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Friday, April 29, 2022

* Summer Hours and July 4 Holiday

Summer Hours
UE will reduce business hours during the summer from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. This schedule will be in place beginning Monday, May 9 through Friday, August 5. Regular hours will return Monday, August 8.

Friday Jeans Day
You can wear jeans on Fridays in the summer – as long as you wear purple on Fridays. Please dress appropriately and adjust the dress code as necessary on Fridays for visitors or other events.

July 4 Holiday
The University will observe Monday, July 4, as a holiday. In addition, the President’s Council added Friday, July 1 as an additional day off to make a long weekend a little longer for faculty and staff. The University will be closed on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4. Please enjoy the extended holiday weekend!

Submitted by University Relations

Upcoming Events

* Class of 2022 Commencement and Baccalaureate


Everyone is invited to attend the 164th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7 to honor the class of 2022. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Ford Center. No tickets are required. For those who cannot attend in-person, the ceremony can also be live streamed at

Cap and gown orders will be available from the bookstore beginning April 25 through May 6. Seniors should also complete the 2022 Graduation Survey.

Baccalaureate Service

The Interfaith Baccalaureate Service will be held Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. in Neu Chapel. This is a religious service that honors the graduating class. All graduates and their families are invited to attend. The service provides time to reflect and give thanks to God in the context of high University ceremony.

Baccalaureate will include music, prayer, and readings. Music will be provided by the UE Music Conservatory and University Choir.

If you are a senior in need of information for Commencement, Baccalaureate, regalia pick-up, arrival information, and more, please visit Commencement Central.

Submitted by University Relations
* Spring Art Sale from the Department of Art

The Department of Art is having a Spring Art Sale. They will have Paintings, Drawings, Ceramics, Prints, and more. Come support the Department of Art and the Art Students. This event is rain or shine either inside Ridgeway Center or on the East Terrace Lawn. See flier for more details. Cash, check, or charge accepted.

Submitted by Todd Matteson
* Department of Art proudly presents the Senior Exhibition 2022 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery

The Department of Art is pleased to present the Senior Exhibition 2022 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery starting, April 21- May 6, 2022. Please come see the artwork of Hannah Girten, Ashley Gray, Greg King, Paige Kirkey, Bailey Korschgen, Autumn Owens, Makayla Stewart, and Jane Tafolla. The gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 12-3 pm and Wednesday and Thursday 12-6 pm. A closing reception is on May 6, 5-6:30 pm.

Submitted by Todd Matteson
* 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

Info You Should Know

* 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 Paid 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.

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Slips, Trips & Falls

As spring and summer showers arrive, slips, trips, and falls are a major cause of injury that occurs to both visitors, students and employees. They can occur anywhere, but are of particular concern to our campus community.

What can you do to make a positive impact?

1) Be aware of your immediate surroundings
2) Wear comfortable, properly fitting non-slip shoes. Avoid wearing flip flops when it is raining as they can be extremely slippery on wet surfaces.
3) Be aware of the type of surface you are walking on and its condition
4) Adjust to environmental and walking surface conditions
5) Pay attention to “Wet Floor” warning signs to warn of known hazards
6) Practice Good Housekeeping
7) Keep walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles
8) Only carry items that allow you to see clearly where you are going
9) Use handrails when going up or down stairs and not skip steps
10) Eliminate or minimize distractions while walking, such as looking at your cell phone

Report unsafe conditions to Office of Public Safety at 812-488-2051.

Be Safe With Each Step!

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* Spring 2022 SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society Honorees

The University of Evansville established a chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society on January 12, 2022.  SALUTE recognizes the academic achievements among undergraduate and graduate veterans, active-duty military, National Guard, and reservists.

The criteria for undergraduate induction include: 

  • Honorably Discharged from military service
  • Minimum of 45 course credits hours earned at UE.
  • GPA  based on a 4.00 scale and off cumulative GPA at UE.
    Alpha 3.75 – 4.00
    Bravo 3.50 – 3.74
    Charlie 3.25– 3.49
    Delta  3.00 – 3.24

The criteria for graduate induction include:

  • Honorably Discharged from military service
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours earned at UE
  • GPA based on a 4.0 scale and off cumulative GPA at UE.
    Gold 3.50 – 4.00

The Spring 2022 SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society Undergraduate Honorees include:

  • Mr. Dakota Blankenship,  Army Veteran, Nursing Major Graduation: Spring 2022
  • Mr. Robert "Neal" Quick, Air Force Veteran, Accounting Major Graduation: Fall 2022
  • Ms. Megan Yoder, Navy Veteran, Student Veterans Organization President, Accounting Major Graduation: Spring 2022

Direct questions concerning the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society to Dr. Tracey Y. Folden, Academic Affairs or 812-488-2509.

Submitted by Tracey Folden
* UE Launches "Forward >>," a $125 Million Comprehensive Campaign

On Saturday, April 23, the University of Evansville launched Forward >>, the comprehensive campaign dedicated to raising $125 million and investing in three major priorities for the campus. UE kicked off the multi-year project with a gala on campus, during which it was announced that more than $76 million has already been gifted toward the campaign.

“At UE, we have fostered a culture among our students to create positive change – not in 10 years, not after graduation, but now,” said Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, president of the University. “This campaign takes that culture to a new level. With this support, we can create a great impact across every facet of our campus."

Young adults must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving workforce. UE has adopted a forward-thinking approach to accommodate future generations of Aces, and the campaign will expand learning opportunities and experiences prior to graduation. The three pillars of Forward >> are listed here. More detailed information can be found at as well as the press release that will be made public.

  • Powering a Transformational, Accessible Education: Support for endowed scholarships; the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the new Wellness and Recreation Center, and Carson Center revitalization.
  • Bringing Academics to Life: Support for the Center for Innovation & Change, updates and improvements to Wallace B. Graves Hall, Engineering Project Building, and the Harlaxton study abroad experience.
  • Fueling Faculty Who Discover, Teach, and Mentor: Support for endowed chairs and professorships, academic department funds, and student/faculty research.

Gifts can be made toward Forward >> at any time by visiting Updates on the amount gifted toward the comprehensive campaign will also be provided on the same webpage. All gifts will create a lasting impact on the University and support Aces for many years to come.

Submitted by University Relations
* Summer Work Study

On-campus jobs available for summer. Continuing undergraduates can apply for positions online through WebAdvisor. Students can work multiple jobs up to a combined 37.5 hours per week during summer. Summer enrollment is not required.

Submitted by Sean Riley
* Requests for Official Excused Absences During Finals

Please note that the Dean of Students office will not grant official excused absences during finals except for extreme circumstances (i.e.: death of an immediate family member, emergency surgery, etc.). Students who feel they are unable to take a scheduled final exam should work directly with their professors to discuss other possible options.

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* Red & Green Flags of Relationships

Check out the Multicultural Student Commons for relationship red flags and green flags.

Submitted by Rachael Rose
* 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
* The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship has been extended to May 6th

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Apply for the 2022-2023 Hartig Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 22, 2022. The decision will be announced by May 27, 2022.

Questions: Amber Chandler, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364

Submitted by Amber Chandler


* English & Creative Writing Awards Announced

The Department of English and Creative Writing is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Virginia Lowell Grabill and George Klinger academic writing awards. These awards were made possible by generous legacies from Professor George Klinger and Professor Virginia Grabill and were presented at LitFest, the annual student literary conference.

The department also recognized its winners of the Larry Caldwell Senior Award, as well as the new and graduating members of Sigma Tau Delta, its honor society.


Third Place: "First Movie Without You," Sam Tarter
Second Place: "An Accomplice to Failure," Audrey Theriac
First Place: "Hag Stories," Rebecca Harwood

Third Place: "Moving On," Hollie Hoffman
Second Place: "Vicissitude," Jane Tafolla
First Place: "Gay," Sam Tarter

Third Place: "Fetal Possum," Rebecca Harwood
Second Place: "Human Error in Five Parts," Erin Casey
First Place: "Kitchen Witchery," Alexis Carpenter

Third Place: “Mythic and Mystic Reality in The Left Hand of Darkness,” Mitchell Matthews
Second Place: “How Jacob’s Room Examines the Notion of Communication” Alexis Carpenter
First Place: “The Double-Crossing Demon: Mephastophilis’s Manipulation in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus,” Charlie Watts

Katherine Fox, “Exploring the Conception and Expression of Manhood in England Throughout the Middle Ages”

THE LARRY CALDWELL SENIOR AWARD, for departmental service and spirit was given to Maddie Johnson and Rebecca Harwood.

New inductees:
Olivia Brames
Alexis Carpenter
Trix Gebele
Gabrielle Hardoin
Hollie Hoffman
Michael Ikejiani
Emma Jones (Harlaxton)
Willow Kruggel
Elizabeth McCook
Jordan McKinney
Emily Schwartz
John Sutter
Audrey Theriac
Maddy Webb
Ashton Wilson

Graduating Seniors:
Olivia Brames
Katherine Fox
Rebecca Harwood
Hollie Hoffman
Emma Jones (Harlaxton)
Avery Pereboom
Lindsey Phillips
Jane Tafolla
Gabriela Mancuso

Submitted by Michelle Lehman
* Dean's Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the faculty members who received a Dean's Teaching Award from their Academic Dean for 2021-2022. Their dedication to our students through their teaching and support is exceptional and deserving of this award. The faculty members being recognized are:

Erin Davis, associate professor of mathematics from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences,

Patrick Thomas, associate professor of archeology from the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences,

Josh Fenton, clinical assistant professor of business law from the College of Business and Engineering,

Brian Swenty, professor of mechanical and civil engineering from the College of Business and Engineering,

Alison Jones, clinical assistant professor of education from the College of Education and Health Sciences,

Katie Thomas, clinical assistant professor of nursing from the College of Education and Health Sciences.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Haran and Luebbehusen Receive Honors Program Outstanding Senior Award

The Honors Program congratulates Pranav Haran and Connor Luebbehusen on receiving the Outstanding Honors Program Senior Award for this academic year.

Pranav and Connor have been active in the Honors Program throughout their time at UE. This year, they served as co-presidents of the Honors Activity Board, leading the group in organizing and running events such as Nerd Wars, game nights, community service activities, and the honors freshman retreat.

Connor is graduating with a degree in Computer Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. His honors project involved his work on the IEEE SoutheastCon 2022 Mardi Gras Robot. After graduation, he will be working as a software engineer at LifeOmic in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pranav is graduating with a degree in Chemistry. His honors project was entitled, “Catalytic Dehydrogenative Coupling of Alcohols using POCOP and PNCNP Nickel and Ruthenium Catalysts”. He will be attending the IU School of Medicine in Evansville this fall.

The Honors Program thanks Pranav and Connor for all their contributions to the program and wishes them all the best for the future. Congratulations!

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* 2022 Eta Lambda Sigma Induction Ceremony

The University of Evansville Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing inducted new members in a ceremony April 24, 2022. Inductees included Juniors, Delany Herrmann, Faith Macy, Emily McMonigle, and Alexa Wheeler. Seniors, inductees included Julia Meadows, Sophie Treski and Emma Vassy. Additionally, RN to BSN Tracy Pfau and Lacey Risley along with Nurse Leader, Jamey Williams, MSN, RN, CNS, Melissa Fitch DNP, CRNA and Meghan Butcha DNP, CRNA were inducted. Katherine Goslak received the Key Award. Special thanks to 2021 Inductees Alexa Hopf, Katherine Goslak and Katelyn Sanders assisting in the ceremony. Michelle Hamblin MSN, RN gave the keynote address. The mission of Sigma International is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Submitted by Theresa Price

Thank You

* Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The following were honored at the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that took place on Sunday, April 24th:

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

A video of the event was made and will be shared at a later date. Please join us to wish them well in their retirement.



Dr. Sharon Gieselmann
Associate Professor of Education/Department Chair

Dr. Sharon Gieselmann is an associate professor in the School of Education.  Prior to coming to the University of Evansville, she served as an elementary school principal, elementary school teacher, and staff developer.  She also provided professional development to schools in the south and midwest as a literacy coach and area manager for The McGraw-Hill Companies.  Dr. Gieselmann earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Southern Indiana, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisville.  She also has a teaching endorsement in Gifted Education and school administrative credentials from Western Kentucky University.  She was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is listed on the School of Education’s Honor Wall for exemplary contributions to the field of education.

Dr. Gieselmann’s research interests include social justice issues in public schools. Her work has been shared at conferences in Moscow, Russia, Paris, France, and Brighton, United Kingdom.  Dr. Gieselmann’s most recent work is included in two books for aspiring administrators in university preparation programs, Quandaries of the Small-District Superintendency and Snapshots of School Leadership in the 21st Century; Perils and Promises of Leading for Social Justice, School Improvement, and Democratic Community.

Since becoming the department chair, the School of Education team has increased enrollment in the Transition to Teaching program, added the Accelerated Elementary Education second degree program, and an Early Start Education Certificate program for high school students.  The department has completed successful Pep and Vim campaigns annually to provide new furniture for education classrooms, updated the Tapley Education Center, and purchased Promethean Boards to provide students with improved resources.  The Department has secured over $1 million dollars in grants focusing on STEM activities, Project Lead the Way initiatives, Google Workspace PD for almost 800 educators, and tutoring to help K-12 students with academic challenges associated with Covid. 



Dr. Donald Rodd
Professor of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy

Dr. Rodd graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Medical Technology (now called Clinical Laboratory Science) and worked in hospital settings for many years.  He was a director of a private laboratory in Troy, NY.  He received a master’s degree from Marquette University in Physiology with a concentration in Neurophysiology.  His PhD is from Penn State University in Physiology with a concentration in Exercise and Nutrition.  Upon graduation from Penn State, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Biochemistry and at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Biochemistry.  His research started in the neural control of metabolism and has evolved to include different areas of Exercise Physiology, and he has mentored several students in undergraduate research.

Dr. Rodd has been in six different departments since he began at the University (Biology, PE, Human Kinetics, Exercise Science, Public Health, and Health Sciences).  During his early years in the current department, he developed the core of the Exercise Science major as it exists now.  He was very active and involved in many different areas of the university including Undergraduate Research, Faculty Governance (being a member of almost every elected faculty senate committee at some point in his career), and twelve years on Faculty Senate and twice Faculty Senate Chair.  His retirement will allow him to spend more time with his beautiful wife, Barbara, and his needy canine companion, Mickey.  His son, Alex, graduated from UE with a degree in Athletic Training and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and his daughter, Olivia, is scheduled to graduate from UE with a degree in Education.



Dr. David Unger
Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Dr. Unger graduated from St. Louis University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and he also earned an M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Unger is the author of the textbook, Analytical Fracture Mechanics, which was originally published in hard cover by Academic Press (1995), and later reprinted in paperback form by Dover Publications in 2001 and again in 2011. He was awarded the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for scholarly activity by the University of Evansville in 2005, the Dean’s Teaching Award in the School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2006 and designated a UE Global Scholar in 2007. He was a professionally licensed engineer for twenty years and has served on the UE faculty for twenty-one years.

Dr. Unger’s specialty areas are Nonlinear and Environmentally Assisted Fracture Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Materials.  He has been published over fifty times.



Submitted by Tobi Audas

Harlaxton Happenings

* Harlaxton Archaeology Field School

Harlaxton College is delighted to host our first archaeological excavation on the grounds of the breath-taking Harlaxton Manor. Open to all, from beginners to experienced archaeologists, we are aiming to provide the most inclusive and accessible archaeological field school in Britain. We will be hosting both American and British students, expecting daily visits from members of the local community, and receiving expert input from the Ministry of Defense's award-winning archaeology program, Operation Nightingale. With evidence from the Iron Age to the present, we will be investigating three key areas of the grounds: a suspect iron age enclosure, the 'thunder house' of the early Victorian walled garden complex, and the training trenches from WWI.

The archaeological excavation will take place June 1-30, and there are opportunities for participation for 2, 3, or 4 weeks and for academic credit or just experience. The deadline to apply and make an initial deposit is May 2, so check out the details and register now here:

Please contact the program director, Dr. Emily Stammitti, at with any questions about the program details or Kaylynn McCalister in the UE Harlaxton office at with any questions about the registration process!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister
* Spring 2023 Harlaxton applications

There are still spaces available for Harlaxton Spring 2023, but we are filling fast! If you have an interest in going to Harlaxton next spring, be sure to talk with your advisor and get your application in by the end of this semester if possible! You can find the course information and application on the Harlaxton website here: Feel free to reach out to the Harlaxton team with questions at!

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister


* UE Track & Field To Return To Terre Haute Saturday For Sycamore Open

One week after competing at Indiana State’s Gibson Invitational, the University of Evansville track and field teams will return to Terre Haute to take part in the Sycamore Open at the Gibson Track & Field Complex.  The one-day meet will take place on Saturday, with field events starting at 10 a.m. central time and track events beginning at noon central time.

Evansville had a successful trip to Terre Haute last weekend, as the Purple Aces broke three school records and set 23 personal-best marks in the three-day Gibson Invitational.  Senior Mike Boots (Evansville, Ind./Mater Dei) broke a 46-year-old record in the shot put event with a throw of 15.34 meters, while junior thrower Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind./Princeton Community) broke the school mark in the hammer throw for the third-straight meet with a toss of 49.50 meters.  Senior Joey Rucinski (Ft. Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) also made history in the decathlon event, posting a school-record score of 5,906 points to win the event.

“It was good to see a lot of people step up last week and post some more PRs, as we are beginning to close in on the conference meet in a couple of weeks,” said UE head coach Don Walters.  “This meet on Saturday is our final tune-up for the conference meet, so hopefully, we can go out and set some more PRs and be in a real good place going into the Valley Championships in a few weeks.”

UE’s sprinters were able to take advantage of a strong wind last weekend to post some of their fastest times ever on the track, with sophomore Geordan Blades (10.64 – 100, 21.97 - 200) and junior Giovanni Purser (10.66 - 100) on the men’s side and freshman Kara Yunker (13.10 – 100, 27.46 - 200) and senior Skylar Tucker (26.57 – 200) on the women’s side posting personal-best times in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.  Wind could also play a factor on Saturday, with southerly winds expected between 10 and 15 miles-per-hour, with gusts as high as 30.

As a team, Evansville placed fifth out of 11 schools on the men’s side and sixth out of nine schools on the women’s side at the Gibson Invitational.  UE should see good competition at the Sycamore Open this weekend, with the likes of Indiana State, Bradley, Butler, IUPUI, Chicago State, Eastern Illinois and Saint Louis University expected to send competitors from the Division I ranks to the meet.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball to retire Jamey Carroll's number, host Bradley for MVC series this weekend

One of the greatest to ever wear an Evansville jersey will see his number retired as part of an important weekend for the University of Evansville baseball team this weekend as the Aces host Bradley for a three-game MVC series, beginning on Friday at 6 PM at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

Previewing the Matchup: Bradley
• The Aces and Braves are meeting for the 103rd time when the two sides clash on Friday with UE owning a 58-44 advantage in the series.
• Evansville captured last season's series, earning a 2-1 series win over the Braves at Dozer Park on April 9 & 11, 2021.
• Bradley enters the weekend in a tie for fourth in the MVC standings with a 5-4 conference record, just one back of Evansville, while holding a 13-21 overall record.
• The Aces have won five of the last six meetings in the series, but all six of those contests have been played in Peoria.

Retiring a Great
• On Saturday, the Evansville baseball program will honor one of its all-time greats.
• Playing from 1994-96, Jamey Carroll will see his #23 retired prior to Saturday's game.
• An 11-year MLB veteran, Carroll spent time playing for the Expos/Nationals, Rockies, Twins, Cleveland, Dodgers, and Royals from 2002-13.
• Carroll was elected to the UE Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.
• The first 250 fans for Saturday's game will receive a Jamey Carroll signed commemorative baseball.

Amassing RBI
• The top five in the Aces lineup have been the driving force to a high-scoring offense.
• Evansville's one through five in the order all have 30-or-more RBI and all rank inside the top 10 in the MVC in the category.
• Leading the team, Mark Shallenberger is tied for first in The Valley with 42 RBI, while Tanner Craig is just one RBI back with 41.

Submitted by Athletics

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