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Monday, April 9, 2012

* Salads for Scholarships TODAY Starting at 11 AM

OSA Salad for Scholarships Sale is today (Wednesday, April 18) from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the East Plaza in front of Ridgway University Center (Rain location will be the lobby of Olmsted Hall).  You can purchase a Salad Trio, dessert and drink for $5.00.  Proceeds are used for scholarships awarded to UE students by the Office Staff Association each year.

* Campus Forum on Integrated Marketing TODAY at 3:30

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in an open forum today (Monday, April 9) from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall 251-252. During the open forum you will not only learn the contents of  recently completed research on integrated marketing, but will be asked to engage in conversation about how best to communicate the value of a UE education. No one knows the University better than those who are here!

The report was produced by Stamats, a well-regarded higher education consulting firm, as part of the University's strategic plan. UE contracted with Stamats to evaluate how UE is perceived internally and externally. Your knowledge of the results of the study and your opinions are important as we move forward in making UE better known.

 

What's Happening Today

* Blood Drive on April 9

The members of Delta Sigma Pi  are planning a blood drive on April 9 from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Fitness Center Gym. (Note - previously published flyers for this event have a different location listed for the event - the location has been changed to the Fitness Center Gym)

Please be generous and make a donation at the blood drive!

* TJ Sullivan to Speak on Campus Today

UE Greek Life is proud to host speaker T.J. Sullivan today Monday, April 9, at 8:30 pm in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.  T.J’s presentation: "Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations" is sponsored by Resident Students Association, Students in Leadership, and SDF. To date, T.J. has spoken to more than 2-million students at campuses nationwide. His presentation is open to all students. We hope to see you at this special event!

 

* Win a Kindle Touch

The Crescent Magazine staff is interested in learning your general feelings and impressions about this year’s magazine. The survey will take just a few minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous, but by completing the survey and including your name and e-mail address at the end of the survey, you will be entered to win a Kindle Touch just for participating. One entry per UE student. Non-students and Student Publications staff are not eligible.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R8ZS2L8

 

 

 

* Help Buy a Skid of Food for the War on Hunger

In the spirit of our Civic Mission and Sacred Trust, we ask the UE Community to join together to help purchase a full skid of
food that will be used to feed hungry families through the Salvation Army Food Kitchen and Food Pantry.

During the UE War on Hunger Week (April 9-12) please donate in one of the following ways:
1)      Make a monetary pledge online: (The first 50 pledging over $3.00 will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee drink at Jazzman’s)


2)      Purchase discounted $5 meal tickets for lunch or dinner in Café Court.  These discounted Meal Tickets will be available on Wednesday, April 11 during lunchtime in Café Court in Ridgway University Center.  Ticket sales are coordinated by the Office Staff Association.  The entire purchase price will be donated to the War on Hunger.

All donations go directly to the Evansville Salvation Army Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen.
Thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

* Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Concert Planned for Friday

Asian Culture Club and the Student Activities Board will present Global Poverty Awareness Benefit Concert featuring the "Give a Damn?" documentary with guests Dan Parris, David Peterka, and Rob Lehr. There will be an exciting Battle of the Bands event judged by the honorary guests, Henna, and great fun! Proceeds will go towards the selected nonprofit, When the Saints. It will be Friday, April 13, in the Large Gym in Carson Center at 6:00 pm. Contact Cyril Patra at cp134@evansville.edu if you have any questions or interest in volunteering.

 

* Beavers to Deliver Crick Lecture on Wednesday, April 11

On Wednesday, April 11, Anthony Beavers, professor of philosophy and director of cognitive science, will deliver the final Crick Lecture in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences of the 2011-2012 academic year. The presentation, titled "Complexity and Cognition: Circuits Not Software" will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Room 100, Koch Center. All are invited to attend. An abstract for the presentation from Beavers follows.

"In this presentation, I will provide an existence proof to show that it is possible to get cognitive behavior by measuring the amount of information as it flows through a system rather than by examining its meaning. In other words, I will explore the possibility that semantic meaning could emerge from mechanisms that work on the basis of the quantification of information alone, provided that such mechanisms are embedded in an environment to which they have sensory access and in which they can move around. Finally, I will explore what such a view implies about the mind, its relation to the brain and what an information-theoretic approach to cognition means for human, animal and artificial intelligence."
 

* I-House: Saudi Arabia

Join us this week for I-House: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery upstairs in Ridgway University Center. Bring your friends to enjoy a lively and informative presentation from UE international students about their home country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

* This Week in Music - University Choir and Small Ensembles Perform

The University Choir and the Department’s chamber choir, Kantorei, will present a concert titled “Sacré-Coeur: Catholic Choral Music from France” at St. Mary’s Catholic Church this Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Director of Choral Activities Dennis Malfatti, the choirs will perform sacred works by Maurice Duruflé and Francis Poulenc and will conclude the concert with Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48. Accompaniment will be provided by Kristin Jones on organ and by an orchestra including community members, as well as UE students and faculty. St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 613 Cherry Street in downtown Evansville.

The Department’s Brass Ensembles (Low Brass, Horn, and Trumpet) will present a joint recital in Wheeler Concert Hall this Friday evening, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.  The ensembles - led respectively by Assistant Professor Kenneth Steinsultz, Consortium Instructor Jonas Thoms, and Professor Timothy Zifer - will perform various arrangements of works from the Baroque to the modern era, including pieces by Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Brahms, and Bartók. The concert will conclude with the Trumpet Ensemble’s performance of the audience favorite, Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.

Saturday will feature two student recitals. Percussionist Timothy Gaisser will present his Junior Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall at 2:30 p.m., and hornist Caleb Gorrell will present his Senior Recital at 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, the Department’s Woodwind and Percussion Ensembles will present concerts in Wheeler Concert Hall. The Woodwind Ensembles concert will occur at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor Shauna Thompson, and the Clarinet Choir, led by Department Chair Thomas Josenhans. The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Consortium Instructor William Shaltis, will perform at 6:00 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public.
 

* "Financial Markets in the 21st Century"- Rick Roop Will Speak to UE Students

Rick Roop, a vice-president and portfolio manager of Donaldson Capital Management, will be talking to UE students in Room 170, Schroder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 4.00 p.m. on April 18. Donaldson Capital Management is an Evansville based money management firm which manages assets worth nearly 550 million dollars. Rick manages nearly 120 million dollars. He graciously accepted an invitation from Walayet A. Khan, professor of finance, to give a presentation titled, “Financial Markets in the 21st Century”. The event is open to the UE community and the public.

* Annual Bike Race

The 49th Annual Bike Race is planned for Saturday April 14. (weather permitting – the rain date will be Sunday April 15) The Women's Race is set for 10:30 a.m., and the Men's Race at 1:30 p.m. The Fitness Center will be closed during this event.
 

* Learn to Budget for Life After College!

Are you afraid you might starve after college? Then maybe it is time for a Reality Check!   Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM in Eykamp 251, the Hughes Hall staff is hosting an event that will help you to learn where your expenses will come from and help open your eyes to how important budgeting may be.  Will you be able to budget wisely and have money left at the end of the month, or will you have to rethink some choices and cut out some of those luxury items until you have the extra money saved up?  Come and join us for some fun and an eye opening experience!

* UE Senior's Work to be Featured at Ceramic Art Auction

UE senior Neeley Koester will be the featured artist at the Ceramic Art Auction planned to benefit the Evansville Children's Center on Tuesday, April 24. Other artists whose work will be auctioned include Mark Schoenbaum, David Rodenberg, Les Miley and Lenny Dowhie. The auction - which will be held at the Rapp-Owen Granary in New Harmony, Ind. - begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be a reception and viewing of the auction pieces before the auction from 6-7:30 p.m.

This event is being hosted by the University of Evansville Clay Club, Dan and Connie Koester, Jenni Koester, Jeremy and Tara Overton, Mark and Sondra Schoenbaum, and Andrew and Amanda Wilson.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by April 18 at EPCCauction@gmail.com.

* Physical Therapy Club Meeting

All students welcome to attend the upcoming Physical Therapy Club Meeting - both undergraduates and graduates. The meeting will be in Room 104, Graves Hall,  at 12 p.m. on April 11.

We will be discussing club requirements, events, and opportunities for the semester.

Benefits for participating in PT club include:
• The opportunity to express ideas and concerns about topics of interest to PT students
• Opportunities to hear guest lecturers
• Community service opportunities
• Information about upcoming APTA and Indiana APTA events
• Fellowship and Mentoring from upperclassmen who have "been there, done that" in the DPT and PTA curriculum

If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, please email Club President Jennifer Murphy at jm451@evansville.edu.
 

* TIAA-CREF Retirement Planning Seminar

TIAA-CREF will be conducting a Financial Education Seminar for employees on Thursday, April 12 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.

This seminar may help you understand and achieve your long-term financial goals by discussing:
• Assessing your financial priorities
• Determining how much you need to save
• Evaluating factors that impact your retirement
•  Identifying products that help meet your needs
• Choosing appropriate investments

For more information, please go to: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/HR/Files/TIAA-CREFSeminar2012-03-13.pdf

SIGN UP TODAY:  Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling Erin Robertson at 1-866-578-4221, ext 25-6209.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  the Office of Human Resources at ext. 2943.

 

* 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!
 

* Retirement Reception for Paul Jensen Planned for April 12

The UE campus community is invited to an Open House Retirement Reception for Mr. Paul Jensen on Thursday, April 12, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. in Room 240, Graves Hall.

Mr. Jensen earned a BA  in Secondary Education from the University of Evansville in 1965 and an MS in Physical Education Administration from the University of Illinois-Champaign.  As a student at the University,  Jensen earned honors as a two time All-American in swimming and placed on the Dean’s list.

He came to work at UE in 1974 from Eureka College where he was an assistant professor of health and physical education. After becoming a UE faculty member, he coached the varsity swim team for two years and developed an All American Diver.  From 1978-1981 he served as the varsity tennis coach and in 1981 was voted the Heartland Collegiate Conference “Coach of the Year.” In 1985 he became the Chair of the Department of Human Kinetics and Sport Studies (now the Department of Exercise and Sport Science) and served in that capacity for 20 years. In that time the department underwent many changes and developments including the addition of four academic majors raising the number of students in those majors to 275.

In addition to his academic and athletic responsibilities Jensen was director of aquatic programs until 2006. It is estimated that over 25,000 children took part in the community wide  “Learn to Swim” program. In 1998 he was elected to the University of Evansville Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2002 Jensen was awarded the Sadele & Sydney Berger Award for Service.

In the community he has been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for the Thunder on the Ohio, Evansville Freedom Festival, the WNIN Channel 9 auction and  the American Red Cross where in 2002 he received the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award for 45 years of service.

Paul met his wife, Judy, at UE in 1964 and daughters Rhonwyn (husband Fred) and Jennifer (husband Brad) each have two sons which keeps “Boompa” busy.


 

* 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.
 

Info You Should Know

* Save the Date: Campus Forum on Integrated Marketing

As part of the University's strategic plan, "Transforming Tomorrow: Our Students, Our University, Our World," UE contracted with Stamats, a well regarded higher education consulting firm, to evaluate how UE is perceived internally and externally.  Stamats has produced an “integrated marketing” report that President Kazee would like to share with the campus community.  Accordingly, all members of the campus community are invited to an open forum from 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, April 9 in Eykamp 251-252 to learn the contents of the report and to engage in conversation about how best to communicate the value of a UE education. 

* Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity:  Volunteers are need for the River Valley MS Walk, on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mission of the walk is to help create a world free of MS. For more information contact the Office of Community Service Initiatives. Email: csi@evansville.edu

* The Shirley Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the 2012 Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for the best undergraduate research paper on an art historical topic. Papers must address an issue related to the history of visual art or the impact of visual art on society. Papers from disciplines such as art history, history, archaeology, art, visual communication and other areas may qualify, depending on subject matter. The award is intended to support undergraduate research in the history of art, and so entries must include formal documentation in the form of footnotes, endnotes, or parenthetical notes, along with a bibliography of sources consulted. Undocumented essay-type assignments should not be submitted. Please submit one copy of your paper to Kimberly Higgins, Olmsted Hall, Room 350, by Friday April 27. Each submission must have a separate title page with the title of the paper, student’s name, campus address, and phone number; the entrant’s name should appear nowhere in the body of the paper. The author of the best essay will receive $250 in cash.

For more information, contact Jennie Ebeling at je55@evansville.edu


 

* AcesTV Highlights UE Golf

Don't miss the lastest edition of ATV Off-Road. This month's episode is an in-depth look into the world of University of Evansville Men's and Women's Golf. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts5SjqwF9wE

 

 
 

* Summer Sessions Online Classes

Consider taking a UE online course this summer. Check out these online courses to meet your needs. Visiting students can contact the Center for Adult Education Department (812-488-2981) for registration assistance.  For a detailed listing of ALL summer course offerings at UE, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/summersessions/


Summer I Online Courses:
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
ARTH 209 – Survey of Art II
BUS 380 – Leadership
CHEM 108 – Elementary Chemistry
COMM 380 – Intercultural Communication
EDUC 100 – History & Found of Amer Educ
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 322 – Spec Need Stud K-12
EXSS 190 – Intro to Public Health
MATH 105 – College Algebra
MATH 221 – Calculus I
MATH 222 – Calculus II
MGT 280 – Leadership
MGT 311 – Mgmt Information Systems
MGT 377 – Organizational Behavior
MKT 325 – Principles of Marketing
PSCI 100 – World Politics
QM 227 – Introduction to Statistics
REL 150 – Intro New Testament
SOC 105 – Intro to Sociology


Summer II Online Courses:
ACCT 211 – Principles of Accounting II
ART 105 – Introduction to Visual Arts
BUS 380 – Social Media Strategy
COMM 130 – Intro to Communication
EDUC 320 – Teach Strategies in K-12 Schools
EDUC 516 – Adv Educ Technol & Application
EXSS 195 – Global Health Issues
HSA 414/514 – Health Care Mgmt & HR
HIST 111 – World History to 1500
MGT 310 – Production/Operations Mgmt
NUTR 280 – Nutrition in Health & Disease
PSCI 100 – World Politics
PSYC 416 – Human Sexuality
REL 130 – Christian Thought
SOC 230 – Social Problems Modern World
 

* Parking Changes that Might Affect You!

Due to the construction of the 5/3 Bank Athletic Practice Facility, the following changes in Campus Parking will occur beginning Monday, April 9.

All cars must be moved prior to April 9.  (That’s the Monday following Easter Break)

Schroeder Parking Lot
Limited spaces will be available along the rear of Schroeder – reserved for Blue permits only.
All parking to the east and front of the building will be unavailable. 
*If you won’t be here for Easter Break, and usually park in the Schroeder lot, please plan to relocate your vehicle.

Lot N  (across from Moore Hall)
Parking available for all permits except Yellow or Brown.

South end of Lot A  (behind the Schroeder Family School of Business)
Parking available for commuter students/Red permits only.

North end of Lot A  (behind the Schroeder Family School of Business)
Parking available for employees/Green permits only.

ALL permits are accepted in the lots below:
  Lot O (armory lot)
  Lot P (Olive and Rotherwood)
  Lot Q (Frederick and Weinbach)
  Lot H (behind the tennis courts).


Note:  All signs regarding special designated spaces will remain in effect (i.e. Green permit only spaces, handicap parking, loading zones, etc.)

* 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

* Rachel Lawrence

Senior archaeology and history double major Rachel Lawrence wrote a paper in consideration for publication by the National Conference for Undergraduate Research Proceedings. Her paper, titled “Castles, Confusion, and the Count: Vlad the Impaler’s Impact on Tourism in Romania,” was presented at NCUR the weekend of March 29-31 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Athletics

* Womens Tennis Falls To Shockers, 6-1

Wichita State picked up a 6-1 victory of the University of Evansville women’s tennis team in Missouri Valley Conference action on Saturday.

Evansville opened up on a strong note, winning two out of three doubles matches to take the point.  Dora Kotsiou and Natasha James defeated Delia Damaschin and Lucia Kovalova, 9-7 while Aleks Dzakula and Jessica Raatz defeated Montse B. Fernandez and Veronika Blaskova by an 8-5 final.

Gaby Fifer and Mina Milovic fell to Lutfiana Budiharto and Carla Venticinque, 8-0.

After falling in doubles play, the 68th-ranked Shockers swept past UE in doubles.  James put up the biggest fight for the Aces, falling to Kovalova, 6-3, 6-2.  Fifer also lost a hard-fought match to Mahajaroenkul, 6-2, 6-2.

The Aces will be back in town next weekend, playing host to Northern Iowa on Saturday at 1 p.m. before facing Drake on Sunday at 11 a.m.  Both matches will be played at Harrison High School.

#68 Wichita State 6, Evansville 1
Singles competition
1. #79 Lutfiana Budiharto (WSUW) def. Dora Kotsiou (EVAN) 6-0, 6-0
2. Delia Damaschin (WSUW) def. Aleksandra Dzakula (EVAN) 6-1, 6-0
3. Lucia Kovalova (WSUW) def. Natasha James (EVAN) 6-3, 6-2
4. Veronika Blaskova (WSUW) def. Mina Milovic (EVAN) 6-0, 6-2
5. S. Mahajaroenkul (WSUW) def. Gaby Fifer (EVAN) 6-2, 6-1
6. Carla Venticinque (WSUW) def. Kelsey Costales (EVAN) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Dora Kotsiou/Natasha James (EVAN) def. Delia Damaschin/Lucia Kovalova (WSUW) 9-7
2. Lutfiana Budiharto/Carla Venticinque (WSUW) def. Gaby Fifer/Mina Milovic (EVAN) 8-0
3. Aleksandra Dzakula/Jessica Raatz (EVAN) def. Montse B. Fernandez/Veronika Blaskova (WSUW) 8-5

* Aces Split With Redbirds To Win Series

The University of Evansville softball improved to 4-8 in Missouri Valley Conference play today, splitting a doubleheader at Illinois State to win the three-game series with the Redbirds. Illinois State took game one by a score of 4-0, but the Aces were able to pull out a 4-3 seventh-inning win in the nightcap to clinch the 2-1 series record against the Redbirds.

With the win, the Aces improve to 10-24 on the season. Evansville now represents two of Illinois State’s conference losses, as the preseason favorites fall to 7-4 in the Valley and 22-16 overall. 

As a team, the Aces put up 15 hits on the day with only four strikeouts at the plate. Junior Tamara Robey ended the day 4-for-7 with a double and a run batted in.

The Aces’ home doubleheader against Saint Louis that was originally scheduled for April 11 has been moved to April 19, so Evansville will next return to action next weekend with a home series against Wichita State.

A pair of two-run innings was all it took for the Redbirds to even up the series with a 4-0 win in game one.

The Redbirds scored first in the bottom of the third, when a two-out home run by Jhavon Hamilton scored Nichelle Harrison and Kara Repp, who had reached base on a single and a fielder’s choice, respectively.

With the Redbirds leading 2-0, Hamilton led off the bottom of the fifth with a single before scoring on a triple by Lauren Kellar. Kellar later scored on a wild pitch, giving Illinois State the 4-0 advantage.

Junior Sarah Patterson took the complete-game loss in the circle, fanning four Redbird batters as the four earned runs scored on six hits.

Freshman Victoria Dellorto was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, tallying two singles and a walk. Not one UE batter recorded a strikeout in game one, as Illinois State pitcher Megan Warner improved to 8-5 on the season.

The Aces struck first in the second half of the doubleheader, using a double by Robey and a single by senior Amy Gaertner to jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

But the Redbirds quickly answered in the bottom of the frame, as Hamilton hit a solo home run to open the inning for Illinois State. Kellar, who has reached base on a walk, later score on a single by  Laura Canopy to give the Redbirds a 2-1 lead going into the top of the second.

In a quick response, the Aces wasted no time putting two more runs on the board in the top of the second to reclaim the lead. Senior Allison Aguilera led off with a walk before freshman Mariah Ferguson entered the game as a pinch runner. Ferguson advanced to second off a sacrifice bunt by Dellorto before a single by junior Brianna Villanueva put runners on the corners for UE. Sophomore Katie Sears then forced an Illinois State throwing error as she reached base safely, scoring Ferguson and advancing Villanueva to third. Robey then notched her second hit of the game, singling to left field to bring home Villanueva and give the Aces the 3-2 lead.

Once again answering to the rally, the Redbirds quickly tied the game at 3-all in the bottom of the second. Harrison began the frame with a single to right field before being moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Then a single to center by Lindsay Greene was enough to score Harrison and tie the game.

The game was held at a standstill over the next four innings as both sides combined for eight more hits as the game entered the bottom of the sixth. Three walks, one of which was intentional, loaded the bases for the Redbirds, but with two outs on the board, sophomore Taylor Perry managed a two-out fly-out to end the threat and the inning.

Still tied 3-all in the final frame, junior Kendall Kautz delivered a pinch-hit single to spark an Aces’ rally in the top of the seventh. Villanueva reentered the game to replace Kautz at first base before she was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Sears. Robey then worked a walk to get on base before Villanueva and Robey pulled off a double steal to put runners at second and third. Villanueva was caught in a rundown between home and third to count as the second out of the inning, but Robey was able to advance to third on the play. After freshman Kayla Fortner was intentionally walked, Gaertner then came through with a clutch single to score Robey and give UE the 4-3 edge.

The Redbirds didn’t go down easy in the bottom of the inning, as a double and two walks gave Illinois State the bases loaded with two outs. But Perry was able to force an infield ground out to end the inning and secure the series win for the Aces.
Perry improves to 3-4 on the season, tallying her second win of the weekend with the complete-game victory. Perry allowed nine hits and seven walks while picking up four strikeouts in her seven innings of work.


 

* Evansville Wraps Up IU Invitational In Fifth

Evansville senior Griffin Wood capped off the IU Invitational with a 1-over 71 on his way to a tie for fifth place as the Purple Aces men’s golf team duplicated that effort, taking fifth at the IU Invitational on Sunday.

Wood finished the tournament with a 211, seven strokes off of the lead.  Quinn Vilneff put forth a three-round effort of 215 on his way to a tie for 15th.  Vilneff shot the top round of Saturday’s opening round, carding a 3-under 68.

Senior Michael Sainz had the low round for UE on Sunday as his even 71 gave him a 219 to tie for 30th while Parker Hensley was two shots behind with a 221.  The Aces were rounded out by Andrew Luo, who notched a 228.  Sam Cobb notched a 242 shooting as an individual.

Northwestern finished off its dominant effort in the event, taking the team and individual honors.  The Wildcats tied for the lowest team round on Sunday, notching a 283 on their way to an 841.  That was 11 strokes ahead of IUPUI, who came in second just in front of Indiana’s 853.  Detroit Mercy was fourth with an 861 while Evansville shot an 867.

Eric Chun of Northwestern blistered the competition, shooting a 9-under 204 to take medalist honors by two over Ben Engle of IUPUI.  David Mills of IU was third with a 209.

Evansville will stay close to home in two weeks, facing off against USI on April 21.  Quail Crossing will play host to the event.
 

* Freeland Leads Aces To 6-2 Easter Win Over SIU

Freshman Kyle Freeland tossed a gem Sunday afternoon at Abe Martin Field, leading the University of Evansville baseball team to a 6-2 win over Southern Illinois in the final game of the three-game series. Preventing the sweep, the Aces improved to 20-12 on the season and 4-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Salukis fell to 18-14 overall and 5-4 in the MVC.
Freeland (3-3) tossed seven innings, allowing just one run, four scattered hits, two walks, while striking out four in his third win of the season. The southpaw threw four perfect frames in the outing, and gave up just two hits out of the infield – a solo home run and a double in the seventh.

Junior Josh Biggs closed the contest for the Aces, allowing a run, four hits, a walk, and struck out one in the final two innings.
Offensively, Eric Stamets and Kevin Kaczmarski both went 3-for-5, followed by Chris Pearson’s and Kyle Pollock’s two-hit games. Jason Hockemeyer led the Aces with three runs batted in with one hit in the victory.

Evansville got on the board quickly in the Easter Sunday series finale as Stamets led off with a one-pitch single and scored on Kaczmarski’s RBI single to left field.

In the third, the Aces expanded the lead, stringing together five hits for three runs. After Mahon brought home Stamets with no outs, Kaczmarski and Trentt Copeland lined singles to load the bases, and Hockemeyer drove in two with a liner to the right side.

UE tacked on one run in both the fifth and sixth innings to take a 6-0 advantage. Pollock led off the fifth with a single, stole second and scored on Hockemeyer’s fielder’s choice, while Mahon walked to reach base in the sixth and crossed the plate on Kaczmarski’s two-out double to right-center.

SIU’s Jordan Sivertsen spoiled the shutout with a leadoff home run in the seventh, and in the ninth, the Salukis tried to rally with back-to-back singles. After Biggs got the double play ball, John Menken singled home one last run, before Biggs recorded a punch out to end the game.

Sam Coonrod (1-2) took the loss for SIU, tossing 4.1 frames, allowing five runs, 10 hits, and struck out four.
The Aces are back in action Wednesday, traveling to Murray State before returning home for 12 straight games beginning with Wichita State Friday.

 

* Mens Soccer Student Managers Needed

The Men’s Soccer program needs student managers to assist the coaching staff with practices and matches.  Scholarships are available.  Contact Coach Ray at 1015 for more information.

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