drag Show on Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.!

This year the theme is fairy-tale creatures. Enjoy a mocktail bar and professional drag and student performers!

Ticket proceeds benefit Matthew 25 and AIDS Resource Group. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. If you are interested in a "VIP" experience, sitting at an 8-person table that includes a free drink and waiter service from the bar, then you can purchase the VIP Ticket for $6 in advance or $8 at the door (if there are still seats available).

Email uepride@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions.

And don't forget to come to our Health Fair from 6:00-7:00 p.m. before the show, free of charge!

Submitted by Charlie Hoeg uepride@gmail.com

* Kurt Vonnegut and Hoosier Quality of Place to be topic of lecture

The University of Evansville’s annual Chutney Literary Conference is set for April 5-6, on UE’s campus. UE students will be presenting critical papers, and will have the opportunity to win awards for their efforts.

The conference starts with the Melvin M. Peterson Literary Forum’s Hemminger-Brown Lecture on Friday, April 5. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 162 (Harkness Hall), Schroeder School of Business Building. The guest speaker will be Edward P. Comentale, professor of English, associate vice provost for arts and humanities, and director of the Arts and Humanities Council at Indiana University Bloomington. His topic will be “Kurt Vonnegut and Hoosier ‘Quality of Place.’”

“This talk introduces my work in developing “quality of place” programs with communities in southern Indiana," said Comentale, "and then explores how Vonnegut’s fiction provides ways of thinking through vexed questions about the state’s identity, culture, and politics."

Comentale added that, after "a close look at depictions of Indiana and its people in Vonnegut’s early novels as well as his autobiographical accounts of his childhood in Indianapolis, I will examine how, in his later work, he places the state’s cultural history squarely at the center of national history and makes it representative of the problems that plague the nation at large. A widening class divide, political radicalization, the collapse of civic discourse - Vonnegut’s writing locates both the causes and potential corrections to these issues in the traditions and communities he knew in the Hoosier state and then makes a case for writing and storytelling as essential to restoring the country’s democratic institutions.”

Comentale is the author of Modernism, Cultural Production, and the British Avant-Garde and Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song. He co-edits a scholarly book series on fan cultures for Indiana University Press, through which he has published The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies and The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center.

The conference ends on Saturday, April 6, with student panels planned for 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and noon in Rooms 271 and 272 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. The Grabill and Klinger Writing Prizes will also be awarded at this time.

For more information on UE’s annual Chutney Literary Conference, call 812-488-2963.

* Sunday Mass in Neu Chapel

There will be a Catholic Mass celebrated this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel on campus. Father Godfrey will be the celebrant. All are welcome!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch sw265@evansville.edu

Changemaker Corner

* Pitch your idea to make Evansville more fun and exciting!

The first ever Community Changemaker Challenge is underway, and EVERYONE is invited to pitch their idea on how to improve our city. Folks of all ages and walks of life are welcome to form a team. The top four teams will win $1,000 in cash and pitch their idea to a panel of community investors. A 60-second video is due on April 8 by midnight. Learn more.

Community Changemaker Challenge

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu

* Make a difference and get class credit!

Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Fall semester. For more information, visit evansville.edu/changelab.

ChangeLab logo

Submitted by Cindy Kelley ck116@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Announcing: New Graduate Program in Engineering

The University of Evansville has announced plans to implement a new Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) graduate program. Students will be able to enroll in the program beginning in the Fall of 2019. The professional degree program will offer three options: Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering - Computer Engineering, and Master of Engineering - Computer Science. This 12-month graduate program is designed for those with a bachelor's degree in engineering who wish to gain advanced knowledge and experience in their field.

The program's one-year time frame is especially beneficial for undergraduate engineering students as they can extend their studies by one more year and obtain both a bachelor's and a M.Eng. degree.

"Earning a Master of Engineering degree enables students to begin their career at an advanced level," explained Ying Shang, UE dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. "Most engineers only have a bachelor's degree, so those who have a M.Eng. stand out in the job market and in their work place. In fact, the salary for an engineer with a M.Eng. degree is typically $20,000 higher than for an engineer who just has a bachelor's degree."

The curriculum of all three degree options in the program follow a similar format but differ in specific course requirements and content. Students take advanced courses in their engineering area option and in related fields.

Admission into the Master of Engineering degree program requires an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. The cost of the program is $525 per hour.

For more information, please contact Professor Dick Blandford at db64@evansville.edu.

* Earth Day Birthday volunteers needed

ECO invites you and your student-organization to volunteer at Earth Day Birthday 2019 happening on Monday April 22 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. At this event, there will be environmentally themed activity booths in which we need your help overseeing. Some examples of activities include decorating recycling bins, up-cycling T-shirts into reusable bags, and recycling toss (AKA corn hole). Every volunteer will receive a FREE T-shirt in return for their help at the event.

If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Earth Day Birthday 2019 SignUpGenius accessed through the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49a9ac2ba1fb6-earth. Please sign up on behalf of your organization and split the volunteer time among your members.

For more information, please contact Olivia Blasdel at ob28@evansville.edu

Submitted by Olivia Blasdel ob28@evansville.edu

* Earth Day Birthday Recycling Competition

The Earth Day Birthday committee is hosting a recycling competition among all student organizations. The competing organizations are to collect clean, glass jars, and old T-shirts to use at Earth Day Birthday on April 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The competition will last from April 1-17. There will be a table in Ridgway University Center from April 15-17 between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for recycled items to be deposited. The winning organization receives free food as a reward! 

Submitted by Paige Johnson pj31@evansville.edu

* Who doesn't love free stuff?

With the consolidation of Student Accounts and Financial Aid into Student Financial Services, we have tons of extra/unused organizational office supplies. Please feel free to stop by our office in Room 105 (formerly Student Accounts) in the Olmsted Administration Building to shop your heart out!

Submitted by Thrisha Hawkes th187@evansville.edu

* Sign up for Dialogue on Diversity Conference planned for April 12

The 8th Annual Dialogue on Diversity Conference will take place Friday, April 12, at Spalding University. The primary objective of the conference is to construct a space where participants can engage in thoughtful and instructive conversations about the relevance and role of diversity in the fields of business, education, media, health, politics, community engagement, and religion.

Conference sessions will focus on providing audience members with best practices and current research in diversity, inclusion and/or social justice that can be utilized in the workplace, in and out of the classroom, and in the community.

We will leave at 7:00 a.m. and return to campus by 5:00 p.m. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis but all are invited to attend. Please send your interest to LaNeeca Williams, chief diversity officer, by Friday, April 5, to reserve your seat.

Submitted by LaNeeca Williams lw161@evansville.edu

* TIAA individual counseling sessions

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on April 17 and 18. 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), Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc ll138@evansville.edu

* Volunteers needed for Earth Day Birthday 2019

ECO invites you and your student-organization to volunteer at Earth Day Birthday 2019. On Monday April 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn, there will be environmentally themed activity booths which we need your help overseeing. Some examples of activities include decorating recycling bins, up-cycling t-shirts into reusable bags, and recycling toss (AKA corn hole).

All volunteers will receive a FREE Earth Day t-shirt as a thank you for helping. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Earth Day Birthday 2019 SignUpGenius accessed through the following link: www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f49a9ac2ba1fb6-earth.

For more information, please contact Olivia Blasdel at ob28@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Olivia Blasdel ob28@evansville.edu

* Last chance to sign up for Newman's "Busy Person Retreat" on campus

Newman is offering a laid-back approach to retreats perfect for your hectic schedules! This 4-day retreat on campus will fit into YOUR schedule. Participants will schedule meetings with a spiritual director Monday-Wednesday for about 30 minutes a day. Spiritual directors are trained to focus on the problems and issues students are having in college. They can meet early or stay late - it is up to you! All participants will receive instructions for prayer, a booklet to guide their 4-day journey, and other essentials, compliments of the Newman Club Ministry.

The retreat officially begins on Sunday, April 14, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. At that dinner, participants will plan their week with their spiritual director. Students also have the option to attend the Diocesan Chrism Mass Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., with a dinner at Turoni's to follow. All activities are free of charge this year.

If you are interested in signing up or have other questions about how this may fit into your schedule this year, please email Catholic Campus Minister Jenny Koch (je46@evansville.edu) or call/text her at 812-454-0062.

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler mk305@evansville.edu

* College of Engineering and Computer Science hosts ASEE 2019 Conference

On March 22-23, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) held its 2019 Illinois-Indiana Section Meeting at the University of Evansville. The focus of the conference was Reaching Tomorrow’s Engineer Today. The conference featured a distinguished speaker, Jennifer Amos of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a keynote speaker, Stephanie Farrell of Rowan University and current ASEE president. The meeting was attended by over 100 educators, students and practicing professionals, with 20 technical papers presented in five sessions, along with 14 posters presented in a standalone session. 

In conjunction with the conference was a Vex Robotics Competition design challenge for 6th-12th grade students conceived and implemented by associate professor of mechanical engineering John Layer, who served as chief judge. The winner of the competition was Holy Redeemer Catholic School.

On March 22, Stephanie Farrell led a session on Safe Zone training, geared to STEM faculty. This training was held in the Library Boardroom and was attended by faculty from UE, Purdue, IUPUI, Ivy Tech, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The College is very appreciative of the efforts of associate professor of mechanical engineering Peter Schmidt, assistant professor of mechanical engineering Jessica Lofton, and assistant professor of electrical engineering Mark Randall in leading the planning committee for this successful conference as well as the support and assistance of the UE student chapters of ASME, IEEE, and PRIDE.

The conference was sponsored in part by generous donations from CHA Consulting, AMERICA MAKES, The University of Southern Indiana, ALCOA, Accuride, and other community partners.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu

* ECO collecting recycled goods

ECO is collecting clean, glass jars, and old T-shirts for Earth Day Birthday. 

Submitted by Paige Johnson pj31@evansville.edu

* Tickets now available for International Food Festival

The inaugural International Food Festival, hosted by the International Club, is set for April 12. Tickets can be purchased before the event for $7, starting April 1, at the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in Student Life.

Submitted by Farrah Beidas fb33@evansville.edu

* Pick up your copy of the Crescent today

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE to all students at magazine stands across the campus! Read about what makes UE home, Nerd Wars, Colony Collapse 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

* 2019-20 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

The application can be found here.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 26.

The decision will be announced by July 1.

Questions: Trisha Hawkes, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at th187@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Trisha Hawkes th187@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

Congratulations

* Yazdanparast named recipient of 2019 Marketing Management Association Master Scholar Award

Atefeh Yazdanparast, associate professor of marketing, was named the 2019 Marketing Management Association (MMA) Master Scholar award recipient at the MMA International Conference in Chicago. The MMA Master Scholar competition recognizes and honors outstanding marketing scholars that have engaged in innovative and impactful practices in research. The engagement of other faculty, students, and/or community in accomplishing research, and a history of effective scholarship with an innovative approach to conducting research are considered by the panel of judges in identifying the recipient of the award.

* Master of public health students present at international conference

Master of public health students Carrie Mehringer, Anthony Chastain, Dane Turner, and Sarah Harness - along with their faculty advisors Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi and Su Jin Jeong - recently presented their research at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago.

Chastain, Turner, and Harness along with Patel-Dovlatabadi, won the best paper award in the health and wellness track. Their research was titled “Perceptions of Universal Healthcare among Students, Faculty, and Staff at the University of Evansville.”

Athletics

* Softball heads to Carbondale for 3-game set

Another road trip is on tap for the University of Evansville softball team as they travel to Carbondale, Illinois to take on Southern Illinois
- The 3-game set begins with a 7 p.m. game on Friday before wrapping up on Saturday with a noon doubleheader

Last Week                                                                                   
- UE traveled to Cedar Falls to face UNI last weekend, dropping two games in the series
- UNI picked up an 11-6 win in the opening tilt before finishing with a 5-inning 8-0 win to wrap up Sunday’s doubleheader
- The offense for the Aces hit two home runs in the opening contest with Bailee Bostic recording the first grand slam of her career while Lindsay Renneisen added a 2-run home

Who’s the Boss?                                                                                    
- Bailee Bostic hit a grand slam on Sunday at UNI and pushed her season RBI tally to 13
- Entering her senior season, she had a total of 18 RBI in her three seasons with her top single season total of seven coming in 2017
- Her tally is third on the team behind Eryn Gould and Lindsay Renneisen, who have 17 RBI apiece
- Bostic has made the start in all 31 games with 20 of them coming as UE’s primary catcher
- Her first career multi-hit games came this season against Green Bay and Saint Louis

Stepping Up                                                                               
- Sophomore Toni Galas continues to quietly have a nice year at the plate for the Purple Aces
- Over the last week, Galas notched four hits in six at-bats to push her season average to .344; she has reached base in six consecutive games and has reached in 43.2% of her trips to the plate.
- Galas has appeared in 26 games while making 11 starts
- Galas is a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen base tries and has crossed the plate six times
- She has a strong on-base percentage of .432

Cranking It Up                                                                            
- Senior McKenzie Johnson is gaining confidence as the MVC slate continues for Evansville
- After starting the season with three hits in her first 30 at-bats, Johnson has notched a hit in four of her last nine trips to the plate
- On March 24, she had the game-clinching hit against Loyola before picking up two hits including an RBI double against Butler.

Scouting the Opponent
- Southern Illinois takes a 7-game win streak into the weekend series after a win over Saint Louis on Wednesday; last weekend, the Salukis series at Illinois State was cancelled and prior to that, they swept three games over Valparaiso
- Jenny Jansen leads SIU with a .385 average while Ashley Wood is batting .356 with six home runs and 32 RBI, both team highs
- Brianna Jones has 13 wins in the circle with a 1.96 ERA
 

In The News

* Kenton Hargis speaks with 14 News about FAFSA Importance

UE admission director Kenton Hargis talked with 14 News about the importance of filing the FAFSA this week.

Watch the full interview on 14 WFIE's website. 

If you or a college student you know hasn't filled it out yet, you still have time! The deadline is April 15 at fafsa.ed.gov.

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