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Thursday, October 10, 2019

* Tin City Banner Returned!

Many thanks to all who participated in the recovery of the stolen Tin City banner. Following up on a tip from a student early Saturday morning, officers from the UE Office of Safety and Security found that the banner had been left outside near the site from which it had been taken. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators came together to help find the banner, some offering their sleuthing skills and others simply their support, for which all of us in the Department of Archaeology and Art History are deeply grateful. It is inspiring to see how many at UE take such deep pride in our university and the work of our students.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser ak58@evansville.edu.

* Active Shooter Drill Planned for Fall Semester – Practice "Run" only

The Evansville Police Department will be conducting an unannounced Active Shooter Drill some time during the fall semester. We will be focusing on the “Run” aspect of Run, Hide, Fight. All members of the campus community are expected to participate in the drill. Note: no simulated gun-fire will be used. The drill will commence via Ace Alert and the Active Threat Siren notification system. DURING THE DRILL, PLEASE DO NOT MOVE VEHICLES AND DO NOT CALL 911.

When responding to the upcoming active shooter drill, we will focus on the "RUN" portion of RUN, HIDE, FIGHT. When running, please stay within the "campus block" ( i.e. don’t cross Lincoln, Walnut, Weinbach, Rotherwood) or proceed to safest distance.

How is campus notified of an active shooter?
A special siren (Listen to the siren) will sound if there is an active threat on the campus. Specific information will be relayed via Ace Alerts text messaging, email, and on-campus computer and phone stations. 

RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
Unless there are specific instructions to Shelter in Place, each individual should determine for themselves if they should Run, Hide, or Fight. This decision should be made after considering the information available at the time. Note: for this drill, practice Run only. 

  • RUN – If you believe you can safely run away from the danger, law enforcement believes this is the best option.
  • HIDE – If you cannot run away from the danger, law enforcement encourages individuals to hide from the threat.  If a door can be locked, lock the door.  If not, consider if there is another way to create a barricade.
  • FIGHT – If running away or hiding is not an option and the threat is inevitable – don’t give up.  Fight.  Look for make-shift weapons.  What can be thrown at the threat that can cause them to become disoriented and disarmed? 

VIEW THE “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” VIDEO

The Best Preparation
The best preparation is to always consider what options are available given your current location. Where are the exits? 

Additional information can be obtained from the Safety and Security website.

Upcoming Events

* MOD Give-Back Night

On October 23, the UE Senior Nursing class is hosting an give-back night at MOD pizza, located in the Target plaza, to help benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. Borrowed Hearts is a foundation that was started to help foster children and foster families with basic necessities that may be needed.

Show the following flyer at the register to donate 20% of your purchase.

Submitted by Tracy Miles tm201@evansville.edu.

* Diversity Coffee Hour featuring Panhel and IFC!

Diversity Coffee Hour is a new event hosted by the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Every Friday afternoon from 4-5 we'll meet at the Diversity Resource Center (located on Weinbach across from Hughes. The house with the purple door!) We'll have coffee, tea, and conversations about diversity and inclusion with a special guest from different groups represented on campus. This week's special guest is Panhel president Jessica Ybarra and IFC president Ben Horsfall. Join us for coffee, tea, and conversations!

If you have any questions or would like to represent a group on campus as a special guest, email me for more info!

Submitted by HarMonee Baltzell hb119@evansville.edu.

* Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan to Speak at UE'S FREE Snyder Lecture on October 29

Founder and CEO of the Empowerment Plan, Veronika Scott, will be the guest speaker for the University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Lecture in October. The lecture is planned for Tuesday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m., in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center, on UE’s campus. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Snyder family.

Empowerment Plan is an organization centered around the idea of a specialized coat being made for homeless people. The multipurpose coat is waterproof and self-heated, and can be transformed into a sleeping bag. In addition to the coat initiative, the organization provides jobs for homeless women, allowing them to get back on their feet and find a place to live. These efforts have garnered Scott some recognition, and she was named a “CNN Hero” by the network in 2016.

“Changemaking is engrained in the culture at the University of Evansville, and Veronika Scott’s work directly fits into that mindset,” said Abigail Werling, UE’s vice president for university advancement. “We encourage and empower our students here to make powerful and enduring change, and this story will be an inspiration toward those efforts.”

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Reservations are encouraged, but a ticket is not required to enter. Save your seat online today! 

* Entrepreneurship Club - October 14th

Join the Entrepreneurship Club on Monday, October 14th as we welcome local entrepreneur Zac Parsons to speak about his success and experience!

Zac is Co-Owner and Operator of Honey Moon Coffee Co.
Soon to open their THIRD location, Honey Moon has rapidly become a staple in the Evansville coffee community.

When: October 14th at 5:00pm
Where: SOBA Room 162

Please RSVP to Rebecca Oates at ro32@evansville.edu. Pizza will be provided for those students who RSVP. 

Submitted by Rebecca Oates ro32@evansville.edu.

* ACM Local Hack Day

MLH’s Local Hack Day, October 12, is a global day-long conference that you can share with your community. You can pick up the new skills you need by participating in workshops and talks with a community around the world. At UE’s Local Hack Day, over the course of 10 hours, attendees will experience a series of workshops where they’ll learn skills such as publishing their first website using AWS, programming with Alexa, and Python for AI.

Hack Day Poster

Submitted by Jared Holzmeyer jh642@evansville.edu.

* UE STUDENTS-- Flu shot Blitz Information

Flu Shots will be available in the Student Health Clinic

October 14th and 16th from 1:00-5:00 PM each day. This event is open to UE Students. The flu shots are $20.00; cash or card payment accepted- unable to charge student account. Appointments are not necessary for this event.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu.

* Volunteers Needed for the Blood Drive

Please help staff Newman Club's blood drive on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall. We need people to work at the registration table and the canteen. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online.

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* Donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 and be a hero!

Please donate blood on Tuesday, October 15 in Eykamp Hall at the Newman Club's blood drive! Donating blood can save up to three lives, and most people will need blood during their lifetimes. Donors will get a free t-shirt. Sign up online to donate.

You can also sign up to donate in Ridgway from 11-1 on October 1st, 3rd, 9th, or 14th

Submitted by Savannah Leigh Cyr sc315@evansville.edu.

* UExplore Engineering Program

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Evansville 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 14, November 4, November 25, January 20, February 10, March 2, March 30, and April 20.  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 or contact Kimberly Higgins for more information at 812-488-2661 or kh209@evansville.edu.

* Webelos Engineering Pin Day at UE on October 26

The College of Engineering & Computer Science to host 2019 Webelos Engineering Pin Day

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Webelos Engineering Pin Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Workshops with activity stations will provide some of the experience required for a Webelos Scout to qualify for an engineering pin. Registration is limited to 200 scouts. Registrations will be taken until the event is full or October 17th.

Registration details are available online.

For further information, contact Kimberly Higgins at kh209@evansville.edu, telephone: 812-488-2651.

Submitted by Kimberly Higgins kh209@evansville.edu.

* Health Careers Fair

Come and meet with employers in your field!
Full-time or part-time jobs and internships available!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Business casual attire recommended.
Bring many copies of your resume!

Submitted by Donna Schmitt ds120@evansville.edu.

* Homecoming Week!

Monday 10/14: Banner Competition
Banners will be hung in Ridgway.

Tuesday 10/15: Matt the Knife Performance
Matt the Knife is a mentalist, magician, and speaker who has performed in 21 countries across 4 continents and has broken more records than any other magician. He will be visiting UE and performing at 7:30pm in Cafe Court!

Wednesday 10/16: Surprise Pop-Up Event
Follow @uesab on Instagram to find out the details of this event when it takes place!

Thursday 10/17: Chili Bowl Sale
UE's Clay Club will be hosting this event from 11:30am-1:00pm between Hyde and Sampson hall.

Friday 10/18: Pep Rally featuring DJ McNaughty
Bring your dancing shoes to the East Terrace Lawn at 5 pm to get hyped up for the Homecoming Game! The Homecoming Court will be announced here, along with the winner of the banner competition. There will also be free t-shirts!

Saturday 10/19: Tailgate and Men's Soccer vs. Drake
From 2-5pm, live music, food trucks, inflatables, and games will all be available on H-Lot. Come hangout with your friends before the big game, which starts at 5.

If you would like to know further details on how to get involved in Homecoming week, please email Crayton Chesnut at cc349@evansville.edu.

GO ACES!

Submitted by Megan King mk225@evansville.edu.

* UE Majors and Minors Fair

Students – plan to attend the UE Majors and Minors Fair on Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

The fair will give you the opportunity to make connections with faculty, students in a major, and alumni in order to learn how a major or minor might help lead you in your career path. You will be able to change your major or add a minor right on the spot. It will also help in determining which courses you would like to take before meeting with your advisor for spring registration. Information on graduate programs will also be provided.

Campus support teams will have information on various services provided on campus.

Where can your UE education take you? Contact academicadvising@evansville.edu for more information.

Submitted by Paula Heldt ph28@evansville.edu

* ECO's Earth Day Birthday 2020 Call-out Meeting

Join us in discussing details, including service opportunities, for Earth Day Birthday 2020 in the Gallery '59, upstairs Ridgway on October 17 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Submitted by Paige Johnson pj31@evansville.edu.

* Harlaxton Book Event

Did you know that there was recently a historical fiction mystery novel written about our favorite manor house? The Harlaxton team is excited to host author Linda E. Minton on campus for an unveiling of her new book The Harlaxton Heist on Thursday, October 17!

Linda has written several books featuring women in World War II, and The Harlaxton Heist is her first fictional work. She has consulted with the Harlaxton office here on campus and explored the manor during her time writing this book.

Come join us in the Dunigan Lounge anytime from 2:30 m to 4:00pm on October 17 to meet Linda and celebrate this new Harlaxton novel!

Linda will also have copies of The Harlaxton Heist available for sale at the event, with 10% of proceeds going to the Harlaxton Society Scholarship, and will be available to sign books as well.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister kc205@evansville.edu.

Info You Should Know

* FALL WEATHER SAFETY & SECURITY REMINDERS

The Office of Safety and Security would like to welcome all students back from Fall Break. As milder fall weather enters our area, more people are out enjoying the evening air. The Office of Safety and Security would like to remind everyone to always be aware of your surroundings and report anything that concerns you to the Office of Safety and Security or the Evansville Police Department (911). We are all part of the campus community so if you see something, say something. Also, remember to always use the buddy system when walking alone in the evenings and at night. If you do not have a friend available to go with you, you can contact Safety and Security at extension 2051 on campus or 812-488-2051 for off-campus calls. An Officer or Ace Patrol worker can escort you to your campus destination.

Our motto is “Security Begins with You!” Together, we can create a safer environment for all.

* UE Senior Nursing Project T-shirts

The senior nursing class is selling T-shirts to help fund their community project. This years community project will benefit Borrowed Hearts Foundation. This foundation was created to provide basic necessities to children in foster care and the foster families. The order form and payment can either be dropped off in the Nursing Office at Graves Hall or you can contact Emily Sullender via email at es249. Please help us out and order a T-shirt today!

Submitted by Tracy Miles tm201@evansville.edu.

* TEDxEvansville On Campus Today! Take a selfie for a chance at tickets!

TEDxEvansville is bringing the TED Talk experience to campus on November 8, and you have a chance to win an exclusive t-shirt and two tickets to the event!

Be on the lookout for a giant red X on campus from 11am-1pm today – just take a selfie with the X and post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #XMarksTheTalk to be entered to win! Learn more about the event at TEDxEvansville.com.

* Flush Flash Is Going Digital This Week!

For the week of October 9-16th Flush Flash is going (mostly) digital!

You can access the Flush Flash digitally on the Residence Life Facebook page or on the MyUE portal! All of the information listed on the Flush Flash can also be found at uengage.evansville.edu.
If needed, you can also find printed copies in the Ridgway bathrooms, as well as at the information desk across from Rademacher’s in Ridgway.

Honorable mentions for this week include:
- Diversity Coffee Hour with Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils at 4pm on Friday, Oct. 11
- UE Gives Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 12
- AOPi’s Philanthropic event: PIHOP at 10am on Sunday, Oct. 13
- Health Careers Fair at 11am on Tuesday, Oct. 15
- SAB’s Magician for Homecoming: Matt the Knife at 7pm on Tuesday, Oct. 15
- UE Major and Minors Fair with Academic Advising at 4pm on Wednesday, Oct. 16

Don’t forget to nominate Homecoming Royalty while you’re checking out UEngage! 

Submitted by Lydia Skaggs ls280@evansville.edu.

* Faculty Fall Advising Sessions

Faculty Fall Advising Sessions: This is a great refresher if you’ve been advising for a while or perfect for the new faculty member. Please join Academic Advising and the Registrar’s office for an update in Student Planning and advising tips. Monday, October 14 pick a session from 12:00-12:30 or 3:00-3:30 pm. 

Submitted by Stacey Shanks ss581@evansville.edu.

* Additional Academic Success Lab Hours

The Academic Success Lab will reopen on Wednesday, October 9 with additional hours! The new hours for the lab are as follows:
Sunday 4-6 PM
Monday 4-8 PM
Tuesday 4-6 PM
Wednesday 6-8 PM
Thursday 4-6 PM

The Academic Success Lab is located in Clifford Memorial Library room 259. Walk-ins are welcome OR You may make an appointment online.

Submitted by Frances Renschler fr25@evansville.edu.

* UE Participates in JobSpark

The College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs represented UE at the 2019 JA JobSpark on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2, at the Old National Events Plaza. The event was sponsored by Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the Public Education Foundation of Evansville, Inc. Over 4,000 regional 8-12th grade students attended and were given hands-on experiential activities designed to “spark” an interest in a future career path.

JobSpark attendees

JobSpark attendees learning child CPR

* Balance Assessments: DPT students looking for volunteers

The second year DPT students are looking for volunteers (ages 50 or older) to join us on Oct 22nd at the Stone Center to participate in a free balance assessment with plans to target findings with individualized interventions to help improve function. Faculty is invited as well as students or faculty that have family members that would benefit from this. Please sign up at this website.

Contact Jordana Lockwich (jl305@evansville.edu) if you have any questions.

* Winter Intersession Courses

Winter Intersession courses are held between the fall and spring semester from December 13, 2019 to January 3, 2020. Registration begins October 28. Students may register for one Winter Intersession course. For more information visit: www.evansville.edu/registrar.

Class Offerings:

  • ART 105 Introduction to the Visual Arts - Larmann
  • CHEM 103 The Chemistry of Adult Beverages - Miller
  • COMM 130 Introduction to Communication - Wandel
  • COMM 333 News Copyediting - Wandel
  • COMM 380 Intercultural Communication - Thomlison
  • COMM 395 Internship - Wandel
  • ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science - Thananatthanachon
  • EXSS 320 Nutrition for Performance and Health - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Rodd
  • EXSS 488 Internship - Wilson
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500 - Gahan
  • HSA 406-506 Ethics in Health Care -  Stroube
  • PH 190 Introduction to Public Health - Patel-Dovlatabadi
  • PSCI 100 World Politics - Kim
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology - Hennon
  • PSYC 229 Social Psychology - Stevenson
  • PSYC 416 Human Sexuality - Becker
  • SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology - Plikuhn
* New issue of the Crescent is out now

The Crescent, University of Evansville's student magazine, is available for FREE right now to all students at magazine stands across the campus! This issue, we are looking at the psychology of choosing a major and the perceptions that come with it. Pick up an issue on magazine racks across campus. The Crescent is a student magazine - by and for the students of the University of Evansville - that is published six times during the academic year. The Crescent serves as an open forum for the UE community. Copies are free to students and the goal is to present relevant content in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

Submitted by Tim Young ty32@evansville.edu.

* Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Apply to be a Resident Assistant for the Spring 2020 Academic Semester!

Applications are open on UEngage.
Applications are due October 22nd at midnight.

Please fill out the application to the best of your ability and answer all questions with as much detail as possible. You will be required to submit a résumé as well as two references. Interview times should be chosen through the link at the end of the application. Interviews are between October 28th and October 30th and interviews are mandatory, unless you have an emergency, class, or prior conflict. Dress is business casual for interviews. Please let us know ASAP if that is the case so we can schedule a different time for your interview.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan King at mk255@evansville.edu or Karyssa Vasquez at kv54@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez kv54@evansville.edu.

* Share Your Story!

There are many things that make UE special, but it’s the people—the members of the UE Family—who make up the University of Evansville. We want to tell those stories, and you can help us!

Take our brief survey to be featured as one of our Aces of UE. Simply answer these questions and attach a photo for your chance to be featured on the UE website, social media, and marketing materials! 

* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge Starting Oct. 6th

Participate in the Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge and earn an additional $150.00 in HSA credits. The challenge begins Oct. 6th- Nov. 30th. Participants will be challenged to track their exercise throughout the challenge. Email ac375@evansville.edu to sign up. Challenge info and logs are attached. Please print logs to get started. Additional information will be sent via email at the start of the challenge.

Submitted by Ashley Chipps achipps@tscommunityclinics.com.

* Help Empower Cancer Patients to be Tech-Savvy

Are you interested in enabling older cancer patients to become more health literate by helping them become more tech-savvy?

If so, the Digital Sherpa Program needs you!

Patient Empowerment Network (PEN)?is?partnering with the?Cancer Support Community?to bring the Digital Sherpa Program to cancer patients and caregivers in?the Evansville area?and we would love to partner with?your students to help make it happen.?To successfully run the workshop, we need?10-15 students?who can volunteer 3-4 hours of their time on?Tuesday, October 22 from 11:30am-2:30pm at the Gilda’s Club Evansville (5740 Vogel Rd)?to assist cancer patients and their families with becoming more tech-savvy. PEN staff will supervise the students during the workshop and be available to sign off on volunteer hours. Pre-workshop training will be offered virtually prior to the workshop and can be completed at your convenience.?

Register online.

Below is a brief summary of the Digital Sherpa Program:
The?Digital?Sherpa?Program aims to help cancer patients (mainly 65 and older) and their families become more tech-savvy. The program’s workshops educate patients and care partners in basic internet and social media skills to help them in their search for information about their illness and support for them and their families.?

Cancer patients, known as “Climbers” in the program, are paired with university students, known as “Sherpas”, who have been specially trained by the Patient Empowerment Network to offer skills such as:
Internet use (such as opening an email account, navigating Google, and creating and remembering passwords)
Social media skills (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Creating virtual connections with other cancer patients via on-line patient support communities
How to use apps such as Uber and other ride-share services to get to appointments

By producing this program PEN and CSC want to show what can be done to help?cancer?patients and their families become more tech-savvy, educated, self-confident and in control of their cancer journey. By pairing?digital?natives (you!) with the older generation, we hope to create an empathetic and powerful relationship that is an asset to any community.?

Here's a video that we produced to give potential partners a bit more insight into the positive impact of the program.

For questions for more info please contact: digitalsherpa@powerfulpatients.org

Submitted by Karyssa Vasquez kv54@evansville.edu.

* Kip Moore Concert Student Discount!

Kip Moore: Room To Spare Acoustic Tour: October 12, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Concert will feature Country & Folk artists Kip Moore and Kylie Morgan. Some of Kip Moore’s more well known tracks include titles such as “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” Kip Moore will be performing at the Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00pm Central Time. UE students can use the online promo code ACES or go to the Ford Center Box Office to get exclusive $25 tickets! For more information visit the Ticketmaster website or call the Ford Center Ticket Office at 812-422-1515.

Submitted by Becca Humphrey bhumphrey@thefordcenter.com.

Athletics

* Volleyball travels to Indiana State on Friday

Just one match is on the schedule for the University of Evansville volleyball team this weekend with the Purple Aces making the quick trip to Terre Haute to face Indiana State on Friday at 5 p.m. CT.

Weekend Recap                                  

  • In the second full weekend of Missouri Valley Conference action, UE split its matches against Valparaiso and Loyola
  • On Friday, Evansville earned an exciting 3-2 win over the Crusaders as Melanie Feliciano had a match-high 21 kills
  • Allana McInnis posted 53 assists while Gabriela Macedo added 33 digs
  • Rachel Tam had a strong outing with 14 kills with Alondra Vazquez notching 12 kills and 14 digs
  • Loyola earned a 3-0 win over the Aces on Saturday, holding UE to a .064 hitting percentage
  • Tam led UE with 10 kills in the match

Top of the Valley                      

  • Evansville continues to rank among the best in the MVC in several categories; UE is second in the league in assists (12.72/set), second in kills with 13.53 per frame while ranking fourth in digs and service aces
  • Nationally, the Aces are 4th in attacks per set, 20th in digs per set, 32nd in assists and 40th in kills per game
  • While UE’s 17.06 digs per set rank 5th in the conference, it is 20th in the NCAA with the Valley having six of the top 23 in that stat overall
  • Individually, Melanie Feliciano is second in the Valley with 4.53 kills per set; she ranks 16th in the nation in that stat and second amongst freshmen
  • Feliciano’s season totaly of 314.0 points is 12th in the country
  • UE’s freshman is 9th in the NCAA in total kills with 290 while Rachel Tam is 17th with a total of 272
  • Allana McInnis is second in the conference with 10.75 assists per set; her average is 29th in the NCAA while her total of 688 helpers in 2019 is for the 5th-highest tally in the NCAA
  • Gabriela Macedo is 13th in the nation with 5.36 digs per game, a stat that paces the conference; her 26 service aces on the year is tied for 42nd nationally
  • Hannah Watkins paces UE with 1.04 blocks per game; that is fifth in the MVC

Let’s Get It Started                   

  • Winning three of its first five MVC matches in 2019, the Aces are off to their best start since 2010
  • Evansville was 5-2 to begin Valley play that season
  • The 12-4 record is also the best start since 2010; UE was 16-3 to start that campaign

Scouting the Opposition                                           

  • Indiana State comes into Friday’s match with a 2-13 record while dropping their first five conference matches of the season
  • Offensively, the Sycamores are led by Nikkie White’s average of 2.73 kills per set
  • Chloe Mason has a team-best 5.86 assists per game
  • On the defensive side of the net, Melina Tedrow is averaging 4.90 digs per game while Cassie Kawa has chipped in a total of 41 blocks
* Hoopfest set for Thursday evening on UE campus

Hoopfest presented by Heritage Federal Credit Union is just a day away as fans of the University of Evansville men’s and women’s basketball teams will have their first opportunity to see the 2019-20 squads on court.

Meeks Family Fieldhouse on the UE campus will host the event with doors set to open at 5 p.m. with the event tipping off at 6 p.m.  Admission is $5 with ALL proceeds going to the United Way.  Limited tickets remain and admission will be cut off when the fieldhouse has reached capacity.  The first 250 fans will receive a free clear bag that can be used during UE games at the Ford Center this season.

Tomorrow’s Hoopfest schedule is as follows:

  • 5 p.m. – Doors open and season tickets are available for pickup
  • 6 p.m. – Spirit squad introductions
  • 6:05 p.m. – Team introductions
  • 6:10 p.m. – 3-point shooting contest
  • 6:25 p.m. – Slam dunk contest
  • 6:35 p.m. – Shooting challenge contest
  • 6:45 p.m. – Women’s team scrimmage
  • 7:05 p.m. – Men’s team scrimmage
  • 7:20 p.m. – Team autograph sessions


Taking part in the 3-point shooting contest will be Alexis Thomas, Felicia Bostrom and Kayla Casteel from the women’s team with Marcus Henderson, Devan Straub and Noah Frederking  representing the men’s side.  That will be followed by the slam dunk contest, which features Sam Cunliffe, Artur Labinowicz, DeAndre Williams and John Hall.

The shooting challenge contest include three teams featuring a men’s player, women’s player and three fans chosen from UE’s social media contests.  Student-athletes on the three teams include: Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander/Abby Feit, Evan Kuhlman/Kaylan Coffman and K.J. Riley/Anna Newman.

Season tickets for both the men’s and women’s squads will be available for purchase at Hoopfest.  Those who have already purchased their tickets can pick up their boxes at Hoopfest or at the Carson Center Ticket Office on Thursday and Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Unclaimed boxes will be mailed out on Monday.  Fans can also reserve their spot at the Tip Off Dinner, which is set for Thursday, October 17 at Rolling Hills Country Club.

Four mini plans will be able to be purchased tomorrow and provide several great opportunities to watch the UE men this year.

Those include:

  • Beat the Birds – includes tickets for USI (10/28), Ball State (11/9), Miami Ohio (12/7) and Illinois state (2/29) – cost is $45 for corner and endzones and $75 for sideline premium
  • Preview Pack – includes tickets to USI (10/28), Ball State (11/9) and IU Kokomo (11/14) – cost is $35 for corner and endzones and $65 for sideline premium
  • Saturday Night Fever – includes tickets for Ball State (11/9), Murray State (12/21) and Valparaiso (1/4) - cost is $35 for corner and endzones and $65 for sideline premium
  • Conference Pick 4 – includes tickets to four of UE’s nine Missouri Valley Conference games in 2020 - cost is $45 for corner and endzones and $75 for sideline premium


Hoopfest tickets are on sale now at the Carson Center Ticket Office.

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