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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

* Save the Date: Presidential Inauguration set for March 3, 2019

Please mark your calendars for the inauguration of our 24th president, Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

The formal inauguration will be held at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville and will be preceded by a weekend of activities on the University of Evansville campus. More information and a full schedule of events will be made available closer to the event. 

* Lot H closed beginning today at 5:00 p.m.

All vehicles must be removed from Lot H by 5:00 p.m., today, Thursday, October 4. The removal of vehicles is necessary so that a contractor can crack seal, coat and restripe the lot during the fall break. The lot will reopen by the late afternoon on Tuesday, October 9 for parking. Vehicles must be moved to “legal” parking places for the permit category held by the driver. The use of Lot O (Armory lot), Lot Q, (general services building), and city side streets (obey parking regulations) are recommended.  


What's Happening Today

* PT Club meeting today

The second PT Club meeting will be today - Wednesday October 3 - at the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences (downtown). The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m.!

Submitted by McKenzie Hayes

* Muhammad Hassan Dajana (DJ) presents I-House Pakistan

Muhammad Hassan Dajana is an exchange student from Pakistan, who studies civil engineering back home. He loves the community at UE and is very excited about sharing his culture with everyone at I-House Pakistan on October 3. The event is upstairs in Ridgway University Center at 7:00 p.m.

I-House Pakistan Poster

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* Medical Spanish Group

The Medical Spanish Group meets twice a month to practice communication skills in Spanish. These sessions are open to anyone wanting to practice Spanish for medical settings. The next practice session is today, Wednesday, October 3, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 315 in Graves Hall. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Lunch Charlas today

Wanting to practice your Spanish? Join assistant professor of Spanish Edward Curran and associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo for lunch, and chat about different topics in Spanish on Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the Starbuck’s café area in Ridgway University Center. All levels of Spanish welcome. The next Lunch Charlas is today - Wednesday, October 3. Please contact Professor Rodríguez Quevedo at if you have any questions. ¡Ahí nos vemos!

Submitted by Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

* Newman Dinner and Discussion: Humane Vitae

Join us at the Newman House today - Wednesday, October 3 - at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner and Discussion! This week, we will be watching the documentary "Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae," sponsored by Professor Jim Ware. All are welcome!

Submitted by Michaela Kunkler

* Keith Turner to speak at today's Andiron Lecture

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. today - Wednesday, October 3 - in Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center. A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

Keith Turner will be discussing “Romans 13:1-10 in Ancient Context: Interpretation and Integration in the Public Square.”

Turner serves as the John Wesley Minister and assistant chaplain and as assistant program director for the Lilly-funded summer youth theology institute, Open Table, at the University of Evansville. He is a licensed pastor in The United Methodist Church and brings a breadth and depth of experience in preaching and ministry to the Office of Religious Life.

Turner earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology from Asbury University and his MDiv degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. While at Asbury, Turner was inducted into the International Society of Theta Phi, an academic honors society for exemplary religious scholarship and academic achievement.

In May 2018, the School of Practical Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary awarded him the Stanger Preaching Award for excellence in preaching, both in the crafting and delivery of sermons. He is also a member of the Wesleyan Theological Society.

In Romans 13:1-10, early Christian missionary and leader, Paul of Tarsus, penned a first-century open letter to the Jewish community living in Rome. During a period of socio-political turbulence and in a series of exhortations, Paul admonished, “Every person should place themselves under the authority of the government. (CEB).”

Cultures and governments in the nearly two millennia since these words were penned have used them to justify their right to govern with the expectation of submission from those who are governed. This presentation explores the cultural context prompting Paul’s writing with consideration given to its implementation in society today.

For further information, call the series coordinator Annette Parks at 812-488-1070 or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.


Upcoming Events

* CMNH MOD Pizza Giveback Night Oct. 11

Go out for dinner at MOD Pizza on October 11 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and give back to miracles! Just present this flyer and mention the giveback night at the register and a portion of your bill will go towards the daily miracles found at Children's Miracle Hospitals all across the country. 

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Learn photography with AMG today!

Today - Thursday, October 4 - Aces Media Group will host the first of four hands-on, informational workshops in media production. This week's topic: photography!

The workshop will meet at 5:00 p.m. in Room 72 (Mac Lab) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. We will cover basic principles of photography and camera operation, then send participants out around campus to get hands-on experience with the cameras. Equipment will be provided.

All majors and experience levels are welcome - you don't have to be a member of AMG to participate! Questions? Contact

Submitted by Emily Schuster

* Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale

The University of Evansville Department of Art and the University of Evansville Friends of Art are pleased to announce their Holiday Art and Crafts Sale. Everyone in the UE community who creates art or crafts is welcome to participate: faculty, staff, students, spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends. This a perfect opportunity to find unusual holiday gifts made by local artists and crafts people.

The sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, November 29, from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Participating artists and craftsmen should plan to drop their work off Wednesday afternoon prior to the sale as vendors do not need to stay with their items. Friends of Art volunteers and gallery staff will be on site to handle the sales.

If you would like to participate or need more information, please contact Joyce Powell before October 8 by e-mail at or by phone at 812-455-0159.

Submitted by Brooksie Smith

* UE employees invited to Emeriti retirement health care workshops

UE employees are invited to attend one of the informational workshops presented by Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions on Tuesday, October 16 on the second floor of Ridgway University Center in Eykamp Hall, Room 251.

The workshops are scheduled for:

• 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: For active employees considering retirement
• 11:00 a.m. – noon: Primarily geared to those already retired or close to retirement

The Emeriti program provides important benefits such as:

• A tax-advantaged way for you to invest and accumulate assets for your future retiree medical expenses.
• A retiree health insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that builds on the foundation of Medicare.
• A tax-free way for you to pay for other qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses in retirement.

A representative from Emeriti and Aetna health insurance will be on campus to provide information about Emeriti and what you need to do to take full advantage of the program. The meetings will cover such topics as why you need to save for retiree health care, the unique tax advantages of the Emeriti Program, and your options available under the program. 

For more information about the Emeriti program, please visit:

* Azzip Giveback for Physician Assistant Program - Oct. 9

On October 9, the Physician Assistant Program will be hosting an Azzip giveback at any Azzip location. This flyer must be presented at the time of check out. Please come support a great organization!

Submitted by Lily Tepen

* Animals Alleviating Anxiety event planned for today

K9 Angels is sponsoring Animals Alleviating Anxiety today - Thursday, October 4 - from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn next to Ridgway University Center. (Rain location is Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center.) Participants will have the opportunity to interact with puppies. The goal of the event is to create awareness about mental health while offering free management skills like animal therapy to the UE community. It is being hosted by the Change Lab/GAP course mental health awareness team.

Submitted by Aisha Tijjani

* Pray the Rosary this Thursday!

Austin Hopf and Sister Catherine will be leading a Rosary Prayer Group this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 264 in the Center for Academic Success in Clifford Memorial Library. All are welcome to join!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Lecture on "Higher Education: America's Troubled Dream Machine"

Retired University of Southern Indiana president Linda Bennett, PhD, will give the Stephens-Otterson Lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. She will be discussing “Higher Education:  America’s Troubled Dream Machine.” All those interested in this topic are invited to attend. The church is located at 216 SE Third Street in Evansville.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bartelt, UE associate professor emerita, at

Submitted by Kathryn R. Bartelt

* Donate blood!

Donate blood with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 pm. It will be on campus in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center.

You can sign up now - look for the red and white posters around campus and use the QR code to get to the sign up website. You can check out Newman's instagram @ue_newman for the QR code as well.

If you can't donate, keep an eye out for opportunities to help with organization and advertising as well!

Submitted by Sam Wallisch

* Azzip Giveback for National Society of Leadership and Success

On November 13, the National Society of Leadership and Success will be hosting an Azzip giveback on Green River Road. This flyer or the name of the organization must be presented at the time of check out. Please come support a great cause!

Submitted by Summer El-Khodary


Changemaker Corner

* UE Ballroom Dance Club and Glenwood students' Cuban dance performance on Eyewitness News

The UE Ballroom Dance Club has been teaching Latin music and dance to Glenwood Leadership Academy students as part of the pilot Mad Hot Ballroom program. The students performed a Cuban salsa routine in costume at UE on Friday. Erin Lewis, associate director of UE’s Center for Innovation & Change and owner and operator of Evansville Dancesport Academy, was interviewed by Eyewitness News about performance.

You can watch the interview, along with footage of the dance routine, here on the Tristatehompage website.

This year’s pilot Mad Hot Ballroom program is a partnership between Lewis and Angela Paul, Glenwood Leadership Academy’s dance instructor. The program came about as the result of a Global Scholar partnership between Lewis and UE assistant professor of music Shawn Teichmer. 


Info You Should Know

* UE community invited to International Food Festival

The UE community is invited to attend the International Food Festival at the Islamic Center of Evansville. Several UE students will volunteer and participate in the festival, which is set for Sunday, October 7 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Islamic Center on 4200 Grimm Road in Newburgh. The event will offer a variety of different cuisines such as Arabic and Indian food, an international bazaar, and a henna station. The event benefits the Tri-State Food Bank.

Submitted by Summer El-Khodary

* University Worship to observe fall break schedule

The Neu Chapel community will be observing the fall break schedule this Sunday, October 7. University Worship services will resume Sunday, October 14 at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. We wish the campus community a restful and safe fall break!

Submitted by Keith Turner 

* Senior nursing class collects donations for Boys and Girls Club

University of Evansville senior nursing students are hosting a project called Holding Your Hand Today, Leading You to a Better Tomorrow at the Boys and Girls Club to promote healthy behaviors of at risk school age children. The students will educate the children regarding resiliency, bullying, life goals, and healthy relationships through various activities. These activities will take place on November 6 at the Boys and Girls Club at 700 Bellemeade Avenue from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The seniors are asking for donations of toothpaste, soap, deodorant, socks, children’s underwear (boys and girls), hats, gloves, scarves, gently used toys, and money to benefit the children. These items can be dropped off at donation boxes in the Dunigan Family School of Nursing office any time before November 6 or at the collection tables in Ridgway University Center on October 15, 16, and 17.

Submitted by Traci Burch

* This Week from the Harlaxton Office …

This is a continuation of the new weekly AceNotes updates from the Harlaxton office to keep the UE community informed about what we are up to, where we are traveling to promote Harlaxton, and what is going on with our favorite British manor house, so continue to check with us here each week to see what the US Harlaxton team is up to! This week, we’ll include information about what we have going next week as well, since fall break will change up everyone’s schedules!

Things are a little slower this week, with just one partner school study abroad fair happening on Wednesday, October 3. Kaylynn Carver, Harlaxton advisor, will travel to Florida Gulf Coast University to represent Harlaxton at that fair this week!

Next week, Kaylynn will be on the road again, to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Tuesday-Wednesday, October 9-10, and Holly Carter, director of Harlaxton College Programs, will travel as well, to Claremont McKenna College in California.  Scott Sherman, renowned professor and expert on social innovation and changemaking, is planning to teach at the Harlaxton summer session and lead a Transformative Action Summit at the manor this year.

Though there is a little less travel happening for the Harlaxton team right now, there are certainly a myriad of other projects and events upcoming! Harlaxton orientation classes are in full swing every other week, and in the next few weeks, preparation of immigration letters and pre-departure packets will begin as the departure of our Spring 2019 class gets closer! We have accepted 10 new Harlaxton Ambassadors and hope to get them started with training and working with students after fall break. Additionally, the team is excited to celebrate everything going on with Harlaxton at the Harlaxton Society Gregory Gregory Day event on Thursday, October 11 and the board meeting on Friday, October 12.

Submitted by Kaylynn Carver

* Flu shots are available!

Flu shots will be given on October 10 and 11 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Employee Health Clinic. All covered on the UE Medical Plan can receive the shot free of charge. Those not covered under the plan can still receive the shot for $20; cash only please. Schedule under AceLink.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps 

* Nominate individuals for October Employee Excellence Award

The University of Evansville, in pursuit of excellence in service, wishes to recognize monthly a non-faculty employee displaying records of achievement as a leader. Leadership may be demonstrated in any of the following categories:

• Service to the University community
• Service to students
• Job performance and attitude to fellow employees

One award is presented each month. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time member of the administration or staff. Nominations are due before the 15th of each month. Nominations are now being accepted for the month of November!

To nominate someone, or to find out more information about the Employee Excellence Award, go to: Award/.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc 

* TIAA individual counseling sessions for October

The TIAA-CREF representative will be on the UE campus for individual counseling sessions on Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18. To schedule an appointment, call TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353.

Please note that the meeting location has been changed to Room 153 (Eades Music Room), Schroeder School of Business Building.

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* UE hosts Meeting of Illinois-Indiana Section of ASEE

UE will host the 2019 Meeting of the Illinois-Indiana Section of the American Society for Engineering Education.

If you are engaged in teaching engineering students, please consider submitting an abstract for this conference! The call for papers is detailed at

Abstracts are due by October 30, 2019.

Submitted by Peter Schmidt 

* DoD STEM scholarship opportunity

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars will receive:
• A full tuition scholarship while in school
• An annual stipend
• Summer research internships
• A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility

Applicants must:
• Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Be pursuing a technical undergraduate in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines
Tell your STEM students to visit to learn more and apply today!

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* The Habitat House that UE Built! - Week 3 Update

Week 3 at the Habitat House that UE built was an exciting week. All of the walls are up and interior walls are in! In fact, UE has sent so many volunteers that we have helped with both house 499 and house 500! Go Aces!

We are on schedule and will have next Saturday (the 6th) off as the roof goes on the house. We will be back in action on the 13th to continue making progress and helping our homeowner reach her dream of home ownership.

If you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Holly Carter at

Habitat House Foundataion and wall structures

Submitted by Holly Carter 

* Interim university chaplain named

The University of Evansville has appointed The Rev. Mark Dicken as a part-time University chaplain. He will serve in the interim period until a search can commence and identify the next full-time University chaplain.

Dicken recently moved back to the area after serving churches in the southern, central and northern regions of Indiana for 32 years including two years as a missionary in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He is an ordained elder in full connection with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Dicken earned a BA in Political Science from Earlham College, a Juris Doctor at Washington and Lee University, and a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. Before answering the call to ministry, he practiced law as a law clerk to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, a deputy prosecutor for Marion County and a partner in an Indianapolis law firm focusing on litigation.

He was a clergy delegate to two General Conferences and three Jurisdictional Conferences of the United Methodist Church and served eight years as chair of the Indiana Conference Board of Trustees. He has served on various boards of directors including a regional hospital, Boy Scouts of America and Habitat for Humanity.

He lives with his wife of 39 years, Barbara Ward Dicken, in Newburgh, Indiana.

“We are excited to welcome Rev. Dicken to the University of Evansville to serve our students and the campus community in this special role. His familiarity with the Evansville area as a pastor, a member of the Neu Chapel Society Board of Directors, and a long-time supporter of religious life at UE will be immensely helpful over the next few months,” said executive vice-president of academic affairs and provost, Michael Austin.

Dicken will serve in a part-time capacity and complement the work of assistant chaplain, Rev. Keith Turner. Gieselman will also provide consultant leadership in the interim period.

* Fitness Center fall break hours

The Fitness Center fall break hours are:

  • Friday, October 5: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6: Closed
  • Sunday, October 7: Closed
  • Monday, October 8: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Lori Adams

* Male practice players and walk-on tryouts

We are looking for male practice players and walk-ons for the women’s basketball 2018-19 season. You must be a full-time undergraduate student, you must have previous basketball experience, and you must be available for practice. Please contact Kaitlynn Pacholke at for more information.

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke

* Career Talk: Genetic Counseling

Interested in genetics? Come learn about genetic counseling as a career with UE alum Caitlyn Ricks. Pizza will be provided.

Submitted by Kelly Nixon

* Apply to be an RA!

The Office of Residence Life is currently accepting applications for resident assistants for the Spring 2019 semester. You can find RA applications on UEngage under Forms or by using this link. Applications are due by October 23 at 11:59 p.m. and applicant interviews will take place October 29-November 1.

Please contact Megan King at, Karyssa Vasquez at, or Darrion Culler at with any questions you may have.

Submitted by Megan King

* Apply for graduation

Attention juniors and seniors! Please make sure that you apply for graduation on MyUE Self-Service. Contact the Office of the Registrar at with any questions.

Submitted by Ashley Nels 

* Spring housing cancellation deadline

Students, the deadline to cancel your UE housing contract for the spring semester is October 5. Stop by the residence life office to cancel your housing contract without penalty for the spring semester if you will be:

  • Attending Harlaxton or studying abroad
  • In an internship, co-op, or clinical outside of the Evansville area
  • Moving into a fraternity house
  • Transferring, withdrawing, or graduating

Requests not falling in the above categories are typically not granted. Requests to move off campus to live with friends or move into an apartment are not sufficient reasons to cancel a UE housing contract. Entering into any other housing agreement or lease with a private landlord will have no effect upon the conditions of your contract with the University of Evansville.

For more information, contact the residence life staff or visit our website -

Submitted by Brian Conner 

* UE Homecoming Royalty 2018 nominations

During Homecoming Weekend, we plan to recognize our UE Homecoming Royalty 2018. To be eligible, students must be a full time student and member of the senior class. Nominations may be made by anyone on campus, either a student organization, group of friends, team, roommates, etc.

Please complete this nomination form by Monday, October 1. 

UE Homecoming Royalty finalists will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn. The top eight individuals with the most votes will be announced and asked to join us at the Men’s Soccer game on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

At halftime, the finalists will be announced to the crowd and the two individuals with the most votes will be named our UE Homecoming Royalty 2018.

Following the game, Homecoming Royalty will then lead the crowd in counting down to the Homecoming Firework Show.

Submitted by Megan King 

* LOVCIF Scholarship

Are you majoring in a construction related field such as management or civil engineering? Did you graduate from a high school within 100 miles of Evansville? If you meet both of these criteria, you are eligible to apply for the Lower Ohio Valley Construction Industry Fund Scholarship (LOVCIF). Deadline for application is Oct 12, 2018. E-mail or visit the Office of Financial Aid for an application.

Submitted by Cathleen Wright

* CECS to offer UExplore Engineering Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a UExplore Engineering Program for high school students. The program is designed to give participants a better understanding of the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering and computer science through activities, hands-on projects, and tours of local industry.

The sessions in the program are October 15, November 5, November 26, January 21, February 18, March 11, April 1, and April 22. All sessions will be from 6:00-7:15 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on UE’s campus.

James Allen, UE associate professor of mechanical and civil engineering, is the advisor for the program. A registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Ohio, Allen has extensive work experience in industry. Allen will be assisted with the program by UE engineering students.

The registration fee for the program is $50. Register online at or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or

Submitted by Kim Higgins

* No Catholic Mass this week

There will be no Catholic mass this Sunday in Neu Chapel. 

Submitted by Sam Wallisch



* Shannon Bryant named October 2018 Employee of the Month

Shannon Bryant has been named the October 2018 Employee of the Month! Shannon was nominated for her continuing efforts all across campus in making UE a great place for employees and students alike. She is known for her warm and kind spirit in helping students and fellow employees. Shannon serves as a host mom for UE international students, president of UESAA, and various other organizations within the community. She also received a joint award for her work in bringing the electronic golf cart to campus for the recycling department. You can find Shannon in the chemistry department where she works as the administrative assistant. Please help us congratulate Shannon as she is awarded the October 2018 Employee of the Month!

Keith Gehlhausen and Shannon Bryant holding award



* Women's golf earns top five finish at Butler

Senior Madison Chaney posted another sub-80 round on Tuesday to earn a top ten finish while leading the University of Evansville women’s golf team to a 5th place outing at the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Country Club.

Chaney followed up Monday’s 76 with a 79 on Tuesday to finish the tournament in a tie for 6th place. Her score was a 155. Next up for the Purple Aces was Sydney Anderson. She carded an 84 in the final round to complete the tournament with a 162. She tied for 21st.

Sophia Rohleder wrapped up the tournament one stroke behind Anderson. After carding an 82 in round one, she improved by one, tallying an 81 to finish with a 163. Lexie Sollman was two behind Rohleder with a 165. Her scores checked in at 79 and 86.

Alyssa McMinn was fifth on the squad with a 2-round total of 179. Caitlin O’Donnell was UE’s individual in the tournament and finished with identical rounds of 84, tying for 48th with a 168.

Butler took top honors on the team and individual sides. The Bulldogs pulled away from the competition, defeating second-place Indiana State by 22 strokes, finishing the two rounds with a 610. Lauren Tibbets of BU followed up Monday’s 72 with a 1-under 69 to defeat the field by one shot.

UE came in 5th in the final order, one behind UIC, who took fourth.

Next Monday and Tuesday, the Aces head to Chicago for the Chi-Town/Ted Rhodes Fall Invite. Harborside International Golf Center is the home course for the event.

* UE Athletics announces 2018-19 Men's Basketball Mini-Plans

With basketball season quickly approaching, University of Evansville athletics has announced three mini-plans that will take place throughout the 2018-19 campaign.

First up is a Kentucky Resident Mini-Plan. In this package, you automatically receive the following games:
November 15 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan
November 28 vs. Wyoming
December 15 vs. Jacksonville St.

Plus-  one of the following:
January 2 vs. Drake
January 9 vs. Loyola
January 12 vs. Indiana State

There are three price points for this package. Seats in the blue sections as noted in the seating diagram are $80, orange sections at $60, and purple cost $44.

In the Non-Conference Mini-Plan, fans automatically receive a ticket to the December 9 contest versus Ball State. Aside from that game, you have your choice of any of the three other non-conference home games. Prices for this plan are $80 in the blue seats, $60 in orange sections and $44 in purple.

The Conference Mini-Plan gives you the chance to pick any three Missouri Valley Conference home games throughout the season. Cost is $60 for seats in blue, $45 for sections in orange, and $33 for seats in purple.

For more information or to sign up for your mini-plan, contact the UE ticket office at 812-488-ACES.

* UE Athletics Hall of Fame announces latest class

Three National Championship men’s basketball teams will be entering the University of Evansville Athletics Hall of Fame in January of 2019. Included in the class are the teams from 1959-60, 1963-64 and 1970-71. The 1958-59 and 1964-65 championship squads were previously inducted into the hall.

These three teams will be honored in a banquet on Saturday, January 19, 2019 inside the main ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, which is adjacent to the Ford Center. The event is slated to take place following the Purple Aces men’s basketball game against Illinois State that afternoon. UE takes on the Redbirds at 1:00 p.m. inside the Ford Center with the Hall of Fame banquet taking place following the game. A cash bar will be available inside the DoubleTree immediately following the game, giving inductees and fans the opportunity to interact.

Dinner will be served at 4:15 p.m. with the festivities beginning at 5:00 p.m. Cost for the banquet and dinner is $50.

Just a year after winning the first National Championship in school history, the 1959-60 team made it 2-for-2, going 25-4 on their way to the championship. After dropping the season opener to Iowa, the team won 10 in a row including wins over Valparaiso and Fresno State. In the season finale, the Aces defeated Chapman by a final score of 90-69 to earn its second championship.

Members of the 1959-60 team included: Tom Boyles, Walter Deal, Larry Erwin, Vince Gwaltney, Tom Hamilton, Mel Lurker, Tom Mulherin, Jim Nossett, Ken Reising, Bob Reisinger, P.M. Sanders, Ed Smallwood, Bill Thurneck and Dale Wise. Smallwood paced the team with 26.1 points and 12.0 rebounds. Wise added a team-high 17.1 rebounds.

Evansville made its return to the championship stage in 1964 as the team went 26-3 with triumphs over New Mexico State, Arizona and Purdue. The team rolled through the NCAA Tournament, with its closest game being a 64-59 win over Southern Illinois in the second round. UE clinched the championship on March 13, 1964, defeating Akron, 72-59.

The 1963-64 team members were: Wayne Boultinghouse, Buster Briley, Paul Bullard, Dave Cox, Larry Denton, Ed Coleman, Ron Eberhard, Dave Green, Russ Grieger, Robert Hermeyer, Larry Humes, Larry Isley, Allen McCutchan, Jerry Sloan, Jim Smith, Sam Watkins and Ed Zausch. Smith was the leading scorer with 15.8 points while Sloan (13.9) and Briley (13.5) were just behind. Sloan paced the team with 11.6 caroms per contest.

Evansville’s final College Division National Championship came in 1971. The Aces started the year 4-5, but went on to win 18 of the final 21 games including a 97-82 victory over Old Dominion in the finals to clinch the school’s fifth championship.

Team members were: Don Buse, Bob Clayton, John Clayton, Rick Coffey, John Couch, Peter Hughes, Curt John, Bob Keegan, Mike Kern, Greg Martin, James McKissic, Herman Oliver, Dan Paddock, Chaundice Pullom, Rick Smith, Monte Stebbins, Tyrone Towler, John Wellemeyer and Steve Welmer. Wellemeyer led the way with 19.8 points while Buse notched 18.2. Clayton was the top rebounder with 6.7 per game.

All three teams were led by Hall of Fame head coach Arad McCutchan.  Paul Beck and Ray Bawel were assistants in 1959-60, Tom O’Brien was an assistant in 1963-64 and Wayne Boultinghouse was the assistant in 1971.


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