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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

* Stop by and Sign the Truss for the New Residence Hall

Construction for the new residence hall at the University of Evansville is well underway. The roof truss, which is the main support structure for the building, will soon be added. Before the installation, it will be painted purple and made available for our campus community to sign. Long after the residence hall is completed and students move in, these signatures will remain on this historic piece.

Please join President Pietruszkiewicz as the first signatures are added tomorrow, October 21, at 2:30 p.m. The truss will be located off Walnut Street between the construction site and Ridgway University Center. If you can’t attend tomorrow, the truss will be available for signatures through next Tuesday during the following dates and times:

Thursday, October 21 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Friday, October 22 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 25 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26 from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

We hope you are able to join us in celebrating this important step in the building of the new residence hall. The University will continue to provide frequent updates on the installation of the truss and the remaining construction. If you have questions, please contact the office of University Relations at


Upcoming Events

* UE T-Shirt Exchange

Wednesday, October 27 from 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm at Ridgway

Need more purple in your closet? Bring a t-shirt from another college to the Collegiate Alumni Board table and swap it for a UE t-shirt! All collected shirts will be donated.

* UE Staff and Administrator's Assembly

Join us for the SAA Fall Meeting!
Monday, November 1st
11a.m. to 12p.m.
Eykamp Hall 

* This Week in Music

The UE Music Conservatory presents two events this week.

On Tuesday, October 26, Consortium Instructor of Horn, Rebecca Salo will be joined by pianist Tom Drury for a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Later in the week, on both Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30, the Schmidt Opera Series will present a fully staged production with orchestra of Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera The Medium. This event, featuring some of the finest vocal talent from UE, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday at the Old Post Office Place in downtown Evansville. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Schmidt Opera series will be accepted at the door.

Masks are required for all Conservatory events.

Events are also livestreamed here:

* Virtual Career Connections- Surprising Outcomes for Arts and Science Majors

Career Connections allows students an opportunity to talk with UE alumni/employers from all over the US to answer your career-related questions regarding Surprising Outcomes for Arts and Sciences Majors. This virtual event will be held on Thursday, October 28st from 4-5:15PM.

Do not miss this opportunity to chat with professionals working in these fields and be ready to learn how to prepare for and navigate your professional career. All majors and grade levels are welcome! A list of panelists and their bios will be available prior to the event. Register for this virtual event in Handshake at

* Collaborative Online Tools Workshop- New time

Explore various tools that facilitate collaboration among students or teams. We will discuss selected platforms and brainstorm potential applications. Facilitated by Kristen Strandberg and Leslie Barton.
Date: Friday, October 29, 1:00-2:00 PM
*Please note that the time has been changed from what appeared in previous AceNotes
Location: SOBA 173

* PRIDE-House: Join us for our second I-House of the semester

The CDEI is hosting its second International House of the semester, focusing on queer issues around the globe. This event, sponsored by UE P.R.I.D.E., will give the audience an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ historical events, legal rights, and pride in a variety of countries.

Want to learn what being queer looks like outside the US? Join us at PRIDE-House on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm!

Look out for more interesting programming from the CDEI on AceNotes, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @uediversity!

* Health Careers Fair- Tuesday, October 26

If you are pursuing a career in health care, attend this event in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. There are 47 top health care organizations from Indiana and beyond. Student registration is NOT required to attend, however refer to Handshake to see the benefits of registering early!

Health Careers Fair
1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m. Central Time
Tuesday , October 26, 2021
Eykamp Hall/2nd Floor, Ridgway University Center

Full-time, internship and part-time positions available, so students in all class years are encouraged to attend. Don't miss your chance to find a great internship or professional position!

* This Week in Religious Life

Newman Club
• Catholic Mass in the Neu Chapel at 6:00 pm on 10/24 with Father Martin Estrada.
• Newman Night on 10/27 will be held in the Newman House. We will have dinner at 5:00 with Father Martin Estrada speaking on “Why is Catholicism so Rigid?” to follow.
• Service Opportunity: Cleaning Crosses for the memorial of the innocent unborn children on 10/30. We will meet at 3112 Magnolia Ln at 9:00 am. Park behind the house. Pizza will be provided for lunch.
• Join some of the Sisters in Evansville for S’mores after 7:30 PM Mass at Sacred Heart on November 1st.
• Fall Harvest Dance is on November 6th at the Catholic Center.
• There is a camping trip in New Harmony from November 12-14 . RSVP to to Holly Bittner at (812) 664-3780 as soon as possible! 

* UE Clay Club Chili Bowl Sale

Due to forecasted rain, the Chili Bowl Sale has been moved to Friday, October 29, from 11:30AM-1PM. The sale will be held indoors in Eykamp Hall instead of the East Terrace Lawn. Please view the map below to see where the line begins and ends. Volunteers will be there to help guide visitors through the lines. 

Plan to stop by to purchase your chili bowls and fill with Chef Brown’s chili (paper containers are available if you prefer not to use the bowls). Seating will be available for those who would like to have their chili in Eykamp. Masks will be required at all times except while eating.

Patrons will be given a number upon arrival at a check in table for a certain group (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Groups will then be allowed into the sales area to pick out the bowls in 10-minute increments. Subsequent groups will be allowed in after the previous one is finished. Please be respectful of everyone's space.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and chili. Larger bowls from $15-$50 will also be for sale. Some more artistic larger bowls will be sold at a silent auction as well ranging in price from $75-$125. Customers can only buy a maximum of eight chili bowls. Cash or check (made out to UE Clay Club) only for the event.

The bowls are made by members of the Clay Club and other UE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community.

This year 100% of the sales will go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry. The Clay Club members chose this organization to assist in fighting hunger in our local area.

The purpose of the Clay Club is to help further the knowledge of the ceramic arts at the University of Evansville, to provide activities (social and educational) to all interested students, and to offer visibility of the ceramic arts to the University and the community as a whole.

The Clay Club members raise funds to attend conferences, visit museums and galleries, and host visiting artists.

Professor Matteson, Chair of the Department of Art and Advisor to Clay Club said: “A lot of hours went into creating these unique ceramic bowls. The artists dedicated a lot of energy and hard work. I am blessed to have such a wonderful group to work with on such a great cause.”

* Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Self-Service Gender Identity Announcement

The observance of LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day occurs in the month of October. It’s fitting that several University offices collaborated to activate features for students and employees related to gender identities, personal pronouns, and sexual orientations on Self-Service, Blackboard, and UE email.

Students who wish to include their chosen name, and/or who wish to add their pronouns and gender identity may do so the following way:

  1. Log into Self-Service
  2. Click their username in the upper-right
  3. Select “User Profile”
  4. On the blue bar listing confirmation information, locate the link for “Go To Contact Info”, and click it.

Please take note of the following when making changes:

  • Chosen name, gender identity, and pronoun information is your personal choice – how you would like to be addressed by the University’s faculty, staff, and administrators. Your chosen name will be associated with your Self-Service site, Blackboard site, and email. Faculty members and advisors will also be able to see your chosen name on rosters and advisee lists. Should you require a legal name change, please contact the Office of the Registrar (for students) or Office of Human Resources (for employees).
  • Pronoun information is currently displayed on your Self-Service site. This information is not shared outside of the University.
  • Proxy users—those whom you’ve granted permission to view your information—will continue to see your name as your birth or legal name. Any mail sent to your home address will be addressed using the same information entered in the Self-Service ‘Mail Label’ field.
  • Gender Identity and Personal Pronouns will only be used on campus. If you do not see your appropriate gender identity or pronouns, please contact the OTS Helpdesk through

Please note that this isn’t intended to be a nickname tool (for more information contact the Registrar or Human Resources) – it is intended for individuals who identify using a name that differs from their gendered birth name, gender identity that doesn’t match birth gender, and/or pronouns that differ from those associated with their birth gender. Please contact the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Human Resources if you wish to specify a nickname.

We appreciate your patience as we listened to our LGBTQ+ community members and developed the most comprehensive response available through our platforms.

It’s our collective intent to demonstrate an inclusive community whenever possible.


Senior nursing students at the University of Evansville are sponsoring a food drive for the Dream Center. The Dream Center provides children with meals/snacks, assistance with their schoolwork, guide children in faith, and motivate them to have a positive work ethic.
The donation boxes will be located on the first floor of Ridgway and Graves Hall.


Changemaker Corner

* Embrace Partners with Fifth Third to Support Jacobsville Businesses

The University of Evansville, with the support of Fifth Third Bank, is launching the Jacobsville Advantage, a collaborative effort that assists small businesses in the community with the resources necessary for growth. The overall project was created by Embrace Marketing, a marketing and communications agency managed by UE students. Members of the team hope the innovative program will strengthen Jacobsville businesses and bring strategic growth to the area.

Members of Embrace held a launch event on the morning of October 21 at The Forge on Main construction site. They were joined with UE officials, Evansville councilmen, local business owners, local media, and more.

For some time, Fifth Third has been partnering with UE and the Small Business Development Corporation to find innovative solutions and initiatives for the Jacobsville community, in which approximately 460 businesses are located. After conducting research to identify the best ways to support small businesses in the community, Embrace found that marketing assistance was a significant need. Because small businesses often do not have the funds to strategically market their goods or services, they may struggle to be profitable. With a grant from Fifth Third to launch their efforts, Embrace will work one-on-one with business owners to create marketing campaigns and increase brand awareness and reach.

Any business owner in the Jacobsville community can receive these services at a very low cost, thanks to the grant from Fifth Third. A stairstep approach will set the initial 5 hours at $10 per hour, with increasing rates up to $50 after 35 hours of service. To learn more or schedule an appointment with the team, businesses can apply on the Jacobsville Advantage website.

Embrace was founded in 2018 by UE alumnus Joe Ellsworth as well as the University’s Center for Innovation & Change. This unique program, now guided by alums Keith Leonhardt and Emily Schuster, is entirely student-run and provides experiential, hands-on learning for students. Clients of Embrace receive affordable marketing and communication services, including graphic design, rebranding, advertising, and consulting.

The Jacobsville Advantage is one of several improvements UE has brought to the community. ChangeLabs, or semester-long courses that seek to create positive change, helped implement Bike Share for the city. Three UE students created the CommuniTree at Mickey’s Kingdom, a solar-powered structure that provides wi-fi and charging ports for mobile devices. The University also obtained $90,000 in solar panels for the Carver Community Organization. Additionally, UE teamed up with Glenwood Leadership Academy to launch the mad hot ballroom program to enhance art education and performance opportunities.


Info You Should Know

* Student Tickets - Men's Basketball

University of Evansville Students may begin to request tickets for Men's Basketball home games! Please come to the Carson Center Ticket Office the week of the game you are planning on attending to request a your ticket. Your Student ID must be shown at the Ticket Window when picking up tickets. Tickets will also be made available at the Ford Center Skywalk entrance on the day of the game.

*For the game on October 30th only, tickets will be made available at the Interior Ticket Office Lobby and the Skywalk Entrance due to the Homecoming Hangout outside of the Ford Center Main Entrance*

For any questions please call 812-488-2237 or email

* Employee Tickets- Men's Basketball

University of Evansville Employees may begin to request tickets for Men's Basketball home games! Please come to the Carson Center Ticket Office the week of the game you are planning on attending to request a maximum of two (2) tickets per employee per game. A valid employee ID must be shown at the Ticket Window when picking up tickets. Tickets will not be available at the Ford Center on the day of the game - they must be picked up in advance. Ticket location will be at the sole discretion of the ticket office staff.

For any questions please call 812-488-2237 or email

* The UE Pop-Up Boutique is OPEN

The UE Pop-Up Boutique is OPEN!

THIS is your chance to purchase UE branded professional wear!

We have just a few notes to help with your shopping experience:
-Please click on the apparel item for more color choices.
-Apparel samples/sizes are available by request in the UE Bookstore.
-Shipping costs may be eliminated by simply selecting pick up in the UE Bookstore.
-The Pop-Up Shop will close on November 5th at 5:00p.m.
-Items will approximately be delivered the second week in December.

Shopping Link:

If you have are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will help you!
ENJOY this carefree shopping experience!
SAA Exec Team

* Career Guides are in for 2021-2022

The Center for Career Development is happy to announce that our 2021-2022 Career Guides are in. The Career Guide provides you with valuable information about how to successfully navigate your career plan. It is never too early to start this process and our Career Guide gives you a step by step (year by year) plan to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the Career Guide, our Center for Career Development staff is always here to help you as well. Call or stop by for an appointment.

Career Guides are available at no cost to all UE students. Stop by the Center for Career Development to get your copy!

* Protection of Children Training for Employees

As part of the New Protection of Children Policy, all employees have been assigned the "Protecting Children on Campus: Preventing Sexual Abuse" training module. Please watch your email over the next couple of days for an external email with the Subject: University of Evansville Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition Online Training. This training module is only sixteen minutes long and you are asked to complete it on or before November 15, 2021.
If you do not find an email by Monday, October 25 and have checked your spam folder, please email

* Advising for Harlaxton

As you prepare to register for your courses, Harlaxton College would like to encourage you to schedule a meeting with your advisor to talk about your course options at Harlaxton College! Course information is available for the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 terms. Your advisor can help you identify the best term to spend abroad as well as solidify your academic plans for your chosen term.

You and your advisor can review your course options on our website here:

If there is anything that the Harlaxton College staff can do to assist you during advising or registration, please let us know by sending an email to

Happy registering!

* Drop-in Academic Coaching Available

DROP-IN ACADEMIC COACHING AVAILABLE. If you need support with organization, time management, stress management, etc. come see us! 

* Winter Intersession Courses

It's not too late to register for a Winter Intersession course. Classes are held December 17, 2021, through January 7, 2022. Students may take one course.

For registration, payment deadlines, and additional information visit

Winter Intersession Course List

Subject Number Cr Hrs Course Title Instructor
ART 105 3 Introduction to the Visual Arts Larmann
ASTR 101 3 Descriptive Astronomy Braun
AT 180 3 Introduction to Athletic Training Tilly
CHEM 103 3 Chemistry of Adult Beverages Miller
CHEM 118 4 Principals of Chemistry Miller/Morong
EDUC 322 3 Strategies for Special Needs Students in K-12 Schools Jones
ES 103 3 Fundamentals of Environmental Science Thananatthanachon
EXSS 150 2 Introduction to Health Sciences Laughbaum
EXSS 320 3 Nutrition for Performance and Health Rodd
EXSS 453 2 Motor Learning Wilson
EXSS 488 1 to 3 Internship Rodd
EXSS 488 1 to 4 Internship Wilson
FIN 280 3 Personal Finance Brockman
HS 205 3 Pharmacology Pruden
MATH 134 3 Survey of Calculus Salminen
MATH 324 3 Differential Equations Salminen
MUS 156 3 Music in America Strandberg
NEUR 125 3 Introduction to Neuroscience Campese
NEUR/PSYC 355 3 Sensation and Perception Becker
PH 190 3 Introduction to Public Health Patel-Dovlatabadi
PSYC 121 3 Introduction to Psychology Campese
PSYC 226 3 Child and Adolescent Psychology Hennon
PSYC 416 3 Human Sexuality Becker
QM 227 3 Intro to Statistics Khormali
SOC 105 3 Introduction to Sociology Plikuhn
SOC 230 3 Social Problems in the Modern World Plikuhn
STAT 166 1 Intro to R for Data Science Weber


* Mark Pease: Visiting Artist & Exhibition

Mark Pease is the featured artist with an exhibition on display now through December 11, 2021. Mark's exhibition can be found in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

A student lecture will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 10. The student workshop will be held on Friday, November 12, from 8:00-9:50 a.m. This workshop will be held in Krannert Hall of Art & Music.

A public lecture and reception for the artist is scheduled for Thursday, November 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition and residency is sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund with the UE Department of Art. 


Ready for the Weekend



* Dr. James MacLeod Receives Indiana Historical Society's Hubert Hawkins History Award

Each year, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) presents the Foudners Day Awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and appreciation of Indiana's history on local, regional, and statewide levels. James MacLeod, PhD, chair of the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, has been presented with the 2021 Hubert Hawkins History Award.

The Hubert Hawkins History Award is made annually to a local historian for his or her distinguished service and career in local history. MacLeod is an active local historian, serving on the Boards of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society; the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society; and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science.

“Dr. James MacLeod is the heir apparent for local academic history studies in Vanderburgh County,” said Terry Hughes, President of the Vanderburgh County Historical Association. “His books on World War II and cartoonist Karl Kae Knecht fill voids in local history research, and his documentary film on WWII in Evansville will be a lasting treasure for the community.”

“His original research into Evansville’s history is a significant addition to the body of knowledge documenting our community’s development," said Tom Lonnberg, Chief Curator and Curator of History at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science. "His leadership in this area and ready willingness to share his findings are an invaluable resource.”

Jennifer Greene, Chief Archivist at the University of Southern Indiana, added, “Dr. James MacLeod has made the old new again through his books and projects about local history. He brings a sense of humor in his editorial cartoons that highlights the issue of the day in much the same way Karl K. Knecht did, a history he brought to life in his recent book about the cartoon editorialist. He supports the community in his work with organizations like Southwestern Indiana Historical Society, of which he has been a long-standing board member, but also in his involvement in civic projects.”

MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, receiving a Master of Arts in 1988 and a PhD in 1993. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College in England from 1994-1999. Since 1999,  he has been teaching at UE. Currently, MacLeod chairs the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, and he teaches courses in European History and the two World Wars. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Teacher Award at the UE commencement.

MacLeod is the author of Evansville in World War Two, which was published in 2015, and The Cartoons of Evansville’s Karl Kae Knecht, published in 2017. In 2016, he wrote and co-produced a 2-part documentary on Evansville in World War II for WNIN PBS, titled Evansville at War. In 2000, he published a book on 19th-century British religion titled The Second Disruption. MacLeod has written over 30 other scholarly publications, delivered hundreds of public lectures, and won many awards for teaching and scholarship., and was UE’s Outstanding Teacher in 2009.

“Founders Day Awards honor the people and organizations who toil in the fields of history to create resources that benefit our state and its many communities,” said Susan Jones-Huffine, chair of the board of trustees of the Indiana Historical Society. “Our history proves that in times like these, we have reason to be hopeful.”

The IHS will honor Founders Day Award recipients during a virutal celebration on November 1. It will be streamed on Facebook Live beginning at 6 p.m.

* Dr. Kyle Matsel, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Dr. Kyle Kiesel, Emeritus Professor presented live webinar

Professor Emeritus Dr. Kyle Kiesel and Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Kyle Matsel recently presented a live webinar on managing athletes with extension oriented low back pain. The course focused on the key aspects of identification and treatment of extension-oriented low back pain, which is commonly encountered in athletic training and other sports medicine environments. The program is designed to return the athlete to full activity safely while reducing the probability of recurrence and long-term disabling consequences often associated with low back pain. Dr. Kiesel and Dr. Matsel's expertise is greatly appreciated and we are proud of how they represent UE.


Sympathy to...

* In Remembrance of Professor Jerry Seng

Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Seng, 85, died on Sunday, October 17, at his home in Evansville. 

After receiving a BS in biology at Purdue, Dr. Seng joined the Army where he won the Company Marksmanship Trophy. The Army made him a cook and assigned him to the General’s Mess. He was a proud and patriotic American and was touched when he was able to participate in the “Honor Flight” of service veterans in 2018.

After serving in the Army, Jerry married his high school sweetheart Ann Poe in 1959, and the two shared a truly great love over 46 years of wedded bliss.  Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, sailing, and photography.

In 1976, the strong gravity of family and the hills of southern Indiana pulled Jerry and family back to the Midwest where he became a professor of biology at the University of Evansville.  At UE, he was passionate about teaching and working with students.  He had formal assignments as a freshman advisor, but he always went WAY over and above his normal advising duties.  He really cared about these young people, many of whom were away from home for the first time and still trying to figure out not only what they wanted to do with their careers, but who they wanted to be.  He gave them his time.  He gave them his wisdom.  He gave them his love.  The students reciprocated his love as witnessed by the hundreds of letters, notes, emails, and phone calls he received from current and former students thanking him for his personal touch and care. He was nominated for the Outstanding Teacher Award in 18 of the 27 years he taught at UE, and he won the award in 1999. Of all the formal accolades he received in his career, this was his most prized, but he cherished every heartfelt letter from former students every bit as much as the plaque on his wall.

Dr. Dale Edwards, Professor of Biology and the department chair, stated, “Professor Jerry Seng was a member of the Department of Biology for 27 years, arriving in the fall of 1976 and retiring in the spring 2003.  He taught general biology, genetics, and developmental biology.  Dr. Seng was a gifted and passionate teacher, who truly loved and nurtured his students. His commitment to teaching and relationship-building was cherished by his students.  Dr. Seng won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999.  In recognition of his exceptional contributions to teaching and mentoring students during his career at UE, the biology department has fittingly created the Jerry T. Seng Freshmen Biology Award in his honor.”

He was preceded in death by his first wife Ann, his parents Carl and Marcella (Bohnert) Seng, and his brother Robert.  He is survived by wife Kathleen (Boink), children Kris (and Dave) McGill of Newburgh, Phil and Laura Seng of South Bend, Indiana, and Rebecca (and Mike) Fitzmaurice of Granger, Indiana. Grandchildren: Nathan (and Stephanie) McGill, Miriam (and Brian) Reilly, Rachael McGill, Aaron (and Hayley) Seng, Justin Seng, Jenny (and Antonio) Marchi, John Paul Fitzmaurice, and Gregory Fitzmaurice. Great-grandchildren: Gianna-Marie, Felicity, Ambrose, Elizabeth, and Joseph Seng; Aria and Crystal McGill; Mariella and Simeon Marchi.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave.  Funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021, at the funeral home and continue with a traditional Latin Requiem Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 613 Cherry St., Evansville.



* Cardona wins third consecutive MVC freshman award

For the third time in as many weeks, University of Evansville’s Giulia Cardona has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week.

While the University of Evansville played just one match this week, Cardona continued to rack up some of the top numbers in the nation, accumulating a mind boggling 24.0 points in a 3-set win over Indiana State on Saturday.  In the win over the Sycamores, Cardona recorded 17 kills, 7 service aces and 4 digs.  Cardona’s 17 kills came in 32 attempts with her hitting .375 in the contest. 

Her 7 aces was a career-high and marked the most in a match for Evansville since 2006.  She was the first MVC player to have 7 aces in a match since 2019 (Carly Nicholson – Illinois State – vs. Little Rock – 9/6/19) and the first to do so versus an MVC opponent since 2009 (Chelsea Lauersdorf – Drake – vs. Indiana State – 10/23/09).  Even more impressive – she was the first in the Valley to have 7 aces against a league foe in three sets since Nov. 3, 2007 (Jennifer Berwanger – SIU – at Drake).  Cardona is 16th in the NCAA in aces and second among freshmen.

Cardona becomes the first to win three freshman awards in a row since Illinois State’s Stef Jankiewicz did so in 2017.

A huge 3-match home stretch is up next for Evansville starting on Friday with a 6 p.m. contest against Valparaiso.  UE welcomes MVC leader Loyola on Saturday at 4 p.m. before hosting Southern Illinois at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

* UE golf announces "The Hamilton" fundraiser

On Saturday, November 13, the University of Evansville golf program will host its first-annual fundraiser – “The Hamilton”.

Named in recognition of retired former Purple Aces head golf coach Jim Hamilton, the golf scramble will take place at McDonald Golf Club in Evansville.  The format will be a 4-man scramble with a 5-person team.  Golf will begin at 9 a.m.

One of the most unique aspects of the event is that each team will have a member of either the UE men’s or women’s golf teams participating with them.  Registration for the scramble also includes course fees, golf cart and a tee gift for each player.  Lunch will be provided by Azzip Pizza.

Pricing is $500 per team or $125 for an individual.  Hole sponsorships are $100 while donations are welcome.

For more information or to register, please contact Jeff Roach at (317) 590-2240 or at  The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 5.


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