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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

* UE Spirit Week


UE Spirit Week will be taking place April 4th -8th. There will be different things going on each day leading up to Pep & Vim.


Upcoming Events

* Archaeology Alumna Rachel Lawrence Presentation Tonight

Please join us for our next installment in the UE Archaeology and Art History Alumni Lecture Series Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 P.M. CST via Zoom. Rachel Lawrence, M.A., RPA (Archaeology '12) will speak about "The Archaeology of Schools and Schoolhouses." Her lecture will delve into the archaeology of schools, schoolhouses, and the importance of schools in the community.

* Reception for Employee Photography Exhibit

The UE campus community (and guests) are invited to a reception in the Krannert Gallery on Thursday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. Please plan to join us to celebrate the 2022 UE Employee Photography Exhibit.  The exhibit will be open through Sunday, May 8 in the Krannert Gallery.

Co-workers and UE retirees participating include:
Melissa Gust, Center for the Advancement of Learning
Tonya Albright, School of Engineering and Computer Science
Donnie Dunville, Retiree Physical Plant/Maintenance
Lynn R. Penland, Dean Emerita
Keith Gehlhausen, Human Resources and Institutional Equity
Mari Plikuhn, Sociology Programs
Lois Patton, Professor Emerita
Hanns G Pieper, Professor Emeritus
Nancy Lockyear, Department of Art
Todd Matteson, Department of Art
Kevin Gray, Criminal Justice
Joe Flauto, Professor Emeritus
John Metelko, Track and Field/Cross County
Corliss Chastain, Department of Art

* The CDEI & Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us

The CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre Presents: Not Someone Like Us, real stories of real accounts of sexual assault and violence from an intersectional cast.

The play will take place in Eykamp Hall @7:00PM on Wednesday, April 13th.

The CDEI will host a talkback session after the performance.

At the performance sign the Pledge to Get Consent. Campus Community Members can pledge to do the following: always ask for consent in all of their relationships; to be an active bystander in potentially dangerous situations; and to help create a culture on campus in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. The department or organization with the most percentage of pledges will be receive a prize from the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

* PRIDE @ UE Dance Performance + Lesson

It may only be April, but we are already looking and planning ahead for a great 2022-2023!

Join the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, as well as the UE Dance Company as we welcome world championship ballroom dance instructor, Jonnah Schneider, to teach a special choreography that will be presented during October PRIDE Month (LGBTQ+ History Month) on campus! If you are interested in performing in October, or maybe just interested to see what it is all about, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday from 2-4 pm!

If you cannot make it on Saturday, be on the look out for sign-ups for the performance and more lessons to follow!

If you have any questions, please contact the CDEI at Center4DEI@evansville.

*Please come dressed in appropriate dance attire and bring lots of water!

* Join Us for the 2022 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium – Wednesday, April 6

The campus community is invited to attend the 2022 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 6 in Eykamp 251. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. The schedule of presentations is listed below. Please feel free to join sessions as your schedule permits. Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

“A Case Study on the Effect of World War II Production on Two Small Cities” - Loretta Wachter
“Perceptions of Cyberstalking” - Tash Wolf

“Sensory Perception and the Mind-Body Problem in Thomistic Theory of Mind” - Kienan Corcoran
“The Sensory Foundation and Social Implications of Problem Behaviors in Children with Autism” - Grace McGuire
“Impact of COVID-19 on Volatility of Futures Contracts and Economic Activities” - Alfred Ijeomah

“Human Remains: Them Not It” - Alexys Bolin
“Diet Mixing has a Limited Benefit for the Generalist Holoparasite, Cuscuta gronovii” - Darcie Smith, Caitlin Caldwell, Elyse Talley

“IEEE SoutheastCon 2022 Mardi Gras Robot” - Connor Luebbehusen
“Adapting the Transfer Hydrogenation of α-D-glucose Using a Water-Soluble Iridium Catalyst to a Teaching Laboratory Setting” - Zachary Eaglin, Noah McMurtry

“The Closer, The Better” - Becky Rusch
“MacBeth: Directing Process” - Claire Himstedt
"INVASION - Writing the ‘Goblin Play’” - Liv Pedersen

“Japanese American Internment Camps: Public Education and Research” - Lauren Hill
“How Prescribed Fire Can be Beneficial and Damaging to Archaeological Sites” - Avy Henrikson
“Interactive 2D Campus Map” - Connor Fritch

* University of Evansville Theatre Offers Free Tickets to all UE Employees for "HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING"

The University of Evansville Theatre closes their spring 2022 season with Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING. To celebrate the season finale of their “Welcome Back To Shanklin Theatre” campaign, they are offering two FREE tickets to every University of Evansville employee for this production, opening at 7:30 pm, Friday, April 8. Additional performances are at 7:30 pm, April 9, 21, 22, 23, and at 2:00 pm, on April 24. Free tickets for university employees are available for any date.

HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, is a meticulously crafted story centering on four alumni of a conservative college whose reunion spirals into chaos over spirituality, politics, and a nearly fanatical desire to be understood.

University of Evansville employees may obtain their two free tickets by calling extension 2031, or by going to the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office, located in the Matt Williams Lobby in Hyde Hall, Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. UE students may also claim their free ticket by coming to the Shanklin Theatre Ticket Office on the day of the show they wish to attend.

In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result, taken within 48-hours of the date on their ticket, and remain masked during the

* SAB is hosting PurplePalooza this Friday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Friday, April 8th, SAB will be hosting PurplePalooza from 6 pm - 10 pm along the Walnut Street and East Terrace Lawn! There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables, laser tag, and free stuff will be given away throughout the duration of the event!

The Food Trucks that will be at PurplePalooza are Pizza Revolution from 6 pm - 8 pm and Rock-A-Burger from 8 pm - 10 pm.

UE students will need to sign up for a food truck voucher with this link:

Please only sign up for one slot, if you have friends that want to come along they will need to sign up for their own slot separately! This will help us keep track of who has received their food vouchers on the day of the event! You must pre-register in order to get free food from the food trucks. Upon arrival at the event, make sure you go to the check in table to get your food voucher! The food trucks will also be selling extra food for cash! There will also be free popcorn provided for those that do not have a food voucher!

All guests will need to check in at the check in table and sign the waiver for the inflatables and laser tag! You will also get a free t-shirt and a wristband that will indicate that you’ve signed the waiver when you check in!

Attractions at the event include Rock Wall, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull (6:00 – 10:00 pm) and Laser Tag (open from 7:00 - 10:00 pm).

We have several performers lined up for the evening including:

Student performer: Grace Hoening from 6:15 - 6:45 pm
Oferle from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Jariah Higgins from 8:15 - 9:15 pm
Drag Show presented by P.R.I.D.E. – 9:30 – 10:00 pm

We can’t wait for this event and hope everyone is ready to kick off this exciting weekend with us! See you then!

* This Week in Music

The UE Music Conservatory presents the Jazz Ensemble with world renowned jazz vocalist Diane Schuur at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 in the

Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus. Diane Schuur has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the White House, and has performed with many artists including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and Stevie Wonder. Her album with B.B. King was number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts. She was Johnny Carson's guest on NBC's The Tonight Show eleven times. Tickets are free at the door and seating is limited.

Prior to the concert, the annual Friends of UE Music Rite of Spring will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tickets for this fundraiser and reception are $75/person or $125/couple and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and priority seating for the concert. Proceeds will benefit Friends of UE Music and improvements to the Krannert building and Wheeler Concert Hall. Register here:

* Sexual Assault Awareness Month Upcoming Events

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Office of Institutional Equity have brought forth activities to bring awareness, education, and support in this time.

April 5th at 7:00 PM Sexual Assault Awareness Panel via Zoom.
The Panel consists of Counseling Services, Public Safety, Institutional Equity, EPD, Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Deaconess, and the Prosecutor’s Office.

Tuesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM in Eykamp: Not Someone Like Us: a collaboration between the CDEI and Evansville Civic Theatre. It is a play about sexual assault based on true stories. The Consent Pledge will take place before the play. The Center will also be hosting a talk back session after the play.

Monday, April 19th at 6:00 PM Bystander Intervention Training via Zoom.
Learn how to safely act when others may be in dangerous situations.

Submitted by Rachael Rose
* ECTE Lunch and Learn 4/7

Join us on April 7th in the Philips Alcove in Ridgeway Center from 12:15-1:00 pm for TWO great Lunch and Learn Discussions! Drs. Sara Petrosillo (she/her; English and Creative Writing) and Julie Merkle (she/her; Biology) will lead a discussion on the design and implementation of interdisciplinary companion courses using their current complementary courses (“Premodern Sex and Gender” and “Biological Perspectives on Sex and Gender”) as a real-time example. In particular, this discussion will encourage conversations on the barriers to and benefits of establishing interdisciplinary teaching collaborations during the first half of the session. The second half will feature Dr. Rodríguez Quevedo (she/her; Foreign Languages and Cultures) who will share her experience using subscription services like New in Slow Spanish, TalkAbroad, and Kahoot! Premium to support student learning and engagement.

Pizza and salad will be provided!
Hope to see everyone there!

* Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The following faculty members will be honored at the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, April 24:

• Sharon Gieselmann- Associate Professor of Education/Chair
• Donald Rodd- Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy
• David Unger- Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

The UE community is welcome to attend this event which will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn south of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration building.

* Plant Sale - Tues, April 12

The annual BiSci Club Plant Sale is happening on April 12th from 9 am to 5 pm! Come down to the greenhouses (located between the Koch Center and Weinbach Ave, near the Lincoln and Weinbach corner) at any time to buy a range of plants. There will be succulents in beautiful pots made by UE students and faculty in ceramics, tomatoes, hot peppers, several types of herbs, some flowers, and even some hanging baskets! Come support the Biology Club's fundraising efforts, and reconnect yourself with nature. Cash is preferred, but Venmo will also accepted. If you have questions, please email BiSci's President Sam Schmidt at ss747.

* Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur and UE Jazz

The UE Jazz Ensemble will be featuring guest jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur on a concert Saturday April 9 at 7:30 PM in Eykamp Hall. Diane Schuur is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist and has international acclaim. Tickets are free at the door, however there is a limited number of seating.

* College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series

Join us for the inaugural College of Business and Engineering Speaker Event.

The College of Business and Engineering Speaker Series highlights the intersection of business and engineering. Our inaugural speaker, Denny Quinn, CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, has made a career of leadership in this space.

Speaker to begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and networking to follow.

Monday, April 18, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Room 251, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall,
University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN

Register for this event

A Zoom invitation will be provided via email, the day before the event, to those that would like to attend virtually. In order to receive the invitation, you must register at the link above.

Denny Quinn is CEO of Traylor Industrial Group, a national contractor who provides construction, maintenance, and fabrication services for clients in the energy, industrial and infrastructure market sectors. Mr. Quinn is a registered Professional Engineer and a US Patent Holder. He received his engineering degree from the University of Illinois and obtained his executive business education from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and IMD business school for management and leadership in Switzerland. He has served on the board of directors for manufacturing and construction businesses in the US and UK. Mr. Quinn resides in Evansville Indiana where he is involved with several local non-profit and civic organizations.

* Department of Art presents the 60th Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition

The Department of Art invites you to view the 60th Annual Undergraduate Student Exhibition in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from March 21- April 9, 2022. The Reception and Awards is March 24, 5-6:30 PM, with awards ceremony at 5:30. Please come visit the exhibition and celebrate the success of the students. You may also vote for the People's Choice Award which is awarded at the end of the exhibition. Hope to see you there.

* Pep and Vim, UE's Annual Day of Giving

Save the date for UE's Annual Day of Giving, Pep and Vim! This year's Pep and Vim will be held Friday, April 8, 2022.

Spirit Week activities, like Penny Wars, will be held the week leading up to Pep and Vim. Penny Wars is a competition between each of the colleges to win the Golden Squirrel for the year. Save your change to help your college win the highly sought after squirrel and help UE at the same time!

* Pep and Vim 5K Registration is Open

UE Alumni and Engagement is hosting a virtual 5K run/walk to promote a healthy lifestyle. The 5K can be completed indoors or outdoors between April 3 and April 8. Participants will enter their times online. All participants will receive an exclusive Pep and Vim t-shirt if registered by March 25*. The race fee is $35 and $20 for students.

On Friday, April 8, Day of Giving, post a video or picture wearing your Pep and Vim t-shirt on social media using #AcesGiveBack and #FORWARD to help spread the word. If you have any questions, please contact

Go Aces!

*Registrations will be accepted after March 25, but we cannot guarantee the arrival of the Pep and Vim t-shirt by April 8.

Register for the Pep and Vim 5K

* Reunion Weekend Coming Soon


Changemaker Corner

* 27th Annual Celebration of Leadership Spotlights Community Servant Leaders- Congratulations UE Changemakers

This year's televised Celebration of Leadership Award Ceremony shone a spotlight on 122 nominees for their examples of servant leadership and contributions to their community. Awards reflected diverse people, projects and organizations leading and serving in our region. Three UE Changemaking innovative, collaborative and courageous accomplishments of servant leadership were recognized and celebrated.

2022 LatinX Leadership Award Project - Community Health UE ChangeLab

2022 Outstanding Innovation Award- UE/Harper Air Filter Changemaker Project

2022 Shirley James “Greening the Community” Award - Toyota Trinity Storm Water Project UE ChangeLab

Congratulations to all nominees and recipients!


Info You Should Know

* A new issue of the Crescent Magazine is available

A new issue of the Crescent Magazine is available at

The Crescent Magazine is produced by Student Media. All content is created by UE students. If you are interested in joining Student Media please contact the Student Media Advisor, Tommy J Housman

Student Media has 2 Federal Work Study positions open during the fall semester of 2022. If interested email

The Crescent website is receiving about 1,000 views a week when classes are in session.

There are many advertising opportunities on the website and in the online publications. Contact about pricing.

* Employee Benefit Enrollment Is Now Open

Just a reminder that the Online Benefit Enrollment period opened on Monday, April 4, and employees can now log into the system to make your elections. You can also view all of the relevant documents beginning with the open enrollment memo for important announcements, reminders, and changes which will occur June 1 to the University’s benefits.

During the period of April 4 through April 15, benefit-eligible employees may enroll or make changes in the University’s health, life, long term disability, and dental insurance, vision (NEW!) and ACES flexible spending account benefit plans. It is the only chance for benefit-eligible employees to enroll or make changes until the next open enrollment period unless you have a qualifying change in status.

We will once again utilize an on-line enrollment process, eliminating all paper enrollment forms for health, life, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance, as well as the ACES flexible spending account. This will ensure the accuracy of your enrollment elections and maintain records electronically regarding your current and future participation. Enrollment/changes to your TIAA retirement plan salary deferrals will continue to be processed on paper forms available in the Office of Human Resources. Therefore, you do not need to re-enroll in the TIAA retirement plans. ALL benefit eligible employees (including those who do not want to make any changes to their current coverage) must enter their elections by April 15. Please review the open enrollment memo and On-Line Benefit Enrollment Documents on the HR Area of the MyUE portal, which should answer many of the questions you might have about this system.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5045 with any questions.

* Pep and Vim 5K T-Shirts Now Available

Pep and Vim 5K participants can pick up their t-shirts at the Igleheart building between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. before April 8.

* Signs a Person You Know May Have Been Sexually Assaulted
  • Quieter or more distant than usual
  • Aggressive or angry for no obvious reason
  • Head or stomach pain when there doesn’t seem to be a physical cause
  • Becoming clingy
  • Doing less well at school
  • Avoids particular places or people
  • Bruises on soft parts of the body like arms and thighs
  • Dressing differently
  • Eating more or less
* Walnut Street Closed for PurplePalooza April 8

PurplePalooza is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Walnut Street! Join Student Activities Board for live music, food trucks, and inflatables! Contact Megan Sicard at if you have questions.

To allow for a safe event and set-up, Walnut Street will be closed for 24 hours beginning 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 and reopening by 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

* 2022-23 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application Now Available

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2022-23 academic year may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

The application and faculty recommendation information can be found here.

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10, 2022.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services via email or by phone at (812) 488-2364.

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* CHEM118 is offered in summer 1

CHEM118 will be offered in summer 1 session. Self-service incorrectly lists that the course is offered at Harlaxton. It will be offered at UE campus in Evansville in a hybrid format. If you have questions please contact Dr. Tod at

* Ascension St. Vincent Mobile Mammography bus will be on campus April 12th from 9:00 a.m 2:00 p.m

The Mobile Mammography services will take place next to the Krannert Fine Arts building, behind the Employee Health Clinic on April 12th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Appointments are available every 20 minutes.

Sign up though Ace Link

Those who are eligible:
-Females, age 35 or older
-Are due for a mammogram
-Do not have any breast symptoms or problems
-Not currently pregnant or nursing
-Have not been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past
-Have a primary care physician

*As a reminder, your health insurance card and information will be collected for this service.

* SAB 2022-2023 Appointed Positions Applications Open

SAB Appointed Applications are open until Friday, April 8th! Applications are open to all students and we’d love to see what you can bring to our organization next year!

A little bit about each of the positions:
Treasurer: Responsibilities include managing SAB’s budget and creating a budget proposal to submit to SGA for the following year.
Marketing Chair: Responsibilities include running SAB’s social media pages (which includes creating a schedule to sufficiently advertise for events), creating advertising for events, and marketing SAB’s events in a variety of ways (AceNotes, hanging up posters, chalking, etc.)
Sound Chair: Responsibilities include running sound trainings and managing sound setups.
Trivia Chair: Responsibilities include creating and running weekly trivia nights.
Recruitment and Outreach Chair: Responsibilities include heading the recruitment of new members and reaching out to other organizations to promote collaboration.

How to apply:
Go to UEngage
Go to the Forms Tab
Scroll down and click the “SAB Appointed Position Application” Form
Submit your application by April 8th!
You will receive an email asking you to sign up for an interview time slot with our executive board

* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

UE students seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your aid and loan eligibility.


On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications will be available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Summer Sessions Payment Plan

Summer session courses can be added to your monthly payment plan now with no additional set-up fee. If your student is enrolling in summer courses, anticipated summer charges can be included in the spring semester payment plan and the plan extended through May (for Summer 1 charges) or June (Summer 2 charges). The undergraduate tuition rate for Summer 2022 is $580 per credit hour. Fees per summer term include a $50 registration fee and a $40 technology fee. Online courses are assessed a $50 online course fee. Payment arrangements are due prior to the start of the summer term.

Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Services no later than Reading/Study Day, April 28, 2022 to determine if financial aid is available for their summer courses.

To modify your current payment plan to include summer, contact the cashiers in the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565.

Submitted by Amy Sowders


* UE's TRACES Program Wins Celebration of Leadership Award

The TRACES Program at the University of Evansville was a recipient of the Sam Featherstone Youth Award at the 27 Annual Celebration of Leadership. The TRACES (Transitional Resources to Achieve Career & Educational Success) Program is a community based transition initiative for EVSC students with disabilities, ages 18-22, who are working on life skills and career preparation. This partnership with the University’s School of Education allows students to prepare for a career and enter internships and community vocational experiences. Congratulations!!!

* Dr. Hyunsoung Park publishes a peer reviewed paper in Scientific Reports

Dr. Hyunsoung Park, Visiting Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science and his co-authors have published an open access journal paper in Scientific Reports titled “Predicting financial losses due to apartment construction accidents utilizing deep learning techniques". Congratulations, Dr. Park!


Thank You

* CDEI Thanks You Prom Volunteers

On Friday, April 1st the Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Student Activities Board held a Prom night! We recognized that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many students were not afforded their own high school Prom experience, so why not bring it to UE? Students of all years joined in the fun, making it a very successful night between prom and the after party at Walther's Golf and Fun! However, this fun would not have been possible without the help of some amazing employee volunteers who allowed the students to have that fun, as well as our amazing decorating committee!

From the deepest appreciation, I would like to thank the following people in their time, effort and support of Prom Night!
- Dr. Val Stein
- Jade Shelby
- Gene and Sharron Wells
- Marisa Knox
- Cherie Leonhard

I would also like to take the time to recognize the amazing planning committee who spent countless hours putting this event together and without we would not have had a successful Prom Night!
- Amanda Ward
- Sarah Vreeland

And a special shout out to someone who put her entire Thursday and Friday into decorating and making final preparations all to make sure that her fellow students had a beautiful space to dance the night away- Ty Meadors!

Thank you to all that was included in the night. The CDEI values and appreciate the time that you spent and recognizes that without you there would have been no Prom!



* Softball to face Bellarmine in single game on Wednesday

With the anticipated weather forecast in the Evansville area, the University of Evansville softball team will take on Bellarmine in a single game at 4 p.m. inside Cooper Stadium on Wednesday.  This was originally slated to be a doubleheader.

Sitting at 20-11 overall and 5-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Purple Aces face Bellarmine in a midweek contest.  UE is coming off a road series win at Loyola, taking both games in Sunday’s doubleheader.  After rallying for a 4-2 win in the opener, Evansville shut out the Ramblers by a 4-0 final in game two.  Loyola rallied for a 4-3 win in Monday’s finale.

It has been an unbelievable sequence for UE catcher Alyssa Barela.  Prior to the series finale on Monday, she had four hits in seven at-bats, two home runs, two doubles and six RBI.  She got it started last Sunday against UNI, belting a 3-run walk-off home run to seal a victory.  Sunday’s opener at Loyola saw her pick up a double and a run before putting the finishing touches on the week in game two.  Barela was 2-3 with a home run and double while leading the Aces to a 4-0 win.  She opened the season going 10-for-51 (.196) but since March 20, she is batting .428 (6-of-14).

For the third time in 2022, Sydney Weatherford threw a complete game shutout, earning a 4-0 win at Loyola on Sunday.  The start lowered her season ERA to 2.37, which ranks fourth in the MVC.  Weatherford has been effective in her nine starts, allowing three or fewer earned runs in eight of those contests.  In road and neutral site starts Weatherford has allowed just seven earned runs in 34 innings of work.  That translates to an ERA of 1.44.

* Evansville wins fifth straight with 8-4 victory over Indiana

Continuing its winning streak, the University of Evansville baseball team captured its fifth-straight victory in an 8-4 triumph over Indiana on Tuesday evening at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

"Really proud of this team as we started the season 3-10 and have fought back to .500 at 14-14. Getting back to .500 going into Valley play against the schedule we have faced shows what we are capable of," said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. "We overcame some elements tonight and it started with Shane Harris coming back out after the mound getting fixed and performing. The offense delivered with some at bats and homeruns. Brent Widder came up with a big blast but the two-out at bats from Shallenberger, Tanner and then Simon delivering a big blow gave us enough. We are ready for Valley play this weekend."

On the mound, redshirt sophomore Shane Harris recorded one of his best outings as an Ace. Harris went five innings, allowing just one run on five hits, while striking-out three and earning his second win of the season. In relief, lefty Tyler Denu pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and recording three Ks.

At the plate, Brent Widder and Simon Scherry powered the Aces, recording five of the team's seven hits and five of the team's six RBI. Also adding hits on the evening were Evan Berkey and Ty Rumsey.

Evansville generated its initial offense in the second inning as Widder scored on a fielder's choice for the first run and scored another later in the inning as Danny Borgstrom scored on a wild pitch. Indiana took a run back in the top of the third with a solo homer from Bobby Whalen.

The Aces fifth and sixth innings proved to be crucial to the win. In the fifth with a and runner on, Widder smashed a home run down the left field line, giving UE a 4-1 lead. Just an inning later, this time with two runners on, Scherry blasted a dinger to left, boosting Evansville to a 7-1 advantage over the Hoosiers.

In the eighth, Evansville added another run on a wild pitch as Tanner Craig came home. Looking to close out the victory, Evansville allowed three runs to Indiana, but Drew Domonik put a stop to the Hoosiers rally as the Aces secured an 8-4 win.

The Aces open Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend with a home series against Southern Illinois, beginning on Friday at 6 PM at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.


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