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Monday, January 3, 2022

* Purple Patrollers Needed for February and March!

There are still time slots for Purple Patrol this spring, and we need your help! The first week of Purple Patrol will be Friday, January 14, marking the first week of classes.

Sign up on behalf of your team or coworkers here

When it’s your week to help, you will receive an email in advance with basic instructions. Purple goodies will be waiting for you on Friday morning in the Office of Marketing and Publications (top floor of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building). There is no specific time or place to hand out these items; the only requirement is that the recipients are wearing purple!

If you have any questions about the sign-up or Purple Patrol, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at jb855.


Upcoming Events

* CDEI Presents: Passport to Inclusion Info Sessions

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion invites you to attend one of the following Passport to Inclusion Information Sessions! During the info session a representative from the CDEI will discuss the background and history of Passport to Inclusion, the requirements for the program, how to get involved and more.

Passport to Inclusion is aimed at University of Evansville employees to help raise awareness of issues relating to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and accommodation, as well as other historically underrepresented identities in higher education and other systems. Employees engaged with Passport to Inclusion will not only gain knowledge of diverse experiences but are encouraged to utilize their knowledge and skills to inform their own workspaces.

All info sessions will take place in SOBA 271
January 5: 12-1pm (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 6: 2-3pm (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 7: 9-10am (virtual at Zoom meeting ID: 572 831 8957)
January 11: 3-4pm
January 13: 4-5pm

The last date to register to engage in Passport to Inclusion for this year is January 15, 2022. Please direct any questions to the CDEI at

If you are interested in Passport to Inclusion but unable to attend an info session, please watch this video.

* The College Tour Watch Party – Coming up January 12!

The spring semester begins next week, and we have something very exciting planned! Take a break from your classes and workload and join us for The College Tour Watch Party next Wednesday, January 12! We’re inviting all students, employees, alumni, and prospective students to join us.

At 8:30 p.m., the pre-show will begin in Ridgway University Center. Show up early to get your seat, grab some free snacks from Café Court, and even take your photo on our purple carpet. At 9:00 p.m., the 30-minute episode will premiere in Eykamp Hall. Those who attend will be the first to see this episode!

We are so excited to share this video with you, because it tells the story of what makes UE such a special place.

If you're unable to attend in person, you can also stream with us at


Info You Should Know

* Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion is Hiring

The Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion (CDEI) is hiring 2 new Federal Work Study Student Assistants for the Spring semester. Student Assistants will focus on projects and programming related to DEI at UE. All of those interested in DEI and fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging at the University of Evansville are encouraged to apply.

As a Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Assistant, you will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week during arranged office hours Monday through Friday during those times when fall and spring classes are in session. The specific hours worked will be at the discretion of the Center for DE&I (based on your class schedule and the needs of the office). Some work may include evenings and weekends based on event and project needs.

Required Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, strong interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Evansville, interest and/or experience in programming/ events, experience with social media, strong comfort level with people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as a willingness to expand knowledge and skills related to diversity and inclusion, ability to convey complicated and/or controversial information in a respectful manner, commitment to fostering diversity in a working and learning environment.

Positions are open until filled.

To be considered, please fill out an application through Webadvisor and email to the CDEI at



* UE men drop MVC road opener at UNI

Playing close to his hometown of Minnetonka, Minnesota, sophomore Blaise Beauchamp scored a career-high 14 points as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team dropped an 83-61 game to Northern Iowa on Sunday afternoon inside the McLeod Center.

Beauchamp knocked down four triples in the contest for the Purple Aces (4-9, 0-2 MVC).  His scoring mark led the way for UE while Evan Kuhlman was 4-for-6 from the field on his way to 12 points while Jawaun Newton scored 11.  Noah Frederking grabbed seven rebounds while Shamar Givance picked up five assists.  UNI (5-7, 1-1 MVC) was led by an 18-point effort from AJ Green. 

The opening five points of the day belonged to the Panthers before a drive by Antoine Smith Jr. put UE on the board at the 17:26 mark.  Blaise Beauchamp followed that up with back-to-back triples to give Evansville its first lead at 8-5 less than two minutes later.  UNI countered with an 8-0 stretch of their own with AJ Green capping it off with a triple to make it a 13-8 game with 14:16 on the clock.

Over the next nine minutes, Northern Iowa added to its lead, taking it largest advantage of the half at 30-15 with 5:40 remaining.  With momentum on the Panthers side, the Aces clawed their way back into it over the final minutes.  Noah Frederking got it started with his first triple of the game before Evan Kuhlman and Beauchamp hit 3-pointers to cut the deficit to single digits (33-24) inside of the 3-minute point.

Five points by Shamar Givance inside the final minutes helped Evansville get even closer, cutting the gap to five (38-33) before UNI settled for a 40-33 edge at halftime.  Green led all players with 13 tallies in the half while Beauchamp paced UE with 12. 

A 10-0 run opened the second stanza for UNI as they took a 50-33 lead with 17:38 left in the game.  Evansville chopped the deficit to as few as 14 points before the Panthers took would finish the day with the 83-61 decision.  UNI shot 54.7% in the game while going 11-for-22 from outside.  Evansville shot 40% from the field while knocking down nine triples. 

Next up for UE is another road contest on Wednesday evening in Terre Haute when the Aces take on Indiana State.

* Jose Vivas named to TopDrawerSoccer's Top 100 Freshmen list

For the second-straight season, the University of Evansville men's soccer team has landed a player on TopDrawerSoccer's Top 100 Freshmen list with midfielder Jose Vivas making the list for 2021.

Slotting in at #84, Vivas enjoyed an impressive debut with Evansville in 2021, becoming the second-straight Ace to be named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and the third in four seasons. Vivas played in 17 matches for the Aces in his first collegiate season, making 12 starts, and tying for the team-high with three assists. Vivas helped lead the Aces to a resurgent second half of the season, including a postseason run for the ages, making an appearance in the MVC Championship Final.

Vivas follows fellow teammate and countryman, Pablo Guillen, on being selected to the list after Guillen was positioned in 38th in 2020.


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