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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Breaking News

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Father Dusty Burns, pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Church southwest of campus, will be the celebrant at Mass tonight at 9:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. He will be available for Confessions at 9:00 p.m., and students will lead the Rosary at 9:10 p.m. Everyone is welcome for this quiet, candle-lit midweek liturgy. Contact Mike Roesch at mr201@evansville.edu with any questions.

What's Happening Today

* CNS Meeting Set for Today

There will be a CNS meeting this Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. There will also be a trip to Washington University in St. Louis this Saturday. Please attend the meeting if you are interested in attending!

* Hoedown for Hoofprints - Contestants Needed by March 16!

On Sunday, March 25, in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, Delta Sigma Pi is hosting "Hoedown for Hoofprints." This philanthropy event benefits Hoofprints in the Sand, a therapeutic riding center. Admission will be $3 and is open to all of UE and the public. The event is a co-ed competition with four fun rounds, open to all student organizations for registration. There will be a speedy dress-up round, a nerf-gun quickdraw,  lasso competition, and a judged question round. Any organization may register male or female contestants for a registration fee of $35 for the first contestant, or $50 for two. Please sign up soon, because the registration deadline is March 16. Again, ALL student organizations are invited to compete and attend. Please email ss420@evansville.edu or ca104@evansville.edu with questions.
 

* Reminder - 1694 Document on Display

Reminder!  An authentic 1694 document signed by Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I will be in the Library in Room 203 from 7 pm to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.  Stop by and see this remarkable document and piece of history.  

* Apply Now - March 19 Is Deadline to Apply for Senior Keynote Commencement Speaker

Seniors with something to say to your class: Monday, March 19, is the deadline to apply to deliver the commencement address.  A brief online application must be completed with a written draft of 1000 – 1500 words. Go to www.evansville.edu/commencement/seniorkeynote.cfm for more details and to access the application form. A limited number of finalist will be asked to perform their speeches before the selection committee on April 2 or 3. The final selection for the Senior Keynote Commencement speaker will be announced at the leadership awards program on Thursday, April 19. 

* I-House: Brazil

Not quite ready to leave Spring Break behind? Then join students Jonas Araujo and Victor Paiva for I-House: Brazil this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Bring your friends, enjoy the complimentary cookies, and soak up a few rays of Brazilian sunshine.
 

* Homecoming Committee Meeting

The Homecoming Committee will be meeting this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, for the first planning meeting for next fall. If you are interested in helping plan Homecoming events please attend this meeting.

 

* Graduation Announcement Pickup

Those May graduates who have placed their graduation announcement orders by the date of March 8 can pick their order up in the UE Bookstore at their earliest convenience. These are for customers who chose pick up in store for their option. Those having their orders shipped should receive their orders viva UPS by March 16. Anyone still needing graduation announcements should stop in the Bookstore as soon as possible.
 

* Sign Up for UE Gives Back

UE Gives Back will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 am-12 pm. All students, faculty and staff are welcomed to participate. The sign-up sheet for an individual or group is available at cse.evansville.edu/service. The deadline to sign up is March 16.

This year, we will coordinating a neighborhood cleanup around the University as part of Clean-up Evansville as well as sending volunteers to other community locations.

Contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives at csi@evansville.edu for any questions.

 

* Personal Finance Discussion for Students

All UE students are invited to attend a personal finance discussion specifically for college students, on Wednesday, March 14 at 9:00 p.m. in Eykamp 255. Leading the discussion will be Bob Boxell from Centennial Wealth. He will discuss student loans, FICO scores, the best ways for young adults to save and invest, which insurance products to consider, and which to avoid. No registration is necessary.

* 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 jc313@evansville.edu 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 mp168@evansville.edu

Upcoming Events

* Bible Study and Q&A on Thursday Night

Adventist Campus Ministries will be having an open Q&A session on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in Room 153 (Eades Music Room) in the McCurdy Wing of Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Come with any questions you have about the Bible or related topics within Christianity.

 

* Holiday World's Pat Koch to Preach at University Worship Sunday

Many Tri-State residents know Pat Koch as the friendly face of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, but did you know that she also holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in pastoral ministry, and was a nun for 10 years?

Mrs. Koch will preach a sermon titled "Cry of the Prophet" at University Worship in Neu Chapel this Sunday, March 18. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome. 

As Director of Values at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Mrs. Koch works with the park’s 80 full-time and 2,300 seasonal employees to maintain the high standards of the family business. Her dedication to the park’s atmosphere has helped earn Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari the titles of the World’s Friendliest Park (1998-2011) and the World’s Cleanest Park (2000-2011).  

* Student Alumni Mentoring Speaker Series Luncheon

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. Our 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 ds120@evansville.edu by Tuesday, March 13 by noon.
 

* AcesTV Free Live Streaming

On Thursday, March 15 at 3:00 pm AcesTV will have another FREE stream! The softball team will be playing a double header against Southeast Missouri State. Not only that, but the baseball game that following Saturday at 2:00 pm will be FREE as well! On Saturday the boys will play against Western Michigan. We would like to say a big thank you to all our viewers and be sure to tune into these free streams to help kick off the spring sports season! Here is the link to the streams: http://www.gopurpleaces.com/showcase/#liveevents

 

* Delta Omega Zeta's - Break The Floor.

Come out to Delta Omega Zeta's Break The Floor event on March 17 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center! Watch your male friends shake their groove thang and win some grand prizes! Vote for your favorite team and win some awesome door prizes while having a great time! Tickets are $5 at the door and $4 at the Ridgway tables! All proceeds go to benefit YouthFirst!

 

* Bicentennial Birthday Party Invitation

On Tuesday, March 27, the City of Evansville will host a Bicentennial Reception in recognition of Evansville's 200th birthday! The event will be held at the Old Post Office from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature remarks from Mayor Winnecke along with other attractions and entertainment. Hors d'oeuvres and Bicentennial Birthday cake will be served. This Bicentennial event will be free and open to the public, so please invite your family, friends and colleagues!  If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to contact Shawn Storckman, Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 812-421-2212 or at sstorckman@evansvillecvb.org

 

* 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.

* Celebrate Evolution

The 14th Annual Darwin Day lecture will be held on Thursday, March 15.  Dr. Eric McCloud, an associate professor of biology at the University of Southern Indiana, will give a guest lecture at 4:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center.  McCloud’s lecture “Move, Adapt, or Die” discusses how anthropogenic climate change potentially will alter the survival, reproductive success, and ultimately the overall distribution and abundance of plants and animals on our planet. The lecture should be of interest to faculty and students across disciplines.

McCloud earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  His research addresses the ecology, evolution, and physiology of inducible plant defenses against herbivores.  McCloud teaches a broad array of courses at USI, including botany, zoology, entomology, plant physiology, and environmental conservation.

For more information contact Dale Edwards (de3@evansville.edu) in the University’s Biology department.
 

* Family Weekend Date Set for 2012: Make Plans Now!

Family Weekend is scheduled for September 28–30. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has started working on event planning for this weekend. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete a newly developed “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/, or by e-mailing the information to: alumni@evansville.edu.  

Like last year’s successful weekend, we would love to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, assistant director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.
 

Info You Should Know

* UE Announces First Phase of Facilities Master Plan: Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility

This morning, at a news conference in the Ridgway University Center, UE announced the completion of its campus facilities master plan, which will guide the University's building projects and renovations over the next decade. 

“Our strategic plan, adopted in February 2011, called for a comprehensive update of the facilities master plan — determining how to address our existing needs and identifying new facilities that will be essential to our growth as an institution,” said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. “After seeking input from various campus constituencies, we’re very excited to announce the new plan, and we look forward to the ways it will transform the campus environment in coming years.

The plan was developed through an assessment of needs, led by architects with Hafer Associates and Mackey Mitchell Associates, which included interviews and focus group sessions for UE students, faculty members, staff and administrators, and alumni. The most crucial needs that emerged were improved academic buildings; student housing; fitness, recreational, and athletics facilities; and campus environs and streetscapes. 

The first phase of the plan’s implementation will be a men’s and women’s basketball practice facility, the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility, on the west side of the Carson Center. 

In addition to gymnasiums for the men’s and women’s teams, the practice facility will include players’ lounges and offices for basketball coaching staff. It is the first capital improvement for basketball since the construction of the Carson Center in 1962, and is the first capital improvement to campus athletic facilities since the Charles H. Braun Stadium (baseball) and James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium (softball) opened in 2002.

The need for a practice facility became evident after the men’s and women’s basketball programs moved to the Ford Center. With fewer opportunities to practice on their home court, the teams needed more time in Carson Center facilities, which were already being utilized by other athletics teams. The resulting scheduling challenges showed that  more space is needed to accommodate the full range of athletics, fitness, and recreational activities at UE.

The additional practice gyms will free up the existing Carson Center for other activities, such as intramurals, recreational sports, and non-athletic activities that require gym space. 

The 25,000-square-foot project is expected to break ground in April, with an estimated completion date of mid- to late October. 

More information on the facilities master plan and the Fifth Third Bank Basketball Practice Facility is available at http://www.evansville.edu/news/newsarticle.cfm?articleId=1474

 

* Volunteers Needed for Homeless Connect!

The Department of Metropolitan Development is in need of 5-10 volunteers to help with the registration tables at the annual Homeless Connect event held on March 22, at the Centre downtown from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  This is a great resume-booster and chance to give back.  For more information or to sign-up, please contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives at csi@evansville.edu by Monday, March 19. 
 

* Who Will Be the Biggest Recycle Mania Gainer?!

Yep, you read that right. And ‘no’ this is not something contrarian. It has everything to do with recycling. The more ……. the better!! The University of Evansville is in. The school who recycles the most between now and the end of this month (March 31) wins a $1500 cash prize offered by ALCOA. Just imagine how much better the UE campus recycling program will be with that prize money! So … don’t throw that in the trash. RECYCLE IT!

Questions? Contact Emilie Reckner (er92@evansville.edu) or Lucas Brandt (lb96@evansville.edu or ext. 2697)

 

* Call for Proposals

This is a call for nominations/applications of UE faculty to serve as a UE Global Scholar for the 2012-13 academic year. It is anticipated that up to five appointments will be made. Global Scholars will engage in scholarship, travel and/or research activities related to the impact of globalization on our learning environment. Global Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend and a professional development budget of $3,000 for expenses, e.g., materials, books, travel, workshop registration, etc. In addition, funds will be available to the Global Scholar’s department to provide a one-course release during the academic year. It is expected that Global Scholar activities will have an impact on the global awareness and understanding of our learning community through curriculum or co-curricular activities. We will value both research and pedagogical advancement in the proposed projects. Projects that impact both of these elements will be given stronger consideration.  An evaluation form and narrative report detailing activities will be required on or before June 29, 2013.

Nominations/Applications should be made to the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, Room 260.  Deadline for full consideration is March 19, 2012. Electronic submissions may be sent to Dan Miller, Executive Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana at pm82@evansville.edu.  Materials in support of the candidate should include information that supports the candidate’s appointment and a description of activities proposed by the nominee/applicant, not to exceed one page.  Materials will be reviewed by the Institute and Dr. Steve Standifird, Dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, in collaboration with the Council of Deans. Please provide your dean a copy of your submission.  Appointments will be announced by March 30, 2012.

* ARTstor Digital Library Now Available

Do you need a photograph of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth?  Are you creating a project on pop art and need images by Andy Warhol or Jasper Johns?  Do you want to closely examine the sculpture David by Michelangelo?  The ARTstor Digital Library provides a large array of images for your consideration and it is now available as a permanent subscription at UEL.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and teaching.  Collections in the Digital Library are continually expanded and updated by collaborating with scholars, museums, photographers, stock photography agencies, and photographic archives in libraries.

Search ARTstor today!   
 
Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu) with questions or comments.
 

* Harper Elementary Earn A Bike Program

Harper Elementary, which is located just 2 minutes from UE, is looking for volunteers to assist with their new program!
Earn-A-Bike is an afterschool program that pairs their students with a bike mechanic to learn how to repair a bicycle that their students may keep after the conclusion of the program. NO BIKE REPAIR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. This is a 6-week program that will run Thursdays from 2:15 pm-4 pm beginning April 5 and running until May 10. Notice that the end date is after the end of the semester. Harper School is looking for 2-3 volunteers. Please respond to csi@evansville.edu by MARCH 26 if interested.
 

 

* Making a Writing Center Appointment this Week

This is a reminder that, even though the Writing Center's online calendar inaccessible and walk-in sessions are unavailable for this week, you may still make an appointment to visit with a tutor. Just e-mail Linda Bathon in Academic Advising at lb24@evansville.edu at least 24 hours in advance of the session you wish. The center will resume "business-as-usual" with online-appointment and walk-in sessions available beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 18.  

 

* UE Summer Housing

Students, will you be taking classes in Evansville or staying during the summer to work? If you need summer housing, come by the Office of Residence Life to pick up a summer housing application. UE summer housing will be located in Schroeder Hall. For more information about on-campus summer housing ask the Residence Life staff or visit the summer housing website. Applications for summer housing are due April 20. 


 

* Photo Contest!

The Department of Foreign Languages would like to invite students who studied abroad on a language immersion program for their major/minor requirement to submit photos to enter the Annual Foreign Language Department Photo Contest.  If you participated in a foreign language study abroad program for your major/minor requirement in Spring 2011, Summer 2011 or Fall 2011, you may submit up to three photos from your study abroad experience for the contest.  Printed photos should be no larger than 4 x 6, or photos may be submitted by email to foreignlanguages@evansville.edu. The first place photo will be enlarged, framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office.  Please note that all photos may be shared and/or published with the Office of Study Abroad and University Relations.  Feel free to stop by OH 350 and see the winners from the past, if you like.  You should submit your photos to Foreign Languages at OH 350 by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st , and put your name and the place on the back of the photo or on a separate sheet.  We would love to display all of them on one of our bulletin boards.  If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly at kh209@evansville.edu.
 

* LinC Wants Your Opinion!

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 here or on Facebook.

* ONB Scholarship Opportunity

Old National Bank is accepting applications for its $1,000 Community Matters Scholarship for post-secondary education. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior or current college student with a Kid$ Start Savings account or ONBU Checking account.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and provide documentation of this service - including at least one letter of recommendation from organizations served.

For full eligibility information, click here, or contact Old National Bank at 1925 Lincoln Avenue in Evansville at 812-469-7830. The application deadline is March 19.

* Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2012-13 -- Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2012-13. All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2012-13 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

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."

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid (Olmsted Hall, Room 116). Completed applications should be returned by April 1.

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Maggie Stevenson, assistant professor of psychology, and her husband Emmett Williams on the birth of their son, George Thaddeus Williams. George was born Saturday, March 3 at 8:55 p.m. He weighed seven pounds and twelve ounces and was 20 inches long.

 

* Ebeling Lectures at Emory University

Associate Professor of Archaeology and Chair of the Department of Archaeology and Art History Jennie Ebeling gave a presentation titled “Understanding Biblical Women: The Contributions of Archaeology and Ethnography” at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta on March 7.  The talk was based on her 2010 book Women’s Lives in Biblical Times as well as research conducted in Israel, Jordan and Palestine when Ebeling was a Global Scholar in 2010-11. 


 

* Creative Writing Majors, Alums and Professors Attend Conference

Creative writing alums Regan Campbell and Kasey Bunner joined current creative writing majors James Drury, Rachel Chesnut, Danielle Weeks, Mindy Kurtz, Glen Scott Miller, Brennan Girdler, Jessica Russell-Pope, Lacey Conley, Cara Schuster, and Liz Leehy at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Chicago February 29-March 4.  Accompanied by Creative Writing Professors Paul Bone, Margaret McMullan, William Baer, and Rob Griffith, the students represented UE Press, Measure, and the Evansville Review at the book fair and also attended panels chaired by prominent writers and editors.

 

* Klara Nichter, Miranda Stinson and Natalie Updike

Students Klara Nichter , Miranda Stinson, and Natalie Updike presented their creative and scholarly work at the Sigma Tau Delta conference in New Orleans on March 1 and 2. Stinson shared the third-place award in the Original Poetry category for her “Six Poems on Youth and Age”. Updike’s paper, “Torture, Testing, and Teaching: The Awakening of Sympathies in Black Beauty and The Island of Dr. Moreau” was delivered in a panel focusing on British Literature. Nichter’s paper was entitled “Gogol’s Inferno,” about the 19th-century Russian writer, Nikolai Gogol. Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society, is an international organization that, among other aims, celebrates the achievements of undergraduate writers and literary scholars. 

* Miranda Stinson

Department of Creative Writing major Miranda Stinson placed third in Sigma Tau Delta's 2012 international poetry competition. Miranda traveled to New Orleans over spring break to participate in Sigma Tau Delta's national convention, where she attended panels and workshops and presented her own original work.  Sigma Tau Delta is the international English and creative writing honor society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it has over 800 active chapters located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, and there are more than 1,000 Faculty Sponsors, and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually.

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
 

Athletics

* Copeland's Walk-Off Gapper Gives Aces Baseball, 6-5, Win Over UTM

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, senior Trentt Copeland’s gapper to deep left-centerfield scored junior Eric Stamets from third, giving the University of Evansville a 6-5 victory over the visiting UT Martin Skyhawks Tuesday evening at Braun Stadium. The Aces (10-6) came back from a 5-0 deficit to capture their 10th win of the year, while extending UT Martin’s (3-14) losing streak to 10 games.

Junior reliever Jake Naumann (1-0) earned the win, as he kept the Skyhawks off the scoreboard through the final three frames, allowing two scattered hits and struck out three.

On staff day, four UE pitchers saw action with Peter Spear getting the start. He threw 2.2 innings, allowed four runs and seven hits. Out of the pen, Tyler Miller hurled 2.1 frames, allowing one unearned run, three hits and struck out one, while James Kohler tossed a scoreless sixth inning, giving up one hit and struck out one.

Offensively, four Aces recorded multi-hit games, led by Stamets’ two doubles in his 3-for-5 day, while Tim Bodine (3-for-4) also recorded three hits. Jake Mahon (2-for-3) was stellar, logging two doubles and three runs batted in, and Copeland (2-for-5) also had multiple hits, including the game-winner.

After a scoreless first inning, UT Martin struck in the second, stringing three hits together off Spear.  With bases loaded and two outs in the second inning, Phil Sorenson made it a 4-0 game when he doubled to the left field gap, plating two more.
In the fourth, the Skyhawks tacked on an unearned run following a leadoff single, fielding error and two-out single up the middle for a 5-0 advantage.

However, that would be UTM’s final run as the Aces bullpen silenced the Skyhawks’ bats the rest of the evening, and UE’s bats exploded for eight hits in the final five frames.

In the fifth, Bodine got things going with a single up the middle. Stamets and Mahon followed suit with back-to-back doubles, scoring one. With one out, Jason Hockemeyer’s RBI chop single to the second base area plated Stamets, and Mahon came around to score on a passed ball to make the score 5-3.

The Aces continued to fight back in the sixth, tying the ballgame, 5-5. After freshman Kyle Schwinghamer reached base on a walk and Bodine singled through the left side to lead off the inning, Mahon’s liner up the middle brought in both runners, evening the score.

A scoreless seventh and eighth frame for both squads led to the dramatic bottom of the ninth. Stamets led off the inning with a perfectly placed looper that landed in shallow left field. The quick-footed junior turned it into a double, hustling to second base. Mahon laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt on the third base line, moving Stamets to third, and setting up Copeland’s walk off hit. Copeland’s ball would have been worthy of extra bases had UE not needed just one run for the win.

The Aces have a quick turnaround, heading to Austin Peay Wednesday for another non-conference game. First pitch in Clarksville, Tenn. is set for 6:00 p.m.

* Princeton Ends Aces Season With 95-86 Victory

Douglas Davis scored a career-high 31 points to lead Princeton to a 95-86 victory in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational on Tuesday evening at the Ford Center.

Davis hit nine out of 11 shots for the Tigers (20-11, 10-4 Ivy) and was one of four double figure scorers.  Colt Ryan led the way for Evansville (16-16, 9-9 MVC) with 29 points while Ned Cox had 15 and Troy Taylor finished the night with 13, just one off of his career-high.

Princeton was red hot to begin the game as they hit six out of their first eight attempts en route to a 14-7 lead.  Colt Ryan helped UE fight its way back into the game scoring nine straight UE points.  Eight minutes in, Ned Cox knocked down his first trey to give the Aces their first lead at 19-18.

Thirteen lead changes would take place in the opening period, including several over the next few minutes before Evansville was able to jump out to a solid lead.  With the Tigers up 32-31, UE went on a 10-3 run to open up a 41-35 edge.

That quickly went away inside of three minutes left in the half as Princeton scored seven in a row to retake a 42-41 lead.  They would keep that advantage, heading into halftime up by a point, 48-47.  Ryan led all scorers with 21 first-half points while Cox had ten.

Accurate shooting was the story in the second half as both teams combined to hit their first nine shots.  The Aces connected on their first five to open the period 13-7 stretch and take a 60-55 lead, but that was short-lived as a quick 5-point spurt by the Tigers tied the game back up.  Douglas Davis hit a trey to improve to 4-5 from long range to start the contest.

The nip-and-tuck affair continued as the Aces and Tigers would wrestle the lead back and forth a total of an amazing 27 times in the contest.  With just four minutes remaining, Kenneth Harris hit a pair of free throws to give UE an 83-81 edge.  That would mark the last lead of the night for Evansville as Princeton would wrap up the contest on a 12-1 stretch as Douglas Davis would score the final ten points of the night for the Tigers.

Princeton’s defense held UE to 0-5 from the floor in the final four minutes as Davis clinched the win with a 6-6 performance from the charity stripe in the last minute.

Ian Hummer notched 18 points along with a game-high eight rebounds for Princeton.  With his effort on Tuesday, he became the first Tiger since 1972 to score 500 or more points in a season.  His performance also helped the Tigers hold a 28-22 edge on the boards.

Denver Holmes, Kenneth Harris and Matt Peeler each wrapped up their college careers on Tuesday.  Holmes notched four points and finished his tenure at UE with 975.  Harris notched eight points, six boards and five assists while Peeler completed his 2-year career.

 

* Evansville Golf Finishes Benbow Invitational

Parker Hensley shot an even 71 on Tuesday to help the University of Evansville men’s golf team take third place at the Don Benbow Invitational at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on Tuesday.

Hensley shot a 76 in round one before improving by five strokes to finish in a tie for 14th place with a 147.  Just one shot behind him were Michael Sainz and Andrew Luo, who each finished with a 148.  Sainz shot a 71 on Monday before wrapping up play with a 77.  Luo shot a 72 in the second round.

Griffin Wood tied for 26th place with a 150 while Quinn Vilneff was five shots behind with a 155.  James Glenn of Sam Houston State was the individual winner, winning a playoff after notching a 2-round total of 140.  IUPUI rallied to take the team victory by one shot over Sam Houston.

On the women’s side, Sydney Skiles was the top finisher, tying for 35th with a 167 (80-87).  Freshman Cathy Doyle was two shots behind with a 169, which tied her for 43rd.  Lauren Ellerman notched a 172 while Dana Hayden had a 175 and Alyssa Key notched a 181.

IUPUI completed the team sweep, taking the team win by seven shots over Sam Houston State (621-614).  Shelby Hardy of SHS took the individual win on a playoff after tallying a 150.

Both teams will take a weekend off before returning to action at the Butler Invitational on March 26 and 27 at the Preswick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
 

* Aces Softball Set To Host Pair Of Weekday Doubleheaders

After an eight-game stint on the road, the University of Evansville softball team returns to James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium for a pair of weekday doubleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday.

Evansville (6-8), will host Western Illinois in two games on Wednesday before returning to the field Thursday for a doubleheader against Southeast Missouri. Both days are set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Aces are coming off a 3-5 week on the road, posting wins against UTEP, Louisiana Tech and George Washington over the spring break trip.

As a team, Evansville totaled 69 hits in last week’s eight games, including 12 doubles, three triples and five home runs. As of this week’s NCAA Division I stat rankings, the Aces currently own the 49th best batting average in the nation, hitting .304 on the season.

Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week freshman Kayla Fortner enters this week’s contests riding a 14-game hitting streak after hitting .593 with 16 hits and 16 RBI in the Aces’ last eight games. The Cedar Hill, Mo., native currently leads all Division I players with a .533 batting average.  She ranks first in the MVC in slugging percentage (.822), and on base percentage (.596) while ranking second in total bases (37), third in RBI (19) and fourth in hits (24).

Video streaming for Thursday’s games against SEMO will be available free of charge as a way to give fans a preview of what AcesTV offers. To access the live streams, visit www.gopurpleaces.com/showcase. Once there, fans will see the games listed on the left-hand side of the screen, with a small "Free" button on the tabs. Fans will receive instant access to the stream by clicking on the icon.

Video streaming for Wednesday’s doubleheader will also be available for the normal $6.95 fee. Play-by-play radio broadcast for both days will also be available by tuning into WUEV (91.5 FM).

* 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. Speed and Strength Camp involves “Functional Warm Up, Starting Speed, Stopping Speed, Change of Direction, and Flexibility. This is open to all levels and open to all sports. Sessions are only $10 each and will be held at 6:30 pm on selected dates in March, April and May. Sessions start next week on March 19!  Please call 488-2298 for more information.

 

* Reminder To Aces Season Ticket Holders

Season ticket holders for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team are reminded of the upcoming deadlines for the Aces’ postseason game on Tuesday.

The deadline for season ticket holders to purchase their seats from the season is Sunday at 5 p.m.  After that deadline, all tickets will be released for sale to the general public.  Season ticket holders can purchase their tickets only through the UE ticket office in the Carson Center or by calling 812-488-ACES.

All tickets are $15 and all seats not utilized by season ticket holders are on sale now through Tuesday at the Carson Center or by calling 812-488-ACES.

Tickets will also go on sale at the Ford Center and through Ticketmaster.com beginning at 10 a.m. Monday.

Fans who purchase their tickets from now through Sunday can begin to pick them up at the Carson Center beginning on Monday at 9 a.m.  Tickets will not be available before that time.

The ticket office at the Carson Center will have special hours until gameday.  It will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and will have hours on Monday from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Information regarding the tournament along with the opponent will be released as soon as it becomes available, presumably either late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.  The game is set for Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center.
 

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