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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's Happening Today

* Pi Gamma Mu Collecting New and Used Shoes

Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society for the Social Sciences, will be collecting new and used shoes for Soles4Souls, a charity dedicated to providing shoes to those in need around the world.  Shoes of all styles and sizes are welcome!  Collection boxes will be located in Ridgway University Center, Koch Center, Graves Hall, Carson Center, and the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in Room  50, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Collection will run from Wednesday, Feb 29 through Friday, March 16.  Our goal is to collect 100 pairs!  If you have any questions, contact Mari Plikuhn at


Upcoming Events

* Mentoring Series Luncheon Planned for Thursday

Please join us for the final Student-Alumni Mentoring Speaker Series luncheon for this academic year on Thursday, March 15 in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The speaker will be a local UE alum and HR Manager presenting on the topic, "More Than Just Salary, What About Benefits." If you wish to reserve a boxed lunch for the event, please email by Monday, March 12 at noon.

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – Tax Tips to Put Money Back in Your Pocket

Come join us on March 14 to hear about tax tips that can put money back in your pocket.  UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend the free (bring your lunch) Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday, March 14, from noon–12:50 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. The session will be presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.



Info You Should Know

* Tornado Relief: How You Can Help

If you want to help the areas of Southern Indiana devastated by last Friday's tornados, UE's Office of Religious Life received the following information from the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Cash is the most helpful gift right now. Send donation to the Indiana Conference Disaster Response through your local church treasurer, or through the United Methodist Committee on Relief online at

For southern Indiana in-kind donations, take them to 700 Patrol Road, Jeffersonville, Indiana off Hwy. 62. Open 24/7. Office phone is 812-287-0090 or 812-287-0026. Items needed include safety supplies, work gloves, gloves (mitral), N95 masks, dust masks, and tubs for supplies.


Right now, the Volunteer Reception Center needs people with disaster response training. Call the reception center before you leave home as volunteer needs are still being assessed. The Volunteer Reception Center is located at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 812-287-0519, 812-287-0522, 812-287-0523, or 812-287-0521. 


In a week or so, other volunteer groups will be needed for cleanup and repair. Volunteer opportunities will be announced on the conference web page ( under disaster response and VIM as information becomes available. You can also call 219-464-1447 for volunteer opportunities. 

* Spring Break Hours for Bookstore

The Bookstore will be closed the Saturdays of Spring Break, March 3 and 10.  We will have regular store hours Monday-Friday during the week of Spring Break which are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday 8 4:30 p.m.

* Fitness Center Hours for Spring Break 2012

Friday, March 2 -  6:30 to 7:00 p.m. (no evening swim)
Saturda,y March 3  and Sunday, March 4 – Closed
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9 -8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(No fitness classes and pool will be open depending on  guard availability only )
Saturday, March 10  and Sunday, March 11- Closed
Monday, March 12 –normal hours resume at 6:30 a.m.

* 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.



* Aces Mens Basketball Accepts Postseason Invite

For the third time in four years, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will be playing in the postseason as the Aces have accepted an invitation to play in a 2012 tournament.

The tournament and opponent will not be announced until Sunday evening, however, the home game for Evansville is set to take place at the Ford Center on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  The game gives fans one more chance to see seniors Denver Holmes, Kenneth Harris and Matt Peeler play at the Ford Center.

All tickets to the game will cost $15 and will be in the lower bowl.  Season ticket holders from this season will have first priority to purchase their seats and can do so beginning on Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and have until Monday at 5 p.m.  Should season ticket holders choose not to purchase their seats, they will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday.  Season ticket holders can only reserve their seats through the UE ticket office located in the Carson Center or at 812-488-ACES.

For those who are not season ticket holders, you can reserve your seats beginning on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Carson Center. Tickets will go on sale at the Ford Center box office and on Monday morning at 10 a.m.  Student tickets are free.

All who place orders through Sunday evening can begin to pick up their tickets at the Carson Center on Monday morning at 9 a.m.  They will not be available before that time.

Please call the Aces ticket office at 812-488-ACES for more information.

The ticket office will have special hours over the weekend to give fans the chance to reserve their seats for UE’s third postseason berth in four seasons.  The hours leading up to the game are as follows.

Wednesday, March 7 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 9 – 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 12 – 9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13 – 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door on Tuesday evening.

* Aces Mens Golf Takes 12th At Samford Intercollegiate

Senior Griffin Wood finished in a tie for 7th place overall to lead the University of Evansville men’s golf team to a 12th place finish in the Samford Intercollegiate on Tuesday.

After shooting a 75 in round one, Wood carded a 1-under 71 before tallying a 74 to finish with a 220 over three rounds.  Fellow senior Michael Sainz was the next Ace on the leaderboard, notching a three-round total of 235 to earn a tie for 53rd.

Three shots behind Sainz was Quinn Vilneff, who finished with a 238.  The sophomore shot a 1-under 71 in the second round, tying Wood for the lowest round for Evansville.  Andrew Luo notched a 239 while Parker Hensley recorded a 241.  Shooting on his own, Sam Cobb finished with a 256 after carding an 80 in the third and final round.

Evansville will take to the course next week, traveling to Jacksonville, Fla. to participate in the Don Benbow Intercollegiate at the Jacksonville Beach Club.


* Ware, Collins Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

Juniors Taylor Ware and Meagan Collins of the University of Evansville women’s basketball team have been named 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes, as voted by the conference’s Sports Information Directors. Ware was named to the second team, while Collins was an honorable mention selection.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Taylor Ware played in all 29 regular season games, starting the last 26. She is UE’s third-leading scorer, averaging 6.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, and ranks 11th in the MVC, averaging 2.3 offensive rebounds per game. Ware recently received the James M. Hall Jr. Outstanding Engineering Student Scholarship Award which is selected by the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science as the most outstanding at junior class standing based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, character, responsibility, attitude and potential for professional growth. Ware has a 3.80 cumulative GPA in mechanical engineering.

Meagan Collins, a native of Boonville, Ind., ranks second on the team, averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. She has played in all 29 contests with 22 starts, averaging 26.6 minutes per game. The forward also ranks second on the squad and 14th in the MVC with a .333 three-point percentage (30-90) and has been UE’s leading scorer in five games this season. Collins owns a cumulative 3.32 GPA in exercise science.

The criteria for the scholar-athlete team balloting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting. Nominees must be starters or important reserves, have played at least 75 percent of a team’s games, and must carry at least a 3.20 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).

Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution.

A total of 27 Valley student-athletes met the nomination criteria for scholar-athlete honors in 2012.

^#*Lacey Boshe, Missouri State, Sr., 4.00, Molecular Biology/Spanish
Karly Buer, Missouri State, So., 3.88, Sport & Park Administration
Sarah Nelson, Creighton, So., 3.65, Business
%Shannon Thomas, Indiana State, Sr., 3.39, Marketing
MacKenzie Westcott, Bradley, Sr., 3.74, Actuarial Science
^2011 Second Team Selection; #2011 CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team Selection;
*2010 Second Team Selection; %2010 Honorable Mention Selection

Jessica Diamond, Wichita State, Jr., 3.31, Psychology
Amber Kirschbaum, UNI, Jr., 3.75, Movement & Exercise Science
Deja Mattox, Indiana State, Sr., 3.44, Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising
Anna Munn, Indiana State, So., 3.83, Athletic Training
Taylor Ware, Evansville, Jr., 3.80, Mechanical Engineering

Kelsey Budd, Bradley, So., 3.55, Sports Communication
Meagan Collins, Evansville, Jr., 3.32, Exercise Science
Ally Jensen, Creighton, Jr., 3.63, Nursing
Chloe Nelson, Illinois State, Jr., 3.94, Psychology
Lauren Niemiera, Bradley, Sr., 3.61, Spanish/Sports Communication
Catie O'Leary, Bradley So., 3.46, Nursing
Andrea Rademacher, Indiana State, So., 4.00, Pre-Business/Management
^%Amber Wollschlager, Drake, Sr., 3.79, Accounting
Katie Yohn, Bradley, Jr., 3.26, Medical Technology
^2011 Second Team Selection; %2010 Honorable Mention Selection  

* UE Baseball Travels To Face WKU Wednesday

The University of Evansville baseball team continues its non-conference schedule Wednesday, taking on the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at Nick Denes Field.

The Aces come off a four-win week, going 3-1 in their own Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic. UE beat IPFW twice (4-2, 9-1) and Eastern Illinois, 5-1, in the final game. Offensively, Eric Stamets (.308) and Jason Hockemeyer (.300) lead the squad. As a team, UE is batting .229, while the pitching staff owns a 2.65 ERA.

Freshman southpaw Kyle Freeland’s strong outing on the mound led the University of Evansville baseball team to a 5-1 victory over Eastern Illinois University in the final game of the Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium. In his second start of the season and first on the Aces’ home field, Freeland (1-1) tossed seven innings, allowing just one run, five scattered hits, a walk, and struck out four. Junior Jake Naumann threw a perfect seventh inning, and Josh Biggs closed the ninth, giving up one infield hit and struck out one. Jake Mahon led the Aces at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBI, as the squad recorded 10 hits in the game.

After Wednesday, the Aces then travel to Tennessee Tech for a three-game series, Friday-Sunday.

In 95 innings of work, Evansville’s experienced pitching staff has recorded a miniscule 2.65 earned run average. Kyle Lloyd (3-0, 15.0 IP), Josh Biggs (6.0 IP), and Peter Spear (2.0), Kyle Spencer (1.0), and James Kohler (1.0) all have yet to give up an earned run.

Kyle Lloyd improved his season record to 3-0 versus IPFW, tossing 6.1 innings, allowing just two scattered hits, one unearned run, while striking out five. In the 9-1 victory, Lloyd kept the Mastodons off the board through the first six frames, tossing a no-hitter through 3.1 innings. Lloyd has yet to allow an earned run in three appearances and 15.0 innings of work, marking the only pitcher in the MVC to own a 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA.

Evansville has scored first in 7-of-11 games this season, striking right of the bat in the first inning five times. When they score first, the Aces own a 4-3 record. When they score in the first inning UE is 3-2.

Evansville’s best offensive inning this season has been the sixth, recording 12 total runs in the frame. However, the sixth has also been the inning in which the Aces have given up the most runs, allowing eight.
In 207 total games, UE has been shut out just two times, including the Aces’ 2-0 season-opening loss at Belmont (2/17). Getting shut out just once last season – a 4-0 loss vs. Creighton (5/14/11) – Evansville scored at least one run in every game in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Right-handed pitchers Sam Johns (0-1, 5.40 ERA) and Zach Taylor (2-1, 4.70 ERA) are back in commission this season after both suffering season-ending injuries in the first inning of UE’s first two games in 2011. After getting elbow surgery last spring, Johns made his return to the mound vs. Lipscomb, hurling 5.0 innings and got the no-decision. Taylor took a line drive to the ear in his first start last year (at Memphis 2/19). In his first appearance since the incident, Taylor came out of the bullpen in UE’s second game at Arkansas State and took the loss, throwing four innings, allowing two runs, two hits, three walks, while striking out two. In his last two outings, however, he has earned the win.

Evansville returns 12-of-13 pitchers from last season and also adds three newcomers to the staff, including Kyle Freeland, a 35th round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

For the second consecutive year, shortstop Eric Stamets was named to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason all-conference team, voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Stamets, a junior from Dublin, Ohio, projects to be one of the best shortstops in the nation this year. Last season, Stamets hit .292 with a team-high 51 runs scored and 27 stolen bases. Defensively, he led the Aces with 181 assists and helped the squad to a program-best .977 fielding percentage with a record-low 48 errors as a team. In addition, Stamets turned heads in the summer, playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and was named a Cape Cod League All-Star. Stamets was a consensus Freshman All-American and the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2010.

* Aces Softball Drops Two In El Paso

The University of Evansville softball team (3-5) fell in both games of yesterday's doubleheader against the UT-El Paso Miners. The Aces lost 10-8 in the first game of the day before the Miners took game two by a finals core of 7-4.  

The Aces’ offense put up a total of 15 hits on the day. Junior Halie Malone hit .500 at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 in game two. Freshman Kayla Fortner went 3-for-5 with two RBI.

The Aces will return to Helen of Troy Field today for another doubleheader to cap off the four-game series with the Miners. Tomorrow first pitch is scheduled for 1:00.

The Aces’ offense  jumped out to an early 7-0 lead by the third inning of game one. Freshman Victoria Dellorto started the game with a leadoff single before scoring the first run of the game off of sophomore Katie Sears’ double. Evansville extended its lead in the top of the second inning, scoring four runs off three hits. With the 5-0 lead going into the top of the third, the Aces were able to produce two more runs to take a 7-0 lead going into the second half of the frame.

The Miners answered in the bottom of the third inning, stringing together four singles, a double and a triple to push across five runs and cut their deficit to 7-5.

After holding the Aces scoreless in the top of the fifth, UTEP’s bats stayed hot in the bottom of the frame as the Miners tacked on five more runs to their lead, posting another six-hit inning, including a two-run homerun off sophomore reliever Taylor Perry, to take a 10-7 lead. 

Evansville chipped away in the top of the sixth to cut the Miners’ lead to 10-8. Malone led off the inning with a single down the left field line before freshman Lauren Lum entered the game as a pinch-runner. Lum advanced to second on a ground out by Dellorto before stealing third. Senior Amy Gaertner was able to hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to bring Lum in, but UTEP was able to shut down the inning to hold onto the lead.

Down 10-8, Evansville threatened to come back with bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but a strikeout and a line out ended the inning and gave the Miners win in game one.
Perry was tagged with the loss, giving up four earned runs on seven hits in three innings of work. Starter Sarah Patterson allowed six runs on nine hits in her fourth start of the year.

The Miners wasted no time putting a run on the board in game two as Chelsea Troupe knocked a solo home run off UE starter Kendall Kautz to give UTEP the 1-0 lead in the first inning.

The Aces answered back with a three-run, two-out rally in the top of the second. Aguilera singled up the middle before junior Alicia Betancur hit her third double of the season to score her from first. Junior Tamara Robey followed with a walk to put two runners on for UE. Sophomore Niki Rahming then came through with another double, bringing both runs home and giving the Aces the 3-1 advantage.

The Miners cut UE’s lead in half in the bottom of the fourth, using back-to-back doubles to score their second run of the ballgame.

Fortner notched her first collegiate triple in the top of the sixth with a shot to right field. Malone them picked up her second RBI of the day as Fortner crossed the plate on a ground out, increasing UE’s lead to 4-2.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Miners put up three consecutive singles off of Patterson, who had entered the game in relief of Kautz in the fifth inning. A throwing error after the third single allowed two UTEP runners to score, tying the game at 4-all. A fourth single gave the Miners two runners on board before a Troupe blasted another homerun to left center, scoring three more runs to give UTEP the 7-4 lead before the Aces could end the inning.

UTEP pitcher Colleen Hohman was able to retired UE’s final three batters to secure the win for the Miners.
Patterson took the loss, falling to 1-3 on the season. Kautz gave up two earned runs in the start, scattering four hits while fanning one.


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