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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

* Condolences

The University of Evansville is saddened by the news that John H. Schroeder, a life member of the UE Board of Trustees and longtime friend to the University, passed away on Monday at the age of 90. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, with services at 10:00 a.m. Friday at UE’s Neu Chapel.

Over the last six decades, the life and legacy of John H. Schroeder played an increasingly central role in shaping the University of Evansville. Today, it is impossible to overlook the contributions he has made to our campus. From his work in championing the acquisition of Harlaxton Manor, to his role in comforting and steering a campus devastated by the tragic loss of its basketball team, John H. Schroeder was among the greatest supporters the University of Evansville has ever seen. The University acknowledged his support both by naming a residence hall after John and later naming its business school the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration.

A pioneer in many aspects, Schroeder’s professional career included a leadership role in establishing Evansville as the plastics capital of the country, while at the same time keeping sight of the philanthropic spirit instilled in him at a young age by his father. 

The businessman and civic leader earned his AB from Wabash College in 1942 and his MBA from the Harvard School of Business Administration in 1947.  After graduation he became the founder of three companies: Crescent Plastics Inc., Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Inc., and Wabash Plastics Inc.

Schroeder’s successful business career eventually led him to serve on the boards of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science; Welborn Baptist Hospital; Old National Bancorp; Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co.; and the Society of Plastics Industry.

Schroeder’s relationship with the University of Evansville began in 1955 when he joined the building committee for the Clifford Memorial Library at Evansville College.  The construction of the library was the primary indication of the University’s shift from a smaller, commuter-based college to the fully residential and internationally diverse campus that it is today.  In 1964, Schroeder joined the UE Board of Trustees.  While serving on the board, he was one of the first trustees interested in pursuing the acquisition of Harlaxton College, UE’s campus in Grantham, England.  Schroeder fully supported then-president Wallace B. Graves in attempting to acquire the 100-room Victorian manor and the 100 acres of land surrounding the college.  Schroeder’s leadership was also displayed after the UE plane crash in December 1977 when, as chairman of the Board of Trustees, he helped the school and community to remain strong and rebuild after such a devastating loss.  

As one of the top benefactors in the history of the University of Evansville, it came as no surprise that Schroeder agreed to lead UE’s Widening the Circle capital campaign – a campaign that went on to be one of the University’s most successful fund-raising campaigns to date, and one that has provided the framework for campaigns since.  His personal solicitation of gifts and the philanthropic example he set for other community leaders to follow is still evident at the University today. 

Schroeder’s most recent gift to the University was the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, a state-of-the-art facility that has received national attention and will be instrumental in attracting world-class talent and scholarship to Evansville.

Perhaps most notable, however, was Schroeder’s preference to remain “behind the scenes” with all the projects he was involved in (including those he led).  Often escaping the recognition he deserved, it seems he was never concerned with fame or the applause of others.  In spite of this, few in the Evansville area are better known for their community service.  Over the years, Schroeder served as president of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, the Vanderburgh County Society for Crippled Children, Goodwill Industries, and Evansville Rotary Club, as well as director for the Evansville Chamber of Commerce and the Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Science. 

John H. Schroeder and the legacy he has left behind will forever be a part of both the city and the University of Evansville.
 

What's Happening Today

* Adult Education Society Informational Lecture Is Today

The Adult Education Society (AES) would like to invite all GL, OL, PSA cohorts as well as other non-traditional age students to attend an informational lecture given by Career Services, on Wednesday April 6 in Room 273, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building, at 6 p.m. Topics will include how to prepare your resume for the job you want and ways to get noticed in the job market. For more information contact Fred Wilson, fw2@evansville.edu.

* I-House Afghanistan Tonight!

Come to I-House on Wednesday,  April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Class of 1959 Gallery on the second floor of Ridgway University Center. The program will be on Afghanistan and presented by Mohammad Tariq! Attendance at I-House is worth .25 honors points.

Upcoming Events

* Think Outside the Lunch Box Topic - Revolutions in the Arab World

Mark your calendar for Think Outside the Lunch Box on Thursday, April 7 at noon in Old National Bank's Blue and Gold Room. This month, the UE faculty speaker series features Associate Professor of History Daniel Byrne. His topic: "Revolutions in the Arab World." Beginning with the uprising in Tunisia, through the unrest in Egypt that led to the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year reign, up to the allied bombing campaign in support of Libya's rebel movement, recent news reports have been dominated by uprisings in nations across the Arab world. Join us on April 7, as Dr. Byrne discusses the cultural and historical context of these revolutions in the Arab world.

This is the seventh event in this new faculty lecture series. All lectures take place on the first Thursday of the month.
For your convenience, Old National Bank's lobby features the Riverview by Firefly restaurant, which will be open during the event. Old National Bank is located at One Main Street in Evansville.
 

* Sing for Japan

Japan has recently experienced a devastating earthquake, and UE's International Club is coordinating an event to aid relief efforts. Sing For Japan is a karaoke fundraiser that will take place on Thursday, April 7 from 8-10 p.m. in Eykamp 252, Ridgway University Center. Come and bring friends and have fun for a good cause. Let us be keepers of our brothers and sisters in Japan. See you there!

* Brent Sternberg to Speak to Finance Students

Brent Sternberg, CFA, Senior Vice President, Director of Equities, Old National Wealth Management and UE alum, will talk to students in Professor Walayet A. Khan's finance classes on April 13. The presentation will be at 4 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building. The title of his presentation will be  “Positioning Clients for a Global Economic Recovery”. Old National Wealth Management has approximately $6 billion in assets under supervision.  Brent joined Old National in 1997, became a CFA charter holder in 2004, and currently serves on the University of Evansville Alumni Board of Directors.
 

* UE PRIDE Hosts Religion & Sexuality Panel

PRIDE has planned a religion and sexuality panel discussion for Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 253, Ridgway University Center.  It will bring together leaders of Christian, Jewish, and other faiths to create a diverse panel discussion about the relationship between religion and sexuality.

Local religious leaders such as Rev. Dr. Tammy Gieselman (UE Chaplain) and Dr. Dianne Oliver (UE Associate Professor of Religion) will be part of the panel, along with Rabbi Helen Bar-Yaacov (Temple Adath B'nai Israel) and Rev. Phil Hoy (Zion UCC).  They will discuss what they, their church, and their religion says about GLBTQ issues. Panelists will detail both opinion and policy within their organization. After each speaker, the audience is invited to ask questions.

In past years, this event has been a huge success, with attendance of some very prominent and supportive leaders. If you want to know more about how GLBTQ people stand in church, at Mass, at synagogue or even in our own UE chapel, you should come to this event.

 

* Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Movie: The Passion of the Christ

One man. One world. One Passion. Come watch The Passion of the Christ on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center. Intervarsity invites you to get a glimpse of the life of Jesus Christ through this film and discuss his lasting impact on our lives today. Admission is free and door prizes will be given. Honors students will be given .5 points for attending both the movie and the discussion.
 

* Field Day

SAB Field Day will be held on April 8 from 5-9 p.m.! Come out to the IM fields and check it out or form teams of 5 to 8 people and compete in a money walk, HOTT wing eating contest, balloon toss, potato sack race, three legged race, pie eating contest, dunk tank and more! There will be FREE food, cotton candy, music and friends!
 

* Come to Car Talk!

On Saturday, April 9, from 2-4 p.m., at the Hale basketball court, the Hale and Morton/Brentano staff will host Car Talk; a Define Your Life event designed to give you everything you ever wanted to know about cars!  Car salesmen and other knowledgeable professionals will be there passing out knowledge like candy at a parade!  Car Talk is free and is sure to be fun and informative for everyone!  Participants will learn about changing, inflating, and caring for tires, measuring air pressure, and when and why to rotate tires. They will find out about changing oil and oil filters, changing batteries, how to jump start a car,and  head lights, spark plugs,and fuses. There will be information on antifreeze, and replacing wiper blades and fluid. Learn about insurance, buying/selling/financing/leasing a car and related expenses, how to not get swindled, emergency preparedness kits, campus services for drivers, local car shops/dealers and more!!

* UE Theatre Presents The Farnsworth Invention

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre announces a powerful closing to its 2010-2011 season - The Farnsworth Invention, by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, opening Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre.  The Farnsworth Invention is directed by R. Scott Lank, professor of theatre.  Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 14, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. on April 10 and 17.  The University of Evansville’s production marks the play’s debut by a university theatre department.
          
The Farnsworth Invention is a theatrical and compelling story revolving around the genesis of television.  Tension abounds between a visionary farm boy from Idaho and a Russian-born broadcasting tycoon, as they become unlikely adversaries in their pursuit of technological innovation.  Both men had big dreams for small screens, and their efforts changed the future of America and its bedfellow of corporate greed.
          
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 the day of the performance they wish to attend. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call (812) 488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
 

* 35th US Secretary of Commence to Speak at the Victory Theatre

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Carlos Gutierrez, 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former CEO of Kellogg Company speak in Evansville on Thursday, April 7.  Sponsored by the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana’s International Speaker Series, Mr. Gutierrez will discuss "Maintaining America’s Competitive Advantage" at 7 p.m. in the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville.  This lecture is free and open to the public.  Please note - students are invited to sign up for free bus transportation between campus and the Victory Theatre for this event.  Students should register for the free transportation now through April 5 in the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana office on the second floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building.

For more information, call 812-488-2455 or e-mail globalindiana@evansville.edu
 

* Harlaxton 40th Anniversary Reunion Weekend to be Celebrated at UE April 15 and 16

All former and future Harlaxton students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in activities planned for the Harlaxton 40th Anniversary Reunion weekend.   Check out the full schedule of events at http://www.evansville.edu/harlaxtonsociety/reunionweekend.cfm.  As you’ll note, Dr. Bujak will be at UE for the weekend and making a few presentations.  These events have no charge and do not require registration. 

Other interest/educational sessions scheduled include:

Friday, April 15 at 3 p.m. – The Gardens of Harlaxton by Dr. Mark Valenzuela, Eykamp Hall
Friday, April 15 at 4 p.m. – Life in the Grand Manor by Dr. Edward Bujak, Eykamp
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. – Up the Naked Mile and Down Memory Lane led by Dr. James MacLeod and Dr. Michael Carson, Eykamp Hall
Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. – Harlaxton Then and Now Panel Discussion, Eykamp Hall

Over 100 alumni from a variety of schools have already registered – including many members of the original class.  Some Harlaxton alums are coming from as far away as Turkey.  There will be many opportunities to meet new people and share Harlaxton stories.  Everyone’s invited to share in the celebration.  Questions?  Contact alumni@evansville.edu or extension 2586. 

 

* Department of Chemistry Hosting Guest Speaker

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting Dr. Nick Manicke as a visiting speaker on Friday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Room 101 in Koch Center.  Nick is a graduate of the University of Evansville and is currently a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.  He will be giving a talk on “"Biomedical Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Ambient Ionization and Miniature Instruments."  The campus community is invited.
 

Info You Should Know

* Harlaxton Flags at Half Staff for John H. Schroeder

The flags fly at half staff on the front of Harlaxton Manor in honor of Mr. John H. Schroeder, Trustee of the University of Evansville and long-time benefactor of Harlaxton College as well as the University, who passed away on Monday, April 4.

* SAA Spring Recruitment Table

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) will have a Spring recruitment table set up on April 7 in Ridgway University Center  from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Root beer floats and prizes will be given away! SAA is a student organization whose members work hand-in-hand with the Alumni Department and volunteer at Homecoming and Parents Weekend activities. They hold events such as the Chili Cook-off and Purple Fridays. If you are interested, please feel free to stop by their table or e-mail Katie Litmer a kl97@evansville.edu  or Alicia Neaves at an74@revansville.edu

 

* International Club Election

The semester is coming to a close and the members of International Club are inviting anyone interested in voting or running for a position to join us for elections. The positions are as follows: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, publicist, social chair, SGA representative and intramural chair. Elections will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, after I-house Bahrain. Come and give your input. See you there.

* Student Athlete Recognition Day

Today is National Student-Athlete Recognition Day!  The Athletic Department will be recognizing outstanding student-athletes at the home softball and baseball games today.  Student-athletes who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed 10 or more community service hours will recognized throughout the softball and baseball games.  The softball team takes on a tough Missouri Tigers Big 12 team in a doubleheaders starting at 4 and 6 p.m.  The baseball team will host SIU-Edwardsville and first pitch is at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium.  It’s a beautiful spring day so head across Walnut Street to Cooper and Braun Stadium.

 

* Insight Cable Switching to Digital Soon!

Insight Cable is starting to convert their service to digital cable starting sometime this week.  Over the course of the next 4-6 weeks, all stations will be converted to a digital signal. (Estimated: 2-6 stations per week)

This means a stronger signal and the opportunity to add digital features and services that are presently not available in student rooms for next year.

If you have a digital TV:
With a digital tuner you should experience a significant boost in quality! 

If you do not have a digital TV:
People who do not have a digital TV will begin to experience a drop in channel offerings starting this week.

For students who need a cable converter through the end of the year, Insight is providing converters and remotes. 

So, if you have a non-digital TV and absolutely gotta have a signal for the next few weeks, stop by the Residence Life Office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. starting this Wednesday. Converter mini-boxes will be available for use for rest of the semester but must be returned to the Office of Residence Life by 5 p.m. on Reading & Study Day in the box provided. Unreturned converters and remotes will result in a $50 fee applied to your student account.

Next Year:
Digital cable will become standard throughout campus.  Access will only be available through digital TVs with built-in digital tuners.  Please be sure to come with a compatible TV!

* Phi Gamma Delta Hot-Tub-A-Thon

Phi Gamma Delta members will be selling t-shirts for their annual Hot-Tub-A-Thon philanthropy benefitting Easter Seals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The shirts are $10 and allow the wearer to receive unlimited hot-tub time at the event. There will also be bracelets available for $1 and serve as free admission. Hot-Tub-A-Thon is Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. to 3 p.m. More information, please contact David Riedford at dr77@evansville.edu
 

* Participants for Psychology Study Needed

UE psychology students are looking for participants for a study looking at ratings of attraction!  If interested, please email lu18@evansville.edu .  Students completing the survey will be able to receive extra credit in 100 and 200 level psychology courses or candy if extra credit is not desired or is not applicable!  Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

* Harlaxton Art Exhibit in Krannert Gallery April 2011

To coincide with the UE Harlaxton 40th Anniversary Reunion Weekend, an exhibit of Harlaxton inspired art work is on display in Krannert Gallery during April 2011. A variety of former faculty members and students from UE, Western Kentucky, and USI have submitted works. They include: Gretchen Bies, William Brown, Kim Pazuk Butcher, Alaina Clingman, Joe Flauto, Brelyn Holmes, Ella Combs-Larmann, Katrina Layer, Leslie Nichols, Michael Nichols, Carolyn Roth, Dana Samson, Amanda Topper, Kayla Troutman, Kathryn Waters and Julie Wilson.
 

* Student Congress Meeting Location Changed

Just a reminder that this week's Student Congress meeting will be held at Methodist Temple at 5 p.m. for the annual banquet and elections. Please remind organization representatives of this change.
 

* Executive Board Members Needed for Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer is accepting applications for executive board positions for next school year.  The positions available are Relay Vice Chair, Mission/Advocacy Chair, Online Chair, and Entertainment Chair.  These chairs will be involved in planning and preparation of the four main activities the group hosts each year which include Breast Cancer Week, Protect Your Balls Dodgeball Tournament to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers, Relay for Life, and Sun Safety Week.  If you would like more information about what these positions entail or would like an application email rt38@evansville.edu  or lc91@evansville.edu .  Also - they need to be contacted about your interest in any of these positions by Thursday April, 7. 
 

* Friends of WUEV

In conjunction with celebrating its 60th anniversary on the airwaves, 91.5 F.M.-WUEV, the campus radio station of the University of Evansville, is proud to announce the formation of the “Friends of WUEV.”  To kick-off the “Friends of WUEV” program, WUEV will be conducting a week-long fund drive at the station from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 11 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, with WUEV staff members being in studio for all 24 hours of all seven days of the drive.

“As a non-commercial, educational radio station, WUEV relies heavily on support from both public and private donors to remain a viable learning experience for UE students,” said WUEV general manager Tom Benson.  “With the ‘Friends of WUEV’ program, we hope to not only help ensure the future of the station as a learning experience for future UE students, but we hope to also develop a better relationship with our listeners and alumni. 

“WUEV has a strong tradition of having a loyal listener fan base and alumni group.  We hope that with this fund drive and the ‘Friends of WUEV’ program that we will get to better know our listeners and alumni and help them feel better connected with our radio station and the students who form the WUEV staff.” 

All funds raised from the “Friends of WUEV” group will go directly to benefit the radio station and assist with the operating budget for the station.  The “Friends of WUEV” program will feature various levels of giving for both individuals and corporations.  For more information on the “Friends of WUEV” program, please visit WUEV’s website, www.wuev.org.

WUEV is the only home for jazz music in the Tri-State area, but WUEV also features top 40 music in the evenings with “Today’s Best Music” from 6-9 p.m., rap and hip-hop with “Party Lights” on the weekends from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. and alternative and rock music with “The Other Side” from 9 p.m. through 1 a.m. on Sundays through Wednesdays.  WUEV also features shows for such music genres as blues (A Case of the Blues, Saturdays from 12-6 p.m.), Christian rock (The Light, Sundays from 12-4 p.m.), world music (World Safari, Sundays from 4-9 p.m.) and children’s music (Rated G, Saturdays from 8-11 a.m.), while also being the home for University of Evansville athletics.  WUEV began serving the Tri-State area on April 1, 1951, and has won numerous awards for outstanding radio service and production over its 60-year existence.
 

* Interdisciplinary Studies Major Information Available

Sample documents and templates for students and advisors who are interested in the interdisciplinary studies major are now available on AceLink in the Academics section of Areas :

http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Interdisciplinary/.

 

* SAB Accepting Committee Chair Applications

Now until April 8th!!! The Student Activities Board (SAB) is accepting applications for committee chairs, Secretary and Treasurer. Complete the application here by April 8th. Come be a part of that provides fun for the whole campus!

* March of Dimes "March for Babies" Event - UE Team Needs You!

Please mark your calendars for the 2011 March for Babies event on April 30, at Sunset Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk through downtown Evansville starting at 10 a.m. There will be a UE Team walking in the event.

"Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick," explains UE Team Captain Becky Hamilton, "There will be a UE team walking in this March for Babies event because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you and your family to join us. It's easy: just click here http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1479808 to sign up for our University of Evansville team."

"If you can't walk with us," adds Becky, "please help by donating to our team. You can do so by clicking on “Donate to this team” from the team registration page above. Thank you in advance for helping us give all babies a healthy start!"

If you have questions, call Becky at ext 2163

 

* Volunteers Needed for Southern Indiana Classic Marathon

Volunteers are needed for the Southern Indiana Classic Marathon in April!

The Southern Indiana Classic Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 10 in Evansville at the Vanderburgh County 4H center. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available, both that weekend and the week leading up to it. Volunteers receive free t-shirts, entrance to the SIC Celebration Party (going on all day at the 4H center for the community and race participants) and are invited to a volunteer appreciation party the week following the event.

To see jobs and sign up, visit the website www.sicmarathon.com, and click "learn more" under volunteer information.  This is perfect for your student organization, sorority or fraternity to all work together and help our community. If you have a group that is interested in volunteering please contact SIC intern Lauren Schaftlein at ls184@evansville.edu  For all other questions, contact Andrea Klotz at sicmarathonvolunteer@sicmarathon.com or ak96@evansville.edu.

* Dance Team Tryouts

When/where: April 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the Fitness Center Activities Room and April 9 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Small Gym

What to wear: Dance shoes (jazz shoes or sneakers), fitted dance clothes; no baggy pants!

$15 Tryout fee

Learn a dance on Friday and perform it Saturday in front of a panel. You will also need to show different technique skills. Please come with 4-5 8-counts of choreography. You may dance to your own music or without music. Please contact Coach Lauren Doerner at ld43@evansville.edu, Assistant Coach Mariel Arata at ma112@evansville.edu, or any current team member if you have questions.  See you there!

* Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Family, friends, and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig announce the application process for the Marvin E Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded each year to a rising sophomore student with demonstrated financial need, as shown by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Preference will be given to a student who works while being enrolled full-time.

Applications will be disbursed via UE email in early April to all rising sophomores, who have earned at least 30 credit hours.  Applications should be returned to the University of Evansville Office of Financial Aid by June 1, with decision announced by Aug.1.

Send any questions to JoAnn Laugel, Director of Financial Aid, at JL25@evansville.edu or call (812) 488-2364.

This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Marvin E Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville Chapter of the American Institute for Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974 Dr. Hartig was appointed dean of academic services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years. 

Congratulations

* Alumni News

UE graduate Corinna McClanahan Schroeder '08, will begin work on a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing this fall at the University of Southern California where she will hold a Wallis Annenberg Endowed Fellowship. Corinna is currently a M.F.A. candidate at the University of Mississippi, where she holds the John Grisham fellowship.  Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Tampa Review, Hayden?s Ferry Review, Cave Wall, and Linebreak, and she is the recipient of a 2010 AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry.

Joy Kito-Hong '10, is currently attending the UCLA School of Law. Her short story "Sweet Dreams" will be published in the July/August issue of CICADA magazine, a young adult magazine published in Chicago, Ill. Joy wrote "Sweet Dreams" while majoring in creative writing at UE.

* Student Summer Research in Biology

Biology students Lauren Bernier, Bethany Bonifield, Brooks Ligon, Ian Lynch, Jared Vibbert, and Matt Williams will be doing research in UE's Biology Department during Summer 2011. The research will be done under the supervision of biology professors Mark Davis (Ian Lynch and Jared Vibbert), Dale Edwards and Brian Ernsting  (Lauren Bernier and Ashley Rich), Cris Hochwender (Brooks Ligon), and Ann Powell (Bethany Bonifield and Matt Williams).  Here’s to a productive summer of undergraduate research!
 

Athletics

* Softball Set To Host No. 16 Missouri Wednesday

The University of Evansville softball team will bring in No. 16 Missouri for a doubleheader Wednesday at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium. First pitch of the midweek matchup is set for 4 p.m.

Wednesday?s games mark the third time this season that the Aces have played a team that was ranked in the NFCA/USA Today Top 25. Evansville faced off against then-ranked No. 7 Tennessee on March 3 before playing a three-game series against No. 19 Texas Tech on March 11-13.

The midweek doubleheader will also mark the second time that head coach Mark Redburn has gone head-to-head against the Tigers. Prior to taking the head coaching position at UE, Redburn served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Mizzou from 2007-09. 

The Aces (7-25) are coming off three losses to Drake in last weekend?s Missouri Valley Conference series in Des Moines, Iowa.  Evansville dropped two one-run games, including a heartbreaking 7-6 loss in the ninth inning of Sunday?s finale.

Senior Jen Stahhut leads the Aces? offense, ranking fifth in the MVC and batting .355 on the year with 33 hits and 17 runs batted in. Stahlhut finished the weekend going 4-for-9 at the plate, belting her second home run of the season and picking up four runs scored against Drake.

As a team, Evansville is hitting .238 on the season with a .958 fielding percentage. The Aces lead the Valley and are ranked 26th among NCAA Division I schools with 15 double plays turned this season. Sophomore Alicia Betancur and junior Amy Gaertner are ranked first and second, respectively, in the MVC with 11 and eight double plays fielded this season.

Scouting the Tigers
No. 16 Missouri (28-5, 5-1 Big 12 Conference) The Missouri Tigers enter the midweek matchup with an overall record of 28-5 after splitting a Big 12 series with Baylor last weekend. Missouri owns a team batting average of .301 with 40 home runs on the season. Five Tigers are hitting above .300 with Ashley Fleming leading the lineup with a .419 average at the plate and a team-high eight home runs. Rhea Taylor enters the doubleheader with a .374 batting average and is 22-for-24 in stolen bases.

In the center circle, the Tigers are led by two-time 2011 Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Chelsea Thomas. Thomas has collected a 0.58 ERA on the mound, allowing just nine earned runs and tallying 174 strikeouts in 108.0 innings pitched. Kristin Nottelmann serves as the second arm on staff, posting a 1.91 ERA in 69.2 innings pitched with 79 strikeouts on the season.

* Wood Shoots 82, 76 to Lead Aces

Senior Maggie Wood finished first for the University of Evansville and tied for 31st overall Tuesday in the field of 86 golfers at the Indiana University Invitational, played at Otter Creek Golf Club.  The tournament was shortened to 36 holes after most of Monday's two scheduled rounds were postponed by stormy weather.

Wood concluded her opening round this morning by shooting 82, and followed with a 4-over-par 76 this afternoon to finish at 158.  Lauren Ellerman and Alyssa Key tied for second and were 75th overall at 170.  Louisville won the 15-team tournament with a score of 593, led by medalist Maria Castellanos, who shot 1-over-par 145.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY FINAL TEAM SCORES
1. Louisville 593; 2. Eastern Michigan 615; 3. Illinois 619; 4. Indiana 622; 5. Kansas State 624; 6. Western Michigan 626; 7. Wisconsin 628; 8. Akron 629; T9. Indiana Red, Ball State 633; 11. Bradley 636; 12. Illinois State 647; 13. IUPUI 648; 14. Oakland 653; 15. Evansville 676.

EVANSVILLE SCORES
T31. Maggie Wood 82-76=158; T75. Lauren Ellerman 88-82=170; T75. Alyssa Key 83-87=170; T84. Sydney Skiles 86-95=181; T84. Chelsea Zusan 89-92=181.

Medalist: Maria Castellanos, Louisville, 72-73=145 (+1)
 

* Aces Light Up Austin Peay, 24-3

The Aces’ offense exploded in the third inning, scoring 13 runs, including back-to-back home runs by senior Greg Wallace and Cody Fick, as the University of Evansville baseball team went on to defeat Austin Peay, 24-3, Tuesday night in Clarksville, Tenn. The Aces improved to 16-9 with the win, while Austin Peay fell to 12-14.

Evansville tagged the Governors for 20 hits, including seven doubles and four home runs; two for Fick, and one each for Wallace and senior Ryan Oesterle. Sophomore Eric Stamets, senior Jared Baehl, and Fick led the Aces with three hits apiece, as seven players recorded multi-hit games. The Aces also tallied a season-high 18 RBI, led by Wallaces’ four.

“It was great to have a strong offensive night with big blasts from Fick, Wallace, and Oesterle,” said Head Coach Wes Carroll. “We had contributions from a lot of players and it was nice to get ahead and put the game away in the third inning.”

The Governors got on the board first in the bottom of the opening frame with a single run, but Evansville responded with two in the second on Oesterle’s leadoff home run and senior Ty Legan’s RBI single that scored Baehl, taking a 2-1 lead.

The Aces nearly batted around the order twice in the third inning, while all nine starting players in the order crossed the plate in the frame. Stamets started it all with a double to left field, and Wallace and Fick followed with consecutive blasts over the outfield wall. Rattled, the APSU pitching staff walked or hit the next six batters, bringing in three more runs. Back up again, Stamets singled, plating two, and Wallace reached on an error. On a wild pitch, Stamets scored the Aces’ 10th run of the inning before recording a single out. Junior Trentt Copeland and freshman Jake Mahon capped the huge inning with back-to-back doubles that plated three more, giving Evansville a commanding 15-1 advantage.

UE added six runs in the fifth on five hits and an error.  A dropped fly ball scored Baehl, who led off with a walk, and Copeland, who doubled to left field to reach base, before Stamets and Wallace hit consecutive doubles as well. Fick then belted his second home run of the contest and his fifth of the season to put the Aces up 21-1.

Austin Peay tallied a run in the bottom of the sixth and another in the seventh, but those were just scratches as the Aces extended their lead to 21 with a run in the seventh and two in the top of the ninth.

Freshman Ryan Billo (2-0) earned his second win in two starts on the mound, throwing five innings, allowing a run on five scattered hits, while striking out five. Classmates Sam Bohon and Tyler Miller split the remaining innings, as Bohon allowed two runs on four hits, and a walk, while striking out two. Miller pitched a perfect eighth and ninth innings, striking out four-of-six batters faced.

“On the mound, Billo finished with a good line, and it is nice to see our young pitchers developing,” said Carroll.
The Aces are back in action tomorrow, when they host SIU-Edwardsville at 6 p.m. at Braun Stadium.
 

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