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Thursday, May 10, 2012

* Miranda Stinson Wins First Place in Poetry Conference Contest

BFA Creative Writing major Miranda Stinson has won first place in the West Chester Poetry Conference undergraduate poetry contest.  The contest receives applications from students across the country, and Miranda's work was chosen as the best. The award includes a $1500 prize and a full scholarship to the conference, where Miranda will study with the foremost poets in contemporary poetry.

* Danielle Raymond Wins 2012 Best Psychology Thesis Award

Danielle Raymond '12 has won the 2012 Best Psychology Thesis Award for Investigative analysis of risk factors for completed suicides, Senior Thesis, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana. Click here to read her thesis. In the fall, Danielle will enter the clinical psychology doctoral program at Case Western Reserve University.


Upcoming Events

* Summer SDG2 New Cardholder Pcard Training Sessions

The summer SDG2 new cardholder Pcard training session dates and times have been set for:

Tuesday, May 15 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, June 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Thursday, July 19 from 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m.

All four sessions will be in the Physical Plant Conference Room.

* Join Team UE for Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2!

Come join TEAM UE as we attempt to defend our gold bracket title in the Midwest Dragon Boat Race on June 2. This is a fun, exciting event that anyone can participate in (students, faculty, or staff). To sign up or for more information please contact Angie Stauber at ext 2622 or email to be a team member.


Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Announce Hours for Summer Session I

Library hours for Summer Session I begin on May 14th and conclude on June 15th.
Hours schedule is noted below.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian,
with questions at 488.2376.

·        Sunday:             1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
·        Monday:           7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
·        Tuesday:           7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
·        Wednesday:    7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
·        Thursday:         7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
·        Friday:               7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
·        Saturday:          CLOSED

Exception:  Memorial Day Holiday
-         Saturday, May 26th:      CLOSED
-         Sunday, May 27th:         CLOSED
-         Monday, May 28th:       CLOSED

* Distribution of Roberts Stadium Corridor of Champions Memorabilia

The Roberts Stadium Foundation Board is ready to return donated memorabilia from the Roberts Stadium Corridor of Champions that was not used in the Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions at The Ford Center.  "We are very grateful to all the people who shared their sports memorabilia with the community, and we want to get unused items back to the rightful owners," said Kathy Kleindorfer, president of the Roberts Stadium Foundation Board.

Those who had items in cases at Roberts Stadium that they would like back should contact Kleindorfer at 812-477-9418 or mail requests to the Roberts Stadium Foundation Board, The Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN  47708 by June 8, 2012.  These people will then be contacted about a pick-up time. Items will only be given to the person, family or school that originally donated them.  The foundation will verify identity and ask donors to sign a receipt for the item(s).

According to Kleindorfer, the Roberts Stadium Foundation Board does have plans to preserve items not used in the Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions or returned to families.  These community treasures will be preserved even if not displayed downtown.

The Roberts Stadium Corridor of Champions was created in the early 1990¹s after the renovation of the stadium.  It has served as a sports museum honoring outstanding athletic performances.  The corridor was funded entirely through donations.  Athletes, families and schools also donated memorabilia for the display. Many of these items are now on display in the new Hilliard Lyons Corridor of Champions at The Ford Center.



* Baseball Accelerates Past Austin Peay, 12-1

Logging an all-around team victory Wednesday night at Braun Stadium, the University of Evansville baseball team recorded a season-high 18 hits en route to a 12-1 win over Austin Peay. The Aces scored in every inning except the first as eight-of-nine players in the lineup tallied hits, including five multi-hit performances.

Junior Eric Stamets led Evansville with a 4-for-6 night, an RBI, three runs scored, and three stolen bases. Classmate Jason Hockemeyer also had a stellar game, belting his first home run in a Purple Aces uniform, and finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a team-high three RBI. Chris Pearson (3-for-4) and John Day (3-for-3) were also huge contributors each with an RBI and run scored, while Jake Mahon finished 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Sophomore Ryan Billo earned the win on the mound, improving his record to an outstanding 8-1 mark. Billo threw six innings, allowing just a solo home run, three hits, two walks, while striking out five. The Aces bullpen was a good as it gets, holding the Governors hitless and without a run through the final three innings. Jake Naumann, Zach Taylor, and Josh Biggs each hurled a frame and recorded a strikeout in the victory.


* Softball to Face #5 Creighton in MVC Tournament

After clinching the eighth and final spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a sweep over Indiana State last weekend, the University of Evansville will travel to Carbondale, Ill., to face No. 5 seed Creighton on Thursday, at Charlotte West Stadium. The matchup will represent the opening game of the  double-bye, single elimination tournament, hosted by Southern Illinois. First pitch is set for 11:05 am.

The winner of the UE-CU game will play No. 4 seed and tournament host Southern Illinois (34-19, 16-10 MVC) later on Thursday at 4:05 pm. Should Evansville win against the Salukis, the Aces will return to the field on Friday to face No. 1 seed Northern Iowa (38-15, 21-4 MVC) in the semi-final game at 12:05 pm.  The winner of Friday would then advance to the championship game, which is set for 2:07 pm on Saturday.

Evansville will be looking for revenge against the Bluejays, who swept the Aces with a 3-0 record during the regular-season series. Meeting Creighton on March 21 and 22 in Omaha, Neb., the Aces dropped a pair of one-run games in Saturday’s doubleheader before falling 7-0 in the finale.  The Aces’ threatened late-inning comebacks in both of Saturday’s games, coming back to put both games within one run in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively.

The Aces (18-36) enter the MVC Tournament riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak, after posting three straight wins over Indiana State to finish eighth in the MVC with a Valley record of 8-19.

* Fortner, Sears Named 2nd Team All-MVC

University of Evansville softball players freshman Kayla Fortner and sophomore Katie Sears have been named to the 2012 All-Missouri Valley Conference second team, as announced at the MVC Tournament banquet tonight.

Fortner was named to the MVC’s second team as a first baseman, after leading the Aces’ offense the entire season and finishing the regular season ranked fourth in the MVC with a .364 batting average. She closed out regular season play ranked in the MVC’s Top-10 in several offensive categories, including a sixth place ranking in on base percentage (.467), hits (55), RBI (34), doubles (11), and total bases (83). Her season walk total of 26 put her in fifth place in the UE record books for single season base on balls. The Cedar Hill, Mo., native because the 26th Purple Ace to be named MVC Player of the Week in the history of the program, after leading all Division I hitters with a .593 season average, hitting four doubles, a triple and a home run in eight games during the week of March 5. Fortner was also recently named to the College Sports Madness All-MVC first team as an outfielder.

Sears was announced as second team all-MVC outfielder after leading the Valley and ranking 25th in all of Division I with four triples this season, averaging a league-best .08 triples per game. Sears’ led the Aces’ offense in Valley play, posting a .364 batting average against conference opponents. The Chicago, Ill., native also led the Aces with 16 stolen bases on the year, tying for sixth in the Valley with 0.6 stolen bases per game and going 16-for-20 stolen base attempts. The lefthander led UE’s lineup in runs scored (25), triples (4), hit by pitch (6) and stolen bases (16).


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