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Monday, March 20, 2023

Pep and Vim/Reunion Weekend

* Reunion Weekend April 14-16, 2023

Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Nursing 70th Anniversary Reunion
Athletics Reunion
Alumni Awards Celebration
Campus Tours
And more!
Register here

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Pep and Vim, the UE Annual Day of Giving, is April 14, 2023 – Click to learn more!

First created by a UE alumnus, “Pep and Vim,” UE’s Annual Day of Giving, was brought to life in 2012. We shouted our school spirit from the rooftops, and we were honored that the Aces community responded to our first Pep and Vim by making 250 philanthropic gifts that totaled over $5,000.

Flash forward to April 2022, Pep and Vim’s 10-year anniversary, and you can see how UE’s Day of Giving has grown over the last decade. Over 2,000 gifts were made to the university, totaling over $400,000. Gifts came in from 44 states, providing opportunities for growth within all 3 academic colleges on campus, as well as for Harlaxton College and UE Athletics.

Now it’s time for Pep and Vim 2023, and with you by our side, we know we can up our game once more. The UE Alumni Board of Directors has issued a philanthropic challenge! If, as one Aces family, we make 2,023 gifts to any UE project, they will gift $20,000 to the UEvansville Fund!

Sometimes philanthropy can feel too big for us as individuals. But when we join together, we can change the lives of countless others. That’s why, at UE, everyone can be a philanthropist. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, your gift will move the University of Evansville FORWARD into a bright and hopeful future.

To make a gift and help unlock the Alumni Board’s challenge, please visit

Thank you and GO ACES!

Submitted by Jaime Wilder

Upcoming Events

* Latin American Dance Workshops

The UE Dance Company, the CDEI, and the Hispanic Latinx Student Organization (HLSU) invite students, staff, and faculty to learn to dance merengue, bachata, salsa, and tambores with professional dance instructor Antonieta Tortolero this Wednesday, March 22nd and next Wednesday, March 29th from 7-8pm in the aerobics room at the Carson Center. Free admission. No need to RSVP. Put on your dance shoes and join us on the dance floor! Questions - Email: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo:

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Lunch Bunch

Faculty and staff, join us for chips and salsa at Lunch Bunch this Thursday, March 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Philips Alcove (Ridgway 2nd floor). No need to RSVP. Stay as little or as long as your schedule allows. There is no agenda or presentation for these gatherings. Lunch Bunch is a way to offer faculty and staff a common place to get together. We hope to see you this Thursday!
ECTE Team: Kyle, Stephanie & Diana

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* UE Music Presents Diversity Matters Concert

Music and Reflections with Tuba and Piano- Bet you didn’t see that coming…! An Evening with UNM Professors Richard Antoine White and Pamela Viktoria Pyle, aka Diversity Matters

This unusual duo of tuba and piano presents diverse musical offerings and shares insights into what makes music the world’s universal language.

Come share an emotional journey as they explore music from around the world with classical dances, lyrical romances, and Brazilian rhythms. Complemented by historical background on the music, as well as stories about life from the practice room to the stage. The evening promises to be heartfelt and uplifting.

The concert will be held Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall.

Submitted by Amy Esche
* Register TODAY for Speed Networking Event

Speed Networking Event
Tuesday, March 21st
Eykamp Hall, RUC
*Open to ALL students and ALL majors!

Don't miss this opportunity to meet face to face with employers! Whether you are looking for part time, full time, or summer employment, or simply want to improve your interviewing skills, this event is for you! Look in Handshake for a list of registered employers.

Space is limited, so register in Handshake today!

Questions? Contact the Center for Career Development at or 812-488-1083.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* CDEI Upcoming Programming

CDEI has some amazing upcoming programs, and we hope to see you there! Head to UEngage or our Instagram @uediversity for more information as the date approaches!

6-7:30 pm Sexual Assault Awareness Month Panel
On Zoom
Panelist include individuals from the following organizations/ roles: Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Evansville Police Department, Indiana Tracking Victim Assistance Program, Vanderburgh County Deputy Prosecutor, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Please register for this meeting

12-1 pm Disability Awareness Month Keynote Speaker
On Zoom
Gregory S. Fehribach
Gregory S. Fehribach of Indianapolis, Indiana is principal of the Fehribach Group, a consulting firm specializing in accessibility, universal design, and compliance with the ADA that he founded in 1995. He is of counsel to the firm of Tuohy, Bailey, & Moore, LLP in Indianapolis and has practiced law for the past 30 years. Since 1988, Fehribach has served as a panel trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana. In 2009, he was designated a Distinguished Fellow at Ball State University where he established The Disability Project, which was renamed the Gregory S. Fehribach Center on July 25th, 2019. Fehribach has served on the Ball State University Board of Trustees, the Indiana Governor’s Planning Council for People with Disabilities, the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, and the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master of arts degree from Ball State University and a law degree from Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law.

Please register for this meeting

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* University of Evansville Andiron Lecture by Sara Petrosillo

The next University of Evansville Andiron Lecture,
Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and Control in Medieval Literary Culture,
will take place Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
This will be at Room 162 (Harkness Hall) at the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

Sara Petrosillo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Evansville. She earned her PhD in Literature from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Italian from Colby College. Her research and teaching interests include medieval and early modern literature, feminist theories, medieval manuscript studies, poetics, and critical animal studies. She has published essays in medieval, early modern, and theory journals and in a book on animals in medieval literature. Her book, Hawking Women: Falconry, Gender, and Control in Medieval Literary Culture, was published in 2023.

Women in the Middle Ages claimed the symbol of a hawking woman on their personal wax seals, trained and flew hawks, and wrote and read books featuring female falconers. In this talk debuting her book Hawking Women, Petrosillo demonstrates how cultural literacy in the medieval art of falconry challenged patriarchal control. In the avian hierarchy female hawks have always been the default and the dominant. What happens when women, who occupy a subordinate position in the human hierarchy, spend time with their hawk counterparts? In our current climate of mass discrimination against women, this interspecies medieval model contains lessons about how women resisted in a culture of training and control.

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons
* Mixed-Media Marriage Exhibit

The Krannert Gallery will host the Mixed-Media Marriage exhibit by artists Brooke Congleton Wheeler & Scott Wheeler from February 26 - April 2, 2023. Please join us for the artists reception on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Changemaker Corner

* Join a ChangeLab in Fall 2023

Join your friends and classmates in making the positive change in your community – while earning academic credit and beefing up your resume.

All ChangeLab students receive presentation coaching workshops, team building guided by expert coaches, and project management resume building skills!

There are more than 20 ChangeLabs to choose from, including Honors sections. Here are just a few that are available for Fall 2023!

CHNG 310 02 Civil Disobedience: Creative Protest Project: Explore different ways protesters have used art (music, theatre, storytelling, dance) to make their voices known and heard. Students in this course will organize an end-of-semester showcase to exhibit their artform connected to a social problem they identify or feel connected to.

CHNG 310-Y01 Go Vote! - Creating a Mechanism Allowing Students to Vote at Their College Campuses: This ChangeLab will endeavor to create a mechanism that will allow students at college campuses to vote at their college/university rather than having to request mail-in ballots or return back to their place of registration to vote.

CHNG 310-07 Equitable and Nourishing Food System- Students will collaborate with Urban Seeds, a not-for-profit organization advocating for a quality, equitable, and robust food system.

CHNG 310-Y02 The Future of UE’s Archives – Work with the University Librarian to Help create plans for Archives and Special Collections at the UE Library!

A complete list can be found on Self-Service.

Submitted by Andrew Carter

Info You Should Know

* Evansville Water & Sewer Conducting Cleaning in the Area

Sewer Cleaning Notice: Campus Wide

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:
Contact Facilities Management, 812-488-2775

Affected Dates:
March 20 through April 11

Description of Work:
Evansville Water & Sewer Utility previously announced plans to conduct sewer cleaning in the university area. The exact time frame for beginning the work was unspecified. Facilities has been informed that yellow work signs have been placed near campus. The preventative cleaning and maintenance are supposed to take a few weeks to complete. During the process, a nozzle will be inserted in the sewer lines to internally pressure-wash the system. Look for yellow cleaning construction signs to be placed in locations where cleaning is to be done approximately two to four days in advance.

Impacts for Campus:
The washing of the lines can occasionally create “burping” sounds as air is attempting to escape the system during the process. You may notice an odor from the sewer, and in rare cases some water may splash out of drains.

Action(s) Required:
• Please use caution near cleaning crews, equipment, and activity.
• Please be aware of any posted signage and do not enter any barricaded areas.

Thank you for your patience as work is done to maintain our beautiful campus.
To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775.

Submitted by Karen McDonald
* Registration Tips & Tricks Workshop

Are YOU ready for registration?

The Academic Advisors from UE's Office of Academic Services will be hosting two workshops to help answer students' biggest questions regarding advising and registration. Do you and your advisor have concerns about course prerequisites? Are you unsure of how to decide which course to take to complete your outcome requirement? Let us help!

Workshops will be held Tuesday, 3/21, at 1 PM and 5 PM in SOBA 273! Stop by and grab a treat!

If you have any questions, please visit Academic Services in Olmsted 116 or by contacting us at Remember that the office will be open until 7 PM every week day, now through 3/31.

Submitted by Laci Rowe
* New Employee Headshots

Are you a new employee in need of a headshot? There will be an opportunity for headshots on Thursday, March 23, at 3:45 p.m. If you are able to stop by at this time and would like to have your photo taken, please contact Julie Beer, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, at

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* New Podcast Produced by Student Media

New Podcast produced by Student Media. The Crescent Sports Report with Troy Schroeder is now available.

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Abigail Perry Joins Department of Marketing

Abbie Perry joined the UE Department of Marketing on March 6 as the Marketing Content Specialist. In her role, she will assist with social media management, content development and proofreading, and more.

Abbie is a 2022 graduate of Murray State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations with a minor in Advertising. She is a native of Henderson, Kentucky. Please join us in welcoming Abbie to the University of Evansville!

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* ENGL 210: Approaches to Literature Summer Course

ENGL 210: Approaches to Literature fulfills two General Education requirements: Outcome 2 and Writing Across the Curriculum. This course engages students in the analytic reading and writing that characterize the field of literary studies. Students will read intensively in multiple literary genres (e.g. poetry, short fiction, the essay, drama, memoir, and the novel), and will develop writing skills appropriate to the discipline. Two sections of this course will be offered online asynchronously during Summer Session 1 (May 15-June 16). Sections tend to fill quickly, so consider signing up early.

Submitted by Sara Petrosillo
* Habitat for Humanity Barn Blitz

Barn Blitz is an event where UE students team up with the local Habitat chapter to build yard barns for community members who have received Habitat homes.

This year’s Barn Blitz will take place on April 22 at 9:00am in the parking lot behind the Evansville Habitat for Humanity (560 E Diamond Ave. Evansville, IN). Our goal is to have 20 teams, each made up of 6-8 people, so that we can build 20 barns.

Attached is the link to the signup genius for Barn Blitz teams. If you are part of an organization, it would be greatly appreciated if you could encourage them to create a Barn Blitz team!

There are still some Friday & Saturday workdays leading up to Barn Blitz that we need volunteers for too. These are being utilized as workdays to build components for the barns.

We will be sending out more information closer to the date of Barn Blitz. Feel free to reach out to with any questions.

Submitted by Izzy Stapp
* Global Scholars Application Now Open

The Center for Innovation & Change is happy to announce applications once again are open for the Global Scholars program. This will be the 17th cycle of funding for our incredibly innovative faculty, made possible by John H. Schroeder Global Scholar Endowed Fund. Details at

Any faculty member can apply (cross-curricular collaborations are encouraged!) to receive funding for travel and research abroad. While all proposals are considered, priority is given to work that involves changemaking, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or work that can be applied in a beneficial way for the world upon return. If someone wants to get feedback on a potential idea, they can contact Executive Director Erin Lewis ( or ext. 5002, text is best at 812-449-1044) or Faculty Director Derek Jones ( directly to help develop proposals .

Deadline to submit a proposal is March 31. Awards will be notified shortly after that, and all details on proposal specifics are at The page includes all past recipients if you would like to see the kinds of proposals that have been funded previously.

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* Student Leaders Needed

College Mentors for Kids is a great organization on UE's campus that matches UE student volunteers with a student from a local elementary school. Elementary students travel to UE one day a week to meet with their UE student mentor, participate in a community service activity, learn about careers and professions by visiting areas on campus, and receive ongoing encouragement and inspiration from a UE student about the importance of education and giving back to their community. We're looking for student leaders to organize and lead this program for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Lisa Hale at or Carly Cox at for more information. Make a difference, volunteer to mentor!

Submitted by Lisa Marie Hale
* ES 103 Offered During Summer Session 2

ES 103 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science), which fulfills the non-lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from June 19-July 21, please contact Dr. Aldred via email –

Submitted by Katie Aldred
* National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

FIRST-YEAR AND SENIOR STUDENTS - Your Voice Matters! Take the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Watch for NSSE emails starting March 15.

In appreciation for participating, all students who complete the survey by April 14 will be entered into a drawing for one of two Apple Watches (each valued at approximately $280.00) and one of four sets of JBuds Air earbuds (each valued at approximately $70.00). One first-year student and one senior-year student will be selected for the Apple Watches. Two first-year students and two senior-year students will be selected for the earbuds. Students may receive only one item. Your chances of winning depend on how many complete the survey; 965 students were invited to participate.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Employee - UE Mobile Mammography Services

Employees - Ascension St. Vincent is providing mobile mammography services for the University of Evansville. The mobile mammography bus will be located next to the Krannert Building on April 13th from 9:00AM - 2:00PM. Please click the link below to sign up for an appointment time! An Ascension Breast Center representative will call you prior to your appointment date to verify all necessary registration information.

Register for an examination.

Submitted by Haley Walker
* Employee Volunteers Needed for CDEI Masquerade Ball 2023

It is that time of year again! The CDEI is welcoming back the second annual Prom, but this time it is a Masquerade Ball! Last year we welcomed over 150 students to Prom and this year we are hoping that number will grow!

In partnership with Student Activities Board and Black Student Union we will be hosting Masquerade Ball on Saturday, April 1st from 8:00pm- 11:30pm with the After Party taking place from 12:00am- 2:00am at SkyZone Evansville or the Family Entertainment Center in Newburgh!

We are seeking employee volunteers to help so that our students can focus on having a night of dancing and fun before the busy season!

If you are interested in signing-up to volunteer, please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Abagail Catania at

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* BIOL 100 Summer Online Course

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements (Outcome 8 with a lab)? If so, then take BIOL-100-D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 15 to June 16). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

Submitted by Dale Edwards
* Seeking 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 financial 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
* Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program for Students

We are pleased to coordinate employer tuition reimbursement as a service to our students and our community. Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs are offered by many companies to assist employees with full- or part-time tuition reimbursement benefits. Programs and eligibility vary by company, so check with your employer to see if you may be eligible. For more information regarding UE Employer Tuition Reimbursement please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565:

Submitted by Melissa Baker
* Advertise in the Crescent Magazine

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is committed to helping you bring your products and services to University of Evansville students and the UE campus community to meet your advertising needs.

CRESCENT MAGAZINE is published 4 to 6 times during the academic year, beginning in September 2023 and ending with the April 2024 issue. Printed issues circulation is 1,200, with distribution to 18 campus locations. 1 -3 print issues will be produced each semester. The number of print issues may vary. Every production has a digital issue hosted on the Crescent website. In addition to your print ad, included with your purchase is a smaller version of your ad that is posted on Crescent Magazine’s Facebook and Instagram page, and Twitter feed. Posts coincide with the month where you have placed advertising with the magazine. Your ad is cycled from the publication date until the next month’s cycle of ads begins. For an additional charge your ad can be designed for web placed on our website in prominent positions with your website link in an appropriate call to action.

Learn more about advertisting with Crescent Magazine.

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Circle K Prom Volunteers Needed

Circle K will be hosting a prom for the local high school students in the special education programs. You must have a completed background check and complete a short training on blackboard. It is on April 21st from 5-10pm and the deadline to sign up is March 24th. Fill out the google form if you are interested and we will provide you with all the information you need!

Submitted by Elizabeth McCook


* Diana Rodríguez Quevedo presents paper

Diana Rodríguez Quevedo, associate professor of Spanish, gave a paper at the XXXII Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos on Friday, March 10th in Cartagena, Colombia. Her paper, titled "Antígona: protagonizando paz y memoria en Colombia," was an analysis of a play written and performed by women victims/witnesses/survivors of violence in Colombia. This paper was part of a panel that focused on the character Antigone in modern day Latin America.

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Nerd Wars Champions Crowned

The Honors Activity Board wishes to thank everyone who participated in Nerd Wars on Tuesday, March 14. Twenty teams of students and faculty tested their trivia knowledge in a battle for the title of Nerd Wars Champions. Congratulations to the overall champions, the faculty team “Army Ants”, consisting of team members Dr. Katie Aldred, Dr. Robert Baines, Dr. Kevin Gray, Dr. Julie Merkle, and Dr. Mari Plikuhn. Also, congratulations to the top-finishing student team, “Newton + Grace”, with team members Bradan Bruce, Grace Hoening, Baylee Essert, Cara Hand, and Henry Hall.

In addition to providing a night of trivia and entertainment, Nerd Wars is also a philanthropic event to benefit HACER, the Honors Program’s community service initiative. All proceeds from the event will support HACER.

Thanks to all for a fun evening, and we hope to see you again next year!

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Biology students present research at international conference

Biology students Charlie Watts ('23) and Makayla Gomperts ('24) presented their research at the 64th Annual Drosophila Research Conference March 1-5, 2023 in Chicago, IL. Charlie's talk and poster presentation were titled "The creation of a null allele of Clipper and investigation of its role in Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis". Makayla's poster presentation was titled "Sar1, a GTPase involved in COPII vesicle trafficking, is critical for Drosophila oogenesis". Both projects are under the guidance of Dr. Julie Merkle in the Department of Biology.

Submitted by Julie Merkle
* Biology Professor Publishes Research

Dale Edwards, professor and chair of biology, coauthored a paper with his son Owen Edwards in the recent issue of the Journal of Parasitology. The paper, titled Range Expansion of Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea) in Southern Illinois: No Evidence of Parasite Release, is part of a larger study addressing the role of a loss in parasite diversity in contributing to the successful range expansion of green treefrogs in Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana.

Submitted by Dale Edwards


* Bradley shuts down UE softball in series finale

Bradley scored a run in the top of the first and would hang on for a 2-0 shutout victory over the University of Evansville softball team in Sunday’s series finale at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium.

After scoring once in the first, the Braves added a second run in the sixth.  Evansville out-hit Bradley by a 6-4 final with Alexa Davis and Jess Willsey picking up two hits apiece.

An error by the Purple Aces helped Bradley score the first run of the game in the top of the first.  Evansville put its first two runners on to open the bottom of the frame but three flyouts top left halted the threat.

UE put another runner in scoring position in the bottom of the fourth when Zoe Frossard led off with an infield single and moved to second when Hannah Hood executed a successful sacrifice bunt.  Two quick outs were recorded by Bradley as they continued to hold the 1-0 advantage.

Bradley doubled its lead, scoring a run in the top of the sixth and had the bases loaded with one out.  Megan Brenton entered at that time and recorded the final two outs to keep the deficit at a manageable two runs.  The Aces threatened once again in the bottom of the sixth as they loaded the bases with two outs before a groundout to first saw the Braves keep the shutout intact.  Alexa Davis picked up a double in the seventh but the Braves were able to complete the 2-0 win.

Sydney Weatherford had a nice start for UE, allowing an unearned run in five innings.  She gave up just two hits while striking out one.  Elle Jarrett tossed 1/3 inning with one run scoring while Megan Brenton did not allow a hit in 1 2/3 frames.  Camryn Schaller scattered six hits in the complete game performance while striking out seven.

The first MVC road trip of the season is set for next weekend when the Aces travel to Missouri State for a 3-game set.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Sweep Weekend Series From Purdue With 6-4 Win

University of Evansville junior starter Donovan Schultz tossed six shutout innings Sunday, and fifth-year outfielder Eric Roberts and junior second baseman Kip Fougerousse both hit two-run home runs, as the Purple Aces completed a two-game sweep of visiting Purdue with a 6-4 win at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Another great effort by the guys today in some challenging conditions,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll. “Donovan Schultz had a great three-pitch mix going for a dominant performance on the mound. We also delivered some timely hits, as both Eric and Kip led the way with home runs. Just a gritty performance from this club!”

Schultz (3-1) scattered just four singles in six shutout innings, while equaling a career-high with eight strikeouts to earn his third win in a row. He did not allow a Purdue runner past second on the afternoon, and he allowed multiple base runners only once in the six-inning outing.

Roberts would stake Schultz to a 2-0 lead in the third inning, as he crushed his fifth home run of the year to right field on a pay-off pitch with two outs. Evansville then added an insurance run in the fifth inning on an RBI double to right-center field by sophomore designated hitter Evan Waggoner to grab a 3-0 lead.

Schultz would leave in the seventh inning, and the Boilermakers would score two runs against the UE bullpen to cut the deficit to 3-2. Fifth-year reliever Michael Parks would eventually come on to strike out Purdue centerfielder Mike Bolton, Jr. with the tying run at first base to end the threat in the seventh.

Evansville then responded in the bottom of the inning with another insurance run on a two-out RBI single by Roberts to move the score to 4-2. Fougerousse then blasted his fifth home run of the year to dead center field in the bottom of the eighth inning to give UE a 6-2 lead.

The insurance runs were needed, as Purdue rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth on a pinch-hit two-run double by Ty Gill to cut the lead to 6-4. With two men in scoring position and Purdue shortstop Evan Albrecht representing the potential go-ahead run, UE closer Nate Hardman got him to fly out to center field to end the contest and help UE win its fifth-straight game.

Fougerousse went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI to lead the UE offense. Roberts also went 2-for-4 with three RBI, while junior catcher Brendan Hord and sophomore centerfielder Ty Rumsey both had two hits as well. Albrecht and catcher Connor Caskenette both had two hits to lead Purdue at the plate.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 12-7 overall and the Purple Aces have now won 12 of the last 14 games overall. UE also has now won six-straight games against Big Ten competition dating back to last year. Purdue, meanwhile, sees its record even at 9-9. The two teams will conclude the season series on Tuesday, April 4 in West Lafayette, Indiana in mid-week action.

Evansville will return to the road beginning on Tuesday, as the Purple Aces will travel to Edwardsville, Illinois to take on the SIUE Cougars. First-pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Silence Boilermakers, 5-2, In Series-Opener

University of Evansville junior starter Nick Smith combined with relievers Michael Parks and Nate Hardman to strike out nine men on Friday and allow just five base hits, as the host Purple Aces beat the visiting Purdue Boilermakers, 5-2, in the series-opener at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“I thought the entire team gave a great effort in the elements today,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll. “Our pitching really attacked the zone, and Nick Smith gave us another quality start. I was also really proud of our offense today. I thought that we had a great approach going into the game, and we executed very well today.”

With temperatures barely in the 40s and a constant 15-20 mile-per-hour wind out of the northwest, pitching was the story of Friday’s game. Smith (2-3) allowed just two runs on three base hits in 6.0 gritty innings of work. He finished his outing retiring 11 of the final 12 men he faced, allowing just a single walk in that stretch, but bouncing back to induce a double-play ground ball to quickly retire the runner.

Parks then came on out of the UE bullpen and allowed doubles in both the seventh and eighth innings, but did not allow either runner to advance past second base. Hardman then came on to record his first save of the year with a perfect ninth inning of work.

While UE’s pitching was sharp all game, Purdue’s pitching staff struggled with control early and Evansville’s offense was able to take advantage. After the Boilermakers scratched across a run in the top of the first inning, UE immediately responded with three runs in the bottom of the first thanks to some wildness from Purdue starter Aaron Suval (2-1). Suval walked three of the first five men he faced to load the bases with two outs in the first. Junior catcher Brendan Hord then knocked a two-run single to left field, and junior second baseman Kip Fougerousse followed with an RBI single up the middle to give UE a 3-1 lead.

Purdue would cut the lead to 3-2 in the third inning on an RBI ground out by second baseman Paul Toetz, but UE would once again take advantage of some Purdue wildness to tack on two insurance runs in the fourth inning. UE loaded the bases with no one out in the fourth on back-to-back walks and a single by junior shortstop Simon Scherry, before a hit-by-pitch and a walk pushed across a pair of UE runs. Evansville’s pitching took it from there, not allowing a Purdue base-runner past second base the rest of the game.

Hord led Evansville offensively by going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug also went 2-for-2 and reached base all five times to raise his on-base percentage to .618. Hug entered the day ranked ninth in NCAA Division I college baseball in on-base percentage. Scherry and Fougerousse accounted for Evansville’s only other hits on the day, but UE worked 10 walks, as eight of the nine UE starters reached base in the contest.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 11-7 overall, and the Purple Aces have now won 11 of the last 13 contests. Purdue, meanwhile, slips to 9-8 with the loss. The two teams are scheduled to continue the series on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., with UE planning on sending senior LHP Tyler Denu (2-0, 3.66) to the mound. Saturday’s game can be heard live in Evansville and on-line on 107.1 FM-WJPS.

Submitted by Athletics
* Softball splits MVC doubleheader against Bradley

Opening day of Missouri Valley Conference action saw the University of Evansville softball team split a doubleheader against Bradley.  UE opened the day with a 5-4 victory in eight innings before the Braves countered with an 8-0 win the second match-up.

Game 1 – UE 5, Bradley 4 (8 innings)

Trailing by a 4-3 score entering the bottom of the seventh, the Purple Aces tied the score before clinching a 5-4 win over Bradley in the 8th inning.  Alexa Davis drew a bases loaded walk to give UE the win.

Mikayla Jolly had a nice start, striking out a pair of batters in the top of the first.  In the second, Abbott Badgley broke the scoreless tie with a fly ball that left the park for a solo home run.

Evansville got the offense going in the bottom of the third when Taylor Howe and Alexa Davis recorded hits to open the inning.  Abby Husak made her collegiate debut, pinch running for Howe.  After advancing to third on a fielder’s choice by Zoe Frossard, Husak scored the first run of the game on a bunt attempt by Marah Wood.  Jess Willsey added a sacrifice fly to score Frossard and give Evansville a 2-1 lead.

Bradley used the long ball to retake the lead in the top of the fourth.  With two outs, Kierston McCoy belted a 2-run home run to right center field to put Bradley on top – 3-2.  UE immediately responded in the bottom of the inning when Lacy Smith hit an RBI double to right center to bring in Jenna Nink, who walked earlier in the frame.

Things remained knotted at 3-3 until the Braves retook the lead in the sixth as they drew three consecutive walks, including one with the bases loaded, to go up 4-3.  Down to the final three outs, Alexa Davis opened the seventh with a single before stealing second and going to third on a passed ball.  With one out, Marah Wood brought her in with a sacrifice fly to tie the game.

In the 8th, Hannah Hood and Nink reached on walks while advancing to second and third with one out.  Taylor Howe was hit by a pitch to load the bases up with two outs and bring Davis to the plate.  On a 3-2 count, Davis earned the game-winning walk to give UE the conference-opening triumph.  Davis was Evansville’s top performer, going 2-4 with a walk, RBI and run.  Sydney Weatherford picked up her first win of the season, tossing a scoreless 1 2/3 innings.

Game 2 – Bradley 8, UE 0
A 3-run third inning set Bradley on pace as they completed the day with an 8-0 victory in six innings of game two.

Following a scoreless two innings, the Braves jumped out in front with a pair of home runs.  With two outs, Grace French launched a 2-run shot to center field before Abbott Badgley followed with a solo shot to extend the lead to 3-0 in the third.  The ensuing inning saw the Braves add their fourth run while holding UE off the board.

In the bottom half of the fifth, Evansville put its first runner in scoring position as Jenna Nink reached on a 1-out triple but the Braves got out of the jam to retain their 4-0 lead.  In the 6th, the Braves put the game out of reach, scoring four more runs to complete the shoutout win.  Evansville finished the game with four hits while the Braves had nine while adding six walks.

Camryn Schaller took the win for Bradley, allowing four hits in six innings.  Erin Kleffman took the loss, giving up three runs in 2 2/3 innings of work.  None of the eight Bradley runs in the game were earned.

Sunday’s game is still slated to begin at 12 p.m.

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* Lamond, Dove Power UE Track & Field At Jim Vargo Invitational

University of Evansville graduate student Antonia Lamond (Nutley, N.J./Paramus Catholic) broke the women’s school record in the hammer throw on Friday, and senior Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind./Princeton Community) won the men’s discus competition and finished second in both the shot put and hammer throw to pace the Purple Aces’ Track & Field teams at the Jim Vargo Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky.

On a cold, windy day, Lamond still shattered the school record in the women’s hammer throw by nearly four meters with a toss of 35.05 meters (115’ 0”). It topped former Ace Brittany Corley’s 2021 school record, and helped Lamond finish seventh overall.

Dove, meanwhile, dominated the men’s throwing events, as he won the discus competition by over three meters, with a winning toss of 46.87 meters (153’ 9”). He also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 13.65 meters (44’ 9.5”), which was just 0.27 meters shy of first place. Dove also placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 46.16 meters (151’ 5”). Fellow senior thrower Jaden Hayes (Huntingburg, Ind./Southridge) also placed third overall in the discus with a toss of 41.84 meters (137’ 3”), while placing eighth in the shot put (12.10 meters | 39’ 8.5”).

UE also got a second-place finish in the men’s triple jump from sophomore Denzel Lasam (St. Louis, Mo./De Smet Jesuit) with a leap of 12.82 meters (42’ 0.75”). In the field events, UE also received a sixth-place finish in the women’s javelin from junior Hannah Bryan (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) with a toss of 22.20 meters (72’ 10”).

On the track, senior Giovanni Purser (Port Maria, Jamaica) placed fifth in a tightly-contested 100-meter dash with a time of 11.11. Third-place was just 11.09 in the various heats, with 24 men going below 12 seconds overall, including UE freshman Jude Nguyen (11.67) and senior Nkosi Graham (11.94).

Sophomore Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn./Central) posted a 10th-place finish in the 800-meters with a time of 2:01.50. Freshman Joey Taylor (Grove City, Ohio/Central Crossing) was not far behind at 2:02.88. Oulgout also posted a time of 4:09.99 to place 15th in the 1,500-meters.

On the women’s side, junior Rachel Rosborough posted UE’s fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter races with times of 14.01 and 29.34, respectively. Her 200-meter time placed her seventh overall in the race.

Freshman Kate Walke (Batesville, Ind./Oldenburg Academy) placed third in the women’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:22.38. Graduate student Melanie Helder (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) also cracked the five-minute mark in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:59.97.

Overall, the UE men placed seventh with 45 points, while the UE women finished eighth with 19 points.

Evansville is scheduled to return to the track next weekend, when the Purple Aces travel to Murray, Kentucky to take part in the Margaret Simmons Invitational on both Friday and Saturday.

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* Nevel Meade Invitational up next for women's golf

This weekend, the University of Evansville women’s golf team will be back on the course at the Nevel Meade Invitational in Prospect, Ky.

Nevel Meade Golf Club will be the host of the event with 36 holes set for Monday and the final 18 taking place on Tuesday.  Play is set to begin with a 9 a.m. ET shotgun start.

A 13-team field for the event includes Cleveland State, Bowling Green, Bellarmine, Central Michigan, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Indiana State, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Northern Kentucky, and Southern Indiana.

Last time out, the ladies came home in second place at the Bright Creek Intercollegiate.  As a team, the Purple Aces shot a 308 in the final round to wrap up the 3-round event with a 947.  Their score was just one behind Presbyterian College.  Gardner-Webb took third with a 948.

Leading the way for UE was Kate Petrova.  Her low score of the weekend saw her record a 2-over 74 to finish with a score of 232.  She tied for fourth place.  Allison Enchelmayer and Mallory Russell tied for the 7th spot with scores of 237.  Enchelmayer had her low round of the tournament with a 76 on Sunday while Russell carded an 80.

Magdalena Borisova was the fourth UE player to earn a top 15 finish.  Her 6-over 78 in the third round gave her a 242, which was good for a 12th place effort.  Carly Frazier tied for 25th with a 256.  Her third round finished at an 87.  Destynie Sheridan recorded a score of 87 on Sunday to tie for 23rd as an individual.

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