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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Upcoming Events

* Help us welcome new students and families for SOAR - June 17 and June 24

Our incoming students and their parents will be on campus June 17 and June 24 for Student Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR)! If you are on campus, please keep your eye out for our new students and guests who may need assistance finding campus locations. Don't forget to wear purple! Questions about the program can be directed to Megan Sicard ( or Jenni Sauls (, or families can be brought to Student Life for help throughout the program.

If you have felt undercaffeinated this summer--Chartwells will be operating the coffee shop at Rademacher's Cafe in Ridgway from 8am-4pm each SOAR day. They will be set up with a limited menu, but employees are invited to buy coffee as well on SOAR days.

Submitted by Megan Sicard

Info You Should Know

* Music Welcomes Alaxandra Luegers

Please welcome Alaxandra Luegers as the new Music Admissions Specialist at the University of Evansville. Alongside her duties at UE, Alax is also a theatrical director and educator with Children’s Theatre of Southern Indiana and serves as their board secretary. She has also been teaching private vocal, guitar, ukulele and acting lessons at Studio Vibe located on Evansville’s north side for the past 2 years. Alax is a huge proponent of accessible arts programs in our local community and has studied Theatre Arts and Music at the University of Southern Indiana. While she wears many hats, her favorite role is wife to Joe (a 2013 UE Music Grad) and mom to July and Rory. She looks forward to being an integral part of the UE Music Conservatory.

Submitted by Amy Esche
* Summer Health Risk Assessment

Summer Health Risk Assessments will take place July 11th-13th in Eykamp Hall from 7:00AM-10:45AM each day. Complete your health risk assessment and earn HRA credits. Please remember, fasting 8-10 hours is recommended. Water and Black coffee are allowed. Please take maintenance medications as prescribed, as long as they are not required to be taken with food. Please click the link below to sign up today!

Submitted by Ashley Chipps
* UE Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa for Exemplary Transfer-Friendliness

The University of Evansville was recently named to the 2022 Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) for its commitment to dynamic pathways and support for transfer students. Of the 700 colleges and universities across the nation that were considered, UE was one of just 171 that made the Transfer Honor Roll.

The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes the importance of creating strong, successful transfer pathways for community college transfer students. It is determined by 40 key metrics related to transfer student support and success, including: college cost and financial aid; campus life; admission practices; and bachelor’s degree completion. Analyses and data came from the National Student Clearinghouse as well as PTK Connect, Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool designed to help students find their best-fit colleges and career pathways.

UE was included in the Transfer Honor Roll because of its exceptional transfer student outcomes. For those who transfer, UE accepts an average of 95 percent of credits from other institutions, and 100 percent of transfer students receive financial aid consisting of scholarships and/or need-based grants. The averages among the Honor Roll for merit-based financial aid and need-based financial aid were just 68 percent and 59 percent, respectively.

Enrollment for transfer students is expected to grow in the coming semesters. Fall 2022 applications are up more than 100 percent compared to last year, and the number of students choosing to enroll is up significantly, too. This is due to not only student support but also the financial aid awarded to transfer students. Academic scholarships, which are based on cumulative college GPA, range from $15,000 to $21,000 per year. Members of PTK are eligible for additional scholarships.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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* Surplus Wood Dorm Furniture Sale

The University of Evansville has a surplus of furniture. Furniture is being made available for purchase on Saturday, June 25th from 8 a.m. till noon at the UE Armory located on 301 S Rotherwood.

Items include: desks, dressers, chairs, twin beds (no mattresses) with some capable of bunking. All items are $5 each, cash only, on a first come, first serve basis, sold as is. Items must be picked up and loaded by the buyer at the time of purchase. Buyers will be required to sign a “Condition of Surplus form” at time of payment prior to pick up.

Those interested may contact Fred Wilson via email at for questions, general pictures, to arrange location and time for pickup.

Submitted by Fred Wilson
* Welcome the new Data Analyst, Ifechi Umeh

Please join us in welcoming Ifechi Umeh as Data Analyst for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Ifechi is a 2022 University of Evansville graduate with a double major in Economics and Statistics & Data Science. Ifechi was awarded the 2022 Bennett-Knott Award for the Outstanding Senior in Math. If you see Ifechi on campus, please introduce yourself.

Submitted by Tobi Audas


* PA Program Receives SW Indiana AHEC Partnership Matters Award


From left are Jenelle Evernham, Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor; Kim Moors, Director of Clinical Outreach; and Cindy Kissel, Clinical Coordinator and Instructor.

Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has recognized the outstanding efforts of the University of Evansville’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program with the 2022 Partnership Matters Award. Southwest Indiana AHEC is part of a national network with a mission to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.

According to Jane Friona, Executive Director of Southwest Indiana AHEC, UEPA faculty and staff have assisted with recruiting AHEC Scholars, and 31 PA students have been (or are) involved in this community healthcare fellowship program. “The PA Program prioritizes AHEC Scholars in rural and underserved family medicine rotations to help strengthen their intent and preparation for future practice in these communities,” said Friona. “The clinical coordinators work very closely with AHEC to ensure the ‘right’ students are in the ‘right’ rotations for the benefit of both the student and the clinical site.” Friona said the PA Program staff have worked collaboratively on regional preceptor appreciation initiatives, as well as the regional clinical collaboration team. “Although the PA program is fairly new to the region, the program has recognized the need to work collaboratively with all of the regional healthcare facilities and educational institutions to help ensure preceptors and clinical sites are not overburdened with the need for additional clinical rotations,” she said.

Submitted by Andy Lampkins


* Morales and Vazquez representing UE in Mexico

Continuing to represent the University of Evansville on a global stage, Purple Aces head volleyball coach Fernando Morales and fifth-year player Alondra Vazquez are set for the NORCECA Final Four Women’s Qualification Tournament.

Morales is the head coach of the Puerto Rico National Team while Vazquez will be on the floor competing in the tournament.  All three matches are set to be played in Sonora, Mexico.  Puerto Rico is set to open play on Friday against Cuba in a 6:30 p.m. MT match before taking on Costa Rica on Saturday at the same time.

Things wrap up on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. MT when Puerto Rico faces Mexico.  The winner of the Final Four event qualifies to the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Challenger Cup.  That is set to take place between July 28 and 31 in Zadar, Croatia. Eight teams will be competing in that event to qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League.

Submitted by Athletics
* Women's golf announces three additions

Following a Missouri Valley Conference Championship in 2021, the momentum continues to build around the University of Evansville women’s golf program.  Pieces continue to fall into place for head coach John Andrews, who announced the signing of Destynie Sheridan and Ekaterina “Kate” Petrova to National Letters of Intent to play for UE beginning in the fall of 2022 while Grace Vandenburg will join as a walk-on.

“Destynie and Kate will help us right away with their background and experience,” Andrews explained.  “Kate has competed in tournaments representing her country throughout Europe while Destynie has won three state championships in her four high school seasons at North.  I believe that Grace’s best golf is in front of her.  We look forward to having all three ladies ready to go for the fall.”

Destynie Sheridan joins the Purple Aces following a championship career at Evansville’s North High School.  In her four seasons, the Huskies won three state championships while earning a runner-up finish in the other season.  That includes a championship in October of 2021 that saw her team win by 18 strokes. 

Individually, Sheridan had several exceptional performances, including a 5-under 65 in September of last year to help North win its 10th straight IHSAA Sectional Championship.  Her efforts contributed to a team score of 274, which was the lowest sectional score in Indiana state history.  Her top finish at the state championship came in 2020 when scores of 76 and 78 tied her for 7th.  As a senior, her final tally of 155 put her a in tie for 15th on the way to the third championship in four years.

Ekaterina “Kate” Petrova comes to Evansville with a World Amateur Golf Ranking of 340.  The native of Moscow, Russia has had an exceptional career that includes a berth in the European Girls’ Team Championship.  Over the last two years, she has recorded two victories while picking up 12 top-10 finishes.

In July of 2021, she was medalist at the Russian Junior Tour – Gorki Golf Club.  Rounds of 65 and 72 gave her a 137, which was five ahead of second place.  At the end of September, Petrova was victorious once again, taking top honors at the Russian Cup.  The Russian Golf Association event was held at Gelendzhik Golf Club.

Vandenburg joins the program from Mishawaka High School where she made it out of the Penn Sectional as an individual in her senior season.

Submitted by Athletics

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