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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

* Walk to Cure Diabetes

On May 19 the UE team joined more than 1500 other walkers to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Holiday World. The President and Dr. Sharon Kazee participated in the day’s activities along with representatives from the faculty, staff, and students from the health sciences.

Upcoming Events

* TIAA-CREF Counseling

The TIAA CREF representative will be on the UE campus on Wednesday, June 20 for individual counseling sessions.  To schedule an appointment, call TIAA CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200.   The sessions are held in the Clifford Rare Books Room of the University Libraries (Room 158).  If you have any questions, call Carol McCraney at extension 2943

Info You Should Know

* UE Libraries Announces Weekend Hours for Summer Session II

The Libraries will be closed on weekends for Summer Session II both on Saturdays and Sundays. (Library has been open only on Summer Sundays.)  Weekend access to library resources will be provided exclusively through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.evansville.edu) Use of the library on Summer Sundays has been very low during the past decade.  Library hours for Summer Session II will be Mondays through Fridays only.  Final Summer Sunday on which the Libraries will be open is June 10.

Summer Sunday closing is undertaken on a trial basis in order to determine impact upon student learning and research.  Student and faculty comment on this trial will be gathered and assessed in order to determine future Summer weekend hours for UE Libraries.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with comments at 488.2376  or  wflouden@evansville.edu.

* UE Bookstore Open Saturday

The UE Bookstore will be open this Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of SOAR activiites.  Also a representative from Sweet Poppins will be in the Bookstore on Friday, June 9, offering free flavored popcorn samples to anyone.  Take a break and stop over for a sweet treat! 

* Laundry Card Reimbursement

Beginning Fall 2012 Campus Laundry will be unlimited and included in student room and board.  So, do mom a favor, don’t take home dirty clothing… use up your laundry card balance or share with a friend who has dirty clothes!

For reimbursement of unused laundry $ prior to leaving UE for the summer, bring your laundry card to Administrative Services at 1 South Frederick St. (General Services building where Safety & Security is located) anytime  between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Laundry card reimbursement will be available for most of the summer session. Note:  An end date will be announced in July.
 

Congratulations

* Noah Gordon

A research study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Noah Gordon has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Comparative Physiology-Part A.  The study helps us better understand the so-called “cocktail party problem” – how to listen in noisy environments.  The article is titled: “Dip listening or modulation masking? Call recognition by green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) in temporally fluctuating noise.” and was written in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

Athletics

* Stamets Selected in Sixth Round by LA Angels in 2012 MLB Draft

University of Evansville junior shortstop Eric Stamets has been selected in the sixth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Stamets, a junior from Dublin, Ohio, was taken with the 19th pick in the sixth round by the Angels, pick number 207 overall, marking the 30th UE player to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft since Evansville entered the Missouri Valley Conference in 1995.

Stamets marks the highest drafted position player in UE history since 1988 when Rob Maurer was also selected in the sixth round by the Texas Rangers.

With an incredible collegiate career, Stamets became the Aces’ eighth All-American in program history, earning third-team Louisville Slugger TPX All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball newspaper last week. He was also one of the top 25 finalists for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, and the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Deservingly decorated with accolades throughout his career, Stamets was the MVC Freshman of the Year and a consensus Freshman All-American in 2010 by Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, and Ping!Baseball. He also turned heads in the summer of 2011 as a Cape Cod League All-Star.

This spring, Stamets helped UE to the nation’s top and program-best fielding percentage (.981), finishing the 2012 season with 93 putouts, league-high 199 assists, and only nine errors. He also totaled 606 assists in his three-year career, becoming the 14th player in the Valley to reach the 600-assist milestone and first-ever Evansville player to do so in just three years.

Stamets also led Evansville at the plate with a .316 batting average, 41 runs, 27 RBI, and 19 doubles, while ranking first in the MVC and 19th in the nation with 30 stolen bases.

Starting 171 consecutive games in his career, Stamets became the second player in UE history to steal 100 career bases, and the first to do so in three seasons. He also is the sixth player in the Aces’ records to total 200 career hits in less than four years.

Rewriting Evansville’s record book in his tenure, Stamets broke the single-season record for stolen bases (43) and defensive assists (226) in 2010. That same season, he also had a hand in 54 of UE’s program record 69 defensive double plays and broke the single-game record for assists (10).

Under the terms of Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, professional clubs must sign a drafted player by July 13, or the rights to that player are lost and may re-enter the draft in 2013.

If Stamets signs, he will mark the 52nd Ace since 1984 to play professionally and the 46th UE player to play affiliated professional baseball.
 

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