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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Announce Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Libraries will observe the following schedule of hours for the Memorial Day Holiday.
Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with questions at 488.2376  or .

-         Friday, May 25th:         7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
-         Saturday, May 26th:    CLOSED
-         Sunday, May 27th:       CLOSED
-         Monday, May 28th:     CLOSED
-         Tuesday, May 29th:      Resume Regular Hours

* Health Tip to Minimize Stress

Many times stress is the result of things left unresolved, like work projects, medical visits, paperwork and many other concerns. These tasks can hang your head week after week, building up stress without even realizing it.

Make a list of all the small things that have piled up, then come up with a time line to make them disappear. By catching up and completing these, you will feel in better control.

The nurse will be in Olmsted lobby on Thursday, May 24, 9 – 11 a.m. 

* Attention UE Cardholders

The May Pcard Cycle began on 4/24/12 and ends on 5/21/12.  Pcards statements must  be reconciled and printed from SDG2 as of 5/23/12 and submitted along with your receipts in a Pcard Envelope.  GL will upload on 5/29/12.



* Stamets Named MVC Defensive Player of the Year, As Four Aces Earn Valley Honors

our University of Evansville baseball players have earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors, as announced by the Valley office Monday evening. Junior Eric Stamets highlights the group, being named the league’s first-ever Defensive Player of the Year, as well as a member of the first team all-conference team. In addition, freshman Kevin Kaczmarski was named second team, while junior Kyle Lloyd and freshman Kyle Freeland picked up honorable mention recognition.

Stamets, a native of Dublin, Ohio, is an all-around standout player for the Aces with incredible range at the shortstop position. Stamets owns a .969 fielding percentage with 91 putouts and a league-high 189 assists, entering the MVC Tournament four shy of the 600 career-assist milestone. He also ranks tied for third in the league in fielding double plays (35) this season. Stamets has started every game of his career and pilots the Aces’ offense with a .311 batting average, 39 runs, 24 RBI and a team-high 18 doubles, while also leading the MVC with 30 steals. Stamets is no stranger to Valley honors, as he was named the MVC Freshman of the Year in 2010.

Kaczmarski leads the team with a .328 batting average, 17 runs, and a .493 slugging percentage in MVC games this spring. The rookie also ranks second on the team with a .307 season average and squad-best .419 on-base percentage. The Cary, Ill. native co-ranks third in the Valley and co-leads the Aces with five triples, while also belting 13 doubles.

Lloyd and Freeland, two of UE’s starting pitchers in the weekend rotation, have been steady hurlers for the Aces this spring. Lloyd leads Evansville with a 2-0 record and 2.09 ERA against Valley competition, while limiting conference foes to a .193 batting average. On the season, the right-hander has thrown 80.2 innings, striking out 51 with a 3.01 ERA and 5-3 record.

Freeland is a two-time MVC Pitcher of the Week honoree, hurling two complete-game shutouts with a team-high 39 strikeouts in league play. Against Valley competition Freeland owns a 3-2 record and 3.64 ERA. On the season, Freeland has struck out 63 in 82.2 innings with a 4-5 mark and 4.57 ERA.

The Aces open the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. CT at Hammons Field. Evansville, the five seed, will face No. 4 Illinois State in game one. No. 1 Indiana State and No. 8 Creighton are also in the Aces’ bracket.

* Geoff Alexander Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

University of Evansville men’s basketball coach Marty Simmons has announced the hiring of Geoff Alexander as an assistant coach to his staff.

“We are very excited to have Geoff join our staff,” head coach Marty Simmons said.  “He brings a wealth of experience here and has been around the game his whole life.  He comes from a basketball family and will be a valuable member of our team.”

Alexander comes to the Aces after spending last season in the same capacity at Eastern Illinois University.  Prior to his time with the Panthers, Alexander was an assistant for five seasons at Idaho State.

"I am extremely excited for the opportunity that Coach Simmons has given me at the University of Evansville,” Alexander said.  “I'm looking forward to being a part of the Purple Aces basketball program and can't wait to get started."

In just one season at EIU, the Lincoln, Ill. native helped the Panthers helped them improve by three wins from 2010.  At Idaho State, he worked under head coach Jim O’Brien, helping ISU to three Big Sky Conference Tournament appearances along with two berths in the semifinals.

At ISU, he served as the recruiting coordinator where he secured the top class in the Big Sky in 2007.  In his first season there, he signed six freshmen.  As a coach for post players, Alexander helped transform Lucas Steijn from a back-up at the beginning of the season to an All-Conference player that season.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Western Illinois, from 2000-02.  He then spent one season as an assistant coach at Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas where he helped the team post a 17-13 record and tie for second place in NJCAA Region 14.

From there, he moved on to coach for three seasons at Daytona State College in Florida. He helped the program post a three year record of 70-24 including a 25-5 record in 2006 when the team was ranked as high as No. 3 in the NJCAA poll. At DSC he helped the team win three consecutive Mid-Florida Conference Championships and saw eleven players go on to receive scholarships at NCAA Division I programs, including Solomon Jones, a second round pick in the NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.

Alexander earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois in 2000 and his master’s degree from WIU in 2002. He played two seasons at Southeastern (Iowa) Community College before transferring to finish his career at Western Illinois. He is married to the former Kiersten Coleman and the couple has two children.

* Baseball Knocks Off Top-Seeded Indiana State, 8-5

Scoring eight runs in the first three innings, the University of Evansville baseball team eliminated Indiana State, the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions, by a score of 8-3 Wednesday morning at Hammons Field. While the Sycamores head back home to Terre Haute, the Aces move on in the 2012 MVC Tournament and will play at 9:00 a.m. CT Thursday against the loser of Wednesday’s game between No. 4 Illinois State and No. 8 Creighton.

The Aces combined for 11 hits in the contest, all off of the MVC Newcomer of the Year, Dakota Bacus. Eric Stamets led the crew, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and one run scored. Freshman Kyle Pollock went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, including his fifth home run of the season, while junior Jason Hockemeyer also went 2-for-4.

Junior Kyle Lloyd (6-3) earned the win, allowing three runs (two earned), six hits, no walks, while striking out seven in six innings of work. Sam Johns picked up the save, tossing the final three frames, holding the Sycamores to two unearned runs on two hits, a walk, with two strikeouts.


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