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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's Happening Today

* EXSS Forum Is Today!

The EXSS Forum is being held today in Room 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall) in the Schroeder Family School of Business Building!  It starts at 6:00 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions concerning different professions. This is a marvelous opportunity not only to learn more about specific jobs, but also to network and learn about the companies the panelists work for. Both upperclassmen and underclassmen will have the chance to really take something away from the forum.  It runs until 7:30 p.m., so please come by and see what it's all about!

 

* LAST DAY of the UET Costume Shop Sale!

The Theatre Department is bursting at the seams! Today is the last day of Costume Shop Sale! The sale will be in the May Studio Lobby in Hyde Hall. Sale hours are 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Cash and check only! 
 

* Charlas en español – Wednesday, March 28

This Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Jazzman's, you can practice informal conversation in Spanish with other UE students in a relaxed atmosphere. For more information, please contact: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at: dr130@evansville.edu

* People's Choice Award Instituted for 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art is instituting a new People's Choice Award, in conjunction with the annual Student Art Exhibition and they need your help. 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. Your vote could be a tie breaker! The 50th Annual Student Art Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery runs through Friday, April 6. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will see amazing student artwork, created by students from many different majors across campus.

 

Upcoming Events

* RSA Elections

Elections for positions on the Resident Students Association executive board will be taking place on AceLink starting Thursday, March 29, and running through Saturday, March 31. The candidates are: Nina Weiss and Chantal Miller for secretary; Tyler Arnzen, Brodie Gress, and Hope Mills for treasurer; Jamison Heard and Elizabeth McConnell for vice president; and Nathaniel McIntyre and Tyler Best for president. Vote, and have your voice heard.

* Get Moore Global!

Come and join the Moore Hall RAs and the Office of Study Abroad on Monday, April 2 at 5:00 pm in the Moore Hall Basement!  This event will feature student presentations from students that have studied abroad, students that are international students, and students that will study abroad and are currently going through that process. There will also be fun games and activities!  The Office of Study Abroad, along with the students, will also be available to answer any questions you may have about the study abroad process!  The event is informative, fun, and free so come on out!

 

* Free HIV/AIDS Testing

As a part of Sexual Health Awareness Day on March 29, free HIV/AIDS testing will be provided to students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This process is confidential. Simply call the Health Center and provide your birthday in order to schedule an appointment. When you arrive at your appointment, you will be called by that day, thus protecting your identity. The number for the Health Center is  (812) 488-2033. Please also attend our own event, Condom Olympics, on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Attend these events and earn points for your group on campus to win a prize!  

* Wahnita DeLong Reading Planned for This Thursday

Author Patricia Henley will be the speaker at the Creative Writing Coffee Hour Wahnita DeLong Reading on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Henley is the author of two novels, In the River Sweet (Pantheon, 2002) and Hummingbird House (MacMurray & Beck, 1999), which was a finalist for the National Book Award as well as The New Yorker Fiction Prize. She is also the author of four collections of short stories, including Friday Night at Silver Star (Graywolf, 1968), recipient of The Montana First Book Award, and, most recently, Other Heartbreaks (Engine Books, 2011). Henley has taught in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Purdue University since 1987, and she is currently working on a series of linked stories that take place in Chicago and a novel that is set in Mississippi.


 

* Ethics Lecture on Religious Activism for Living Wage Movement

For the University of Evansville's third annual Ethics Lecture, Dr. Melissa Snarr, associate dean and associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will present "Jesus was a Low Wage Worker: Religious Activism for Living Wages."

Her lecture will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Vectren Lecture Hall (KC 100), and is free and open to the public.

In 1994, a coalition of Baltimore churches initiated a campaign that would change the face of the worker justice organizing in the United States. Since then, over 150 cities have passed living wage ordinances in an effort to counter the growing phenomenon of "working poverty." Religious activists have offered important resources to this successful movement through their ethical framing, racial bridge-building, and ritualized protests. This lecture will explore lessons (both positive and negative) from the activism of people of faith in the movement.

The Ethics Lecture Series, sponsored by UE's Department of Philosophy and Religion, brings ethicists from both religious and philosophical backgrounds to explore questions of value, justice, responsibility and meaning in the realm of human conduct and the moral life. Lecturers examine significant ethical issues in the contemporary world and ways in which moral reflection might be brought to bear on them. The series is intended to bring focus to the study and practice of ethics among our students and the larger community.

* Got Caught Red Handed? Henna Fundraiser

On Friday, March 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ridgway University Center, come join the creative and cultural fun! Henna tattoos for all! This event is open to the public. Standard henna designs will be $5. All donations will go to When the Saints, a nonprofit organization that has the goal of building a safe house for girls in Malawi. This is a part of the Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Battle of the Bands being put on by Asian Culture Club and Student Activities Board on April 13. For more information, contact Cyril Patra (p134@evansville.edu). Learn more about When the Saints at  http://whenthesaints.com/about.php

 

* Golf Classic

Chi Omega's Annual Golf Classic benefiting Albion Fellows Bacon Center will be held Saturday March 31 at Walther's Golf-N-Fun. Tee times start at 10:00 a.m. and will consist of teams of four at $10/person. Questions? Contact kd142@evansville.edu
 

* 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!
 

* 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.
 

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

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

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

Info You Should Know

* UE Students Create Video to Raise Awareness of Child Poverty in U.S.

Six UE students have created a trick shot video in order to raise awareness of poverty in the U.S., specifically focusing on child poverty.  In the video are several trick shots, and following each trick shot is a statistic about the poverty issue in the U.S. The group also teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to help raise money for their organization.  At the end of the video is a link to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website where donations can be made to their organization.

"We have been greeted with great support in this video," explains Nik Fahrer, one of the students who created the video. "It hs been  receiving over 4,000 views in under four days."

If you would like to see the video go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPVYsQA6LgY&context=C4116c07ADvjVQa1PpcFO_wyHiB2sD6bcbIuTWf3WOw-NlCTmruvY=
 

* Announcement Pick Up

May graduates who ordered their graduation announcements before March 24 and requested to have them picked up in the UE Bookstore can do so now at any time. Announcements ordered for shipment before March 24 have been shipped via UPS. Graduates, there is still time to pick up your cap and gown and/or order announcements but please do so as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore

 

* 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 Olmsted Hall, Room 106), 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.


 

* Still Looking for Classes? Check out Archaeology and Art History Offerings!

The Department of Archaeology and Art History offers a number of courses of interest to students across campus. Several courses fulfill General Education and other requirements.

Summer Session I
ARTH 209: Survey of Art II – Online, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement

Fall 2012
ARCH 206: Near Eastern Archaeology – TTh 1:15
ARCH 320: Viking Archaeology – MWF 8:00
ARCH 415: Women in Antiquity – TTh 2:45, Fulfills Gender and Women’s Studies requirement
ARTH 208: Survey of Art I – MWF 11:00, Fulfills Gen Ed Creative Dimension requirement
ARTH 389: 20th Century Art – MWF 1:00
ID 250: Myths of the Greeks – MWF 11:00

Contact Dr. Jennie Ebeling (je55@evansville.edu) for more information.
 

* Bookstore Nike Sale

During the week of March 26-31 come to the Bookstore and save 20% OFF any NIKE merchandise purchases.  This includes any shorts, tees, caps, and sweatshirts all during the week.  Items already on clearance or markdown are excluded from additional discounts.  So look for the SWOOSH and save all during the week.  Sale ends on Saturday, March 31.
 

* Photo Contest Deadline Extended to March 28

Please send your photos in soon!!  The Department of Foreign Languages has invited 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.  Photos may be submitted by email to foreignlanguages@evansville.edu, or printed photos (no larger than 4 x 6) may be submitted to the Foreign Languages office at OH 350 (put your name and place on back of the photo or on a separate sheet).  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.  Submit photos through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th.

* 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 Faculty and Administrators:

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Awards are presented during Commencement and are the highest awards given by the University.  One male and one female senior are selected annually for these awards. Selection is based on the following criteria:

• demonstrated leadership
• academic achievement 
• future contribution to society

To nominate students, please contact Karen Martin at km306 and request a nomination form.  The form will be emailed to you for your convenience.  The completed application form should be returned to the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students no later than Monday, April 2, 2012.

* 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.  
 

* 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).

 

* 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. 


 

Congratulations

* Walayet A. Khan

Walayet A. Khan, professor of Finance, and Joao Vieito, professor of finance, Polytechnic Institute of Vianna do Castlo, Portugal, published a paper titled, "Executive Compensation and Gender: S&P 1500 Listed Firms" in the most recent issue of the Journal of Economics and Finance , 2012, Vol 36.

The authors find that the gender gap in executive compensation is reducing essentially after the year 2000. Firms continue to pay women, who are considered more risk averse than men, a similar proportion of risky compensation components, such as stock options and restricted stocks, than they pay to men. In terms of technology firms, they find that the gender differences in total compensation are not statistically significant. The study offers insight into recent data for executive compensation. The finding that the gender gap diminishes is a sign of a better functioning market for executives. The findings could be potentially useful for compensation committees in order to develop compensation packages that take into consideration the degree of risk aversion in order to enhance performance. Compensation adjusted for risk aversion can produce a higher level of satisfaction for the employees and can lead to better performances. Future research should focus on international comparison of various dimensions of executive compensation.
 

* Dale Edwards

Professor of Biology Dale Edwards has been selected as president-elect of the Indiana Academy of Science. The society was founded in 1885 and promotes scientific research, the distribution of scientific information, improved education in the sciences and engineering, and cooperation among scientists, especially in Indiana. Edwards will assume his responsibilities June 1.

 

* Klara Nichter and Hilary Waltz

UE students Klara Nichter and Hilary Waltz presented papers on March 24 at the Indiana Regional Conference of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held at Indiana Wesleyan University. Both papers, Nichter's "Irish Identity in Literature and Waltz's "Religious Art of the Sixteenth Century", were well received and Waltz's paper won the best paper prize in the Religious Art category.  

* KME New Members, New Officers, Contest Winners and Freshman of Year

Kappa Mu Epsilon is proud to announce it’s newly initiated members: Mason Blankenship, Haylee Bryant, Brandon Causey, Efoise Eigbobo, Craig Gore, Matthew Harris, Christopher Harrison, Logan Herwehe, Christine Hopp, Brianna Kelley, Lisa Letterman, Marianne Marcotte, Christopher Matlak, Chase Miller, Samuel Mires, Hearther Passey, Elizabeth Reis, Drew Reisinger, Jake Schwartz, Alex Schwinghammer, Justin Simerly, Dalton Snyder, Ezequiel Suar, Nicholas Takebayashi, Melissa Thompson, Alan Vandagriff, and Raymond Watkin.

Congratulations to all new members!

KME would also like to announce the newly elected officers for the 2012-2013 school year: Alan Vandagriff- President, Drew Reisinger- vice president, and Matthew Harris- secretary.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of the math competition held at University of Evansville: Raymond Watkin – 1st place, Dakota Roberts – 2nd place, and Kent Bayens – 3rd place.

Thank you for all of your hard work!

Lastly KME would like to congratulate Dakota Roberts as the KME Freshman of the year.  

 

Athletics

* UE Baseball To Bring Bison To Braun Wednesday

After going 1-2 in the opening weekend of the Missouri Valley Conference season, the University of Evansville baseball team will take a break from league play Wednesday, hosting Lipscomb University at 6:00 p.m. at Braun Stadium. The Aces look for a repeat of their last meeting in which UE edged Lipscomb, 4-3, in Nashville on Feb. 18.

Evansville comes off a 1-2 series mark versus Indiana State in MVC opening weekend, including their fourth straight walk-off win at home in Saturday’s 3-2 victory. On the mound, sophomore Ryan Billo (3-0, 2.78) will look to keep his record unblemished, earning wins in each of his last three outings, including last week’s victory over Vanderbilt. As a staff, UE owns a 3.65 ERA and .357 opposing average. Offensively, Tim Bodine (.359), Jason Hockemeyer (.321), and Eric Stamets (.305) anchor the squad that is hitting .254 collectively. UE’s defense has been their strongest suit, ranking fourth in the nation with a .980 fielding percentage.

This weekend Evansville travels to Creighton for a three-game series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, the site of the College World Series. Creighton went 0-3 in the first weekend of Valley play, falling 3-0, 7-0, and 5-3 to Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. Game one versus the Bluejays is set for Friday at 6:00 p.m. CT.

Sophomore Tim Bodine continued to step up for the Aces in the clutch, hitting .417 last week and led Evansville to wins over Vanderbilt, the defending Southeastern Conference Champions and 2011 College World Series contenders, as well as Indiana State in UE’s fourth bottom of the ninth walk-off win of the season. Bodine went 2-for-3 versus the Commodores in the 5-3 victory, and lined the game-tying RBI single against the Sycamores in UE’s ninth inning rally. Bodine now leads the Aces with a .359 batting average on the season and still has a perfect career fielding percentage in right field with 54 putouts this spring.

Junior Kyle Lloyd took the no-decision in UE’s 2-1 walk-off victory over Indiana State. Lloyd put the Aces in a good position for the victory, hurling eight full innings, allowing just two runs, five scattered hits and issued no walks. The right-hander also struck out a career-high nine batters, including striking out the side in the second inning and the leadoff batter in the third, for four straight Ks. On the season, Lloyd leads UE’s starting rotation with a 3-1 record and 2.73 earned run average.

Head Coach Wes Carroll recorded his 100th career win Saturday versus Indiana State in UE’s 3-2 walk-off victory. Carroll has led his squad to above .500 records in each of the last two seasons, going 32-27 in 2010 and 28-25 in 2011, and posted the second-highest victory total by a first-year baseball coach at Evansville with 25 wins in 2009. Carroll, a 2001 Evansville graduate, is in his fourth season at the helm with a 100-91 record.

Evansville’s last four home victories have all been won in walk-off style, including Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Indiana State. Trailing 2-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, UE put runners on after a walk and hit batter. Tim Bodine and Eric Stamets lined back-to-back singles through the left side, scoring the tying and game-winning runs with one out. Against UT Martin (3/13), the Aces came back from a five-run deficit, winning on Trentt Copeland’s one-out gapper. UE came back from another five-run deficit in game one with Western Michigan (3/16), scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth and won on a walk-off walk in the 10th. Trailing, 7-4, in the rubber match with WMU (3/18), UE scored four runs in the ninth, winning on Tim Bodine’s walk-off single. In all four of those games, the Aces never led until they scored the final walk-off run.

While UE has hit just one home run this season and every other team in the Valley has belted at least nine, Evansville scores runs playing small ball. The Aces lead the MVC and rank 17th in the nation with 29 sacrifice bunts and also ranks second in the Valley for stolen bases with 38.

Trentt Copeland continues to move up the career doubles list, now with 51 after recording a two-bagger vs, Indiana State (3/23), Copeland now ranks ninth all-time, tied with Pat Schulz (1990-93). He needs one more to move into eighth, and three more to become seventh.

Leading the Valley and ranking eighth in the nation, sophomore Jake Mahon has been plunked 12 times this year, already matching his season total in 2011 that marked a team-high last year.

In game 17 of the season at Austin Peay (3/14), freshman Kyle Pollock recorded both his first home run of this career and the first/only long ball hit by an Ace this year. Eric Stamets leads the active players with six home runs in his career.

Eric Stamets, who has stolen 18 bases in 19 attempts this season, currently ranks third in program history with 88 steals (88-107) in just his third year of play. Stamets needs six more to tie Ryan Brownlee (1994-97) in second place. Aaron Pembroke (1995-98) holds UE’s record with 106 career steals.

Evansville returns 12-of-13 pitchers from last season and also adds three newcomers to the staff, including Kyle Freeland, a 35th round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

For the second consecutive year, shortstop Eric Stamets was named to the Missouri Valley Conference preseason all-conference team, voted on by the league’s eight head coaches. Stamets, a junior from Dublin, Ohio, projects to be one of the best shortstops in the nation this year. Last season, Stamets hit .292 with a team-high 51 runs scored and 27 stolen bases. Defensively, he led the Aces with 181 assists and helped the squad to a program-best .977 fielding percentage with a record-low 48 errors as a team. In addition, Stamets turned heads in the summer, playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and was named a Cape Cod League All-Star. Stamets was a consensus Freshman All-American and the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2010.
 

* Evansville Men Take Eighth At Butler Invitational

Parker Hensley was the leading Purple Aces golfer on Tuesday, carding a 74 en route to a tie for 20th place as the University of Evansville men’s golf team wrapped up the event in eight position.

Hensley followed up his first round total of 79 with a team-low 74 on Tuesday.  Michael Sainz was the leading UE player, tying for tenth with a 150.

Griffin Wood and Andrew Luo tied for 31st place with scores of 156 while Quinn Vilneff tallied a 162.  Participating as individuals, Sam Cobb tied for 59th with a 163 while Josiah Ashba finished with a two-round total of 171.

IUPUI overcame a 14-shot deficit on Tuesday to take the team championship.  The Jaguars had three of the top ten finishers while finishing the day with a 292.  Finishing in second, three shots behind IUPUI, was Dayton, who held the lead after round one.

Evansville finished in 8th place, just four strokes out of the top four.

Finishing all alone on the individual leaderboard was Sean Keating of Dayton.  He finished with a 2-under 142, just a shot ahead of Lucas Kim of Detroit Mercy.

On April 7, UE will be back on the course, traveling to Bloomington, Ind. for the Hoosier Invitational.

* Aces Tennis Set For MVC Opener

Missouri Valley Conference play commences for the University of Evansville women’s tennis team as the Aces travel to Carbondale, Ill. to face Southern Illinois on Wednesday.  The match is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

Evansville (9-4) is coming off of a dominating performance against IPFW on Sunday as UE grabbed a 6-1 victory.  Three Aces picked up wins in both singles and doubles play, including UE’s top duo of Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James.  The pair grabbed a come-from-behind 9-7 doubles win before winning their respective singles matches.  Aleks Dzakula also completed the feat.

Since February 24, the Aces have been red hot, winning five out of six matches, including a 7-0 road sweep at SIU Edwardsville.  The Aces are also looking to improve on last season’s 4-3 league mark, which placed them in a tie for third place.  That finish was the best for UE since entering the MVC in 1995.

Southern Illinois, who finished third in the league two out of the last three years, enters Wednesday’s opener with a mark of 9-2.  They have won their last three matches, topping North Dakota, Rhode Island and, most recently, Saint Louis.

Five players have double-digit wins in singles play for SIU while the team of Anita Lee and Anastacia Simons lead them with an 11-3 doubles mark.

In last year’s matchup, Evansville picked up a 6-1 victory.  After Southern Illinois took the doubles point, UE rallied to sweep the six singles points.

From Carbondale, the Aces will travel to Creighton and Wichita State.  Those matches are slated for April 6 and 7.

* Doyle Leads Aces To Second Place At Butler

Freshman Cathy Doyle shot an 80 on Tuesday finishing second overall while leading the University of Evansville women’s golf team to a second place finish at the Butler Invitational.

Doyle, who led after round one, notched an 80 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with a 155, just two strokes behind Michele Nash of Butler, who took medalist honors.  Julia Porter of Butler finished third as the Bulldogs took four of the top five spots en route to the team championship.

Lauren Ellerman tied for 12th place with a score of 168 after carding an 83 on Tuesday.  Sydney Skiles came home 19th with a 173 while Alyssa Key tied for 21st with a 175.  Dana Hayden came in 36th place after shooting a 192.  A pair of Aces played as singles as Chelsea Zusan tied for 28th with a 180 while Kelly Lamarche notched a 188.

After leading by 18 shots after Monday’s opening round, Butler extended its lead on day two, winning the tournament by 32 strokes over Evansville.  The Bulldogs shot a 639 while UE finished with a 671.  Eastern Washington took third place with a 674.

Next Monday, the women will travel to Nashville, Tenn. for the Belmont Invitational.

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