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Friday, June 8, 2012

Upcoming Events

* Summer Buyback and Rental Return

The UE Bookstore will have a two day special Buyback for Summer Session I on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day  The Bookstore staff will be buying any books you may want to sell and will have special pricing on a selected number of titles as noted for Summer Session I.  Also - any UrEntal rental books that were rented for Summer Session I need to be returned by June 15 unless you received approval for a different return deadline.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore.

* Wellness Nurse on Campus on June 11

The wellness nurse will be in Koch Center's north lobby on Monday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m.  The nurse will be available to answer health care questions, to review the HRA credit program, or to check your weight, blood pressure or blood sugar.

* Farewell Reception for LaToya Smith Planned for Friday

There will be a farewell reception for LaToya Smith on Friday, June 8 from 3-4 p.m. in the lobby of Olmsted Administration Hall. Please stop by to say goodbye to LaToya and wish her well in her new job!


Info You Should Know

* Neu Chapel Closed June 11 through June 14

Neu Chapel will be closed Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14 for work to be done on the chapel doors. 

* 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 ( 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

* 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! 



* Joseph Tipton

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Joseph Tipton recently received another summer appointment with the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Faculty Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  For 10 weeks this summer, he will be performing computer simulations in support of the US ITER project.  ITER is a multinational experimental fusion reactor under construction in France.  More information can be found at



* Copeland, Hockemeyer and Kohler Earn First Team MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

University of Evansville baseball players Trentt Copeland, Jason Hockemeyer, and James Kohler have been selected to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team as voted on by the league's baseball sports information directors and announced by the Missouri Valley Conference office Thursday. The Aces co-led the MVC along with Indiana State with three representatives on the first team.

Senior Trentt Copeland, a native of Guelph, Ontario, hit .190 this spring with 10 doubles, three home runs, and 23 runs batted in. Starting 53 games at second base, Copeland led the team with 38 double plays turned and ranked second on the squad with 138 assists, helping UE to a program record and nation’s best .981 team fielding percentage. Copeland had a number of clutch hits this spring, including a walk-off winning gapper against UT Martin (3/13) and a series winning home run versus Creighton (4/1). A .276 career hitter, he finished his tenure tied for 5th all-time at UE with 57 career doubles and 17th all-time with 217 career hits. Copeland graduated in May with a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average in marketing. This marks his third first team MVC Scholar-Athlete honor.

Junior Jason Hockemeyer, a native of Sanford Michigan, ranked second on the squad with a .306 batting average and third on the team with 29 RBI, a .411 slugging percentage, and .401 on-base percentage. Hockemeyer co-ranked third in the MVC and co-led the Aces with five triples, while also leading the team with 21 multi-hit games. Spending time at both first base and left field in 57 starts, Hockemeyer had a team-high 396 putouts and ranked third with 34 fielding double plays. In the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, he piloted the team with a .455 batting average, .636 slugging percentage, and .538 on-base percentage. Hockemeyer owns a 3.54 cumulative GPA in biology.

Sophomore James Kohler, a native of Ames, Iowa, made 11 relief appearances this spring, including four against Valley teams. With a 0-2 record, he led all UE relievers with a 3.45 earned run average. Kohler had a stellar start to the season, not allowing a hit until his third outing or a run until his fourth appearance. The 6’8 right-hander tossed one inning against Illinois State in the 2012 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament (5/22). Kohler owns the team’s highest cumulative GPA, boasting a 3.91 in biology.

The criteria for the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Team voting parallels the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) standards for Academic All-America voting.  Nominees must be starters or important reserves, with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average.  Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution.

First Team                                           
Ty Blach, Creighton
Trentt Copeland, Evansville
Kevin Hall, Wichita State
Jon Hedges, Indiana State
Chad Hinshaw, Illinois State
Jason Hockemeyer, Evansville
Nick Judkins, Creighton
James Kohler, Evansville
Koby Kraemer, Indiana State
Jeremy Lucas, Indiana State
Austin Montgomery, Southern Illinois
Brent Seifert, Missouri State

Honorable Mention                                   
Eric Aguilera, Illinois State
Brian Bajer, Southern Illinois
Kyle Burnam, Indiana State
Tyler Dray, Southern Illinois
Donny Duschinsky, Southern Illinois
Todd Eaton, Southern Illinois
Reggie Hochstedler, Indiana State
Chance Ross, Creighton
Josh Smith, Wichita State
Alex Staehely, Creighton
Mike Tauchman, Bradley
Chase Webb, Creighton

* Gray Named First Team Academic All-American

University of Evansville swimmer Colin Gray is back on the Academic All-America Team, this time as a first team selection. The senior, chosen third team Academic All-America in 2011, was selected today as one of15 first team athletes on the 2012 Capital one Academic All-America Men's At-Large Team.  The elite team is chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Arguably the hardest All-America category, the Division I Men’s At-Large Team includes athletes from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. Broken down into a first, second and third team, a total of 44 athletes received Men’s At-Large All-America recognition this year.

Gray is the only athlete to represent the Mid-American Conference on the list of 44, and is also Evansville’s only athlete to receive First Team Academic All-America status since soccer player Mike Luttrull was selected for the 2010 Men’s Soccer First Team.

Gray graduated in May with a 4.0 G.P.A. in mathematics (actuarial science). He owned the Aces’ season best time in the 200- breaststroke all four seasons of his career and the top time in 100-breaststroke in three seasons. The recipient of the 2012 Ralph H. Coleman Award, Gray finished 18th in the 100-breaststroke at the Mid-American Conference Championships. He was also a three-time Academic All-MAC first team pick as well as a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large First Team selection.


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