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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

* Vice president for fiscal affairs and administration candidates to visit campus

The Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Administration Search Committee is pleased to announce finalists that will interview on campus over the next several weeks. 

Information related to the job description and candidates can be viewed at:

Candidate Jerry Forster will interview on campus March 8-9. A reception for the campus community will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:15 p.m. in Dunigan Lounge (Room 160), Schroeder School of Business Building.  

Please join me and members of the Search Committee in welcoming these individuals to campus.

Dana Clayton
Chair, VPFAA Search Committee
University of Evansville


Upcoming Events

* Last Speaker Series Luncheon for 2016-17 Student-Alumni Mentoring Program

Please join us for the final Speaker Series Luncheon for the 2016-17 Student-Alumni Mentoring program on Tuesday, March 14, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center. Our speaker will be Ben Joergens from Old National Bank, He will be discussing financial empowerment. 

Submitted by Linda Wulf 


Info You Should Know

* Travel policy reminder

As we move toward the time of year that many of you travel for various University related purposes, please note that there is an approved travel policy posted on Acelink in the Travel area. This document provides clarification as to what types of expenses will be reimbursed by the University for business travel. Questions may be forwarded to the director of accounting at

Submitted by Samantha Fulkerson

* UE Bookstore spring break hours

The UE Bookstore will have revised hours for spring break, March 4-11. The bookstore will be closed on Saturdays. The hours on Monday-Thursday will be 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Normal hours resume March 13.

Submitted by Doug Gustwiller

* 2017 TIAA-CREF counseling appointments

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on the dates listed below. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 or 317-706-6200. The sessions are held in Room 208 in the University Libraries

  • March 21
  • April 12 and 13
  • May 16
  • June 14 and 15
  • July 11
  • August 16 and 17
  • September 12
  • October 11 and 12
  • November 14
  • December 13 and 14

Submitted by Lori LeDuc



* Katterhenry and Pickens lead women's golf on opening day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Kayla Katterhenry and Maria Pickens paced the University of Evansville women’s golf team on the first day of the Benbow Invitational at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.

Katterhenry finished the day in fifth with a 6-over 78.  She was on the top of the leaderboard for the Purple Aces.  Pickens completed the day tied for 7th place.  Her score of 80 has her solidly in the top ten. 

Giulia Mallmann ranks in a tie for 31st place as she registered an 89 on Monday.  Lexie Sollman finished the first round with a 91 (T35) while Carly Waggoner and Madison Chaney finished with scored of 92 and 93, respectively.

A pair of players from Oakland University lead the individuals.  Morgan Smith and Fiona Schmidt each had rounds of 74 and sit two strokes ahead of third-place Lara Ardler of Flagler College.  Her teammate Miranda Greene is in fourth with a 77.

On Tuesday, the squads play the final round of the tournament.

* Pahud and Gray pace Aces men in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tyler Gray and Wil Pahud notched identical rounds of a 6-over 77 as the University of Evansville men’s golf team finished up the first round of the Benbow Invitational at Jacksonville Beach Golf Course.

Evansville’s duo ranks in a tie for 11th place with their rounds of 77.  They are each seven off the lead.  Noah Reese was third for the Purple Aces on Monday.  He sits tied for 16th place with his round of 79.

Matt Ladd and Jon Pick wrap up UE’s top five.  Each completed the first round with a 9-over 80 and are tied for 21st place.  Recording an 82 was Cameron Weyer.  That effort has him tied for 26th.  Next up for the Aces was Robert Waggoner, who carded an 84.

Austin Carmack and Zac Turi rounded out the squad in day one.  Carmack notched an 86 while Turi checked in with an 87.

As a team, the Aces are tied for 4th place with a 314.  Butler’s 297 has them on top with IUPUI seven strokes behind.  Albany State is in third with a 310.

Jackson Juerling of IUPUI leads the individuals and was the only player on the day to finish under par.  He registered a 1-under 70 and leads Butler’s Michael Denner by two strokes.  Joey Arcuri of Butler is third with a 74 while fellow Bulldog Patrick Allgeier is tied with two Albany State players for 4th with rounds of 75.

Tomorrow, the squads play the final round of the event.

* Men's Swimming and Diving compete in MAC Championship

The men's swimming and diving team reached the conclusion the 2017 MAC Championship Saturday night, garnering many individual successes.

"Overall it was a fantastic season. We had a great championship," said head coach Rickey Perkins. "We are better than we were last year at this point, and that is our goal—to get better each year. I am so proud of these young men and how they fought and stayed together and focused all week."

The final standings were as follows: Eastern Michigan—717; Missouri State—716; Buffalo—661.5; Miami (Ohio)—518.5; Ball State—147; Evansville—146.

DAY 1:

Junior Dan O'Brien, senior Everett Plocek, junior Prescott Marcy, and senior Matt Childress started the evening with the 200 Medley Relay. Their final time of 1:35.28 was a season best and good for 7th place.

The Aces continued dropping time in the 800 Freestyle relay. Freshman Brandt Hudson, sophomores Blake Wheeler and Jared Sutphin, and freshman Zack Sagan clocked in a 6:46.70 for 6th place, 8 seconds faster than 7th place Ball State and a 9 second improvement from the 2016 Evansville relay performance.

DAY 2:

Sophomore diver Miguel Marcano led the Aces with a 16th place finish in the 1-Meter with a final score of 200.95 to earn points for Evansville.

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, sophomores Matt Duke and Jared Sutphin, and seniors Matt Childress and Everett Plocek clocked in a season best time of 1:24.63 for seventh place.

Day 3:

Juniors Dan O'Brien and Prescott Marcy kicked the evening off with the 100 butterfly consolation final. O'Brien took 12th place with a final time of 49.51. Marcy followed in 14th with a season best 50.22.

Freshman Brandt Hudson came next for the Aces. His final 200 freestyle time of 1:41.32 was good for 15th place.

Senior Everett Plocek represented Evansville in the 100 breaststroke consolation final. He clocked in a 56.61 for 15th place.

O'Brien, Plocek, Marcy, and Hudson teamed up for the 400 Medley Relay. They clocked in a 3:25.23 for seventh place.

DAY 4:

Sophomore Jared Sutphin returned to the evening session in the 100 freestyle. He clocked in at 46.09 to earn 12th place. He went into the morning preliminaries seeded at a 47.20, finishing the consolation final with a new best time of over a second.

Sophomore Miguel Marcano participated in the 3-Meter consolation final last night. With the conclusion of tonight's A-Final, Marcano received an official place of 16th with a score of 207.90. 

Submitted by Erin Cary 

* Jaylon Brown named to MVC All-Tournament Team

Averaging 25.5 points per game in the University of Evansville Men’s Basketball team’s two games at Arch Madness, senior Jaylon Brown earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Joining Brown on the team were Landry Shamet (WSU), Conner Frankamp (WSU), Paris Lee (ILS), and Alize Johnson (MSU). Frankamp was named the Most Outstanding Player.

Brown started the tournament with 27 points in an 83-72 win over Indiana State. He also grabbed eight rebounds and hit three triples in 39 minutes of work. He was 9-of-19 from the field and added six free throws.

In a matchup against #1 seed Illinois State, Brown had another stellar game as the Aces rallied to get within four points of the Redbirds in the final minute. He finished the game with 24 points while hitting all eight free throws and dishing out four assists. He played just under 40 minutes.

He finished up his senior season leading the MVC in scoring (20.9 points per game) and minutes (36.8 minutes per game). Brown finished up the season scoring 20 or more points in the final six contests while scoring double figures in all but one game in the 2016-17 season.

The honor for Brown marks the second year in a row that he earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. D.J. Balentine was also honored twice, in both 2014 and 2016. Prior to 2014, the only UE player to be named to the squad in the school’s tenure in the MVC was Marcus Wilson in 1999.

* Women's Tennis earns two wins in Florida

A perfect opening day of action saw the University of Evansville Women’s Tennis team earn a pair of victories to open their trip to Orlando on Sunday.  The Purple Aces picked up a 7-0 win over Florida A&M before finishing up with another 7-0 shutout against Marian.

"Our focus was very good today. I was very pleased with the fact that we swept both teams in singles and doubles despite using some different line up combinations that we haven't used much to this point,” Aces head coach Jayson Wiseman said.  “Chieko and Diana were dominant at the top of the lineup, Nicoli and Daria were both very efficient in the middle and Andrea, Andjela and Theda did a great job of dictating play at the bottom. This was definitely our most complete back-to-back performance of the season."

Evansville did not suffer a loss in either match at double or singles while Chieko Yamada, Diana Tkachenko and Andjela Brguljan each earned a pair of 6-0 shutouts in singles action against Marian.

The Aces continue play in Orlando with matches today against Creighton and Norfolk State.  UE remains in the city on Thursday where they will take on South Dakota and Furman.


Good Luck

* Aces play Oklahoma State today

Looking to build on the momentum it gained from a walk-off win over Northwestern State, the University of Evansville Softball team remains in the state of Oklahoma as they take on another Big 12 squad – Oklahoma State – today.

UE will take on OSU in Stillwater at 5:30 p.m.

Evansville wrapped up the Courtyard Marriott Tournament over the weekend, which was hosted by #9 Oklahoma. The Aces faced off twice against the Sooners and scored seven of the eight runs allowed by the team. On Friday, the Purple Aces took a 3-0 lead over the sooners on a pair of home runs before using the long ball to rally on Saturday.

Trailing Oklahoma by a score of 5-2 heading to the top of the seventh, the Aces made it interesting as Hayli Scott launched a 2-run home run with two outs as UE would eventually fall by a 5-4 score. Things finally went UE’s way in Sunday’s finale against Northwestern State. After the Demons made a furious rally to tie the game at 7-7 in the top of the seventh, junior Brittany Hay made quick work in the bottom of the frame, hitting a walk-off solo shot to post the win.

Scott batted .625 with five hits in eight trips to the plate over the weekend. She had a home run and five RBI on the weekend and got it started with a pinch hit RBI on Friday versus WKU. Saturday against Northwestern State, she had another big pinch hit, knocking in two runs. The Saturday finale saw her come through late with another pinch hit - a 2-run homer as UE rallied against Oklahoma. Scott went 2-3 on Sunday versus NSU.

Hay hit .364 with two home runs at the OU tournament and had four hits in 11 at-bats. She recorded a hit on Friday against the #9 Sooners before hitting a pinch hit homer on Saturday versus Northwestern State.  She finished off the weekend in style against NSU going 2-3 with a walk-off solo home run to lead the inning off and clinch the win.

In the circle, Samantha Fleming tossed 5.1 scoreless innings of relief for UE in the tournament. She gave up just one hit and struck out three batters. On Saturday versus Northwestern State, she went four scoreless innings of relief, striking out two and allowing a hit. Saturday’s finale against the Sooners saw her throw 2/3 of an inning, striking out one. Fleming picked up the win on Sunday as she shut down NSU while grabbing two outs before UE walked it off.

The ladies are set to face Oklahoma State, who stands at 12-9. OSU is coming off of a 4-1 weekend with wins over Abilene Christian, UNI, and Tennessee Tech. In the weekend finale, they dropped an 11-5 decision to the Panthers. Vanessa Shippy is the offensive leader for OSU, batting .417 in their first 21 games. Taylor Lunch checks in at .388 while Rylee Bayless is third on the squad at .352.


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