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Monday, March 19, 2012

* The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For Survey

The University of Evansville is once again participating in The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.

This particular program is designed to survey a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty and administrators.

If you are included in this random sample, you will have received an e-mail by the end of this week, encouraging you to take part in this survey.

If you receive the invitation, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline to complete it is Friday, April 13.  You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this summer, UE will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by
ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

Thank you in advance for your participation! A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of those who work at UE.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Himstedt, director of university relations at


What's Happening Today

* Sign Up for Teeter-Totter-a-thon

The Lambda Chi Alpha annual Teeter Totter-a-Thon is set for March 23-25. This event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The group will be teeter-tottering at Hooters on Lincoln Avenue on Friday, March 23 from 4-10 p.m., and will then move the event back to the chapter house for the rest of the weekend. There wiil be a table set up in Ridgway University Center for ride time sign-ups and t-shirt sales from Monday March 19 to Wednesday March 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. T-Shirts and women's tank tops are $15 each. For more information or to make donations please contact Chris Jensen at


* No Newman Center Meal Tonight

Instead of its usual Monday Night dinner at the Newman Center, the Newman Club will be having its annual dinner with the residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home. Students will meet at the Newman Center at 5:45 p.m. to walk down to the Little Sisters. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun, but please RSVP to Mike Roesch at The theme is the Wild, Wild West, so feel free to dress up as a cowboy or cowgirl!

* Student Art Exhibit Opening and Reception Is Today

The Department of Art would like to announce the 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. The Exhibition Opening and Reception is TODAY, Monday, March 19, from 5-6:00 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and the UE Campus and Community are invited to attend.  The Student Exhibition runs through Friday, April 6. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will see some amazing student artwork, much of which is for sale.

This year The Department of Art is instituting a new People's Choice Award and you are all invited to participate. Stop by the Peterson Gallery, view the Exhibition and then fill out a ballot for your favorite piece of artwork. At the conclusion of the Exhibition, the ballots will be tallied and the award determined. One vote per person please.

* Diversity Panel Discussion Planned for Tonight

At 6:00 p.m. tonight, ISEA will host a Diversity Panel Discussion in Room 238, Graves Hall. Come out to hear real EVSC professionals talk about how diversity impacts them in education everyday. This is a great way to start learning how modern schools deal with diversity and begin to make your own plan about how you will handle it in the future. Topics to be discussed include avoiding stereotype and bias, recognizing diversity, and building a community in a diverse school environment.

* 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 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. 


Upcoming Events

* The Man in the Leather Mask to be Topic of History Department's Spring Lecture

The History Department’s Spring Lecture is set for Thursday, March 22 at 4 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. The guest speaker will be Martin Dotterweich, associate professor of history and Chair of the Department of History at King College. His topic will be “The Man in the Leather Mask: Prophecy and Calvinism in Early Modern Scotland.”

Dotterweich holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He has had work published in Studies in Church History, Records of the Scottish Church History Society, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, and contributed to the book Literature and the Scottish Reformation (ed Crawford Gribben and David Mullan). He specializes in early modern religious practice in Scotland, particularly the unique role of prophecy in the Protestant kirk, for which he won a John B. Stephenson research fellowship from the Appalachian College Association in spring 2010. He also researches marginal annotation in early printed English Bibles, on which he most recently presented a paper at the conference “The King James Bible and the World it Made 1611-2011” at Baylor University in 2011. Frequently involved in community and church education, he appeared earlier this month as a panelist on the dramatization of A Tale of Two Cities at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. He serves on the governing board of the Buechner Institute for Faith and Culture.

“For all its jarring strangeness and wild inaccuracy, prophecy is not a thing of the past,” says Dotterweich. “Only last week Harold Camping apologized for foretelling the end of the world in 2011. We love to predict the future, forecasting the weather, the economy, the next iPhone, or the NCAA Tournament bracket. Why does prophecy appeal to us so much, and what role does it play in society?  “The Man in the Leather Mask: Prophecy and Calvinism in Early Modern Scotland” attempts to dissect this phenomenon by looking back at the part that prophecy played in the development of the Scots Protestant kirk in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.”

“From John Knox’s thunderous oracles to Mary, Queen of Scots,” Dotterweich explains, “ to the personal pronouncements of Alexander Peden a century later, prophecy shaped the Scots unlike any other European nation.  Yet prophecy was at odds with the Calvinism of the Scots kirk, just as it would be with the Enlightenment that came to Scotland in the early eighteenth century. Through the strange history of the man in the leather mask, this lecture examines how the ancient practice of Second Sight merged with Protestant religious practice, how it survived in hostile environments, and how it continues to function today.”


* This Week in Music - Eykamp Quartet Performs

The Eykamp String Quartet, the Department of Music’s resident string ensemble, will perform in Wheeler Concert Hall this Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.  Quartet members include violinist Gared Crawford, Concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra; violinist Jung-Min Shin, the EPO’s Associate Concertmaster; violist Craig Bate, Principal Violist of the EPO and of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra; and EPO Principal Cellist Kevin Bate. The program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op., No. 2, the so-called “Joke” Quartet, and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110.  The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard, and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Classical Guitar Concert Series continues in Wheeler Concert Hall Friday night, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Jordan Mandela Knudson. Jordan’s technique, musicality, and enthusiasm for his craft have won praise from audiences and from more established guitarists such as David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Marcin Dylla, and Berta Rojas.  He won awards in the Society of American Musicians competition in both 2009 and 2010, and in summer of 2011, Jordan was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with Sharon Isbin. In addition to solo recitals, he also performs regularly in chamber ensembles and as a soloist on orchestral concerts. Jordan’s UE performance will include works by J. S. Bach, Nicholas Maw, and Sergio Assad. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Evansville and the Classical Guitar Society of Evansville. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. UE students will be admitted at no charge with a valid student ID.

UE Department of Music students will present three recitals this Saturday, March 24. Soprano Alyssa Padilla will present her Senior Recital at 1:00 p.m. This will be followed by guitarist Christopher McLaughlin’s Senior Recital at 2:30 p.m., and soprano Erin Copeland and baritone Jacob Fisher's joint Senior Recital at 4:00 p.m.  All events are in Wheeler Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

Music therapy students Katie DeMuth, Kaitlin Emmert, Jessica Handy, and Alyssa Kereki, along with Kathy Murphy, assistant professor of music therapy, gave a presentation on music therapy for attendees of the Wednesdays at UE program offered through UE’s adult education department. The students shared their clinical work and demonstrated music therapy interventions.

* Lunch & Learn Spring Session – Saving, Spending & Investing-Putting the Plan into Action

At the Lunch & Learn Session set for April 11, the topic will be  "Saving, Spending & Investing - Putting The Plan Into Action. "  Easy ways that singles and couples can create their own financial plan for the future will be discussed. The session will begin at noon and end at 12:50 p.m. and will take place in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center. UE faculty, staff, students, and community are invited to attend this free (bring your lunch) session presented by Centennial Wealth Advisory. Please contact Judy Caldwell at if you have questions. This event is sponsored by the Center for Adult Education.

* International Banquet & Variety Show

The annual International Banquet & Variety Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Join the International Club for this exciting event and enjoy the homemade food, performances, and a vibrant fashion show you won't want to miss! Tickets will be sold at the door: Students $8, Adults $15

* Disability Awareness Events Set for March 26-27

The School of Education, UE Counseling Services, AWARE student organization will be holding a two day event for disability awareness on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27.  The events, held in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center, will start at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. both days.  The events on Monday include a Student Panel Discussion and Student Performances (skits). Tuesday's events include an International Disability Awareness Panel and Disability Awareness Fair.  Attendees will earn chances at prizes and give-aways! For more information about these events contact Counseling Services (488-2663) or Dr. Sharon Gieselmann at

* UE Senior to Discuss Experience in Iraq at Brown Bag Lunch

The Gender and Women’s Studies Brown Bag series continues on Thursday, March 22 with a presentation by UE senior Hayli Cingle based on her recent deployment to Iraq.  Cookies and lemonade will be graciously provided by the Office of Veterans Affairs.  The presentation is being held from 12:20-12:55 p.m. in Room 75, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

* Staff Recognition Dinner

Each staff employee and their guest is invited to attend the Staff Recognition Dinner at the Log Inn on Monday, April 23, 2012. The social hour (cash bar and appetizers) begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Please join Dr. Kazee in the presentation of staff service awards, and for the presentation of the Staff Employee of The Year Award.
Invitations will be sent to staff employees via UE campus mail during the first week of April. Please contact Human Resources at extension 2943 if you have any questions.

* 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


* 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, or by e-mailing the information to:  

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

* Online Summer Courses Available

Need to take a summer class to graduate, lighten your class load next year or get that class out of the way without the pressure of a full load?  A University of Evansville summer class can be your summer solution. Visit UE’s website at: to take a look at courses being offered and taught by UE faculty during Summer I and Summer II.  Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department in Room 205, Olmsted Hall, or call 812-488-2981 to ask questions or register.  

* Complete UE Survey for a Chance to Win an iPad

All UE students are invited to take the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey.  This survey asks about students’ academic experience, interaction with faculty and peers, participation in campus activities, perceptions of the climate on campus, and use of campus services.

Students who complete the DLE survey by Monday, April 23rd will be entered into a drawing for one of the following prizes:
·         iPad ($600 value)
·         $100 Wal-Mart gift card
·         $50 Thorton’s gift card
·         Diversity book
·         And other prizes

All prizes will be disseminated to the winner on Reading/Study Day, Wed. April 25th.

Each student should have received an e-mail from La Toya Smith, Diversity & Equity Officer, with his/her unique survey link.  If you have any questions, please contact La Toya at 812-488-2413 or

* Graduation Announcement Pick-Up

May graduates that ordered their graduation announcement on or before March 14 can pick up their orders in the UE Bookstore at their earliest opportunity.  Those that them to be shipped by or before March 14th should receive their orders via UPS by March 20th.  Any May graduate that still needs a cap and gown or graduation announcement should stop by the Bookstore at their earliest opportunity.

* Reminders to Faculty

Faculty are reminded that Summer Session I & II and Fall 2012 book adoptions are due in the Bookstore.  Also Faculty that need regalia rented for May Graduation should contact the Bookstore as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Extended Deadline for Mortar Board Applications: March 22

Are you a Junior in the top 35 percent of your class? Do you exemplify the ideas of scholarship, leadership, and service? Then you're perfect for Mortar Board, a prominent national honor society for college seniors, selecting the best and the brightest in their class. Mortar Board is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 class. Apply today by filling out the attached  link and turning applications into the information desk at the Ridgway University Center by March 1. If you have any questions contact Kourtney Steen at

* FREE – "The Things They Carried" books by Tim O'Brien

The UE Office of Veterans Affairs has 10 copies left!  Please notify Cherie Leonhardt at if you would like one.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the Community Reads events associated with the book throughout April  UE book discussion participants will meet again on April 11 from 4-5 p.m. in Eykamp 252.  Join us!

* 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 or 488.1085. 

* 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 or Anna Jessen at 488-1115 or


* Who Will Be the Biggest Recycle Mania Gainer?!

By far UE is the ‘baddest’ in town at a total of 12,307 pounds of recyclables collected during February. USI and Ivy Tech collected 9,055 and 6,018 pounds respectively during the same time period. However, the competition is based on which school can increase their recycling rate the most during March. ALCOA will reward the winner with $1500!! That’s a lot of cash. So, DON’T TRASH …. RECYCLE.

Questions? Contact Emilie Reckner ( or Lucas Brandt ( 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  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.

* 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 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



* Anthony Beavers

Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, has been invited to join the International Consultant Committee and Academic Committee of the International Center for the Philosophy of Information (PI) at Xi'an Jiaotang University in China. Commissioned by the university's president, this center is the "first for Philosophy of Information in China, and is the first international institution for Philosophy of Information in the world. The fundamental tasks of this center are as follows: to unite scholars of the world in order to do original research on PI; to improve communication and dialogue between China and other countries on PI research; to facilitate the development of PI in China and in the world." Xi'an Jiaotang University is a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese premier universities, China's "Ivy League".




* MVC Announces State Farm Good Neighbor Winter Awards

In an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes, the Missouri Valley Conference, in partnership with State Farm, has created the MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award.  Ten student-athletes have been named by Commissioner Doug Elgin as the honorees for the 2012 winter season.

This year’s winter honorees include Charonn Woods, Bradley, Men's Basketball, Sr.; Matthew Dorwart, Creighton, Men's Basketball, Sr.; Sarah Yeager, Drake, Women's Indoor Track, Jr.; Colt Ryan, Evansville, Men's Basketball, Jr.; Jeanette Nolte, Illinois State, Swimming & Diving, Jr.; Andrea Rademacher, Indiana State, Women's Basketball, Jr.; Christiana Shorter, Missouri State, Women's Basketball, Jr.; Chelsea Hartman, Northern Iowa, Swimming & Diving, Sr.; Harry Whitt, Southern Illinois, Men's Basketball, Fr.; Jaclyn Abrahamian, Wichita State, Women's Indoor Track & Field, So.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize 10 student-athletes three times annually (fall, winter, spring), for a total of 30 honorees. Institutions select their Good Neighbor Award honorees.

State Farm Insurance is a long-time sponsor of the Missouri Valley Conference and serves as title sponsor for all 18 MVC championship events. Also, State Farm is a prominent sponsor of the league's television network and a sponsor of the Missouri Valley Conference's community outreach program, "Just Read!"

Colt Ryan, Evansville, Men's Basketball, Jr.
• Cummulative 3.31 GPA in Accounting
• Dean's List Fall 2011 
• Dean't List Spring 2011
• Race for the Cure
• UE Move in Day
• Special Olympics
• Shriner's Fest
• MDA Telethon
• Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging
• Just Read Participant
• YMCA Children's Clinic
• Multiple Sclerosis Walk

* Northern Iowa Tops Aces, 1-0

The University of Evansville softball team dropped a 1-0 decision to Northern Iowa today, finishing the first weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play with an 0-3 record against the Panthers.

A two-out walk and a double by Mackenzie Daigh is all it took for the Panthers to claim a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. UE’s defense kept Northern Iowa scoreless for the rest of the game, but the Panthers were able to hold the Aces to just three hits en route to a 1-0 shutout victory.

The Aces put runners in scoring position in the top of the first, third and seventh innings, but the Panthers’ defense was able to shut down any rally as the Aces’ stranded six runners over the course of the game.

Junior Halie Malone, sophomore Brianna Villanueva and freshman Victoria Dellorto each tallied a single in the loss, accounting for the Aces’ three hits on the day.

Sophomore Taylor Perry (1-2) took the loss on the mound, despite only allowing three hits while striking out five Panthers in her six innings of work.

The Aces (7-14) will return to action with a non-conference doubleheader at Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday before resuming Valley play with a home series against Missouri State this weekend.

* Aces Rally In The Ninth For 8-7 Win Over Western Michigan

For the second time in the University of Evansville baseball team’s three-game series with Western Michigan, the Purple Aces came storming back in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn a victory over the visiting Broncos. Evansville plated four runs in the ninth, led by junior Trentt Copeland’s two-run double and sophomore Tim Bodine’s walk-off RBI single to centerfield, stunning WMU, 8-7, Sunday afternoon at Braun Stadium.

The victory gives UE a 2-1 series win and improves the Aces’ record to 13-7 on the season, while Western Michigan falls to 7-10.

Reliever Josh Biggs (1-0) earned his first win of the year, getting the Aces out of a jam in the eighth with one pitch, and tossed the top of the ninth, allowing two runs and three hits. Starter Kyle Freeland took the no-decision despite recording a career-high nine strikeouts. In his 6.1 innings of work, the Broncos tagged four runs and seven hits. Sam Johns also saw the mound for 1.1 frames, allowing one run and four hits, while striking out one.

Bodine and junior Jason Hockemeyer both went 3-for-4 at the plate, while Kevin Kaczmarski recorded two hits, leading UE’s offense. The Aces logged eight hits off the Broncos, while also working six walks and three hit by pitches, putting 14 players in scoring position throughout the game.

After Ryan McMillin’s solo home run in the second gave Western Michigan the initial lead, the Aces tied the ballgame in the bottom of the third when Bodine, Eric Stamets, and Hockemeyer strung three singles together.

The Broncos plated two more in the fifth on Vinnie Booker’s two-run shot over the left field wall, but the Aces stayed close, scoring one in the sixth to make it a one-run game, 3-2. Kaczmarski led off with a triple to the right-centerfield gap and scored on Copeland’s infield groundout.

In the seventh inning, WMU plated one following a single and hit batter that knocked Freeland out of the game, and an RBI-single off the new pitcher Johns. However, the Aces’ defense limited the damage with an inning-ending double play. Stamets and Copeland turned three double plays in the contest.

UE tied the ballgame again in the bottom of the seventh, taking advantage of the Broncos’ wild arms in the bullpen. With two outs, new pitcher Matt Nestor hit Mahon and walked Hockemeyer, forcing another call to the pen. Troy Forton walked Kyle Pollock and with the based loaded Kaczmarski singled up the middle, plating two, making the score 4-4.
However, Western Michigan scored one run in the eighth and two in the top of the ninth, recording six hits in their final two at-bats to send the Aces to the plate in the bottom of the ninth trailing 7-4.

With Friday night’s comeback-win still fresh in their minds, the Aces knew the game was not over yet. Leading off with Mahon’s 12th plunk of the season, UE’s first six batters found their way on base. Mahon moved up on a passed ball, and scored on Hockemeyer’s single up the middle. Pollock was also hit by a pitch, marking Forton’s last batter, but closer Patrick Bolick walked hit first hitter in Kaczmarski to load the bases. With still no outs, Copeland crushed a ball to the left field gap, tying the game, 7-7. The Broncos intentionally walked Chris Pearson and the strategy worked as they got an infield ground ball and turned a 5-2-3 double play, keeping the Aces at bay. However, Bodine came through in the clutch with a two-out single to shallow centerfield that landed just in front of a diving Jordan Tillman, scoring Copeland, the winning run.

Borlick (1-2) took the loss, as the Broncos used five arms in the game.

The Aces look to keep the momentum rolling, playing Vanderbilt on the road Tuesday before opening up the Missouri Valley Conference schedule at home next weekend versus Indiana State.

* Last Day to Register for Junior High and High School Speed Camp

Today is the last day to register for the Junior High and High School Speed Camp being offered by the Strength and Conditioning Staff of UE. Please call 488-2298 for registration info or email Coach Joe at Aces Speed and Strength is focusing on developing starting speed, stopping efficiency, change of direction and core strength for the up and coming athletes. 


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