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Thursday, March 15, 2012

What's Happening Today

* 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.

 

* 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.
 

* 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. 

* 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

 

* 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.

 

Upcoming Events

* Free Self Defense Class Planned for Saturday

There will be a free self-defense class offered this Saturday, March 17, at Carson Center. The class will start at 8:00 a.m. and last until 11:00 a.m.The instructor will be Jeff Chestnut.  Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to work out in and bring a water bottle.  The class is open to all University of Evansville students and faculty. For more information contact Sendy Mohamed at sm249@evansville.edu or Jourdan Wilson at jw441@evansville.edu.

* 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).  

* UE's First Philanthropy Week

Nest week is the first Philanthropy Week at UE. Each day will have a different theme, all of which will strive to educate the campus community on the true cost of the UE experience and about all the generous support UE receives every day. Below is a brief description of what is going on each day. You can stay connected each day by using the hashtag #DoGood4UE and following our tweets from @UEAlumni.

Philanthropy Week: March 19–23
March 19– Awareness Day: Learn the true cost of a UE education
March 20– Appreciation Day: Stop by the table in Ridgway and write a “thank you” to your scholarship donor
March 21– Celebration Day: The Gift of Scholarship Dinner 5:30 p.m. (Remember to RSVP)
March 22 – Participation Day: UE Give: 24 – Make a small contribution at the Ridgway Table or online at www.evansville.edu/give24

* 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!

 

* Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon

The Zerah Priestly Carter Scholarship Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Eykamp Hall (room 252) of the Ridgway University Center. Lunch is $14.99 per person (UE students' meals are free). Please RSVP by April 18 at 488-2900 or alumni@evansville.edu. All schoarship applicants must attend.

Info You Should Know

* Last Call for Harlaxton College

There’s still time to apply for Harlaxton College for the 2012 five-week Summer Session or for the semester program in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. Students who submit completed applications for any of these terms by Friday, March 23 will be guaranteed admission so long as they meet admission criteria. 

See further information below.

Summer 2012
The five-week summer session at Harlaxton still has openings in these classes (non-refundable deposit of $250 is due at the time of application).  No applications for the summer session will be considered after March 23 :
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:
The priority application deadline has been extended until Friday March 23rd, 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 has been extended until Friday March 23rd, 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.

Applications and full course information are available at the Study Abroad Office, Room 261 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.  Questions?  Contact us at studyabroad@evansville.edu or 488.1085. 

* 2012-2013 Andiron Lecture Series Call for Papers

You are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of your research or expertise for the 2012-2013 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Faculty and administrators from the University campus as well as members of the Evansville community are invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1.

Please provide the following by email:
A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to: Chris Mohn at mm333@evansville.edu

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian at ma3@evansville.edu, Wes Milner at wm23@evansville.edu, Annette Parks at ap3@evansville.edu, John Stamm at js383@evansville.edu, Bill Hemminger at bh35@evansville.edu and Chris Mohn (chair).

 

* Residence Life Summer Staff

The Office of Residence Life is searching for enthusiastic students for its Summer Conference Program. Summer Staff are a primary support system during the summer, and are responsible for providing assistance to conference guests and summer school students. Summer Staff will be involved in all phases of the conference program so applicants should be hard working, have a dedication to excellence, be customer service oriented, have good communication skills, and be knowledgeable about UE among other things.

Summer Staff Selection Timeline
• March 14 through March 21 - Applications available in the Office of Residence Life. An application will be sent to you via e-mail sometime on March 14

• March 21 - Application and recommendations due – all recommendations and completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. in the Office of Residence Life

• March 26 - Letters sent out to students notifying them if they have been selected for an interview. Students selected will have to come to the Residence Life and sign up for an interview time slot.

• March 29 and 30 and April 2 - Interviews (Location & Times TBA)

• April 5 - Hiring decisions and notification will be made.

Please note that the selection timeline noted above is subject to change, however all candidates will be notified appropriately. Questions about the process? Contact Calvin Wertman at 488-2214 or cw81@evansville.edu or Anna Jessen at 488-1115 or jj82@evansville.edu


 

* 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?!

The biggest recycle pounds gainer that is! UE is the defending champion in this ‘who-can-recycle-the-most’ competition with the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech. After March 31 (the last competition day) the winning school receives a $1500 cash prize from ALCOA. That’s a lot of green. So, GO GREEN …. RECYCLE.

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.
 

 

* 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.

* Procedures for Summer Travel Expenses & Membership Dues Paid with Pcard

Traveling this summer on UE business with a return date after May 31, 2012?  Paying membership dues for next fiscal year prior to May 31? If you use your Pcard prior to May 31 to pay for some of those travel expenses or membership dues, you will need to e-mail Lori Harriss (lh177@evansville.edu) in Accounting and Audit with the following information:

• Vendor name
• Date of purchase on Pcard
• Dollar amount charged to Pcard
• Description and purpose of purchase
• Account number charged for purchase

These expenses will be charged to your 2012-13 budget funds.
 

Congratulations

* Margaret McMullan

UE Professor of Creative Writing Margaret McMullan spoke at the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Chicago March 1. McMullan was a part of the panel “Dual Citizenship; Writing for Young Adults and Adults” with writers Sheila O’Connor, Geoff Herbach and Julie Schumacher. McMullan is the Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing.

* 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.

 

Sympathy to...

* The Family of William Miller

Dr. William "Bill" "Willie" E. Miller, 80, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 13, at his temporary home at Willow Park Resident Center. Miller was a graduate of the University of Evansville and an active alum.

Miller graduated from Lincoln High School and devoted 29 consecutive years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. He attended Tuskegee Institute (now University) and earned BA and MA degrees from Evansville College (now University of Evansville). He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. He held an Educational Administration Certification from Indiana University.

He was responsible for establishing Epsilon Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Miller was also instrumental in chartering the Evansville Alumni Chapter that has given over $50,000 in scholarships to Evansville area high school graduates. He served as president of both chapters. He was elected to the Board of Directors and served as vice president of the North Central Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was the first African-American elected to the Vanderburgh County Council. Miller was president of the Evansville Board of Public Safety; Friends of Public Library, having served as Secretary of EPL; and Evansville Retired Teachers Association.

Miller also served on the boards of the University of Evansville Alumni Association and the Vanderburgh County Council on Aging, was Chairman of the Police Merit Commission, served as EVSC Building Chairman of Culver Elementary School, and was a contributor and volunteer carpenter with Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Trace Council Boy Scouts of America and the Housing Opportunity for People of Evansville (HOPE). He was Construction chairman and vice president of the Board of Directors of Evansville African American Museum (first in the state), and served as curator of EAAM. He retained a Life Membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He retired as principal from McGary Middle School and was the recipient of the Indiana Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year award.

Miller assisted architect Charles Saletta with the design and plan of Culver Elementary School (K-8). It was later used as a model for replication at Daniel Wertz Elementary School (K-8). He participated in a National Education study tour of nine countries in West Africa and the World Congress of Teaching Professions in Lomé, Togo. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from University of Southern Indiana for valuing education of students and commitment to community service.

He was a longtime active member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church for over 65 years. He served as a trustee, mentor and instructor in the Youth Services Education Program and was Scout Master for Troop #64. He was a member of Old Liberty Preservation Society.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mattie, of Evansville; son, Kori, of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandson, Branden of Michigan; sisters, Florence Terry of Racine, Wis., Cora "Doris" Cummingham of Henderson, Ky. and Lorine William of Pomona, Calif.; special nieces, Clara Bertinelli and Rosemary Taylor; other nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends, including Ira T. Neal, James "Starchy" Anderson, W. Harold Calloway and Emma Green Harris; and Fraternity Brothers of Evansville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Homegoing services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Liberty Baptist Church, 7th and Oak Street, officiated by Rev. Todd Robertson, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evansville African American Museum, PO Box 3124, Evansville, IN 47731. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

 

Athletics

* Western Illinois Holds Aces Winless In Doubleheader

The University of Evansville softball team fell in both halves of tonight’s doubleheader against Western Illinois. The Leathernecks (10-13) posted an 8-2 victory in today’s opening game before blanking the Aces’ offense for a 3-0 shutout win in the night cap.

As a team, UE’s offense tallied just seven hits over the 14-innings of play.  Kayla Fortner’s 14-game hitting streak was snapped, as the freshman was held hitless in both parts of the doubleheader. Junior Alicia Betancur was the only Purple Ace to tally a hit in both games, going 3-for-6 overall with two singles in the first game and a one in the second.

The Aces (6-10) will return to James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium, hosting a doubleheader against Southeast Missouri. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.

Game 1: UE 2, Western Illinois 8
Western Illinois jumped out to an early lead, notching a pair of back-to-back three-run innings to open the game. The Leathernecks used three hits, including a two-run homerun by Jamie Goss to score to the first three runs in the bottom of the first. Western followed with another three-run inning in the second, using a pair of leadoff singles to get on base before taking advantage of two infield errors to push three runs across.

Trailing 6-0, freshman Kayla Fortner led off with a walk to start the bottom of the fourth before senior Amy Gaertner belted her fourth home run of the year to put two runs on the board for UE.

But the Leathernecks were able to quickly respond in the top of the fifth, with a two-run blast by Megan Kelly bumping the score to 8-2
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Betancur finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate, tallying two of the Aces’ three hits in the loss. Evansville’s defense committed five errors in the field.

Junior starter Sarah Patterson (3-5) was tagged with the loss, giving up six runs (three earned) on five hits in 1.2 innings of work. Sophomore Taylor Perry scattered just two hits in 5.1 innings on the mound.

Game 2: UE 0, Western Illinois 3
Evansville threatened to score first in the second inning of game two, starting with a leadoff walk by junior Halie Malone. Betancur followed with a single through the left side before both runners advanced on a perfectly placed sacrifice bunt by senior Allison Aguilera. But Leathernecks’ starter Hailey Bickford was able to shut down the offense, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

Still tied at 0-all, Western’s Sammy Marshall worked a leadoff walk to start the third inning. Once on board, Marshall stole second base before advancing to third on the throw down to the bag. Goss then turned a suicide bunt attempt into a base hit, bringing home Marshall to give the Leathernecks a 1-0 lead.

Western Illinois added to its lead in the top of the fifth, stringing together two doubles and a pair of singles to plate two runs and take a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth.

The Aces stranded a total of eight runners though out the seven-inning loss. Freshman Victoria Dellorto went 1-for-3 at the plate as she tallied her third double of the season.

Notching her third start of the year, junior Kendall Kautz (1-2) took the loss in the circle, giving up three runs on eight hits in a 4.2 inning appearance.
 

* Aces Baseball Rules Governors, 7-3

Jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, highlighted by freshman Kyle Pollock’s first career home run, the University of Evansville baseball team held the advantage the entire way, topping Austin Peay, 7-3, Wednesday night.
The victory improves the Aces’ record to 11-6 on the year.

“It was good win for our ball club against a good opponent,” said head coach Wes Carroll. “We got off the bus ready to hit, scoring seven runs in the first three innings and our bullpen in Josh Biggs and Zach Taylor did a heck of a job getting a bunch of goose eggs for us. Hopefully we can keep it rolling into the weekend.”

Sophomore Ryan Billo (2-0) earned the win, throwing five innings, allowing three runs, six hits, while striking out four. Out of the pen, Biggs hurled two perfect innings with two strikeouts, and Taylor also held the Governors off the board in the eighth and ninth frames, mowing down one.

Junior Jason Hockemeyer led UE’s offense that put up 11 hits, including five for extra bases, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Eric Stamets (2-for-4), Jake Mahon (2-for-2), and Andy Lasher (2-for-3) also recorded multiple hits in the win.

Stamets led off the first with a double down the left field line and Jake Mahon walked, setting up Hockemeyer’s two-run double to left. With one out, Pollock immediately followed with the Aces first long ball of the season, giving UE a 4-0 head start.

Austin Peay answered with one run in the bottom of the frame, stringing together a single and RBI double.

After a 44-minute lightening delay, the Aces expanded the margin in the second inning with two more runs. Lasher led off the inning, pulling a double down the left field line. Stamets belted a triple to right-centerfield, scoring the junior, and Mahon’s sacrifice fly brought in Stamets for a 6-1 lead.

The Governor’s Matt Wollenzin led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer, but that would be all the damage in the side as Billo retired the next three batters.

UE kept the run-streak going in the third, as Kevin Kaczmarski walked with two outs, moved to third on Chris Pearson’s single through the right side, and crossed the plate on Lasher’s single to the left side of the infield.

The Governors made it a four-run game, 7-3, in the fourth, hitting a single and triple back-to-back with two outs, plating one. However, that would be the last run of the ballgame for either side as the bullpens silenced the bats for the night.
Throwing six arms in the contest, starter Casey Delgado (2-2) took the loss after two innings of work.

The Aces are back in action this weekend, hosting Western Michigan for a three game series at Charles H. Braun Stadium. Game one is set for 6:00 p.m. Friday.


 

* 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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