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Friday, April 1, 2011

Upcoming Events

* Open House for Mike Carson Today

Today, as part of a tribute to Mike Carson, Professor Emeritus of the UE English Department, there will be an all-day open House at Fehn House from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and visit with Dr. Carson!

After receiving his Ph.D. in English at Ohio State University, Mike Carson taught for over four decades at the University of Evansville, where he served as the English Department Chair, held the Melvin M. Peterson Chair in English and American Literature, and was honored with the university’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  He is also the author of The Keeper’s Voice, a collection of poems recently published by the Louisiana State University Press.  His poems have been widely published in such journals as The Southern Review, New Virginia Review, Gulf Stream, Crisis, and Measure.

* 35th US Secretary of Commence to Speak at the Victory Theatre

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carlos Gutierrez, 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of Kellogg Company speak in Evansville on Thursday, April 7.  Sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana’s International Speaker Series, Mr. Gutierrez will discuss "Maintaining America’s Competitive Advantage" at 7 p.m. in the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  Please note - students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between campus and the Victory Theatre for this event.  Students should register for the free transportation now through April 5 in the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel

Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent - "Laetare Sunday" - will be celebrated in Neu Chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. with Fr. Zach Etienne of Good Shepherd Catholic Church presiding. If you would like to join the Newman Choir to sing this week, rehearsal will be at noon in the chapel.

* OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale

OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale will be on Wednesday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the East Plaza in front of Ridgway University Center.  (Rain location will be the lobby of Olmsted Hall).  You can purchase a Salad Trio, dessert and drink for $5.  Proceeds are used for scholarships awarded to UE students by the Office Staff Association each year.

* See You On Tuesday (in the Writing Center) for Thunder from a Clear Sky

See You On Tuesday (in the Writing Center) for Thunder from a Clear Sky!

On July 18, 1862, an Indiana town of nearly 1,300 citizens, including almost 100 convalescing Union soldiers, was captured by a bold Confederate icon commanding only 27 Kentucky rebels. So begins Ray Mulesky’s website on his first book that shares the website’s title. The town is Newburgh, Ind. And the book, according to Mulesky, “is about the high watermark of partisan warfare, the first Confederate military operation to cross the Mason-Dixon line during the Civil War. As reported in the Evansville Daily Journal, the raid was like ‘thunder from a clear sky.’ It was a bold, unexpected stroke by a bold, unexpected soldier.”

Whether your interest lies in learning more about Newburgh’s involvement in the Civil War or in becoming a published writer on any topic, come to the Writers Forum at the Writing Center at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. You'll meet local author Ray Mulesky, who has also written "Kentuckians in Gray" and is currently writing a third book about a Civil War soldier from Posey County whose letters to family members allow the author to tell the story of the war as this young soldier witnessed it. Bring your questions and enjoy this engaging writer's wonderful stories.

* AES Lecture

The Adult Education Society (AES) would like to invite all GL, OL, PSA cohorts as well as other non-traditional age students to attend an informational lecture given by Career Services, on Wednesday April 6 in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 6 p.m. Topics will cover how to prepare your resume for the job you want and ways to get noticed in the job market. For more information contact Fred Wilson,


Info You Should Know

* SAB Accepting Committee Chair Applications

Now until April 8th!!! The Student Activities Board (SAB) is accepting applications for committee chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. Complete the application here by April 8th. Come be a part of that provides fun for the whole campus!

* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163


* Entrepreneurship Showcase

There will be an Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Atrium in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. All student businesses interested in participating should email  by Tuesday, April 5!

* TIAA CREF Counseling Sessioins

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Thursday, April 14, for individual counseling sessions. The sessions will be held in the Clifford Rare Books Room in the Library (Room 158). To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 812-349-4443.  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943.

* Graduation Announcements

If you ordered graduation announcements before March 31 you can pick up your order in the UE Bookstore as soon as possible.  Please be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for mailing your invitations.  If you still need a cap and gown and/or graduation announcements please stop in the UE Bookstore at your earliest opportunity.

* Student Publication Jobs

Student Publications is looking for students interested in applying to next year's Crescent Magazine and LinC staffs. Crescent is interested in hiring a copy editor, writers, essayists and columnists. LinC is looking for writers as well as a copy editor; positions with the LinC are year-long.

All positions, for either staff, receive academic credit.

Applications for the Crescent are available on under Editorial Policy; e-mail for LinC applications.

If you have any questions, contact Kaitlin Bonifant at .

* Last Call for Harlaxton College - Fall 2011

A few places remain available for the Fall 2011 semester at Harlaxton College, the British campus of the University of Evansville.  Interested students should act at once to ensure a place.  Applications and course packets are available in the Study Abroad Office, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration, Room 261.  Email queries may be directed to

The priority application deadline for the Spring 2012 semester was March 4.   Spring applications received after that date are currently being waitlisted.   Such applicants will receive written acknowledgement of their application and informed that a final admission decision is unlikely until late August at the earliest. 


* Need Campus Envelopes?

Need campus envelopes? Central Receiving has a limited supply of the following envelopes available for “Campus Mail” use only.  These envelopes are $1 per bundle of 100 envelopes.  Since the available supply of these envelopes is small and in an attempt to evenly distribute these envelopes to as many areas as possible, we will be limiting orders to one bundle of each size for the next several weeks.  To request a bundle of each size, send an email with your account number to

6”x9”               100/bundle    $1/bundle
9”x12”             100/bundle    $1/bundle

* Volunteers Needed for Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

Volunteers are needed for the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon in April!

The Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 10 in Evansville at the Vanderburgh County 4H center. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, both that weekend and the week leading up to it. Volunteers receive free t-shirts, entrance to the SIC Celebration Party (going on all day at the 4H center for the community and race participants) and are invited to a volunteer appreciation party the week following the event.

To see jobs and sign up, visit the website, and click "learn more" under volunteer information.  This is perfect for your student organization, sorority or fraternity to all work together and help our community. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering please contact SIC intern Lauren Schaftlein at  For all other questions, contact Andrea Klotz at or

* Last Day to Drop Spring Classes – Friday, April 1

Don’t forget that Friday, April 1, is the last day to drop a spring class.  Drops will be posted with a ‘W’ grade.  If you need to drop a class, fill out a yellow Add/Drop Form (available in the Registrar’s Office in Olmsted Hall room 106), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

* University of Evansville Andiron Lecture Series 2011-2012 Call for Papers

Faculty and administrators from across the University campus, as well as members of the Evansville community, are invited to submit an abstract for papers on any aspect of their research or expertise for the 2011-2012 Andiron Lectures in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. All disciplines and fields of study are welcome. Reading time for papers is approximately 40 minutes. Deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2011.

Please provide the following by email:

A 50-word abstract
Name, Academic Affiliation/ Occupation,
Paper title, Contact Information

Please send submissions to:

Chris Mohn

Nominations for off-campus speakers can be sent by email to Andiron Lecture committee members Mohammad Azarian, Wes Milner, Annette Parks, John Stamm, Bill Hemminger and Chris Mohn (chair).

* Free Student Transportation to see Carlo Gutierrez at Victory

Students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between the UE campus and the Victory Theatre to attend the upcoming International Speaker Series featuring Carlos Gutierrez.  Gutierrez was the 35th US Secretary of Commerce as well as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Kellogg Company.   He will discuss "Maintaining America’s Competitive Advantage" at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville on April 7 at 7 p.m.  Students should register for the free bus transportation now through Tuesday, April 5 in the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail

* Attention UE Students: Financial Aid Calendar for 2011-12

FAFSA: Please respond immediately to any requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. Students may still file the 2011-12 FAFSA to be considered for need-based aid, including federal student loans.

Need financial aid for summer courses? If you are seeking financial aid to help pay for summer courses at UE, please make an appointment in the Office of Financial Aid to meet with a counselor. We will help you examine your options. You may stop by to schedule an appointment (Olmsted Hall, room 116), or set up a time though the financial aid receptionist at

Checking grades and credit hours earned in May: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review students’ academic records to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress (see Financial Aid FAQs page for details). Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

June: Financial Aid Notification Letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in UE’s system.  




* Aces Match Up with Mastodons this Weekend

The University of Evansville baseball team returns home this weekend, hosting IPFW for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium.

Friday, April 1 vs. IPFW 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 vs. IPFW 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 vs. IPFW 1 p.m.

Evansville (12-9, 0-0 MVC) comes of a 1-1 mid-week, topping the University of Southern Indiana, 3-0, on Tuesday night and falling to Saint Louis University, 6-5, on Wednesday. Freshman Ryan Billo earned his first career win on the mound, throwing six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits, no walks, and striking out one against USI as the UE pitching staff combined for a shutout. Against SLU, UE fell into a five-run hole and couldn’t recover as Jared Baehl led the Aces with three hits and Cody Fick hit his third home run of the season. Sophomore Josh Biggs had a quality relief appearance, coming out of the bullpen to toss four strong scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and striking out five.

IPFW (4-13, 0-0 Summit League) comes off an 8-1 loss to Purdue on Tuesday. The Mastodons are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-8 in their last 10. Will Faulkner leads the squad with a .361 average at the plate, marking the only IPFW player currently hitting above .300. The Mastodons are looking for their first triple and/or home run this weekend as the squad owns a .254 slugging percentage. Samuel Walker leads the pitching staff with a 1-1 record and 2.84 earned run average. He is scheduled to start Sunday’s game. As a team, the Mastodons are hitting .226 and own a collective 6.80 ERA
Evansville leads the all-time series with IPFW 3-0. Evansville picked up two wins against the Mastodons in 2006 by scores of 3-2 and 7-6, and most recently, UE topped IPFW, 2-1, on March 13, 2009 in the first game of the Dunn Hospitality Classic. Greg Wallace scored UE’s first run of that game, while Nate Smith went 2-for-2 including the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning.

1: RHP Kyle Lloyd (1-2, 6.37 ERA) vs. LHP Nick Opitz (1-3, 5.04 ERA)
2: LHP Cole Isom (3-2, 4.11 ERA) vs. RHP Lucas Kesterson (0-3, 9.16 ERA)
3: RHP Cody Fick (4-0, 1.73 ERA) vs. RHP Samuel Walker (1-1, 2.84 ERA)

Eric Stamets, Cody Fick, and Nate Smith are currently on a hot-streak as Fick has recorded a hit in six straight games, and Stamets and Smith have hit in five consecutive. All five of Stamets’ have also been multi-hit games, recording two in each contest.

Shortstop Eric Stamets and centerfielder Greg Wallace have started every game this season and mark the only players on UE’s roster who haven’t shared their position with another Ace this spring nor the 2010 season, as well. Stamets has hit in the leadoff spot of the batting order every game this year. Cody Fick and Trentt Copeland have also started every game this season, but have split time among multiple positions in the infield and pitcher’s mound.

Greg Wallace (4), Cody Fick (3), Ryan Oesterle (2), Jared Baehl (1), and Eric Stamets (1) are all members of the 2011 home run club, each knocking at least one out of the park this spring. Fick’s home run in the seventh inning at Saint Louis gave him his 31st career dinger, passing Ed Kothera (1985-87) on UE’s career leaders list for second all-time. Fick is now nine home runs shy of Jeff Starks’ (1979-82) program record of 40. A transfer from Jefferson C.C., Fick has been able to reach second all-time in just three seasons with the Aces. In 2010, the Freeburg, Mo. native belted 19 home runs, one shy of tying UE’s single-season record.

UE has made 25 double plays this season heading into the weekend, while hitting into just nine. The duo of Stamets at short and Copeland at second has been spectacular, including a standout play in Tuesday night’s game versus USI when Copeland dove up the middle and flipped the ball out of his glove to Stamets who bare-handed it and threw the runner out at first.

There is nobody better to have at the plate than Cody Fick when the Aces have ducks on the pond. Fick is a whopping 11-for-12 (.917) when there’s a runner on third and less than two outs, almost always picking up an RBI. With any runners on base, he is hitting .500 (24-for-48) and with runners in scoring position he is 16-for-34 (.417).

Six of eight of UE’s regularly starting position players are currently hitting well above .300 on the season. Right fielder Nate Smith (.421), third baseman Cody Fick (.381), centerfielder Greg Wallace (.350), shortstop Eric Stamets (.337), left fielder Jared Baehl (.329), and first baseman Ryan Oesterle (.329) lead the Aces’ bats.

Scoring 127 runs so far this season, the Evansville offense has allowed its pitching staff some room for error. When the Aces hold their opponent to less than six runs, they have a perfect 11-0 record.

When the Aces cross the plate first, they own an 11-2 record this spring, but when their opponent tallies a run in the first inning, they are winless, 0-7.

Senior Cody Fick led Evansville to a 2-1 mark last week, as he hit .769 across three games and picked up a win on the mound over Big Ten opponent Indiana University, earning himself Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week as well as College Baseball Insider’s Central Region Player of the Week honors. Fick went 10-for-13 at the plate with two home runs, five doubles, five runs scored, and 11 runs batted in, as he recorded a 1.615 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage on the week. Against UT-Martin, Fick belted home runs in his first two at-bats, tallying six RBI in the contest and scored four runs in the 18-6 win. In a doubleheader with Indiana, Fick led the Aces with six hits, two runs scored and five RBI, going 3-for-4 in both games. The Freeburg, Mo. native lined three doubles in game one, including a ground-rule double in the 10th inning that kept the Aces’ hopes alive in the one-run game and would have actually tied the score had the ball not hopped the fence as UE fell 6-5. In the nightcap, Fick helped his own cause with three hits, including a double and two RBI while throwing six complete innings on the mound, allowing three runs on eight scattered hits to earn his fourth straight win in UE’s 7-5 victory. Fick leads the UE pitching staff with a 4-0 record and 1.73 ERA on the season despite third base being his primary position.

* Aces Open MVC Play with 6-1 Win Over SIU

The University of Evansville tennis team defeated Southern Illinois 6-1 to open Missouri Valley Conference play Thursday at UE's Carson Center courts.  The Purple Aces took all six singles matches to secure the victory.  Thursday's match was the first in league play for the 8-4 Purple Aces and the 7-9 Salukis.

"We didn't play as well as we could have at doubles, but we came out and played great at singles," said UE head coach Nick Mueller.  "It's always a good feeling to start off conference play with a win, especially over such a good team in SIU."

The Aces are back in action Friday, April 8 when they host Creighton at 2:00 CDT.

Evansville 6, Southern Illinois 1

1. Kate Chybowski (UE) def. Melanie Delsalt (SIU) 6-4, 6-4
2. Dora Kotsiou (UE) def. Anita Lee (SIU) 6-0, 6-1
3.Aleksandra Dzakula (UE) def. Jennifer Dien (SIU) 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 (Super Tiebreaker)
4. Pin Sorensen (UE) def. Korey Love (SIU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Carolyn Caire (UE) def. Anastacia Simons (SIU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Kelsey Costales (UE) def. Vishakha Sheoran (SIU) by default.

1. Melanie Delsalt / Jennifer Dien (SIU) def Kate Chybowski / Dora Kotsiou (UE) 8-4
2. Aleksandra Dzakula / Pin Sorensen (UE) def. Korey Love / Anastacia Simons (SIU) 8-6
3. Vishakha Sheoran / Anita Lee (SIU) def. Carolyn Caire / Jessica Raatz (UE) 7-4

* Aces Travel To Des Moines For Valley Series With Drake

Hot off a win against Murray State in Wednesday's doubleheader, the University of Evansville softball team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to take on league-leading Drake. The Aces look to hand the Bulldogs their first conference loss as the two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday before ending the weekend series with a single game Sunday. Both days are set to begin at noon.

The Aces (7-22, 1-4) were able to snap a five game losing streak with an 8-5 win in the nightcap against Murray State. Senior Jen Stahlhut, junior Amy Gaertner and freshman Kacey Rogers all homered in game two as the Aces put up 20 hits on the night to improve their team batting average to .241. Senior Kelci Alsip finished the night going 4-for-8 at the plate, posting a pair of two-hit games against the Racers. Sophomore pitcher Kendall Kautz picked up the win in game two, improving to 3-4 on the season. Murray State led 3-1 when Kautz entered the game, but the Greeley, Colo., native allowed just two hits in 3.0 innings of relief as the Aces rallied to secure the win. 

Stahlhut leads the team at the plate, batting .345 with 29 hits on the season. Gaertner has posted a team-high four home runs this season and leads the squad with 18 runs batted in. As a team, Evansville leads the Valley with 14 double plays turned this season and ranks 26th among all NCAA Division I teams with an average of .46 twin killings per game. 

Scouting Drake:
Drake University Bulldogs (18-12, 5-0)
Drake most recently split a midweek doubleheader with South Dakota State to round out its record to 18-12 going into this weekend. The Bulldogs boast an unbeaten conference record, posting five MVC wins in the first two weekends of Valley play.

As a team, Drake owns the third-best batting average in the league, hitting .266 with 20 home runs this season. Torey Craddock leads the Bulldog offense, batting .347 at the plate with a team-high 34 hits on the year.  Craddock is also a threat on the base paths, leading the conference with 12 stolen bases already this season. Hitting .341, Jenna Delong is ranked third in the Valley with seven home runs on the season. Erin Mollohan ranks third on the team in run production, tallying 19 RBI and adding three home runs to the team?s total.

Delong and Brynne Dordel make up the pitching duo that has led the Bulldogs in the circle this season. The pair has compiled an ERA of 2.84 in 177 innings pitched. Delong leads the Valley with 111 total strikeouts on the year while posting a .191 opposing batting average.


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