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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

* EVPAA search survey

The EVPAA Search Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow, so today is the last day that people will have access to complete the EVPAA Survey.  If you haven't already weighed in, please go to the following website to complete the survey:

Thank you.

Dale Edwards
Chair, EVPAA Search Committee

* Road Trip to Main Street on Saturday, February 20

During Road Trip weekend, the Office of Admission invites all UE students to take a Road Trip to Main Street for lunch, followed by the Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, February 20. All UE students, whether or not they are hosting for Road Trip, may ride the busses.

The Southern Illinois Salukis will seek to avenge their overtime loss to the Purple Aces Men’s Basketball team. Let’s fill the Ford Center and show both the Salukis and our high school guests our Aces spirit.  


  • Noon - Busses begin shuttling UE students to Main Street (load in front of Carson Center).  Last bus departs at approximately 2:15 p.m.
  • Noon – 2:45 p.m. - Downtown restaurants offering discounts to those with UE ID.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Ford Center doors open.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Road Trip visitors depart UE for the Ford Center.
  • 3:00 p.m. – Game begins. Busses return to UE following the game.

The following restaurants will offer a 10 percent discount on food to those presenting UE ID.

  • Angelo’s Italian Restaurant (305 Main Street)
  • Backstage Bar and Grill (524 Main Street) 
  • Piece of Cake Bakery (210 Main Street)

All UE students will receive a $5 coupon for concessions upon arrival at the Ford Center, and those enrolled in the Aces Student Rewards program will receive double points for swiping in at this game! Your student club or organization can still enroll in the Aces Student Rewards program.  

* Cafe Court change during Road Trip

Due to scheduling during Road Trip, Café Court will be adjusting dinner hours on Saturday, February 20. The dinner hours that evening will run from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thank you for your support. 

* HLC visit: How to prepare, what to expect

The University of Evansville will host a visit February 29 - March 2, with a five-person review team representing its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Before the Visit
Prior to visiting UE, the peer review team will spend several weeks carefully reviewing UE’s Assurance Argument, verifying assertions made in the argument by examining supporting documents provided in an Electronic Resource Room, and identifying people and groups with whom they want to meet while on campus. In addition to the materials provided by UE, the peer review team will also read any comments submitted to the HLC through the Third-Party Comment process and results of a survey the HLC administers to UE students six weeks prior to the campus visit.

During the Visit
While on campus, the peer review team will likely spend time visiting various programs and departments, observing classrooms or co-curricular activities, and meeting with individuals and groups (including open forums with faculty, staff, and students). The HLC Steering Committee has developed a set of sample questions that peer review team members may ask, which is intended to be a helpful guide in preparing for the campus visit.

After the Visit
Several weeks after the campus visit, the peer review team will prepare a draft report, which will be sent to UE to review and correct any errors of fact. The team will then prepare a final report of its findings and recommendations for UE’s accreditation status. UE will receive a copy of this report and have an opportunity to provide a formal written response to the HLC. This response will become part of the official record of the evaluation. The HLC will review the final report and UE’s response and notify UE in writing when the review process is completed and final action by the HLC has been determined. 


What's Happening Today

* May we pray for you?

"When people talk, listen completely" - Ernest Hemingway

The UE Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Team would like to listen to you, be it your thoughts, questions, prayer requests, or whatever else that may be on your mind. Please stop by Jazzman's Cafe and look for a Ministry Team member in bright blue and let us listen to you. We will be present:

Monday 11:00 a.m.-noon
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m.

We look forward to spending this time with you!

* Black Student Union presents: The Art of Black Expression

The Black Student Union would like to welcome you to come out and join our very own students as they dance, sing, and perform some of their favorite pieces from those who have influenced African American art. The event will be held in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center, tonight from 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

* Rebroadcast of NSLS Speaker Broadcast 1

The rebroadcast of the Speaker 1 Broadcast is set for today from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center.

Those unable to attend should e-mail Jennifer Allen at to get an email invitation for the link.

Remember all members must attend three speaker broadcasts as part of their requirements to be officially inducted in April. 

* I-House: Morocco

It's time for I-House again! This week, Amina from Morocco will be presenting. Her major is engineering management, and she loves photography. Her favorite part about UE is being with her roommate! To learn more about Amina and her life back home, come upstairs in Ridgway University Center, tonight at 7:00 p.m.! 


Upcoming Events

* Venturing Crew Spring Break trip

Join Venturing Crew for Spring Break! The trip will be Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13, so you will also have part of that week free. All payments ($150) are due by Friday, February 26, to Calvin Wertman in Residence Life. You must be a Venturing Crew member to come!

You have a choice between two options for this trip:

1) Backpacking (test hike required!)
Backpackers will take an extensive hiking trip to see some of the most beautiful views in North Carolina! You will enjoy a challenging hike, carrying all necessary equipment on your back for three days. Because this is a physically intensive journey, to participate in backpacking you must participate in a required test hike to make sure that everyone on the trip is safe and having fun. Test hike times are Sunday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m., or Saturday, February 27, at 3:00 p.m., at Audubon State Park. Based on your test hike performance, you may be asked to consider base camping to ensure that you have the best trip possible. To sign up for a test hike (even if you have not paid yet), e-mail Kyle Abraham ( and Alex Schmitt ( with your preferred time.

2) Base camping
Base campers will stay at Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina and will participate in fun outdoor activities such as fishing and rock climbing. Also, prepare for a visit to the REI outdoors store and the Biltmore estate!

* The #readingseries is back today

Please join the fun folks in the Department of Creative Writing for the first spring #readingseries. This student reading will feature poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from Joy Grace Chen, Kirsti Ethridge, and Sam Frost. The reading will start at 4:00 p.m. today in the back room of The Slice. It's bound to be a terrific hour, so please come on by! 

* Financial preparedness class for new parents

The University of Evansville and St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children are offering a class on financial preparedness for new and expectant parents on Thursday, April 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The class will be in the St. Mary's Gift Conference Room.

While the class is free, registration is required. To register, go to and click the "Class or Event" tab, or call Terry Cooper at 812-485-6016.

This class is for those having their first child and for those who are welcoming another baby to the family.

Topics to be addressed in the class include household financial planning, taxes and insurance, and resources available for those needing assistance.

* Opportunity to pray the Rosary!

Looking for simple new ways to come closer to your faith this Lenten season? Join Newman Club members Nathan Kabat and Nicolette Fonseca for 20 minutes every Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel as they lead us in the rosary! We hope to see you there!

Please call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for more information!

* Festival of Hymns today in Neu Chapel

In conjunction with Founders Day, the University will celebrate its Methodist-related history by hosting a United Methodist Festival of Hymns today at 7:00 p.m. in Neu Chapel.

The ecumenical festival is designed to encourage and inspire congregational singing, with choirs, clergy and musicians from the local area and the campus community leading the collaborative effort. The event will feature some of the great hymns sung with brass, wind, and keyboard instruments, including the harpsichord, pipe organ, and piano.

UE chaplain Tamara Gieselman explained that the festival “will lead us through the Christian year as we celebrate our heritage and anticipate a bright future. We hope everyone will experience a meaningful evening with opportunity to find new energy for singing the great hymns.”

The Evansville community is invited to the Hymn Festival on February 18, and the Founders Day ceremony on February 21.

* NSLS new member orientation set for tonight

The orientation of new members of NSLS is set for today from 8:00-9:00 p.m. in Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building. Those unable to attend should e-mail Jennifer Allen at to set up a time to go through the orientation video.

Remember all members must attend orientation as part of their requirements to be officially inducted in April. 

* UE Theatre presents Lily Dale

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Horton Foote’s Lily Dale, opening today at 7:30 p.m., in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on February 20, 25, 26, and 27, and at 2:00 p.m. on February 21 and 28.

In one of nine plays comprising the prolific playwright’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Horton Foote once again masterfully mixes the bitter with the sweet and the sad with the comic in his typically appealing manner. In 1909, Horace Robedaux boards a train bound for Houston to visit his mother and self-absorbed sister only to find himself fighting a raging fever and at the mercy of an icy stepfather. Horace’s desperate longing to connect with his estranged family is a vivid reminder of the lasting heartbreak that people endure to survive in life’s ever-changing landscape.

Professor John David Lutz directs Lily Dale. Professor emeritus Joseph P. Flauto Jr. serves as the scenic designer; Professor Patti McCrory is the costume designer; Aaron Curry, a senior from Glendale, Arizona, is the lighting designer; David Dawson, a senior from Arlington, Texas, serves as the sound designer; and TJ Baldassare, a senior from Westminster, Colorado, is the dramaturg.

The seven-person cast features juniors Demi Davis, from Leesburg, Georgia, as Lily Dale Robedaux; Nate DeCook, from Holland, Michigan, as Horace Robedaux; Rachel Barkalow, from Cincinnati, Ohio, as Corella Davenport; sophomores Braden Wilkerson, from Fort Worth, Texas, as Mrs. Coons; Jacob Sellers, from Fort Branch, Indiana, as Pete Davenport; Davis Brinker, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, as Will Kidder; and freshman Isaac Baker, from Bowling Green, Kentucky, as Albert Thornton.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling 812-488-2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m.

* Writing Center Boot Camp: The Argument

How do you build an argument? Learn an approach for coming up with ideas, relating them to the thesis, and organizing them logically. Join us today at 5:00 p.m. in the Writing Center for this useful session. 

* Fix it: Healthcare at the Tipping Point

The Department of Philosophy and Religion, the UE College Democrats, Tri-State Jobs with Justice, and the Southwest Indiana Chapter of Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan are co-sponsoring a showing of the documentary, “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point”, followed by an open discussion. The documentary will be shown on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 162, Schroeder School of Business Building. The event is free and open to the public. 

Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the skyrocketing costs of health care to both individuals and businesses continue to rise at a significantly higher rate than the cost of living as well as growth in the GDP. That places a debilitating strain on the economy, not to mention the nation’s health. Can this level of increasing costs be sustained, while still moving toward universal coverage? What can be done about it? This documentary will discuss these questions.

For any questions, contact UE professor emeritus Dick Connolly at 812-479-1298 or at

* Musical Madness goes to the '80s

Musical Madness Goes to the '80s is set for today and tomorrow, at 7:30 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event will be a flashback to an exciting era with singing and dancing, all choreographed and written by students.

Tickets for Musical Madness will be available in Ridgway University Center today at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., during lunch, and 5:00-7:00 p.m., during dinner. The tickets cost $5 per person. All proceeds benefit Youth First.


* Spring graduates - take note

This is a reminder to all Spring 2016 graduates to attend Commencement Central to finalize graduation plans. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and you can do it either Monday, February 29, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., upstairs in Ridgway University Center, or on Tuesday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., outside the UE Bookstore in Ridgway University Center. You'll meet with representatives from the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Office of the Registrar, and the Center for Career Development. You can also purchase your cap and gown and/or order graduation announcements, all in one stop. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

* Make plans to attend Career Day

Looking for a full-time professional position? Cooperative education opportunity? Internship? Summer job? Career Day will include over 100 employers interested in hiring you. The event is set for Tuesday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m., Carson Center, Meeks Family Court. See registered employers in JobLink ( Also, pre-register for the event in JobLink to allow employers to view your resume early!

Thanks to this year's sponsors:
Becker Professional Education
Deaconess Hospital
Fifth Third Bank
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.
U.S. Navy

* Steve Yates speaking at Wahnita DeLong Reading today

You are invited to join us today at 4:00 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery to hear Steve Yates speak at the Creative Writing Wahnita DeLong Reading Coffee Hour.

Yates has been granted three Literary Arts fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission - two for his fiction and one for his creative nonfiction. He is the recipient of an individual artist's grant from the Arkansas Arts Council for his fiction as well.

In 2010 Moon City Press published his novel, Morkan's Quarry. Portions of Morkan's Quarry first appeared in Missouri Review, Ontario Review, and South Carolina Review. A novella-length excerpt was a finalist for the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society William Faulkner/Wisdom Award for the Best Novella. Moon City Press published the sequel, The Teeth of the Souls, in March 2015. Two excerpts from it appeared in Missouri Review, one in Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies, and a novella-length excerpt appeared in Kansas Quarterly/Arkansas Review.

* Library Renovation Dedication

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the dedication of the renovated Bower-Suhrheinrich Library today from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The dedication will take place inside the Paul '71 and Patricia '72 Jones Information Commons. Tours and reception to follow. RSVP online here.

The main entrance of the library will be closed to entry during the dedication. Please use the side doors to enter the library during this time.

* Last few days to register for Indy's Career Expo

Don't wait until it is too late to register for Career Expo. Signing up gives you access to 130 employers together at one free event.

Event Details

  • Thursday, February 18
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Downtown Indianapolis Marriott

Don't worry about how you'll get there, because UE will provide bus transportation. A $10 required deposit is refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now (

Fair registration is through UE JobLink ( Click the Jobs Tab -> CSM Jobs -> Posting #722252.

Find a list of registered employers here:

Need assistance with your job, internship, co-op or graduate school search? Please contact the Center for Career Development: or 812-488-1083.


Info You Should Know

* Survey concerning energy drink consumption

Have you ever used energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster, or 5-Hour Energy? If you have, please consider completing the following survey:

Completing the survey will also give you the opportunity to participate in a focus group regarding these products. 

This survey is part of a mechanical engineering class project.

* L2L Conferences deadline extension!

The deadline to sign up for the L2L conference has been extended to today.

Do you want to gain valuable leadership skills? Then sign up for the annual L2L Leadership Conference. The conference is planned for February 27, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with sign-in starting at 9:30 a.m. This year's conference title is "Declare Your Leadership" and it's all about how to communicate as a leader. You'll also get donut holes and lunch.

There is a $10 deposit that can be given to Megan Sicard in the Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services in Ridgway University Center. The deposit will be returned at the end of the conference.

Don't miss this opportunity! Sign-ups ends today at midnight.

Go to and click "Reserve your spot today" to sign-up. 

* Wednesday Night Mass changes

Beginning Wednesday, February 18, the Newman Club will be participating at the 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Masses at St. Benedict Cathedral rather than holding its regular 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night Masses. They will meet each Wednesday at 5:20 p.m. in the back of the Cathedral.

We hope to see you there! Please call/text Kristel at 812-760-8610 for more information!

* All library floors now open

The third floor of the library is officially open! Books with call numbers starting B 1264 - H can be found here. Some books have been temporarily shelved on the fourth floor. Their call numbers are A through B 1253 1963. If you need help finding a book, please ask at the Information Desk.

Please remember that the third floor is a dedicated silent space.

* Lost bracelet

A Pandora bracelet was lost last night (Monday, February 15) in Shanklin Theatre. It has a lot of sentimental value. If found, please e-mail


* Tax form 1095-C

If you consented to receive your tax form 1095-C electronically, it is now available on Webadvisor.
To retrieve the document:

  1. Log onto Webadvisor
  2. Go to the Employees menu
  3. Under the Employee Profile section, select "Employee Self-Service"
  4. On the Employee tab, select "Tax Information", then click on the "1095-C Information" tab. The form will be under the 1095-C Statements heading.

If you did not consent to receive the form electronically, you can expect to receive your hard copy in the mail by next week.

* College Mentors for Kids crew sweatshirt sale

College Mentors for Kids is once again selling crew neck sweatshirts as a fundraiser for our organization! College Mentors for Kids is a non-profit national organization that connects college students with the most to give to kids who need it the most. We want school kids to look forward sooner and be able to give back later. Sweatshirts are $20, and they can be ordered by visiting Ridgway University Center on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or by e-mailing Taylor Wornica ( See the image below for the design. Orders will be taken until Monday, February 22. Please help our organization continue to impact the lives of young students in the Evansville area!

* Mandatory Road Trip host meetings this week!

Road Trip hosts and their roommates are required to attend one of the host meetings this week. You and your roommate do not have to attend the same meeting. Meetings are offered:

Tuesday, February 16, at 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. in Cokes Lecture Hall, Room 126, Hyde Hall

Wednesday, February 17, at 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. in Cokes Lecture Hall, Room 126, Hyde Hall

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Ross ( or Jonathan Kelly (

Thank you for hosting!

* Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the Girls IN Bloom Expo planned for April 2 on campus. Girls IN Bloom is a non-profit organization, and this is its 14th annual expo. The expo provides girls with fun, educational workshops and activities that strive to build positive self-esteem through creative expression, diversity, social and cultural issues, and community involvement.

Volunteer requirements:
Need to be available April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Must be female (since this is an all-girls expo)
Background check required (Girls in Bloom pays for this)

Contact Linda Wicker at for more information or 812-488-1094.

* File the 2016-17 FAFSA by March 10

File the 2016-17 FAFSA by March 10 at

Continuing students should file the 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state, and University need-based financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA code is 001795. Also, you are no longer able to use your PIN to log in to the FAFSA. Instead, both students and parents are each required to have a FSA ID. Go to to create a FSA ID before attempting to complete the FAFSA.

Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents, and highly recommended for all. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid, Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 116, at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or

IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available through the FAFSA approximately three weeks after the 2015 federal tax return is filed electronically. IRS Data Retrieval can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct estimated tax information on a submitted FAFSA.

* 2016-2017 ARSAF Grants available to faculty

The UE Alumni Association is once again sponsoring Alumni Research and Scholarly Activity Fellowships (ARSAF) for faculty. Applications for funding for the 2016-17 fiscal year are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 1. More information and the online application can be found here on AceLink. 

Questions? Contact or ext. 2586.



* Alumni Association Award recipients

The 2016 UE Alumni Association Awards will be presented at the Founders Day Luncheon this Sunday, February 21, in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, immediately following the Founders Day Chapel Service and Convocation. Joyce Bowles '64, a decorated Army nurse and nurse educator, is this year's Distinguished Alumna; Jack Barner, retired vice president of development and alumni relations, is the Samuel Orr Honorary Alumnus, and David Bertorello '89 (posthumously) is the Edie Bates Volunteer Service award recipient.

For more information contact or ext. 2586. 

* Lisa Kretz to deliver research findings of study done with Matthew Knoester

Assistant professor of philosophy Lisa Kretz will attend the International Association of Professional and Practical Ethics Annual Conference this week to share research findings from a collaborative research study completed with assistant professor of education Matthew Knoester. 

* Slattery and Beavers Author Book Chapter on Ethics and Affective Computing

Anthony Beavers (professor of philosophy and director of the Cognitive Science Modeling Lab) and Justin Slattery (senior major in philosophy, creative writing, and English) completed their chapter, "On the Moral Implications and Restrictions Surrounding Affective Computing," for inclusion in Affective Sciences in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, edited by Myounghoon Jeon and to be published by Elsevier.

Abstract: Building simulated affects into artifacts poses a moral dilemma. On the one hand, in order for humans to interact fully with machines, the machines need to meet them on human terms, and this requires machines that are capable of assessing human affective states and responding to them in kind. On the other hand, doing so amounts to a fundamental deception that humans will find it hard to keep in mind, namely that these machines do not actually have these affective states and may not, therefore, be worthy of our attachment and our moral regard. Yet, simulated affects, we argue, are necessary for creating machines that can make moral decisions, that affects are essential for disambiguating the utterances of machines and humans, and that not all forms of deception are bad. After an initial provocation, these arguments are taken up in order, after which we argue further that while simulated affects are necessary, they could nonetheless lead to abuse. Therefore, the standard ethical limits and principles involved with any technological innovation must be respected.



* Women's swimming and diving heads to MVC Championship

For the next four days, the Purple Aces women's swimming and diving team will be participating in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Carbondale, Illinois. For  live video, daily results and full information on the championship, please visit the MVC Championship Central page.

Last year, the University of Evansville finished in fourth place. Several performances highlighted last year's championships. Evansville started the day one finals off with a bang, with the relay team of Michaela Kent, Mackenzie Powell, Danielle Freeman, and Abby Smith posting a time of 1:43.50 in the 200 Medley Relay to finish in second place, while swimming the best time in school history.

The second school record of the opening day for UE came in the 800 free relay. Freeman was part of the record-breakers once again, joining Michelle Tipton, Maja Magnusson, and Jessi Hildebrand as the group registered a 7:35.42.

Day Two saw Abby Smith, Sam Montgomery, Danielle Freeman, and Michelle Tipton set another mark in the 200 free relay. They posted a time of 1:33.06, which is also an MVC record.

On Day Three, three more school records went by the wayside including the 200 free as Tipton posted a 1:48.35. Freeman earned the new school mark in the 100 fly with her time of 55.63.

On the final day, Tipton took second place in the 100 free with an even 50.00, yet another school record. In that same event, Freeman took fourth place. The group of Abby Smith, Sam Montgomery, Freeman, and Tipton took second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:23.95. Their effort smashed the previous school mark.

Rickey Perkins finished the weekend by taking home his fifth MVC Coach of the Year Award.

This marks the second time in a span of 10 days that UE will be heading to Carbondale as the women faced the Salukis on Februrary 6. Michaela Kent was the top performer of the day, earning the win in the 50 backstroke with a time of 27.35. She also grabbed a pair of third place efforts in the 25 and 50 free races. Her time in the 25 free was a 16.40 while she checked in with a 24.82 in the 50 free.

In the 50 free, Kaylee Gubricky had a solid fourth place finish with a time of 25.72.

Adrianne Gamester, Jessi Hildebrand, Maja Magnusson, and Megan Schremp combined to take third in the 100 free relay as they swam a time of 49.94.

Courtney Coverdale took third place in both dives. In the 1-meter, her score was a 238.72 while she was credited with a 232.50 in the 3-meter.


* Men's Basketball heads west to Des Moines

In search of their twenty-first victory of the season, the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team will travel west to Des Moines, Iowa, to take on Drake in an 8:00 p.m. game that will be carried by the Missouri Valley Conference TV Network.

Evansville won its twentieth game of the season in dramatic fashion on Sunday, defeating Loyola by a final of 74-73 at Gentile Arena. Up by as many as 19 points, the Aces hung on as the Ramblers made a furious charge to take the lead in the final minute, but D.J. Balentine hit a floater with 18 seconds left to seal the win. Egidijus Mockevicius led everyone with 24 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks in the win. Balentine finished with 16 while Jaylon Brown posted 12 points and Blake Simmons recorded 11 tallies, hitting a season-high three 3-pointers.

For the third time in four years, the Purple Aces have won 20 games, clinching the all-important victory against Loyola on Sunday. It marks the first time since 1999 that the Purple Aces have won 20 games in the regular season.

Drake enters Wednesday’s match-up with a 6-20 record and stands at 1-13 in MVC play. The Bulldogs began the season at 4-3 with wins over Western Kentucky and Pepperdine, but are 2-17 since the beginning of December.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs is Reed Timmer, who has established himself as one of the top shooters in the MVC; he stands at 17.3 points per game and is shooting 47.7%. Kale Abrahamson has notched 12.0 PPG while Graham Woodward checks in with 11.1; Abrahamson was the leading scorer last time out for DU, posting 15 against SIU. Jacob Enevold is their top rebounder, hauling in 5.3 rebounds per contest, he is also their top free throw shooter at 83.0%.

* Faculty and Staff Basketball Tickets Available

Faculty and  staff may pick up their complimentary tickets for this weekend's men's and women's basketball games.

The women's basketball team will face off against Wichita State at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and against Missouri State at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The men's basketball team will face off against Southern Illinois at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

All faculty and staff must present a valid UE ID when they pick up their tickets. Please visit Carson Center Ticket Office or call ext. 2237 for more information.


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