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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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* Welcome Back, Emily Wilderman

Please welcome Emily Wilderman as the new Curator of the Peters-Margedant House. Many of you will remember Emily from her previous employment here at the university.

She is currently working full time as the Director of Events and Theater at WNIN and will be working part time as the curator and executive board member. Emily graduated from Indiana University with a degree in anthropology and art history and earned her Master’s in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville in 2018.

Feel free to welcome her back and/or request a tour of the Peters-Margedant House by emailing



* Purple Aces Marketing Earns NACMA Best Of Honors

The University of Evansville Athletics earns two bronze level NACMA Best of Awards, announced by the organization Thursday during the virtual award ceremony. This marks UE’s first NACMA award since 2006.

Designed by Assistant Director of Media Relations and Creative Communications Emily McMillan, earning the honors in both the Promotion Poster and Static Promotion AD categories.

The 2020-21 Evansville men’s basketball schedule poster represented the UE Athletics department in the Promotional Poster category, while the promotional efforts for the Evansville Athletics Mobile App earned third place in the Static Promotion option.

Since joining the UE staff in the summer of 2019, McMillan has been the primary graphic designer for the department while directing most of the social media content on UE's primary athletic account and its individual sports accounts.  She works with the entire Aces external athletic staff to promote its sports on social media and in other mediums.

The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrations provides the tools, training and network for collegiate sports marketers to successfully generate revenue, manage brands, and develop fans. NACMA is committed to providing education and resources for our organization and its members to be leaders in fostering inclusive environments for our student-athletes, colleagues and fans, while promoting and celebrating diversity in sports, the workplace, and higher education.



* Tori Jarosz Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Rounding-out its staff for the 2021-22 season, the University of Evansville women's basketball team has announced the addition of Tori Jarosz as assistant coach.

"I feel so fortunate that Tori has joined our staff. She brings great experience of having taken a stellar collegiate career at the mid-major level and turned it into a long professional basketball career," said Aces head women's basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells on Jarosz's addition to the staff. "Her mentorship to our players who want to play beyond their time at Evansville will be so valuable. Beyond basketball, Tori is the type of quality person I want mentoring our student-athletes. She is a winner on and off the court and I am excited for her to join our staff!"

Jarosz joins Scherr-Wells as the final addition to a staff that boasts an impressive resume both as players and as coaches.

Bringing a wealth of professional playing experience, Jarosz comes to Evansville after most recently signing with the Dallas Wings of the WNBA for training camp earlier this spring. The stint with the Wings was Jarosz's second in the WNBA with the Dallas team after originally signing in 2016.

"I am beyond grateful to Coach Robyn for this incredible opportunity to represent the University of Evansville. I truly believe in Coach Robyn's vision for this program, and I am excited to start working with her," said Jarosz. "This game has blessed me with so many amazing experiences, but the chance to begin my collegiate coaching career at UE is one that I am truly humbled by."

During her five seasons playing professionally, Jarosz has played for teams in Poland, Italy, Greece, Israel, Australia, Lithuania, and Puerto Rico.

Prior to playing professionally, Jarosz starred for Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Jarosz was named MAAC Player of the Year as a senior after averaging a league high 18.8 points per contest and recording 12.1 boards and 2.9 blocks per game. For her efforts with the Red Foxes, Jarosz was named to the MAAC All-Decade Team.

Jarosz brings postseason experience as well, having led her collegiate sides to four NCAA Tournament appearances and one appearance in the NIT.

On the sidelines, Jarosz served as coach of Player Development Hoops AAU in Briarcliff, New York from 2018 to 2019. Jarosz was also the director of summer league basketball operations at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley, N.Y. from 2012 through 2018.


In The News

* UE Ranked Among Top 100 Best Colleges for Veterans

The University of Evansville has been ranked among the top 100 best colleges for veterans by College Consensus. The complete list of schools was published to the organization's website for 2021.

To establish the rankings, College Consensus used a method that combined ratings from internationally recognized publishers (publisher rating) as well as student reviews (student review rating). To qualify for the report, a college must be a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges member, have a recognized student veteran organization, be a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, employ dedicated support contact for veterans, and offer credit for military training.

In addition to free tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program, UE offers constant support to student veterans for an engaging college experience. Throughout their college careers, student veterans can receive one-on-one assistance with advising, tutoring, and résumé and interview preparation. The student organization UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support) connects veterans and ROTC cadets for a smooth transition to campus life.

"The resources that UE has made available to veterans have been exemplary,” said Jordan Wright, a student veteran majoring in finance. Wright served in the Navy from 2007-2011. "My experience at the University has been everything I hoped it would be."

U.S. News & World Report recognized UE as the #2 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest for 2021. The University has also been previously recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine and Military Times as a top college for veterans.

College Consensus is an online organization that highlights the best college programs and degrees offered in traditional and online formats. Studies recognize both public and private institutions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You can read the complete report about the best colleges for veterans on their website. 


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