University of Evansville

AceNotes Today

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

* Parking Locations

Parking Designated for Commuter Students and UE Employees
The University has identified available parking for commuter students and employees who have Parking Permits.  The designated areas can be found on the map located at

Parking at Redeemer Lutheran Church
The Redeemer Lutheran Church which is located on the south side of Lincoln Avenue, has graciously made available their back parking lot for our campus community.  Parking permits are not required to park in the Redeemer Lutheran Church lot. 

Parking in the Adjacent Neighborhoods
The University of Evansville is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and city parking is available on some of the adjacent streets next to the UE campus.  Please be good citizens when parking in these residential areas and be mindful of the following:

  • Watch your speed! There is a lot of pedestrian traffic surrounding the campus.
  • Observe time limits for street parking
  • Do not block drive-ways
  • Parallel park appropriately so as not to block passing traffic
  • Be mindful of the littering
  • Watch for children

All city parking is managed by the Evansville Police Department.  Failure to abide by city laws and regulations may result in fines, towing, etc.

* Apply to Be an Admission Ambassador

As an admission ambassador you have the opportunity to assist with Road Trip, Open House, weekly tours, and meeting many prospective students!

If you are interested, applications will be available from August 29th to September 13th.

Feel free to email Kenlea Meeker at with any questions!


What's Happening Today

* Sigma Alpha Iota Fall Recruitment

If you are a female who enjoys singing or playing an instrument, come get to know the sisters of SAI for a night full of fun!

There are no obligations, just information on what SAI is about! Come visit us in Krannert Hall, Room 142 at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday this week.

Submitted by Kiersten Weyer

* This Week In Music (Sept 9-15)

Faculty Recital, Tuesday, September 10
Elizabeth Robertson (oboe) and Friends
7:30pm, Neu Chapel

Oboist Elizabeth Robertson will present a recital on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30pm in Neu Chapel. The program features a diverse collection of works by W.A. Mozart, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Lewis Jones, and Adolphe Adam. Several other UE music faculty will join Roberts, including Anne Hastings Fiedler (piano), Alan Snow (violin), Mark Hatlestad (viola), Graham Cullen (cello), and Alanna Keenan (soprano).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg

* "Do Ask, Do Tell" - World Suicide Prevention Day!

Join Counseling Services in Ridgway University Center on Tuesday, September 10th, to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day! Learn the 5 Signs of Emotional Distress as well as talk about ways to bring up the topic of suicide with peers. "Do Ask, Do Tell" is this year's theme, intended to prepare each and every one of us to ask what needs to be asked and be able to act when needed! Activities, discussion, and take-home information will be available at the table from 11-12pm.

Submitted by Elizabeth McCormick

* Military and Veteran Students Open House September 10, 2019

Academic Affairs will host an open house for military and veteran students in the veteran's lounge on the 4th floor of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library on September 10, 2019, from 11-1:00 pm. Please come to meet and greet with faculty and staff. A light lunch will be provided.

Submitted by Tracey Folden

* Tryouts for Women's Basketball Team

Tryouts for the Women's Basketball team will be held on 9/10 at 3pm. Please contact Coach KP at if you're interested.

Submitted by Kaitlynn Pacholke


Upcoming Events

* I-House: Nigeria

This week's I-House presentation is on Nigeria. Aniekan Ekanem is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Nigeria at University of Evansville. His favorite part about UE is the people here and his hobbies include reading novels and history in general, and playing and watching soccer. He will be sharing more about himself and his culture at I-House Nigeria happening on September 11th (Wednesday), on the 2nd floor of Ridgway University Center at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Hussam Taj

* UE BlockFest

Join the Student Government Association and other student organizations on Saturday, Sept. 14 4-7pm on the lawn between Morton and Neu Chapel for the first ever BlockFest. Events include live music, body paint artist, henna tattoos, balloon sculptures, free tshirts, food trucks, tie dye, games, and more! Free for all UE students, faculty, administration, and staff. We hope to see you there!

Submitted by Megan King

* Campus Community Invited to Constitution Day Lecture on September 12

Constitution Day Lecture flyer

Making Sense of the Current Crisis in Reproductive Rights

The University of Evansville invites the community to its annual Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. Dawn Johnsen, professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, will speak on the topic, "Making Sense of the Current Crisis in Reproductive Rights" in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public.

"We are thrilled to have a speaker of Dawn Johnsen's caliber coming to campus to share her deep insights about the Constitution," said Robert Dion, political science professor and chairperson of the Constitution Day Committee. "Her message could not be more timely."

Johnsen has taught at IU Bloomington for over 20 years. Prior to teaching at IU Bloomington, Johnsen served as the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under President Bill Clinton, and she played a role in the transition teams for both President Clinton and President Barack Obama. From 1988-1993, she was the legal director of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (now NARAL Pro-Choice America), and prior to that, she was staff counsel fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project.

Johnsen serves as director and secretary of the board of directors of the Guttmacher Institute, a leading sexual and reproductive health research and policy organization. She also serves on the academic advisory board of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Johnsen's research interests include issues of separation of powers (especially presidential power) and civil liberties (especially reproductive rights. She teaches Constitutional Law, the First Amendment, and Seminars in the Separation of Powers and Sexuality, Reproduction and the Constitution. Johnsen is a graduate of Yale Law School and received her B.A. summa cum laude in economics and political science from Yale.

For more information, contact the Department of Law, Politics, and Society at 812-488-2687 or by email at

* FUN & FREE Event: UE's Mad Hot Ballroom!

Friday, 9/20 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Eykamp Hall 251, Ridgway.

See UE’s Mad Hot Ballroom ChangeLab Program in action! Students from Glenwood Leadership Academy will perform the Merengue and Swing with UE ChangeLab and Ballroom Club students and advisors. Pro/Am Rhythm and Smooth demonstrations also provided.

FREE, but registration is required due to limited seating. Register online by 9/13.

Questions? Email Erin Lewis at

* Medical Spanish Practice

Medical Spanish practice is designed to help students practice communication skills in Spanish for medical settings. Students may arrive and leave at any time. The next session is this Wednesday, September 11, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 64 in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Please contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at for more details. ¡Nos vemos el miércoles!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo

* Free Canoeing and Kayaking with Venturing Crew!

Come join venturing crew on Sunday, September 15th for a FREE afternoon of canoeing and kayaking! The trip starts at 11am and ends around 4, but you can come for just as long as you are able! Sign up Wednesday through Thursday at our tables in Ridgway. We look forward to seeing you there!

Submitted by Madelyn Reinagel

* BiSci Call Out Meeting

Come learn about what BiSci is all about at our call out meeting this Thursday, September 12th from 6-7 pm in KC101. Anyone who is interested in the biological sciences may join, all majors welcome!

Submitted by Corinne Croslyn

* Want to go to a leadership conference with SAB?

Applications to join SAB at this year's regional NACA Conference can now be found on UEngage under the Forms tab. Applications are due by Sept. 11, 2019.

The National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Conference is a recognized leadership conference in higher education for providing the knowledge, ideas and resources to promote student learning through engagement in campus life. At NACA, students have the opportunity to be a voice for the UE student body in what events (musicians, comedians, hypnotists, special events, etc.) they would like brought to campus. In addition to booking upcoming events, NACA attendees also gain leadership skills through a number of educational sessions.

The NACA Mid America Regional Conference will take place Oct. 24-27, 2019 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY. Registration, transportation, housing, and food will all be funded by the Student Activities Board (SAB) for conference attendees. Students will be excused from classes October 24-27. Seniors are ineligible to attend due to the long-term nature of the conference.

Submitted by Megan King

* Engineering and Technology Career Fair

Engineering and Technology Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 17 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Eykamp Hall. Network with employers in your major-specific areas. Bring resumes, dress professionally and research organizations on your target list. A complete list of companies and their recruitment needs may be found at

Submitted by Donna Schmitt

* Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn

The Office of Health Education is hosting its 1st Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn!

This week's topic is "Stress Management Techniques." In this session you will learn tools to cope with the stress of the semester and beyond.

Come to Eykamp 253-254 from 12-1pm! Bring your lunch and join the discussion!

Submitted by Jennifer Hargus

* October 2 Andiron Lecture by Sara Petrosillo - Weaponizing Mary: How Sexism Met Racism in a Pre-modern World

Sara Petrosillo is an assistant professor of English at the University of Evansville. She holds a PhD in medieval literature from the University of California, Davis and a BA in English and Italian literature from Colby College. Her research and teaching interests include: medieval and early modern literature, feminist theories, medieval manuscript studies, poetics, and critical animal studies. She is currently working on a book, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and the Poetics of Control in Medieval Literary Culture, and she has published essays in medieval, early modern, and theory journals and in a book on animals in medieval literature. Her Andiron lecture on medieval antisemitism and the literary genre, “Miracles of the Virgin,” derives from her interest in examining racial and gender biases in discourses from premodern to modern culture.

The most iconic woman in the Middle Ages graced love poems, the stage, stained glass windows, and even personal wax seals. Medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary offer an extraordinary picture of female power. Women from every social class viewed Mary as an exceptional saint but also—and crucially— as someone who shared something with all of them: she was a woman. Yet, at the height of her popularity in devotional literature, Mary became a violent tool in the hands of authors and audience: the persecutor of non-Christians in the literary genre “The Miracles of the Virgin.” How did a figure of motherhood and female power become such a dangerously powerful weapon? This widely popular genre demonstrates how sexism met racism in a premodern world. Tracing the racist weaponization of a female icon sheds light on our own society’s trouble with detecting the roots of oppression, especially when those roots are entangled in popular culture.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center
A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

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

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons


Info You Should Know

* All NEW, incoming students must be compliant with the submission of the required health documents by September 16, 2019.

Please stop by the Student Health Center to verify your compliance status, discuss missing documents, or obtain any services you are missing for compliance. All health requirements must be submitted to your MED+PROCTOR account by Monday, September 16th or you will risk your eligibility to attend classes. (With the exception of the second dose of Meningitis B) Please call 812-488-2033 or stop by the Health Center if you have any questions or concerns about the health requirements.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich

* SigEp Balanced Man Scholarship

The Balanced Man Scholarship is intended to identify and reward those individuals who exemplify SigEp’s ideals of Sound Mind and Sound Body. It recognizes men that challenge themselves and strive for continuous development in academics and critical thought, health and well-being, and leadership skills. UE’s Indiana Epsilon chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is awarding $1,750 this fall, with the overall winner receiving $1,000.

There is no obligation to join in order to apply or win.

Apply online. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2019.

Submitted by Johnny Hoffmann

* GLACURH Regional Conference Applications

If you are interested in attending the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) leadership conference planned for November 15-17, you have until September 20 to apply! Applications can be found online.

GLACURH is a regional leadership conference where selected delegates have the opportunity to network, present campus programs, and learn about initiatives other universities have in practice that could benefit the University of Evansville.

For more information please email Jared Bailey,

* You're invited to Columbia Sportswear’s Employee Store!

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store August 28 – September 22. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts. The store hours and address can be found on the invitation. Happy shopping!

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

* Families Needed for UE Theatre Society's Adopt-a-Student Program

The University of Evansville Theatre Society needs two more families to participate in their popular Adopt-a-Student Program. "With a large first-year class of 41 theatre students hailing from 15 different states, we want to make sure that each of them gets the opportunity to become more involved with the Evansville community at-large," says Sharla Cowden, Managing Director of UE Theatre. For more information about the program, please contact Sharla at or at ext. 2747.

Submitted by Sharla Cowden

* Fall Health Risk Assessments

Sign up now for the Onsite Health Screenings! Health Screenings will be offered Sept. 10th-13th in Eykamp Room 252 from 7:00AM-11:00AM. If you have previously completed a Health Screening in Eykamp during the summer or at the Employee Clinic ranging from June 2019- present, you do not need to repeat this screening. By completing the screening you can earn HSA credits. Results from this screening will also be used to determine your 2020 Medical Insurance Premiums.

Sign ups for this screening can be found on the Main Page of AceLink or on MyUE. Please do not schedule this health screening with the employee medical clinic.

Email with questions.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps

* Join P.R.I.D.E.

PRIDE starts September 9th in SOBA 271 at 9pm every Monday!

Anyone is welcome to attend, everyone is welcome!

Submitted by Paige Kirkey

* Opportunity: Basic Production Copier Training Session

For those who were off campus during the summer months and have returned to campus, there is an additional basic production copier training session scheduled for the D125 black/white and the C70 color copiers. This session will begin at the C70 color production copier located on the 2nd floor of Koch and continue over to the D125 b/w production copier location in OH231. Please email Terry Voges (TV35), if you plan to attend.

Training Dates                      
Monday, September 16

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Will start in Koch 2nd floor (C70) and walk over to OH231 (D125)

For copier information, visit the Copy/Print website on AceLink.

Submitted by Kim Winsett



* Wandel Publishes Article

Dr. Tamara Wandel in the Communication Department has an article titled “Pedagogical Strategies for the 49th Parallel” published in the Canadian Teacher Magazine, an independent national magazine published by Pacific Edge Publishing, Ltd.

Submitted by Mark Shifflet

* Zelenak chosen as 2019-2020 Future Educator Fellow

UE Physician Assistant Program is proud to announce PA student Dennis Zelenak's appointment to the PAEA Future Educator Fellowship. Each year, fifteen PA students nationwide are selected to participate in this exciting year-long fellowship, designed to explore foundations in teaching, expose students to the current educational environment, and expand professional development and leadership opportunities. Students have access to a network of mentors and educators who curate an intentional and impactful educational experience for the fellows. Selected applicants will attend a kick-off session at the annual PAEA Education Forum. Fellows will participate in designated sessions at the Forum and then engage in a year-long program, working through educational programming, problems, and competencies designed to foster foundations in PA education. Fellows will also be invited back for the culminating session at the following Education Forum.

Submitted by Billie Chandler


Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Spring 2020 deposit deadline approaching!

If you have been accepted to study at Harlaxton next semester, don't forget that your $100 semester deposit is due on Friday, September 13 to Student Financial Services! You can pay your deposit in person in Olmsted 105 or over the phone at 812-488-2565.

Questions about the Harlaxton application process? Contact!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister



* Feliciano named MVC Freshman of the Week as UE preps for TSU

On the heels of a strong debut weekend for the University of Evansville volleyball team, Melanie Feliciano garnered Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week honors. The Purple Aces are amidst preparations for Tuesday’s match at Tennessee State.

"We knew we were getting a very talented player in Melanie but what has impressed us the most is her hunger for getting better every day,” UE coach Fernando Morales said.  “She is still surprising us the way she is contributing right away.  She is a great asset to our program."

Freshman of the Week

  • In her first weekend of collegiate action, freshman Melanie Feliciano led the Aces with 3.64 kills per set while garnering a spot on the Redhawks Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Feliciano began her career with a 19-kill, 14-dig performance against Western Illinois; she hit .333 and finished with two block assists
  • In the win over Jackson State, she added 13 digs and three service aces before posting 16 kills and nine digs against SEMO; Feliciano hit .264 for the week on her way to MVC Freshman of the Week honors

The Opening Serve

  • After completing the opening weekend of play at the Redhawks Invitational, the University of Evansville volleyball team makes a trip to Nashville on Tuesday to face Tennessee State
  • The Aces and Tigers square off in a 6 p.m. match on ESPN+

Weekend Recap

  • The season opened for the Aces over the weekend in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Evansville dropped a hard-fought 3-2 match against Western Illinois in the opener before bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Jackson State
  • Saturday’s finale saw the Aces challenge in each set before Southeast Missouri State finished with a 3-0 win
  • Melanie Feliciano earned All-Tournament honors averaging 3.64 kills and 3.27 digs per set

Back on the Floor

  • Redshirt senior Gabriela Macedo saw her first regular season action since the opening weekend of 2018
  • Evansville’s libero led the way with 5.18 digs per set while picking up a team-best six service aces
  • Macedo added a total of 14 assists; her top game against SEMO where she totaled 24 digs in just three sets

Scouting the Opposition

  • Tennessee State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 3-4 record; the Tigers opened the season with an impressive 3-2 win at Auburn
  • Over the weekend, they went 1-2 at the Jaguar Invitational picking up a 3-0 win against Mississippi Valley
  • Julia Pierson leads the offense with 3.20 kills per set while the defense is led by Aria Holmes and Rivera Ortiz
  • Holmes leads the Ohio Valley Conference with 1.45 blocks per game while Ortiz has a conference-leading 4.74 digs per set
* Volleyball picks up first win of the season on opening day

Opening day was a successful one for the University of Evansville volleyball team as the Purple Aces earned a split in contests against Western Illinois and Jackson State.

The Purple Aces fought to the finish in the opener against the Leathernecks, dropping a 3-2 match, but rebounded in a big way, taking a 3-0 victory over Jackson State in Friday’s finale.  It marked the first Division I win for Aces interim head coach Fernando Morales, who was proud of the way his squad performed.

“We had a great day overall.  In the first game, we had a few chances to win, but overall, it was a nice performance,” Morales said.  “We are happy about earning our first win of the season in the second match.  We know we have things to improve on and the girls are working really hard towards that.”

After a hard-fought loss to open the day, the Aces came out poised and ready to pick up a win against JSU.  Alondra Vazquez did her best to make sure that happened, leading all players with 16 kills.  Rachel Tam posted nine.  Cecilia Thon and Allana McInnis has 17 assists apiece while Melanie Feliciano had a strong effort with 13 digs and three service aces.  Fellow freshman Hannah Watkins contributed six block assists in the winning effort.

Game one saw Evansville make a huge rally at the midway point.  The Tigers jumped out to a 10-6 lead before UE turned the tables.  A 13-2 run saw the Aces take what would be an insurmountable 19-12 lead.  Feliciano played a pivotal role in the rally; with UE down 10-7, her precise serving sent the Aces on a 9-0 run.  Vazquez had three kills in a row at one point and a total of four in the rally.  UE kept the foot on the gas and took a 25-18 win.

Jackson State provided another threat in game two.  With the score knotted at 12-12, the Tigers scored five straight to open up a 17-12 lead.  The Aces never relented and fought back to tie it up at 20-20 before continuing what would be an 8-0 stretch to go up 24-20.  Feliciano was the server once again in the rally and had back-to-back aces.  Vazquez added the final kill in what was a 25-21 UE win.

Evansville fended off another challenge in the third frame to earn the win.  JSU turned a 12-12 score into a 16-13 lead.  The Aces came back to tie it at 17-all before six ties led to a 22-22 score.  That is when a few timely defensive plays came in handy.  UE forced a pair of errors to go up 24-22.  Following a Tiger point, Feliciano had the clinching kill in a 25-23 victory.

Friday’s opener saw Rachel Tam post 21 kills with Melanie Feliciano tallying 19 as Western Illinois dealt UE a 3-2 defeat.  Alondra Vazquez and Patricia Joseph checked in with 11 and 9 kills, respectively.  Allana McInnis tallied 45 assists while Gabriela Macedo posted 22 digs.  It was her first action since the season-opening weekend of 2018.  Feliciano posted a double-double with 14 digs of her own.

Western Illinois jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the opening frame, but Evansville came right back with an 8-0 run.  Allana McInnis provided flawless serving while adding an ace and kill in the rally.  The Leathernecks cut the gap to as little as two points at 16-14, but the Aces never let them get closer.  Up 21-18, UE finished on a 4-2 stretch to take a 25-20 win.  Rachel Tam had six kills in the set while Melanie Feliciano had five.  Chloe Bontrager ended the set with a kill of her own with Elena Redmond providing the assist.

Evansville carried its momentum into the second game.  Up 11-10, the Aces reeled off six in a row to extend their advantage to 17-10.  Feliciano provided three consecutive kills in the rally.  Western Illinois pushed back and cut the deficit to 21-20.  After UE pushed its lead back to a pair, the Leathernecks posted the final five points of the set to finish with a 25-22 win.

A nice stretch opened game three for UE as they jumped out to a 6-2 advantage.  Alondra Vazquez had an ace and kill.  WIU posted four in a row to tie the score at 6-6.  Nine ties led to a 15-15 score before a UE error gave the Leathernecks the lead.  Another kill by Vazquez turned the tides as the Aces scored the next eight points to go up 23-16.  Following a Western Illinois tally, Patricia Joseph registered back-to-back kills to clinch the third set, 25-17.

WIU had the advantage early in the fourth set, opening up an 8-5 lead.  Evansville responded with three in a row to tie it up, but the Leathernecks were able to push their lead up to seven points – 19-12 and finished with a 25-18 win.  In the fifth game, Evansville led by a 10-8 score, but a late rally saw the Leathernecks clinch the match with a 15-12 decision in the decisive set.

Tomorrow, the Aces wrap up the opening weekend with a 2 p.m. contest against host Southeast Missouri State.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Aces See Comeback Fall Short Against SEMO

The University of Evansville women’s soccer team saw their comeback fall short against Southeastern Missouri, 2-1, Friday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

SEMO struck early in the match off a corner kick that bounced around in the box before finding the back of the net by Megan Heisserer.

The Purple Aces responded in the 20th minute with Emily Ormson converting for the first time this season off of a nice pass around play by UE.

Going into the locker room SEMO led the shot attempts with eight, while UE carded four.

The Redhawks would control the momentum in the second half, while Aces Jaymee-Lee Hunter and goalkeeper Michaela Till keeping the game tied with some great defensive plays.

Submitted by Emily McMillan

SEMO would find the net again in the 74th minute on a high served free kick that got past the Aces, which would end up being the deciding goal.

Till recorded eight saves off of 19 shots faced with 11 aimed at goal.

UE will hit the road to take on Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.

* Aces battle SEMO in Redhawks Invitational

Melanie Feliciano had 16 kills while Alondra Vazquez finished with nine in the finale of the Redhawks Invitational where host Southeast Missouri State defeated the University of Evansville volleyball team by a 3-0 final on Saturday afternoon.

Evansville (1-2) gave the Redhawks (3-0) everything it had, but SEMO was able to fend off the challenges.  Feliciano’s kill tally led all players.  Rachel Tam posted seven and Chloe Bontrager added four.  Allana McInnis dished out 29 assists while Gabriela Macedo was stellar defensively, finishing with 24 digs.  McInnis had ten.

Southeast Missouri State grabbed an early 9-3 lead in the opening game.  With the score tied at 2-2, the Redhawks scored four in a row to extend the lead.  Evansville responded with three in a row with Tam and Feliciano each recording a kill, but SEMO pushed its edge to as many as nine points before taking a 25-17 decision.

UE managed a much better start in the second contest, taking a 3-2 lead on an ace from Allana McInnis.  The Aces continued to pace the Redhawks, going up 9-7 on an Alondra Vazquez kill.  SEMO made its run, posting five straight with the score tied at 12-12, but Evansville responded in a big way, reeling off the next six.  Vazquez and Tam each had a kill in the rally while McInnis provided the efficient serving.  SEMO wrestled away a 23-21 lead, but UE continued its fight.  A Kate Tsironis kill helped them tie the score at 23-23.  UE kept up the battle, but Southeast Missouri State posted the final two points to pick up a 27-25 win and a 2-0 match lead.

Gabriela Macedo posted an ace to begin the third stanza, but the Redhawks took control from there, taking a 12-5 lead before clinching the match on the heels of a 25-19 decision.  SEMO led by as many as 11 points at 20-9, but the Aces staged a rally.  Cecilia Thon registered an ace and UE was able to get within four at 22-18, but SEMO regrouped to win the match.

Home action begins next week for the Aces as they host the Dunn Hospitality Tournament.  Purdue Fort Wayne will be the first opponent on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Evansville welcomes Middle Tennessee State for a 12:30 p.m. contest before facing Eastern Illinois at 6 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Submitted by Bob Pristash

* Lowry Earns Individual Title At UNA Invitational

In the second race of the season, the University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams made strides at the North Alabama Invitational.

The women took fourth place out of 12 teams behind four top-30 finishes, while the men finished eighth with 177 points.

Junior Anna Lowry set the pace for the entire field, taking home the individual 5K title with a 18:02.6 time, just under her personal best. Lowry completed the race 15 seconds faster than second place runner from Mississippi State.

Jenna Fehrebacher finished in the number two spot for the Aces for the second straight week with a 19:56.7 24th place finish. Haylee Harmeyer (20:05.0) and Bones Parker (20:08.5) took 27th and 28th place respectively, while Sarah Poltrack completed UE’s scoring five with a 39th place 20:37.2 finish.

Ricky Hendrix led the way with a personal best on the men’s side with a 27:09.1 8K time, finishing 17th.

Dawson Hood took 30th place while completing the race in 27:40.8, finishing just 14 seconds ahead of teammate Stanley Chepchieng (27:54.5) who took 37th. Kalen Ochs also finished well for the Aces, taking 47th in 28:20.7.

The Purple Aces will take a week off before heading to Clarksville, Tenn. for the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival on Sept. 21.

Submitted by Emily McMillan


In The News

* University of Evansville Named #6 Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Evansville has been named the sixth best college in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges Rankings. UE rose one spot overall this year and has appeared in the top 10 for more than a decade. 

UE was also recognized for success in its engineering and business programs, commitment to undergraduate teaching, its work with veterans and international students, and for study abroad and social mobility.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UE has moved up six spots over last year and was recognized as the #19 best engineering school among small private institutions in the country.

The Schroeder School of Business was named the #4 best undergraduate business school in the country among small private institutions. UE’s accounting program was ranked #3, and finance was ranked #2 among small private colleges.

For the first time this year, UE was recognized as one of the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Schools ranked in this category are chosen for having “faculty with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

“The outstanding dedication of our faculty is no secret to our students,” said UE president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “UE professors are exceptionally devoted to student success, so it is particularly exciting to be recognized nationally for this commitment.”

The University was also recognized as the #5 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest and a Top Midwest school for International Students.

Additionally, UE was highlighted in the category, Best Study Abroad Programs to Look For. The methodology for this category states that “study abroad programs at these schools involve substantial academic work abroad for credit - a year, a semester, or an intensive experience equal to a course - and considerable interaction with the local culture.

“To be recognized on a national level in so many categories directly speaks to the caliber of the UE education and experience,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are particularly proud of the study abroad ranking, as our program at Harlaxton College is a cornerstone of the UE experience for so many of our students.”

When studying abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, UE students live alongside faculty members in a unique learning environment and are immersed in the local culture through the Meet-a-Family program. Financial aid packages also travel along with students to Harlaxton, making a semester abroad within reach for UE students of any major.

UE was also recognized as a top performing Midwest school for social mobility. This category “measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.” Pell Grant recipients typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.


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