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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Biggest Loser Team Challenge- June 1st- July 30th

GAIN HRA credits and LOSE extra WEIGHT! For this years Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge, the university will hold a Biggest Loser Challenge for Employees and Spouses! Challenge will run June 1st- July 31st. Participants will weigh in weekly at the employee health clinic. A $5.00 buy-in will be required for participation. 100% of the buy-in will go back to challenge winners! All weight loss is calculated by percent weight loss.
Please click the link below to sign up!

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Info You Should Know

* Charlas: Informal Conversation in Spanish

Wanting to practice Spanish throughout the summer? This opportunity is for anyone at the intermediate or advanced Spanish language level. For more information, contact associate professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo at dr130@evansville.edu

* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2021

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases
• Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds unless a prepaid item. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days. However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
• Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022(new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Office Depot Orders
• Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
• Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500. Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Purchase Orders
• Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.
• Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2021-2022 in Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later and a typed Internal Comment of FY 2021-2022 will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
• Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Blanket Orders
• All FY 2020-2021 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2021.
• Approved Requisitions for FY 2021-2022 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted via Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/21 or later with “Blanket Purchase order for _(specify items or service effective June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021” included in the line item description.
• Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2021 will be paid from FY 2021-2022 funds.

Voucher for Payment Requests
• All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 21 to be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2021-22.
 

Congratulations

* Creative Writing Grad Publishes Fiction and Poetry

Recent Creative Writing grad Jenna Sumpter publishes a short story and three poems in Heart of Flesh and one short story and two poems in Paracosm. They can be read online:

Athletics

* Scherr-Wells Announces Assistant Coaches for 2021-22

Before the summer even begins, University of Evansville head women's basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells has rounded-out her assistant coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Along with Kara Carlson, Scherr-Wells has announced the retention of Tyra Buss as Assistant Coach and the promotion of Tanaeya BoClair from Director of Basketball Operations to Assistant Coach.

Following her first season in coaching, Buss continues her position with the Aces following a season that saw marked improvement from Evansville's backcourt.

"It was a no-brainer to retain Tyra in the assistant coach role," said Scherr-Wells. "She has a bright basketball mind and will be excellent on the court in developing our guards. It was apparent quickly that she sees player development in a similar way to me and I am confident that our guards will benefit tremendously from her mentorship."

Joining Evansville prior to the 2020-21 campaign, BoClair handled much of the work behind the scenes. Early on during Scherr-Wells' time as head coach, BoClair made an impression.

"As I spent time with Tanaeya, it became apparent to me that she has such a bright future in women's basketball," said Scherr-Wells. "As she has been working double duty filling in as an assistant as well as serving as our Director of Operations during my transition, it became obvious to me that she deserved to be promoted to the assistant coach role. I am excited to watch her excel in her new role and I know she will be a big asset to our program as an assistant coach."

The Aces have shaped their coaching staff and roster in just over a month, adding six talented new players and rounding-out the coaching staff.

* Evansville Opens Postseason against Illinois State Tuesday

Looking to spend a long week in southern Illinois, the University of Evansville baseball team opens the postseason at the 2021 MVC Championship against No. 6 seed Illinois State at 2:30 PM on Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

Previewing the Matchup: Illinois State
• The Aces and Sycamores revive a rivalry that has been contested 123 times.
• Illinois State holds a 69-54 advantage in the series, include capturing the series this season, 3-1, in Normal.
• The last time the Aces and Redbirds met in the MVC Championship came on May 26, 2016, when Evansville captured a 4-3 win over Illinois State, scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th to advance.
• Evansville is eyeing its first MVC Championship win since 2017 when the Aces defeated Bradley, 12-2, in Springfield, Mo.
• Evansville has earned at least a split of its last three series with splits against SIU and Indiana State and a 3-1 series win over Valparaiso.

Tanner Reaches 30 Homers
• With two home runs in the weekend series over Indiana State, Craig entered an elite club of Aces.
• Craig now sits at 30 career home runs, becoming just the fifth Evansville player to reach the mark.
• Craig is eight home runs away from the all-time career record set by Jeff Starks in 1982 with 38.

Troy Enters an Elite Club
• With a base-hit on Saturday, redshirt senior Troy Beilsmith joined Evansville's 200 Hit Club.
• Beilsmith became the first Ace since Ryan Kaczmarski in 2016 and the 27th in program history to reach the mark.
• Heading into the Championship, Beilsmith could climb up the all-time list needing just five hits to jump into the top 25.

* Aces Storm to Doubleheader Sweep of Sycamores

Bouncing-back from a setback of Thursday night, the University of Evansville baseball team battled to a doubleheader sweep of Indiana State, 5-4 (8) and 5-1, on Friday at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

"Such a special day for this extraordinary group of men. They really responded from a non-competitive day at the yard yesterday and delivered a great performance today," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "On the mound, we got competitive outings from everyone and it was great to see the home runs from Borgstrom, Widder, and Craig. Senior Day tomorrow to send off our four guys that have been an enormous part of our turnaround."

Game One: Evansville 5, Indiana State 4 (8 inn.)

An evenly played contest from start to finish, Friday's first game of the doubleheader was well controlled by both team's starting pitchers. On the mound for the Aces, freshman Donovan Schultz allowed a run in the first inning, but quickly settled in.

Evansville answered in the bottom of the second with a solo homer off the bat of Danny Borgstrom, notching his ninth dinger of the 2021 campaign, tying the game at one.

Indiana State responded in the top of the third with a run on a sacrifice fly that regained a 2-1 advantage for the Sycamores.

Brent Widder ended the trading of runs in the bottom half of the third, giving Evansville its first lead of the day on a two-run home run to left, scoring Simon Scherry and handing the Aces a 3-2 lead.

The seven-inning contest was tied at three by the Sycamores in the top of the sixth with an RBI base-hit from Grant Magill that would prove to be a crucial run, sending the game to extras.

With the international tiebreaker in effect, Indiana State took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth, bunting the runner to third and scoring said runner on a sacrifice fly.

Evansville mirrored the Sycamores effort, laying down a bunt to advance Scherry to third, but it was a base-hit by Troy Beilsmith that scored the tying run. After Tanner Craig reached on an error, advancing to second with Beilsmith moving to third, Borgstrom was walked to load the bases.

Following a strikeout that marked the second out of the inning, Kenton Crews came to the plate. On an 0-2 pitch, Crews chopped a ball to the shortstop, who quickly fired to first. Crews utilized his speed to beat out the throw, being called safe at first, walking-off with a 5-4 win for Evansville.

The play at first would be reviewed and the call on the field confirmed.

On in relief, Jakob Meyer earned his fifth win of the season, pitching two innings, not allowing an earned run and striking-out one.

Game Two: Evansville 5, Indiana State 1

Evansville's offense picked-up right where it left off in game two on Saturday's doubleheader. The Aces recorded their first run of the contest in the second as Scherry reached on a fielding error by the Sycamore third baseman, scoring Crews.

In the third, Evansville added two more runs as Craig smashed his 12th homer of the season, this time a two-run blast to center, boosting UE's lead to 3-0.

Aces starter Jake McMahill was impressive on the mound for Evansville, allowing just one hit through three innings and working out of jam in the fourth to preserve the Aces lead.

Indiana State struck for what would be its only run of the game in the fifth as Schaffer lifted a home run to left, narrowing Evansville's lead to 3-1.

In the fifth, Evansville got its run back and then one more with an RBI double that continued Crews' hot streak and a sacrifice fly from Wilkes as the Aces held a 5-1 lead.

McMahill's outing came to a close after the sixth as the redshirt junior allowed one run on seven hits, sitting down three Sycamores via strikeout.

Evansville's relief pitching was just as sharp as Michael Parks and Drew Dominik shutout Indiana State over the final three innings, combining to throw a trio of strikeouts as Evansville captured the 5-1 win and the doubleheader sweep.

The Aces and Sycamores meet for both teams' regular-season finales on Evansville's Senior Day on Saturday at 1 PM at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

* Aces Offense Battles as Evansville Falls in Regular Season Finale

Unleashing an offensive barrage early, the University of Evansville baseball team was unable to hold off the Sycamores late in a 13-10 loss in the regular season finale at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Evansville.

Prior to Saturday's game, Evansville honored four seniors who have left an indelible mark on the baseball program and the University as a whole. Troy Beilsmith, Nathan Croner, Ben Komonosky, and Craig Shepherd have accumulated 565 appearances, 1,607 at-bats, 181.1 innings pitched, 185 RBI, and 156 strikeouts thrown. In all, Evansville's group of four seniors have experience 87 wins and helped the Aces earn their 26th winning season in program history in 2021.

The Aces offense was rolling in the early going, striking four four runs in the first and four more runs in the second to open up an 8-0 lead.

After facing the minimum in the first two innings, the top third spelled trouble for Aces starter Caleb Reinhardt as the Sycamores struck for five runs before Reinhardt's day ended after 2.2 innings.

The Sycamores continued to generate offense in the fourth as Indiana State tied the game with three runs in the inning. The two sides traded runs in the fifth and sixth innings, entering the eighth tied at 10.

Indiana State, needing the win to earn the No. 2 seed in the Conference tournament, surged down the stretch tallying two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth as the Sycamores captured the 13-10 win.

The offensive explosions from both teams saw each sides' entire starting lineup, for those that recorded a plate appearance, record a hit in the series finale. Evansville was led by the top of its lineup with Simon Scherry, Brent Widder, and Tanner Craig each recording a pair of hits.

Despite the loss, Evansville earned the No. 7 seed in the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Championship and will face sixth-seeded Illinois State at 2:30 PM on Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

* Early Runs Too Much to Overcome in Loss to Sycamores

Tasked with overcoming eight early runs, the University of Evansville baseball team methodically battled back, but could not overcome the early scoring from Indiana State in a 14-7 series-opening loss on Thursday night at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

"We weren't very competitive on the mound throughout this contest," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "Giving up an 8 spot with the potential MVC Pitcher of the Year on the mound was too big of a hole to climb out of.  We need to show some competitive fight over the next three games of the series in all aspects of the game."

After Evansville put two on the board in the bottom of the first inning, Indiana State notched eight runs in the top of the second, taking an 8-2 lead. The Sycamores eight-run second chased Aces starter Shane Gray as senior Nathan Croner came on in relief in the second. Croner pitched 2.2 innings, allowing one earned run and striking-out a pair to hold Indiana State within striking distance at 9-2.

Evansville chipped away in the fourth and sixth innings with solo home runs from Tanner Craig and Troy Beilsmith that narrowed Indiana State's lead to 9-4 heading into the eighth. Another big inning for the Sycamores helped put the game away for Indiana State with five runs in the top of the eighth inning, building a 14-4 lead for ISU.

As has been true all season, the Aces refused to give up, picking-up a single run on RBI double to right center by Roberts in the eighth. Evansville added two more runs in the bottom of the ninth on a two-run homer that sailed over the right field wall. The Aces would be unable to draw any closer with further runs in the ninth as Indiana State earned the 14-7 win.

Beilsmith highlighted the day at the plate for Evansville, going three-for-four with a single, triple, and home run, recording two RBI, coming just one batter away from getting a chance at going for the cycle.

Evansville and the Sycamores meet again on Friday for a doubleheader at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium at 1 & 4 PM in Evansville.

* Eryn Gould Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

For the third time in her illustrious career at the University of Evansville, Eryn Gould has been recognized for her academic efforts by the Missouri Valley Conference with a spot on the Scholar-Athlete First Team.

The Mt. Carmel, Ill. native earned her second nod on the First Team as she was named to the squad in 2020.  Gould was a Second Team honoree in 2019.

A Biology major at UE, Gould stands with a 3.62 GPA.  The feat is even more impressive given her efforts on the field.  As a senior, she set the Purple Aces single season record for batting average and on-base percentage.  Her .418 batting tally eclipsed the previous mark of .408, which was set by Staci Hatz in 1988.  Reaching base 56.6% of the time, she surpassed the prior UE mark by over 50 points.  Brittany Herald was the previous record holder, finishing at .511 in 2007.

Gould was a First Team All-MVC selection for the third time in her career while being recognized as the league’s Player of the Week on March 22.  That week saw her reach base 83.3% of the time in a series victory over Loyola.  On a national scale, Gould’s on-base figure and walk average were both in the top 20 in the NCAA.  Her batting average and slugging were in the top 60 nationally.

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