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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

* Summer Hours Begin May 7

The University will begin a modified summer schedule starting Monday, May 7 and ending Monday, August 6. 

Business hours for the campus will be adjusted during this period to 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In all cases, the area supervisor is responsible for the scheduling decisions that will best meet the University’s and their respective department’s service requirements during business hours. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 6.

The modified summer work schedule is incumbent on ensuring coverage to service our many constituencies. It is important to maintain our commitment and communication with students and their parents during the summer months. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated. 
 

* 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.

What's Happening Today

* 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."
 

* ISEA Outreach to Teach Meetings

If you have signed up to attend this year's Outreach to Teach in Elkhart, Ind., you need to attend one of the following informational meetings:

Wednesday April 11 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 302, Graves Hall
Thursday April 12 from 5-6 p.m. in Room 302, Graves Hall

We will be discussing transportation and other logistics of the trip as well as general information about the event.
 

* Safety and Security Silent Auction

The Office of Safety & Security will hold its annual Lost and Found Auction on Wednesday, April 11. You will be able to view the items in Room 251, Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a silent auction - all bids are confidential.


 

* Get Tickets Now for Sunset Concert

The Student Activities Board Sunset Concert at the Ford Center featuring All Time Low will take place on Friday, April 20.

Students must reserve a ticket to be admitted. To reserve a ticket go to: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGppUS1BV1lSczNvM2FzSDRkOUhVZEE6MQ#gid=0

Additional guest ticket requests are now available. To reserve additional guest tickets you need to complete the form again with the number of additional tickets requested.

Reserved tickets can be picked up starting April 16 at the Carson Center ticket window.
 

* Cold Stone Fundraiser

Mortar Board will be having a fundraiser at Cold Stone on Wednesday, April 11!  No coupon necessary, just let them know you are there to support Mortar Board!  The event will be held at the east side location (in the Target parking lot).

* "The Things They Carried" Book Discussion Follow-up

Those who have been reading Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried”, or who are interested in veteran issues, are invited to join us for refreshments and discussion on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:00–5:00 in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Honors students who hope to receive .5 points need to read the book, attend the follow up talk back on April 11, and prepare a one page reflection about the book and list 8-10 questions that were sparked from having read it. There are still many activities associated with the book happening across the city. Information is available at the Community Reads webpage: http://www.usi.edu/communityread/

 

 

* 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

 

 

 

* 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.

 

* 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

* Balloon Release for Breast Cancer

Zeta Tau Alpha is holding a Balloon Release on Thursday April 12 at 4 p.m. on the grassy knoll. Balloons are $1 and all of the money raised will go towards breast cancer education and awarness. We will be selling the balloons in Ridgway University Center at lunch and dinner on Wednesday. If you cannot be there to release the balloon, a Zeta will do so for you. There will be markers at the event so you can personalize your balloon. If you have any questiosn email Heather Sisk hs92@evansville.edu

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* Bookstore Sidewalk Sale

On Wednesday, April 18 (weather permitting) the UE Bookstore will have its annual Sidewalk Sale outside on the east side of the Ridgway University Center.  One of a kinds, discontinued items, and all types of merchandise will be marked down for quick sale.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Be sure to stop by and browse the selection. Come early for best selection. All sales are final during this event.
 

* UE Theatre Opens Comedy ONCE IN A LIFETIME as Season Finale

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre announces the final production of its 2011–2012 season - George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s Once in a Lifetime, opening at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in Shanklin Theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 14, 19, 20, 21 and at 2:00 p.m. on April 15 and 22.

Once in a Lifetime is a comic extravaganza centered on the demise of the golden age of silent movies and the advent of the even more golden era of “talkies.”  Hilarity ensues as a trio of faltering vaudeville performers embarks upon a foolhardy scheme to pose as experts who train actors unaccustomed to speaking on screen—most of them beautiful with voices that sound like nails on a chalkboard. Opening on Broadway in 1930 to rave reviews, this timeless comedy is imbued with the quintessential wittiness of the Pulitzer Prize-winning duo Kaufman and Hart.  Audiences will howl with laughter as one wacky exploit unfolds into an even more rollicking escapade. Don’t miss this uproarious season finale!

UE Department of Theatre alumnus Wes Grantom guest directs this electric comedy.  Grantom, a 2003 graduate of the department, has worked extensively in regional theatre and on Broadway.  His credits include work at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Additionally, Grantom has worked with fellow department graduates, Mat Smart, Adam Knight and Gretchen Neidert, to create New York-based theatre company Slant Theatre Project.

The design team for Once in a Lifetime includes costume design by senior Austin Pettinger;  lighting design by senior Brandon Bagwell; and sound design by junior Joshua Stallings. 

The cast includes junior Ryan Wesen as George Lewis; senior Elvin P. McRae as Jerry Hyland; freshman Sarah McAfee as May Daniels; senior Sarah Vogt as Susan Walker; senior Toby Brian Onwumere as Herman Glogauer; junior Beccah Dowden as Mrs. Walker; senior Ben Quinn as Lawrence Vail; senior Samantha Aneson as Helen Hobart; senior Cassandra Powell  as Phyllis Fontaine; senior John White as Rudolph Kammerling; and senior Kelsey Carlstedt as Florabel Leigh.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $11 for seniors, students and UE faculty. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
 

* Final SGA Meeting Set for Thursday

The final Student Government Association meeting of the year will be Thursday at Methodist Temple at 5 p.m.

* UE Walkers Unite for March for Babies

The University of Evansville is supporting the March of Dimes again this year by fielding a team in March for Babies.The event takes place on April 28 at Riverside Park.

"We have a great reason to walk," says Team Captain Becky Hamilton. "The money we raise will help fund research and programs that help moms have healthy pregnancies and babies start healthy lives. Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Together we can change that statistic."

To register for this year’s walk or to simply make a donation to our UE team, go to  http://marchforbabies.org/ue and click “join this team.”

Your participation and support will save lives.

* 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.

 

* "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.
 

* 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.

* 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.

 

* Office of Financial Aid Offers Exit Counseling

Reminder to any student who plans to graduate, transfer, or withdraw from school at the end of the fall semester and who is the recipient of a Stafford Loan - you are required to attend an Exit Counseling Session. The dates and times for Exit Counseling are:
April 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall
April 25 at 11:00  a.m. in Room 126, Hyde Hall

Please arrive on time and bring the names and addresses of two references.

* 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.


 

Info You Should Know

* What UE Libraries Can Do For You: Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

Are you having trouble finding resources for your Poli Sci paper?  Perhaps you are researching the possible outcomes of Iran’s nuclear program on its standing in International affairs?  Are you looking for what scholars are saying about the latest news from Pakistan and Israel?  Columbia International Affairs Online or CIAO may be the database you need.

Content of CIAO includes:
* Working  and  white papers from leading research institutions and universities about current political issues around the world.
* Access to approximately 100 unique journal titles not found in other databases
* Access to case studies
* Course work, packs and syllabi from Political science classes of many educational levels

Explore CIAO.

Contact Kathy Bartelt (kb4@evansville.edu) or Shane White (sw69@evansville.edu) with questions about CIAO.

 

* Found - Thumb Drive

A Thumb Drive has been found.  Please contact Brenda in Room 205, Hyde Hall,  or call 488-2520 to claim.

* 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

* 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

* Peter Rosen

Peter A. Rosen, associate professor of management information systems in the Schroder Family School of Business Administration, had his paper titled “The Use of Mobile Devices as Group Wisdom Support Systems to Support Dynamic Crowdsourcing Efforts” accepted for publication at the 18th annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).  He will present the paper in August in Seattle, WA.

* Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer, Guthrie May Endowed Chair in Business, will have an article published in the current issue of Contemporary Economic Policy (Vol. 30 No. 2). The paper is titled "Active Labor Market Programs and Regional Mobility of Labor: Evidence from the Swedish Recession, 1994-1995."  The paper is coauthored with Professors Olle Westerlund, Umea University, Sweden, and Robert nakosteen, University of Massachusetts.

 

* Katie Welch

Congratulations to senior French education major Katie Welch, who has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in South Korea for the 2012-13 academic year. In July, she will complete a six-week orientation in Goesan, South Korea, after which she will receive her specific school assignment.

 

Welch’s interest in Korean culture began as a UE freshman, when she met several Fulbright scholars and befriended fellow UE student Bryce Mitchell, who graduated in 2010 and also received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship grant in South Korea. At UE, Welch is involved with the ENL Fellowship, a student organization that provide free English tutoring to international students, and has roomed with a Korean student. Welch also has spent two summers studying abroad in South Korea, at Ewha Womans University and Korea University.

* Zuzana Kocsisova

Junior biology major Zuzana Kocsisova presented a poster on her research: “Repertoire size and phrase variation in the song of the Bell’s vireo (Vireo bellii) in southern Indiana” at the 19th Animal Behavior Conference in Bloomington, IN on April 5-6.  Her poster was co-authored with Dr. Don Batema (Environmental Science). Biology majors Annalea Miller and Morgan Anderson, and Dr. Noah Gordon (Biology) also attended the conference.
 

* Kyle Foli

Congratulations to Kyle Foli, a student in UE's Master of Science in Public Service Administration program. For his capstone project in the PSA program, Kyle submitted a grant proposal to the Indiana Department of Education to benefit Dugger Elementary School in Dugger, Indiana. Just 24 hours later, he received word that the IDOE granted the entire $34,873 he requested through a grant program supporting rural and low-income schools. The funds will help the school purchase new technology.

Sympathy to...

* Larry Horn and Family

Condolences to Larry Horn, director of facilities management and planning for the Physical Plant, and his family on the death of Larry’s mother, Eva Adelia Horn, who died Saturday, April 7 in Evansville.  Funeral services are planned for Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains, MO.
 

Athletics

* UE Baseball To Battle Breds Wednesday

Wrapping up an eight-game road span, the University of Evansville baseball team will travel to Murray State Wednesday for a non-conference contest versus the Thoroughbreds. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m. at Reagan Field.

Evansville comes off a 1-2 series at Southern Illinois, winning game three, 6-2. The Aces’ bats are led by sophomore Tim Bodine (.312), Jason Hockemeyer (.303), and Kevin Kaczmarski (.301), as the team owns a collective .257 average. UE ranks eighth in the nation with a .979 fielding percentage, while the pitching staff boasts a 3.83 earned run average.

Evansville leads the all-time series 30-11, winning the only meeting last season, 8-3, on April 19th at Braun Stadium. The second meeting of the home-and-home series was cancelled due to rain in Murray.

Freshman Kyle Freeland tossed a gem Sunday afternoon at Abe Martin Field, leading Evansville to a 6-2 win over Southern Illinois in the final game of the three-game series. Freeland (3-3) threw seven innings, allowing one run, four scattered hits, two walks, while striking out four in his third win of the season. The southpaw hurled four perfect frames in the outing, and gave up just two hits out of the infield. In Valley play, Freeland improved his record to 2-1 with a 1.23 earned run average.

Freshman designated hitter Kyle Pollock led Evansville with a .444 batting average and .556 slugging percentage with two doubles on the week, piloting the Aces to wins over SIU Edwardsville and Southern Illinois. Extending his hitting streak to seven games, Pollock recorded three multi-hit games with three runs scored and two runs batted in, going 3-for-4 vs. the Cougars and went 2-for-5 in each of the final two contests at SIU. Pollock also was perfect on the base paths, stealing two bags. The Clinton, Ohio native raised his Valley average to .298 and .297 overall.

Faced with their first possible sweep, Evansville bounced back Sunday to top Southern Illinois, 6-2, to hold UE’s longest winless streak to just two games this spring. Evansville is 3-3 in weekend series of three or four games, neither sweeping nor being swept in any of them.

After Wednesday’s game, Evansville returns home to play 12 consecutive contests at Braun Stadium. The Aces own a 12-8 record on the road and 8-4 mark in Evansville.

Evansville logged its 20th win of the season at SIU Sunday in UE’s 32nd game of the season. The Aces are off to their best start since 2007 and an even hotter start than the 2006 team that went on to win the MVC title and three regional games.

Evansville owns a 7-0 record this season on games played on Tuesday or Wednesday. UE is 3-0 on Tuesdays and 4-0 on Wednesdays.

Senior Trentt Copeland enters the week with 192 career hits. He needs eight more to become the 24th member of UE’s 200-hit club.

The Aces lead the MVC and rank 13th in the nation with 40 sacrifice bunts this season and also ranks third in the Valley for stolen bases with 54. Tim Bodine leads the league with eight sac bunts while Eric Stamets leads the MVC with 21 swiped bags.

Evansville led the entire game last Tuesday night, overcoming SIU Edwardsville, 8-6, on the road. Sophomore right-hander Ryan Billo (5-0) kept his season record unblemished, tossing 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, eight hits, a walk, and struck out four to earn the win. Jake Naumann hurled 1.2 frames out of the bullpen, giving up a run, two hits, and struck out one, while Sam Johns earned his first save of the season, holding off the Cougars in the eighth and ninth innings. He allowed one run, one hit, two walks, and struck out two. Offensively, Kyle Pollock (3-for-4), Trentt Copeland (2-for-5), and Jason Hockemeyer (2-for-5) led the Aces with multiple hits, as UE combined for 10 total. Kevin Kaczmarski’s two and Hockemeyer’s three runs batted in represented five of Evansville’s seven RBI in the game.

Three active UE pitchers have recorded complete games in their careers, and they all happen to be left-handed. Sophomore Cole Isom has hurled three, including one this season versus Indiana State (3/23). Isom took the tough luck 2-0 loss, allowing two runs nine hits, a walk, and struck out five. Freshman Kyle Freeland recorded a three-hit complete game shutout in his last outing at Creighton (4/1) with six strikeouts, while Josh Biggs is UE’s only other hurler who has tossed all nine, being done vs. Saint Louis on April 12th, 2011. He allowed four runs, five hits, a walk, and stuck out six.

Head Coach Wes Carroll recorded his 100th career win versus Indiana State (3/24) 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 104-92 record.

Kevin Kaczmarski and Jason Hockemeyer co-rank second in the MVC with three triples apiece this season. Kaczmarski recorded one in three consecutive games from 3/18-3/23. Hockemeyer recorded his third in UE’s win at SIUE (4/3) -- a two RBI triple in the sixth inning. Kaczmarski, Hockemeyer, and Trentt Copeland all have three career triples to their name.

Trentt Copeland continues to move up the career doubles list, now with 52 after recording a two-bagger vs. SIUE (4/3) to lead off a three-run sixth inning. Copeland now ranks eighth all-time, tied with Rob Maurer (1986-88). He needs two more to move into seventh, and three more to become sixth.

Leading the Valley and ranking 16th in the nation, sophomore Jake Mahon has been plunked 13 times this year, already surpassing his season total in 2011 (12) that marked a team-high last year. Mahon was hit at SIUE(4/3), representing the first HBP after an eight-game break. In the first 20 games, the sophomore was hit 12 times.

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 long ball hit by an Ace this year. Trentt Copeland’s solo shot at Creighton (4/1) marked the only other homer on the team this year. Both Copeland and Eric Stamets lead the active players with six home runs each in their careers.

Eric Stamets, who has stolen 21 bases in 24 attempts this season, ranks 10th in the nation for steals. He also currently ranks third in program history with 91 steals (91-112) in just his third year of play. Stamets needs three 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.

UE begins a 12-game home stand, hosting Wichita State April 13-15 at Braun Stadium.

 

* Aces Golf Match Against USI Cancelled

The men’s golf match set to pit the University of Evansville against crosstown rival USI has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Evansville was scheduled to play the Screaming Eagles on April 21 at Quail Crossing in Boonville, Ind. The team is now looking at the possibility of playing a road tournament in its off week prior to the MVC Championship.  An announcement on a tournament UE will be playing in that weekend will be made as soon as it becomes available. 

* 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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