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Friday, March 9, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Aces Speed and Strength Camp

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Hermes and his Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning staff are holding speed and agility camps for Junior High and High School Athletes. Aces Speed and Strength Camp is now taking registrations for March and April speed camp dates. This is open to all levels and open to all sports. Sessions are only $10 each and will be held at 6:30pm on selected dates in March, April and May. Please call 488-2298 for more information.

* Secret Noh Plays to be Topic of Next Andiron Lecture

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in Eykamp252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

The speaker will be Fusae Ekida, assistant profesor of Japanese and director of the Japanese Studies Program in the Department of Foreign Languages. Her topic will be "Secret Noh Plays:History and Tradition."

Ekida earned a PhD at the University of Washington. She has a wide range of research interests, from historical linguistics to Japanese classical literature. She is coauthor of “Historical Development of the Accusative Case Marking in Japanese as Seen in Classical Literary Texts,” published in the Journal of Japanese Linguistics.

Noh plays, a popular form of Japanese entertainment originating in the thirteenth century, are today revered as theatrical art. Ekida’s presentation will provide the history and tradition of the Noh plays in addition to the secret plays, which are some of the most highly ranked plays in the modern Noh repertoire.

For further information, call the series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


* 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.


* 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


Info You Should Know

* 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.



* Bill Stroube, Professor of Health Services Administration

Bill Stroube, Professor of Health Services Administration, will be a panelist at a briefing on Healthcare Business Opportunities in China at the Levin Institute in New York City.  The briefing on March 12 is sponsored by the Confucius Institute for Business at the State University of New York.  Details are at



* Lady Aces End Season with 52-48 Heartbreaker in Valley Tournament

Leading by four at halftime, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team’s advantage vanished, as the No. 7 seeded Drake Bulldogs used an 11-0 run to start the second stanza. While Evansville made a comeback late in the game, Drake eliminated the No. 10 seeded Lady Aces from the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 52-48 final score.

Junior Taylor Ware led the Aces with 13 points, knocking down a career-best 3-for-3 from behind the arc. Samantha Heck also reached double figures, scoring all 10 her points in the first half, while also grabbing a team-high seven boards.  Meagan Collins contributed nine points and six rebounds, and freshman Juliann Miller added six points and four boards.

MVC Player of the Year Rachael Hackbarth led all scorers with 15 points and nine rebounds, followed by Amber Wollschlager’s 14 points.

At the 2:26 mark in the second half, Ware’s free throw tied it up, 46-46. However, Hackbarth answered with a layup on the other end, and with 33.6 seconds remaining, Wollschlager drained her second big three of the night, giving the Bulldogs a 51-46 advantage.

With 9.6 seconds on the clock, Staci Gillum’s jumper cut the deficit to three, 51-48.

Forced to foul after Drake inbounded, Kyndal Clark made the first end of the one-and-one, and the Bulldogs pulled down the rebound on the miss of the second, securing the win for Drake.

UE won the battle of the boards, 34-30, but Drake outshot UE, 44.0% (22-50) to 35.7% (20-56) from the field.

Opening the game, Drake scored first and built as much as a three-point lead, 9-6, with 11:47 to go, before the Aces turned the tables. Evansville used a 13-2 run to take a 19-11 advantage with 5:37 remaining in the period. In the rally, Collins and Miller hit back-to-back jumpers, and Heck capped the nine unanswered points with a three and another jumper.

However, Drake stormed back with an 11-1 run of their own, regaining the lead, 22-20, at the 3:04 mark.

The lead changed hands two more times before Evansville took control for the remainder of the half when Heck completed the and-one play at the free throw line on her made scoop shot with 1:23 to go.

Drake’s Rachael Hackbarth knocked down a jumper, but Collins gave UE the last word with her drive down the middle of the lane as time nearly expired, sending the Aces into the locker room ahead, 29-25.

Out of the break, the Bulldogs scored the first 11 points, and stole the lead, 30-29, on Wollschlager’s three from the top of the arc with 18:36 remaining.

After being held scoreless through the first media timeout of the second half, the Aces finally broke the scoring drought at the 14:29 mark on Ware’s three in front of the UE bench, cutting the deficit to four, 36-32.

Liza Heap’s long three as the shot clock buzzer sounded momentarily took the wind out of the sail for UE, stretching Drake’s lead to six, 39-32. However, out of the under-12 media timeout, Collins knocked down a three of her own, UE forced a turnover, and Ware hit another three to make it a one-point game, 39-38.

DU stretched the margin back up to six following a three and jumper, back-to-back, but a jumper by Katie Ellerson and another three by Ware made it a one-point game once again, 44-43, with 7:46 remaining.

Miller’s drive from the right wing gave UE the lead for the first time in the half, 45-44, with 5:33 to go, but the Bulldogs immediately regained the advantage on the other end of the floor.

The Aces end their season with a 5-25 overall record and 2-16 mark in the MVC.

* Tennis Splits Pair of Thursday Matches

In a pair of matches on Thursday, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over Sacred Heart before falling to Radford, 4-3, in Orlando.

With the split, the Purple Aces move to 8-4 on the season.  They will wrap up their trip to Florida on Friday, facing off against James Madison at 2 p.m. CT.

“I was proud of our effort today, our second match was extremely close with four 3-set matches,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “Both schools we played today have great programs, we just need to regroup to face JMU tomorrow.”

Evansville picked up the doubles point with a pair of victories as Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James took down Kate Donnelly and Kristina Chao, 8-6 while Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz picked up an 8-0 sweep of Nicole Rydzewski and Kristin Legenza.  Gabi Kaldan and Delaney Downing beat Emily Richardson and Kelsey Costales, 8-3.

The Aces grabbed four wins in singles action, including Emily Richardson, who grabbed her first singles win of the spring with a win over Downing, 6-4, 6-2.  Dzakula topped Kaldan (6-3, 6-1), Gaby Fifer defeated Chao (6-1, 6-1) and Raatz grabbed a win over Legenza (6-1, 6-3).  Taking losses for UE were James, who was beated by Rydzewski (6-4, 6-4) and Mina Milovic, who fell to Kate Donnelly (6-4, 6-7, 10-8).

In the afternoon match, the Highlanders earned the doubles point as Richardson/Costales (8-6) and Dzakula/Raatz (8-6) took losses.  Kotsiou and James picked up an 8-5 win over Taylor Newman and Mia Drobnjak.

Singles play was hotly-contested  as four matches went to three sets.  The lone Aces to win a three-set match was Dzakula, who took down Hannah Crawford (6-3, 5-7, 13-11).  Taking close losses were James (6-3, 4-6, 6-3), Milovic  (5-7, 7-5, 10-8) and Costales (6-3, 1-6, 6-3).  Kotsiou and Fifer picked up wins against the Highlanders.

* Baseball Heads to Tennessee Tech for Three

The University of Evansville baseball team looks to extend its current three-game win streak this weekend when they travel to Cookeville, Tenn. to face the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles for a three-game series. Game one is set for Friday at 3:00 p.m. CT at Averitt Express Baseball Complex. First pitch Saturday will be at 2:00 p.m. and at 1:00 pm. Sunday.


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