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Monday, February 27, 2012

* Campus Wide Power Outage Scheduled for Sunday, March 4

A campus-wide electrical power outage is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This outage is required in order for Vectren to make repairs to the high-voltage distribution system serving UE. All buildings on campus will be affected.  Please call Physical Plant at extension 2775, or e-mail js607@evansville.edu if you have questions or need assistance to accommodate the outage.

 

What's Happening Today

* Are you Hungry for Change?

The campus screening of Food Inc. will be this evening at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center.  Enterainment Weekly says the film is “More than just a terrific movie – it’s an important movie.”

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner "lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults."

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
 

Upcoming Events

* Change in Location for Think Outside the Lunch Box

Today's Think Outside the Lunch Box has been moved to the auditorium on the fourth floor at Old National Bank (One Main Street in Evansville, Indiana) Usually the lecture is in the Blue and Gold Room at Old National Bank.

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Peter Rosen will be discussing ""Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Media."

What can people learn about you from the information and photos you share on a social networking website? How can you use this global phenomenon to positively influence your reputation?

Rosen's recent research on social networking has attracted national attention from media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Fox News.

"In my presentation, I'll discuss how you can use social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a brand for yourself - showing the world where your expertise and passions lie," said Rosen. "I'll share real-life examples of people who have successfully done this, and I will also pull from my recent research on Facebook as a powerful predictor of job performance and academic success."

With colleagues at Northern Illinois University and Auburn University, Rosen recently co-authored a study titled "Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye?," which was published in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

This is the second year of UE's monthly faculty lecture series. It is normally held the first Thursday of every month.

Attendees are welcome to eat lunch during the presentation. There is a restaurant conveniently located in the Old National Bank lobby.

* This Week in Music - UE Orchestra to Perform

The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities Brian St. John, will present a concert in Neu Chapel on Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will open with Schubert’s Overture to Die Zauberharfe, a piece which also became associated later with the composer’s incidental music for Helmina von Chézy’s play, Rosamunde.  UE graduate and soprano Kelci Scott, last year’s Vukovich Concerto Competition co-winner, will then join the orchestra to perform arias from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Gounod’s Faust.  The orchestra will close the concert with a performance of the Polovtsian Dances from Alexander Borodin’s Prince Igor.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Assistant Professor of Music Therapy Kathleen Murphy recently spoke before the Evansville chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, a prestigious national honor society for educators.  Her presentation was entitled “Music Therapy - What’s That?”  The event took place at the Ohio Township Public Library in Newburgh, Ind.

* Information Session of 2012 Summer Asian Program in Korea and Japan

Are you interested in exploring Asian history, culture, art, music, media, economy, and politics? UE offers a five-week summer Asian program in KOREA and JAPAN from June 21-July 26. Please attend the information session on Feb. 28 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in SB 75 if you would like further information about the program such as costs, schedules, courses offered, field trips, etc. The summer program this year is limited to only several students. For more information, contact with Dr. Young Kim (yk28, #2688).

* Delta Omega Zeta "Break the Floor" Fundraiser

Are you a guy? Do you like to DANCE? Do you know guys who like to DANCE? Then come and participate in Delta Omega Zeta’s spring philanthropy, BREAK THE FLOOR, benefitting Youth First! This year’s theme is ‘70s Motown! Teams from 3 to 7 guys are allowed, and entries are due March 2nd! One team is $25 to enter and two teams are $50 to enter. Any entries, questions, or concerns please email ml141!

 

* Book Discussion Kick Off Set for February 29

The UE campus community (students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni) are invited to participate in our book discussion kick-off event set for Wednesday, February 29 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Join us for refreshments, an overview of the book, meet others reading the book, and learn about events across the city associated with the book discussion. Those who pre-registered for a complimentary book may pick them up at the kick-off. Honors students participating in the book discussion will receive .5 points (must attend UE events too).

Spring break is around the corner and a perfect time to read with us!  Questions, contact Cherie Leonhardt at cl29@evansville.edu

About Community Read
The University of Evansville Office of Veterans Affairs has joined forces with the University of Southern Indiana to participate in a Community Read conversation about “War and Our Community.” This semester long project will involve readings, discussions, and reflections on the issues facing returning veterans and their community. As part of the project, the Community Read has chosen Tim O’Brien’s collection of short stories titled “The Things They Carried.” This award winning book reflects on the experiences of the Vietnam War and the challenges that veterans face upon their return. The Community Read hopes that this collection will span discussions across the community and open up a wide ranging response to the concerns of returning veterans in our community.

Discussions, lectures, and community events are planned throughout the city of Evansville including discussion groups organized through the UE Office of Veterans Affairs. Further information about upcoming events is available at http://www.usi.edu/communityread/

 

* Chi Omega's Girls Night Out

Many young women are the victims of dating violence, and some may not even know it. The members of Chi Omega are partnering with their local philanthropy, Albion Bacon Fellows Center on Wednesday, February 29 to bring awareness about this issue. All students, especially women are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend, and educate yourself about healthy relationships. The speaker starts at 7 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.
 

* Family Weekend 2012 Set for September 28, 29 and 30

The dates for Family Weekend 2012 have been set for September 28, 29, and 30.  Put Family Weekend on your calendar!  More information will follow soon. Questions or suggestions?  Please contact alumni@evansville.edu
 

* Dodgeball!!!

The freshman council will be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament on February 29 in celebration of Leap Day. This event will be open to all students not just the freshman. The Dodgeball Tournament will start at 5 p.m. and go until around 8 p.m. It will take place in Carson Center, and there will be awards for the winning team.

To start a team here is what you have to do. Email a team name and the name of the team captain to AW293@evansville.edu by February 27. Then you just have to make a team of 5 or 6 people to play with. Then just show up ready to play some awesome dodgeball on February 29 with your team.

If you have any other question email cc221@evansville.edu

Info You Should Know

* Students — the LinC Wants Your Opinion

Can’t remember last night, let alone last year? Maybe a new camera will help. The LinC is interested in your opinions about UE’s yearbook and yearbooks in general. Just by completing our survey, you can enter to win a Canon PowerShot digital camera. Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts — we want to know what you really think. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGFLNXS or on the LinC's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/uelinc.

* 2012–13 LinC Positions Available

Be a part of the award-winning LinC yearbook staff. A number of positions are available and one just might be right for you. Visit the LinC's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/uelinc to download an application. If you need more information about a position, check out the fact sheets on Facebook or e-mail tm2@evansville.edu

* Join the 2012–13 Crescent Magazine Staff

Be a part of Crescent Magazine for the 2012–13 school. A number of positions, including writer, columnist, designer, fact-checker and copy editor, are available and one just might be right for you. Visit the magazine's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/uecrescent to download an application. If you need more information about a position, check out the fact sheets on Facebook or e-mail tm2@evansville.edu

* Writing Center Hours - March 2-16

The Writing Center will close at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and remain closed through the end of Spring Break. The following week, March 11-16, it will be open by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment during this week, i.e., the week following Spring Break, please email Linda Bathon (lb24@evansville.edu) in Academic Advising at least 24 hours in advance. In your message, state the day and time you wish to visit the Writing Center, adhering to the center's normal hours of operation: Monday noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday through Thursday evenings 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Appointments will be awarded on a "first come, first served" basis. For an appointment on Sunday evening, Mar. 18 - and through the remainder of the semester, please use the appointment calendar available on Acelink to schedule your Writing Center sessions.   

* Teacher Education Admission Packets Now Available

Teacher Education Admission packets are now available in the School of Education office located in Graves Hall, Room 304. Your interview will be scheduled when the application and professional education portfolio (live text or hard copy) are submitted. The deadline for submission is March 12.  Scheduled interviews will be conducted on March 19, 20, and 21. Please Note:  You must meet the following requirements to apply: 1) a passing score on all three praxis 1 tests or passing ACT/SAT scores, 2) overall GPA 2.8 or better, 3) grade C or better in EDUC 100, 200, 320 or currently enrolled.

Please contact the School of Education office or your advisor if you have any questions.

* There's Still Time to Apply for Harlaxton College: Summer, Fall, Spring

The UE Study Abroad Office is still accepting Harlaxton College applications for the coming summer and academic year.  Remember to come see us before Spring Break!  See tips below.

Summer 2012:

The five-week summer session at Harlaxton still has openings for the following classes:

BIOL 399 Neurobiology
EXSS 488 Cardiac Rehabilitation: An International Perspective
HSA 406/505 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care
HSA 499/599 The British and US Health Care Systems: A Comparative Study
MGT 331 International Business Strategy
REL 130 Christian Thought
THTR 110 Introduction to Theatre

Fall 2012:

It’s not too late to join the fall semester group.  The priority application deadline has been extended until March 15th , meaning that any qualified UE student who applies by that date is guaranteed admission.  Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Spring 2013:

The priority application deadline for Spring 2013 is Friday March 2nd, so act before Spring Break to assure your spot!

Applications and full course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, SB 261.  Questions?  Contact us at studyabroad@evansville.edu or 488.1085. 

* Spring Break Bookstore Sale

The UE Bookstore is offering 20% Off all UE Clothing purchases Monday-Friday, February 27-March 2nd.  There are also some clearance items specially marked during the week as well.  This is for the week before Spring Break only so stop in, save some money, and get some gear for Spring Break !  Items already on clearance or discount are excluded from this 20% sale.  Also the Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of March 3rd and 10th during Spring Break.

* Announcing the Public Health Major at UE

From more than 80 areas of study, University of Evansville students now have a new major to choose: Public Health. UE’s Board of Trustees approved the public health program, which will begin in Fall 2012, during its meeting on February 17-18.

UE’s Bachelor of Science in public health will train students in multidisciplinary approaches to public health practices. Students will learn about a range of issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, disease prevention, health communication and informatics, healthcare systems, and health behavior.

Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi, assistant professor of public health, will serve as director of the public health program. She joined the University of Evansville faculty in 2011 to teach public health courses in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, where the public health program will be housed.

Patel-Dovlatabadi holds a DrPH in public health management, an MPH in health care organization and policy, an MBA in health care management, and a BS in psychology, all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research interests include health policy, lifestyle factors and chronic disease prevention, mental health, and disaster preparedness on both the national and international levels.

“From disaster relief to air quality to disease prevention, public health professionals ensure a healthy, safe, and productive society,” said Patel-Dovlatabadi. “Furthermore, the Association of Schools of Public Health estimates that 250,000 more public health workers will be needed by 2020. To replenish the workforce and avert a serious shortage of qualified workers, schools of public health will have to train three times the current number of graduates over the next 11 years.”

“I’m proud that the University of Evansville has recognized this critical need and stepped up to meet the challenge of preparing graduates for careers in the dynamic field of public health,” she added.

Graduates with a B.S. in Public Health who wish to enter the job market will find opportunities for employment by state and local health departments, hospital systems, government agencies, health insurance companies, wellness centers, and consulting firms, to name a few.

The program will also prepare students who wish to pursue graduate education. Students across the country who completed an undergraduate degree in public health have successfully pursued advanced degrees in fields including public health, health services administration, physical therapy, law, medicine, and business administration.

For more information on the public health program, please contact program director Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi at 812-488-2210 or visit http://www.evansville.edu/areasofstudy/publichealth.

 

* Call for Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowship (ARSAF) Applications

The UE Alumni Association is accepting applications for ARSAF grants now through April 2.  The Alumni Association awards up to $15,000 in grants each year.  The April 2 deadline is for funds which would be granted June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013.  ARSAF grants are awarded only once a year.  More details and an application form can be found on AceLink.  Questions?  Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586.
 

* Mortar Board Applications Due March 1

Are you a Junior in the top 35 percent of your class? Do you exemplify the ideas of scholarship, leadership, and service? Then you're perfect for Mortar Board, a prominent national honor society for college seniors, selecting the best and the brightest in their class. Mortar Board is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class. Apply today by filling out the attached  link and turning applications into the information desk at the Ridgway University Center by March 1. If you have any questions contact Kourtney Steen at ks273@evansville.edu

* Libraries Announce Spring Break Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours during Spring Break.

  • Friday, 3/2/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 3/3/12: CLOSED
  • Sunday, 3/4/12: CLOSED
  • Monday, 3/5/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 3/6/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3/7/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 3/8/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 3/9/12: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 3/10/12: CLOSED
  • Sunday, 3/11/12: 3:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Monday, 3/12/12: Resume Regular Hours

Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at:  488.2376.

* Village Request Cards Available - Due 5 p.m. on March 2

Students who have 44 credit hours and are wanting to live in the Villages for the 2012-13 academic year should come to the Residence Life Office and pick up Village Request Cards.  All Village Request Cards are due back to the Residence Life Office by 5 p.m., March 2.  You should Also submit your housing and food service contract on WebAdvisor this week as well.     
Click here for more information about the Housing Assignments Process, or email UEHousing.  

 

* Students Register for Housing on WebAdvisor

Students who will be living on campus for the Fall 2012 semester should login to WebAdvisor to fill out and submit your housing and food service contract for the 2012-13 academic year. Once you login to WebAdvisor, click the "Current Students" icon and select "Housing and Meal Plan Registration".  Contracts should be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 2.  If you have any questions, email UEHousing or call the Residence Life Office at x2956.
 

Congratulations

* Baby Announcement

Nancy Frazier, applicant specialist in the Office of Admission, has a new granddaughter. Hadley Lynn Frazier arrived at 8:14 a.m. this morning (Monday, February 27)! She weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 ½ iches  long. Everyone is doing great! Hadley’s parents, Ryan Frazier (UE alum) and Abbey, are very excited. The couple have two sons, Hudson and Hayden.

 

* Margaret McMullan

Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan’s latest novel Sources Of Light has recently been nominated for the 2012-2013 Oklahoma Library Association’s Sequoyah Book Award. The Sequoyah Book Award program is one of the most prestigious of the state student choice awards in the nation. Throughout the year, students will read and discuss the book.  Awarded an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, the Best YA Book of Indiana, and a Chicago Public Library Teen Selection, Sources of Light was also nominated for the National Book Award, the Capital Choice Award, and the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award in Vermont. It will be released in paperback this summer. Professor McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

Athletics

* UE Women's Basketball Downed, 72-46, At SIU

The hosting Southern Illinois University Salukis scored first and never looked back, overcoming the University of Evansville women’s basketball team, 72-46, Sunday afternoon at SIU Arena in the Aces final road game of the regular season.

The loss drops UE’s record to 5-22 overall and 2-14 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Salukis improve to 8-19 on the season and 4-12 in the MVC.

Juniors Meagan Collins and Samantha Heck led Evansville offensively, as Collins logged a team-high 18 points and seven rebounds, while Heck recorded her second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Southern jumped out to a quick 8-0 advantage and expanded their lead to as much as 23 points (40-17) in the first half on a three by Jordyn Courier at the 3:13 mark. Evansville cut the deficit to 17 on Heck’s steal and layup with just under a minute to go in the period, but the Salukis ended the first half with a steal and three-point play by Mercedes Griffin with 3.2 seconds remaining. Evansville trailed, 43-23, at the break.

SIU shot an unprecedented 70.8 percent (17-24) in the first half, and 66.7 percent (4-6) from behind the arc, while UE shot 34.6 percent (9-26) from the floor and 14.3 percent (1-7) from three.

In the second stanza, SIU held a steady double-digit advantage. The Aces made a 5-0 run to cut the margin to 15, 55-40, with 8:51 to go, as Heck hit two free throws, Collins knocked down one from the charity stripe, and Jordan Lewis capped the run with a layup.

However, the Salukis widened the gap once again into the 20-point range and as high as 30, 72-42, with 2:27 remaining. Fast break points proved to be the key of the game, as SIU outscored UE 22-2 on the break and 44-24 in the paint.

Three Salukis reached double figures, including Cartaesha Mackin (15 points), Teri Oliver (14 points), and Alexus Patterson who logged a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

In the game, SIU shot 52.7 percent (29-55) from the field, 57.1 percent (8-14) from three, and 50.0 percent (6-12) from the free throw line, while UE shot 30.0 percent (18-60) from the floor, 8.3 percent (1-12) from behind the arc, and 75.0 percent (9-12) from the line.

The Aces close out the regular season at home this week, welcoming Illinois State to Ford Center Thursday at 7:00 p.m. UE also takes on Indiana State Saturday for Senior Day at 1:00 p.m.
 

* Men's Basketball Finishes Third In MVC Regular Season

With regular season play completed, the Purple Aces enter next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament as the third seed and will face off against Missouri State on Friday evening at 8:30 p.m.

The tournament is set to take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  Evansville finished the year with a 15-14 mark and an even 9-9 record in the Valley.  Five squads finished with an identical 9-9 mark and the tiebreaker went to the Aces, who finished with a 5-3 record in the round robin tiebreaker.

Missouri State enters the tournament as the sixth seed after going 3-5 against the round robin teams.  The two teams played today at the Ford Center with the Aces taking a 75-70 overtime win.  Both games this season between UE and MSU went to overtime.

With just one game separating third place and eighth place, the standings were the closes ever in the 105-year history of the MVC.

Wichita State finished as the top seed in the league on the strength of a 26-4 mark and a 16-2 league record.  Creighton enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed with a 25-5 overall record and a 14-4 tally in the Valley.

For ticket information, a full bracket and all information on Arch Madness, visit the MVC website at www.mvc-sports.com

 

* Aces Fall In Day Two Of UE Tournament

 The University of Evansville softball team (3-3) dropped a pair of one-run decisions in day two of the UE Tournament today at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. The Aces first fell to Detroit by a final score of 4-3 in their first game of the day before ending the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Butler in the nightcap.

As a team, the Aces hit .285 on the day with 16 total hits. Leadoff batter freshman Victoria Dellorto ended the day going 4-for-8 at the plate with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Sophomore Katie Sears batted .375 on the day, including a 3-for-4 performance in game two.

UMKC posted wins against both Butler and Detroit in the final day of the round robin to claim the title of tournament champions.

The Aces will return to action on March 6, traveling to El Paso, Texas for a four-game series with the UTEP Miners.

Game 1: UE 3, Detroit 4
The Aces struck first in game one, taking advantage of back-to-back Detroit errors to put runners on the corners with two outs in the bottom of the second. Freshman Lauren Lum then hit a high fly ball which dropped in front of the plate for a single and allowed senior Allison Aguilera to score from third. Dellorto followed with a double to left, bringing in sophomore Niki Rahming and Lum to give UE the 3-0 lead before being picked off as she was rounding second to end the inning. 

After three scoreless innings from both sides, the Titans were able to rally in the top of the sixth as Sara Cupp knocked a two-run homerun to put Detroit within one run at 3-2. With one out on the board, sophomore Emily Morris entered the game in relief of junior Kendall Kautz and was able to retire the next two batters to shut down the Titan’s offensive spark.

Detroit struck again in the top of the seventh with a leadoff single by Vanessa Garcia. A wild pitch and an infield groundout moved Garcia to third before a single up the middle brought her across the plate to count as the tying run. The Titans then strung together a double and single through the left side to push across the winning run.

Morris took the loss in the relief effort, giving up two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings of work.

Game 2: UE 2, Butler 3
Butler wasted no time getting on the board in the final game of the day, using a pair of singles and a double, coupled with a UE fielding error, to plate two runs in the top of the first.

Sears answered with a perfectly placed bunt in the bottom of the frame to give the Aces a baserunner on first. With Gaertner at the plate, Sears stole second and was able to advance to third on the overthrow by Butler’s catcher. Gaertner then came through with a sacrifice fly to right center to bring Sears home and cut Butler’s lead to 2-1 going into the top of the second.

The Bulldogs managed to add another run in the top of the third as Lauren McNulty reached on a single before crossing the plate on a sacrifice fly to give Butler the 3-1 lead.

The Aces loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth after Aguilera and sophomore Niki Rahming each got on base with a single. Junior Kendall Kautz then drew a pinch-hit walk to give the Aces three runners on with two outs. But Butler starter Jenny Esparza was able to sit down pinch hitter Kacey Rogers to extinguish the threat and hold UE at 3-1.

With two outs remaining in the bottom of the seventh, Sears chopped in a single to centerfield and was able to make it to second as Butler mishandled the ball. Gaertner then belted a line drive to left field, forcing another Butler error and bringing in Sears to push the score to 3-2. Fortner followed with another single to left field, but Butler was able to gun down Gaertner as she tried to tie the game at home, leaving the Aces with two outs and a runner at second. However, Esparza once again came through for the Bulldogs, striking out Aguilera to end the threat and secure the win.

Starter Sarah Patterson (1-2) took the loss on the mound, scattering five hits while striking out four Bulldogs in five innings of work.

 

 

* A-State Wins Series, Topping Aces Baseball 3-2

The University of Evansville baseball team lost another close game to Arkansas State Sunday afternoon, falling 3-2 at Tomlinson Stadium. The Red Wolves won the series 3-1, as the Aces’ record dropped to 2-4 on the year.

“We’re early in the season trying to figure out how to win ball games with a young club,” said head coach Wes Carroll. “Offensively we only got four hits and that’s tough to win with. Kyle Freeland got a good start under his belt on the mound and gave us a chance, but we just didn’t get over the hump. Hopefully learning from these close losses early in the season will only help us later on.”

For the fourth straight game, Evansville struck onto the board first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Jake Mahon reached on a two-out walk and scored as David Patton and Michael Eckstein recorded back-to-back singles into the outfield.

However, the Red Wolves evened the score with an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth. Alex Potts reached on an infield error and scored on Scott Levy’s double to right field with one out.

A-State took the lead in the next inning, 2-1, as Zach George reached on a walk, and scored from first on Logan Uxa’s RBI double down the first base line.

ASU tallied an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth with another unearned run to make it 3-1. Michael Faulkner reached on a walk, advanced to second on a pass ball, advanced to third on a fly out, and scored on Ryan Emery’s single up the middle.

The Aces threatened in the top of the ninth, putting runners on first and second with no outs after Kevin Kaczmarski reached on an infield error and Kyle Pollock singled up the middle. However, closer John Koch forced a double play; Kaczmarski advanced to third. With Mahon at the plate, Kaczmarkski scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to one. Unfortunately, Koch got the groundball out for his third save of the series.

Freeland (0-1) took the loss, tossing six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, four hits, three walks, while striking out two. Sophomore Ryan Billo came out of the bullpen to hurl 1.1 innings, giving up one run, one hit, and two walks. Junior Josh Biggs recorded the final two outs of the eighth inning for UE, recording a strikeout and groundball out to end the side.
Reliever Seth McWilliams (1-0) recorded the win for ASU, throwing the fifth through seventh innings, allowing no hits. Starter Chris Kerwood took the no-decision (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K).

As the teams combined for nine hits total in the game, Evansville was led offensively by Chris Pearson (1-4), Pollock (1-4), Patton (1-3) and Eckstein (1-3).

The Aces are back in action Wednesday when they travel to UT Martin for a 4:00 p.m. start. UE also has its home-opener this week when they host the Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic at Charles Braun Stadium, Friday through Sunday. IPFW and Eastern Illinois will be the other teams in attendance
 

* Womens Tennis Win Second Straight, Tops EIU 5-2

The University of Evansville women’s tennis team picked up its second-straight victory, defeating Eastern Illinois by a 5-2 final at the Tri-State Athletic Club on Saturday evening.

“This weekend was a total team effort,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “We had several girls step up for us.”

The Aces (6-3) swept all three doubles matches.  Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James picked up an 8-3 win over Janelle Prisner and Merritt Whitley at the No. 1 spot.  Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales defeated the duo of Amanda Dibbs and Jennifer Kim, 8-2 at the two spot while Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz grabbed an 8-2 win over Kristen Laird and Annie Egan in the third flight.

In singles action, Evansville won four out of six matches.  In the second flight, Dzakula took down Whitley (6-0, 6-1), James picked up a win over Kim (6-3, 6-2), freshman Mina Milovic had one of her top performances, defeating Dibbs (6-3, 6-2) and Gaby Fifer finished the night with a win over Laird (6-4, 6-0).  Kotsiou and Raatz lost their singles matches, though Raatz lost in three sets to Egan.

Evansville will be back in action next Saturday, traveling to SIU Edwardsville for a 3 p.m. match.

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