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Friday, May 18, 2012


* David J. Unger

David J. Unger, Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, has published an article, “ Linear Elastic Solutions for Slotted Plates,”  in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of Elasticity, pp. 67-83.

* Jerrilee LaMar

Congratulations to Jerrilee LaMar, assistant professor of nursing in the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, who won the 2012 Red Cross Heroes award in the Educator category. Leaders of the American Red Cross’ Evansville-Wabash Valley Region recognized LaMar on Thursday, May 17 at an awards banquet at Casino Aztar.

LaMar was selected as the award recipient for being an everyday hero on many levels — from coming to a local family’s aid during an emergency to impacting health education as a leader of nationwide study that changed the way many colleges and universities teach CPR to nursing students. Congratulations, Dr. LaMar!

The video from the awards ceremony, featuring an interview with department chair Amy Hall, is available online at 

* Greg Rawski and Family

Proud parents Dr. Greg Rawski, associate professor of management, and Lindsay Rawski welcomed their 9 pound, 1 ounce son Jackson Dennis Rawski into the world on May 15 at 7 PM at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Jackson has blond hair and blue eyes and is pictured here with big sister Isabella.


Sympathy to...

* Kate Hogan

Kate Hogan, coordinator of international scholar and student services, and her husband Michael, and their sons James and David (’06) on the death of Kate’s mother, Mary Cordelia Miller.  Mrs. Miller passed away Monday, April 14, at the age of 92.  A long-time resident of California, she had eight children and was preceded in death by her husband.



* Volleyball Announces 2012 Schedule

After graduating four seniors last season who were mainstays for the Purple Aces, the UE volleyball team will begin a new era in 2012 as the squad has announced its schedule for the upcoming season.

Set to play a total of 31 regular season matches, the team will face some stiff competition, facing five NCAA Tournament teams from 2011 along with playing 18 matches against teams that posted records above .500 a season ago.

“Our pre-conference schedule is extremely competitive and will help us to prepare for Valley competition,” Aces head coach Mike Swan said.  “Our season will present a lot of challenges with us facing five teams who made the national tournament last year.”

Five of Evansville’s first six contests are against teams who were above .500 last season.  The season opens up on August 24-25 at the Wildcat Classic, which will be hosted by the University of Arizona.  The Aces open up against the Wildcats, who were 19-13 a season ago en route to a berth in the NCAA’s.  Utah Valley State, who was 23-9 in 2011 is the second opponent while they wrap up the event against Cal State Northridge.

A week later, UE will travel to the Morehead State Tournament in Morehead, Ky.  The tournaments begins against Alabama A&M before Evansville squares off against heavyweights Morehead State and Northern Kentucky.  The host Eagles made their first NCAA Tournament last season, winning the Ohio Valley Conference while Northern Kentucky went 26-6.

Following a midweek tilt against Murray State, which will mark the home opener on Sept. 4, the Aces travel to St. Louis for the Active Ankle Challenge where they will take on the Billikens, South Florida and SEMO on Sept. 7 and 8.  On the 11th, UE will take on Belmont before beginning MVC play.  Evansville will play two more non-conference matches after league play begins, traveling to SIUE on Sept. 18 before hosting UT Martin on October 2.

Last year, three Valley teams made the NCAA’s, led by Northern Iowa, who was 33-2 overall and a perfect 18-0 in the league.  The Panthers have been perfect in MVC play in each of the last three seasons and advanced to the second round of the NCAA’s.  Missouri State (22-9) and Wichita State (21-11) also received at-large bids.

Valley play commences at home as UE will face Illinois State on Sept. 14 before hosting Indiana State the next day.  The final league matches will be on November 9 and 10 as the Aces will face Bradley and Northern Iowa.  On Nov. 16 and 17, the regular season wraps up on the road at Indiana State and Illinois State.

The MVC Tournament will take place from Nov. 22-24 and will be hosted by Missouri State.

* Baseball Loses Game 1 to Redbirds, 5-4

In the first game of the final Missouri Valley Conference series of the season, the visiting Illinois State University Redbirds came away with a 5-4 victory over the University of Evansville baseball team Thursday night at Braun Stadium.

Senior Trentt Copeland led the Aces offensively, finishing 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in and a run scored. However, Copeland was the only UE player to record multiple hits, as the Redbirds out-slugged the Aces, 15-7, on the evening.

On the mound, sophomore Cole Isom (2-8) took the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits, a walk, and struck out one in six innings of work. Relievers Tyler Miller, Jake Naumann, and Zach Taylor split the final three frames, holding ISU scoreless.

Chris Razo (6-4) earned the win for Illinois State, giving up three runs on five hits, three walks, while striking out three in five and a third innings. The Aces scored one run off of middle reliever Justin Hauer, but closer Kenny Long shut down UE in the final two and two thirds, striking out three to earn his 12th save of the season.


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