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Wednesday, March 21, 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 lh133@evansville.edu

* Hoedown for Hoofprints Cancelled

Delta Sigma Pi's Hoedown for Hoofprints, which was scheduled for Sunday, March 25, has been canceled due to lack of participation.  Please look for this event to be re-scheduled in the fall.

What's Happening Today

* Catholic Mass in Neu Chapel Tonight

Join the Newman Club for Mass tonight in Neu Chapel at 9:30 p.m. The celebrant this evening is Fr. Chris Forler, administrator of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Ind., and St. Martin Catholic Church in Chrisney, Ind. The rosary will be prayed and Confessions will be heard beginning shortly after 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

* I-House: Uganda

Join us this week for I-House: Uganda, with senior Angellina Kyazike. Bring your friends to enjoy a presentation about this beautiful East African country, Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in the Class of 1959 Gallery. See you there!

 

* 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 cj84@evansville.edu

 

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.”


 

* Exercise and Sports Science Forum

The Exercise and Sports Science Forum is being held on Wednesday March 28 in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building from 6-7:30 p.m. A panel of professionals will offer students a chance to learn more about a specific field of interest. This is free for all students and a great opportunity for all majors who will be working in the health field, as well as undeclared majors who are curious to learn more. There will be plenty of time for questions from students, and it offers students a chance for networking as well as education. Register in Pam Young's office (Room 219, Graves Hall) by Friday, March 23!  We hope to see you there.

* Dance Team Audition

The University of Evansville Aces Dance Team invites all eligible students to audition for the Dance Team for the 2012-2013 season. Auditions will be held on April 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first day of auditions will consist of learning a short, choreographed dance and practicing technique. The second day will consist of showing examples of required technique, preforming the choreographed routine, showcasing 1 minute of original original choreography to music (this should be prepared prior to auditions), and a short interview. Auditions will be held in the Small Gym of the Carson Center.

Information about the 2012-2013 season will be provided at the call out meeting on April 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 113 of the Carson Center.

A private or video audition may be arranged if needed and will be allowed at the discretion of the coaching staff.

There is a $20 audition fee. Please refrain from wearing baggy clothing during auditions. Footwear is required.

More information is available at gopurpleaces.com. Please contact Coach Arata at ma112@evansville.edu  or 502.689.4085 with any questions or concerns.

We hope to see you at auditions!
 

* Delta Sigma Pi Video Conference

Delta Sigma Pi is hosting a video conference with a Cisco systems representative on March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 270 (Vectren Executive Boardroom), Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. Professional dress is required. There will be free pizza afterwards. For more information call 812-598-0884

* SGA Candidates Debate

On Thursday in Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, after the Student Congress meeting ends at about 5:30 p.m.,  there will be a debate for students running for SGA president. All students are welcome to attend, and voting will take place starting Monday, March 26 at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, March 28 closing at 8 p.m., on acelink. 

If you have any questions that you would like candidates to be asked during the debate please email ph71@evansville.edu

* Salsa Dance Workshop

Spanish Club is having a Salsa Dance Workshop this Friday, March 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.! The first 25 people to sign up by emailing dr130@evansville.edu will attend for free, otherwise the cost is $5. No previous experience or dance parter required. The workshop is located at the Heidi Garza Dance Studio 2022 Center Drive, next to Wesselman's Supermarket.  Wear comfortable clothing and leather sole shoes.  Running shoes, rubber sole footwear, and flip-flops are not advisable for Latin dancing.  Feel free to bring your friends and enjoy the dancing!

 

* 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 jc313@evansville.edu 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 sg78@evansville.edu

* 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.
 

* Health Program "Sex on Campus" Set for March 28

"Sex on Campus," a sexual health program put on by UE Nursing students and sponsored by the Office of Health Education and Wellness Programs, will be in Eykamp 251 in Ridgway University Center on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m.  Students who attend will learn about ways to keep themselves safe and healthy!

 

* 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

 

* 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

* Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards”.  These awards will be presented at the 19th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for April 18, at 7:00 p.m. 

Awards are presented in the following categories:
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year
• Student Organization of the Year
• Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program.  These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2012.  Please click the following link to download a nomination form:   http://orientation.evansville.edu/DOS_Award_2012.doc

Nomination forms are also available in the Dean of Students Office, Room 230 in the Ridgway University Center.  If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at extension 2500. Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements. 

 

* Attention UE Cardholders

The March Pcard Cycle began on February 22 and ends on March 21. Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of March 23 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope. GL will upload on March 28.

* Last Day to Drop Spring Classes – Friday, March 30

Don’t forget that Friday, March 30, 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 Room 106, Olmsted Hall), get signatures from your advisor and class instructor, visit the Office of Financial Aid, and return the completed form to the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30.

* Photographer on Campus

The Office of Admission will have a photographer on campus for a photo shoot throughout Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22. UE students and faculty have always been very cooperative and accommodating during previous shoots. As a result, many great photos have been taken for UE publications. Kim McDonald will try to notify faculty in advance if photos will be taken in a particular class; however, weather often can force the shoot inside, and it is possible that last minute requests will be made. If faculty members know that they will be giving a test or do not wish to be bothered either of these days, please inform Kim McDonald at ext. 2683 and the classroom will be avoided.

 

* 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:  www.evansville.edu/summersessions 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.  
 

* 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 ks273@evansville.edu

* 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 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.
 

Congratulations

* Birth Announcement

Congratulations to director of university relations Lucy Himstedt and her husband, Don Richard ’75, on the birth of their first grandchild. Christopher Grant Tomlinson was born Sunday morning in Nashville to Don’s daughter Kate (a former summer intern in the President’s Office) and her husband, Dr. Ryan Tomlinson. Everyone is doing well. Those who know Lucy (LuLu as she is now known to Grant) won’t be surprised to know she had her camera handy so she will gladly show you photos. 

* Leah Thomas

Leah Thomas, senior archaeology and art history major, presented “The Art of 18th Century Dining” last night at the Reitz Home Museum.  Leah's presentation was based on her original research conducted during a summer 2011 internship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  She analyzed several features of life in the colonies during the eighteenth century, including a change in dining practices and the introduction of the Rococo style in dining and serving ware.

* Mohammad K. Azarian

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, has been notified that his paper “Euler's Number via Difference Equations,” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Sciences.

Sympathy to...

* Chantal Taylor and Family

Condolences to Chantal Taylor, senior administrative associate for the vice president of  Institutional Advancement, and her family on the death of her father Raymond G. Turenne. Mr. Turenne died March 15. He was 83.

Born in St. Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba, Canada, Mr. Turenne served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was a past president of Alliance Francaise, a founding member of Bluegrass Claims Association and a retired claims representative for American States Insurance Company. He was an original member of Big Brothers, a long time coach at Gardenside Little League and a member of Pax Christi Catholic Church where he served on the building committee.

He is survived by his five daughters, Renee (Henry) Denton, Lexington, Michelle (Paul) Toney, Georgetown, Chantal (Greg) Taylor, Evansville, IN, Nicole (Joe) Maher, Nicholasville, and Colette Turenne, Emeryville, CA; thirteen grandchildren, Hillary, Haley, and Connor Denton, Stephanie (Jason) Underwood, Brittany (Jason) Wright, Kylie (Adam) Chilton, Ryan, Amber and Lydia Taylor, Darrah, Tarenne, Marley, and Emery Maher; three great granddaughters, Ashtyn, Avery, and Addyson Underwood; four sisters, Pauline LaTulippe, Margeurite Arpin, Yvette (Mitch) Laurier, and Leonne (Vern) Pack; and two brothers, Paul (Simone) Turenne and Yves (Marie) Turenne, all of Manitoba, Canada.

A funeral mass will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 21 at Pax Christi Catholic Church by Rev. Larry Hehman. Visitation took place on Sunday, March 18 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home,. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Down Syndrome Association of Central KY or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Athletics

* Evansville SAAC To Hold Orange Leaf Day Friday

The University of Evansville Student Athlete Advisory Committee will be holding an Orange Leaf Day this coming Friday, March 23.

Anyone who prints the above coupon and brings it to the Orange Leaf located at 701 N. Burkhardt Road on Friday and purchases a Froyo will have $1 given to the SAAC’s Relay For Life effort.  The Relay For Life event is being held on March 31 and is being run by the American Cancer Society.

"We are really excited to have this opportunity to fundraise with Orange Leaf,” women’s tennis player Kelsey Costales said.  “We hope that this event will help us to raise money for our team and the fight against cancer, as well as give everyone a good excuse to eat frozen yogurt!"

Aces teams represented in the event will be volleyball, tennis, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and men’s soccer.

To find out more about the SAAC’s team relay, please click here
http://main.acsevents.org/site/PageServer

 

 

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* Aces Baseball Commands Commodores, 5-3

The University of Evansville baseball team jumped out to a three-run lead in the second inning and held onto an advantage the entire way, overcoming the hosting Vanderbilt University Commodores, 5-3, Tuesday night at Hawkins Field. The Aces will enter Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a 14-7 record.

Sophomore right-hander Ryan Billo (3-0) held a firm presence on the mound through 6.0 innings, limiting the 2011 SEC Champions and College World Series participants to just one run and five scattered hits, while striking out a career-high six batters en route to his third straight win on the hill.

Out of the bullpen, Jake Naumann tossed the seventh and eighth frames, allowing two runs, three scattered hits, and struck out one, while working his way out of an eighth inning jam with limited damage. Josh Biggs earned his fourth save of the season, tossing a scoreless ninth, also striking out one.

Offensively, freshman Kyle Pollock played like a veteran, leading the Aces with four hits and two runs, reaching base in every at-bat. Kevin Kaczmarski was also stellar with a 2-for-2 performance, an RBI, and run scored, while Tim Bodine (2-for-3) recorded a multi-hit game for the fourth consecutive game. Junior Andy Lasher had a team-high two RBI, going 1-for-4.
Evansville recorded 10 hits off the Commodores, while also capitalizing on Vanderbilt’s five fielding errors and two walks.
The Aces got the bats going in the second inning, as Pollock singled with one out and scored on Kaczmarski’s triple to right-centerfield. Lasher’s bobbled grounder to third plated Kaczmarski, and Lasher moved around the bases on a passed ball and Bodine’s single off the glove of starting pitcher Keenan Kolinsky (1-1). He scored on another fielding error at third base to give UE a 3-0 head start.

Evansville gave themselves a four-run cushion in the fifth as junior Jason Hockemeyer and Pollock lined back-to-back singles through the infield and moved into scoring position on Kaczmarski’s sacrifice bunt. Lasher scored Hockemeyer from third on his fly-out to right field.

Vanderbilt started to make contact in the sixth after Billo had for the most part silenced the Commodore’s bats for five solid innings. A double and single to lead off the inning, followed by a walk load the bases for Mike Yastrzemski. After a hard hit ball hooked just to the right of the foul pole, Billo forced a sacrifice fly-out, and Mahon made a web gem at third to allow just one run to score in the frame.

Evansville added an insurance run in the seventh as Pollock reached on VU’s third error of the night, advanced on Lasher’s bunt single, and crossed the plate on Chris Pearson’s sac fly to right.

Leading 5-1, Vanderbilt threatened in the eighth, cutting the deficit to two when Tony Kemp lined his second double of the afternoon, Yastrzemski walked, and both scored on pinch-hitter Drew Fann’s double to left-centerfield.

However, closer Josh Biggs shut down Vanderbilt in the bottom of the ninth. After giving up a leadoff single, Biggs sat the next three Commodores down in order.

The Aces open up MVC play at home this weekend, bringing Indiana State to Braun Stadium for three games starting Friday night at 6:00 p.m.

* Softball Travels To Middle Tennessee For Midweek Matchup

After opening the Missouri Valley Conference season with an 0-3 record against Northern Iowa, the University of Evansville softball team hopes to use a midweek doubleheader at Middle Tennessee State to get back on the winning track before resuming conference play this weekend. The Aces (7-14) will travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Wednesday for two games with the Blue Raiders beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Evansville enters the week hitting .276 as a team. Just 21 games into the season, the Aces have already notched 26 doubles as a team, exactly half of the team’s total in 2011. Ten Aces have contributed to the tally, with freshman Kayla Fortner and sophomore Niki Rahming leading the team with five doubles each. Evansville currently ranks fourth in the MVC with 1.24 doubles per game. 

Sophomore Taylor Perry leads the Evansville pitching staff with an ERA of 3.03. Perry owns a 1-2 record in the circle, collecting 20 strikeouts and owning a team-best .236 opposing batting average. Junior Sarah Patterson leads the team with 47 strikeouts on the season, averaging 5.9 strikeouts per game.

 

* Aces Men's Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule

 Highlighted by five teams that finished in the top 50 of the 2011 RPI, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team will compete against some of the best competition in the country in the 2012 season. The Aces will play an 18-game regular season slate that features nine home matches.

"The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the top conferences in college soccer, and offering a non-conference schedule that features some of the top teams in the nation is important to prepare our team for the rigors of the MVC," said head coach Mike Jacobs.

In exhibition play, UE will face the University of Indianapolis at Arad McCutchan Stadium August 15th and then will travel to Wisconsin to take on the Badgers on the 19th.

Opening up the regular season at home, Evansville will host Lipscomb and Belmont the last weekend of August before heading to 2011 NCAA Tournament participant Georgia State for one match Labor Day weekend.

The following week, UE will host the 25th annual ProRehab Aces Classic, welcoming Bradley, the Big East’s Cincinnati and West Coast Conference contender Portland to the pitch.

The Aces hit the road to St. Louis Saturday, Sept. 15th and then to Butler the next Wednesday before taking on the Kentucky Wildcats Sept. 22 at McCutchan. UE will also host Oral Roberts the following Sunday.

After taking a mid-week trip to Eastern Illinois, Evansville will close the non-conference season at home against C-USA’s Marshall University.

The Aces kick off Missouri Valley Conference play on the road Oct. 10th at Missouri State. UE will then battle Bradley, who reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, on Saturday the 13th.

UE returns home to host SIU Edwardsville and Central Arkansas the next week, before taking a break from conference play to face in-state rival Indiana University in Bloomington Oct. 24th. IU earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and finished the season ranked 10th in the nation.

The Aces resume Valley play at Drake Oct. 27th and close out the regular season at home versus Creighton, the reigning MVC Champions and NCAA College Cup semifinalists.

2012 Schedule                                   
Wed., Aug. 15 vs. UINDY (exh)
Sun., Aug. 19 at Wisconsin (exh)                                          
Fri., Aug. 24 vs. LIPSCOMB            
Sun., Aug. 26 vs. BELMONT
Sat., Sept. 1 at Georgia St.
Fri., Sept. 7 vs. PORTLAND $
Sun., Sept. 9 vs. CINCINNATI $
Sat., Sept. 15 at St. Louis      
Wed., Sept. 19 at Butler                    
Sat., Sept. 22 vs. KENTUCKY         
Sun., Sept. 30 vs. ORAL ROBERTS                                    
Tues., Oct. 2 at Eastern Illinois                                              
Sat., Oct. 6 vs. MARSHALL                                     
Wed., Oct. 10 at Missouri State *                                           
Sat., Oct. 13 at Bradley *                                                        
Wed., Oct. 17 vs. SIUE *                                                        
Sat., Oct. 20 vs. CENTRAL ARKANSAS *                         
Wed., Oct. 24 at Indiana                                                       
Sat., Oct. 27 at Drake *
Sat., Nov. 3 vs. CREIGHTON *                                              
Nov 7-9-11 MVC Tournament

ProRehab Aces Classic $
Missouri Valley Conference contest *

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