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Friday, April 21, 2023

Pep and Vim/Reunion Weekend


Gifts are still being counted, but we are thrilled to share UE has officially surpassed the goal of 2,023 gifts during Pep and Vim. Through your incredible philanthropy, you have propelled the University of Evansville FORWARD in a major way. The Alumni Board of Directors will now gift $20,000 to the UEvansville Fund! Your generosity has had a ripple effect, and the philanthropy of the entire UE family makes a huge difference.

Across 47 states, over $385,000 was gifted during Pep and Vim 2023, to projects within all academic colleges and Athletics. The winner of Penny Wars ’23 is the College of Business and Engineering! Pep and Golden Squirrel will have a home in Dean Brockman’s office for the next year. Thank you to all those who participated, and for all the ways you give back to UE.

Each of you gifts your time, talents, and treasures. We appreciate you immensely, and as we move FORWARD together, we can build on your countless incredible achievements. Go Aces!

Submitted by Jaime Wilder

Upcoming Events

* Pancakes Are Coming: Pancake Study Break Next Week

Finals are coming up - but so are pancakes! Take a break from studying for finals to join some of your favorite Aces at the Pancake Study Break!

Pancakes and more will be available on Reading/Study Day - Thursday, April 27 - from 9:00-11:00 p.m. at The Eatery in Ridgway University Center. There will also be drawings for prizes - so don't miss out! Plan to be at the Pancake Study Break!

This event is free of charge for all UE students. A UE ID is required to enter.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at

Submitted by Chad Hart
* Visiting Anthropologist Lectures on Ancestor Worship among the Iban of Borneo

Join us for a Lecture by a Visiting Anthropologist.
Title: Cultural Traditions and Human Evolution
Speaker: Dr. Kyle Clark, PhD in Anthropology from the University of Missouri
Date: Monday, April 24, 4:30 pm
Location: Hyde Hall 14
Description: Humans possess a wide array of distinctive features, one of which is the development of cultural traditions. In this talk, Dr. Clark will delve into the evolutionary significance of cultural traditions and provide insights into how and why they emerged. Of particular interest will be the phenomenon of ancestor worship, as he discusses a mechanism for its evolution and its potential role in shaping human societies based on his research among the Iban of Borneo, Indonesia.
Sponsored by the Department of Archaeology.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* UE Jazz Band Concert - Jazzy TV Theme Songs

UE Jazz Band will be performing music from Cowboy Bebop - Tank!, Bob Newhart, Sanford & Son, Family Guy, Sesame Street, Frazier, Barney Miller, The Simpsons, Hawaii Five-0, Peanuts, Fairly Odd Parents, Law & Order, and Get Smart. Our very own Luke Robertson (lead alto) has arranged three charts for this concert and Mr. Brian Esche has created an accompanying video. We will also be in the newly renovated Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert is FREE and is on Sunday April 23 at 4:00 PM.

Submitted by Tim Zifer
* FREE Lollys Pops

The University of Evansville really needs your help to get to the 60 percent goal for the campus survey completion! The response rate is currently at 9 percent, but if by next Friday, April 21, UE reaches the goal, Lollys Pops will come to campus as a special thank you!

The survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes!

If UE reaches this goal, there will also be a a $500 donation made to United Sound. This organization was created through a ChangeLab, and its purpose is to give students with disabilities an opportunity to learn how to read and play music and perform in a concert.

Please share your feedback with UE at your earliest convenience!

A photo of the Lollys Pops truck

Submitted by Holly Smith /
* Journey to Justice - June 10-17, 2023

From June 10-17, 2023, the University of Evansville will lead an eight-day Journey to Justice bus tour. Travelers will venture through cities of the South to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students on this journey will learn important, valuable lessons at each stop for an impactful experience of personal reflection and application within their own community.

Journey to Justice is open to current students, high school students age 15 and older, middle school and high school teachers, and adult community members!

Earn College Credit
Through this opportunity, students can earn three college credits. While the Journey to Justice bus tour will be an exciting trip, it will also be an interactive experience as part of Social Justice Movements, an ethics course. Students who register can apply this towards the Ethics & Social Change major or a general education requirement. Some assignments will be completed during the trip, while others will be given before and after returning.

Site Visits
Journey to Justice will include site visits at:

  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Selma, Alabama
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Louisville, Kentucky

Popular attractions will include the National Voting Rights Museum, Beale Street, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks Museum, and more.

Registration details and tuition costs are available at the Journey to Justice webpage. A limited number of scholarships are available for high school students.

For an in-depth recap by participants of the 2022 Journey to Justice, watch this video.

The deadline to register is April 30, so don't wait to sign up!

Submitted by Julie Beer /

Changemaker Corner

* Join a ChangeLab this fall

Are you looking at the world around you and asking, “What if”?

Are you interested in helping the community to innovate for a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world?

Do you need to add a course and not sure what to take?

ChangeLab is for YOU!

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

Here are just a few of the ChangeLabs YOU can choose from for Fall 2023!

YUMMY (CHNG 310-05) - Explore ways to offer EVSC students with free, hot, healthy lunches.

Health Equity in Evansville (CHNG 310-01) - Examine marginalized healthcare case studies, hear from professionals in the field, and learn exhibition strategies. The end goal or product would be for students to use the information to create an exhibition about health equity in Evansville.

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

UE Audio/Visual: Creative Tech in a Changing World (CHNG 310-Y04) - Projects will encompass any Audio/Visual necessities of the campus and community.

A complete list can be found on Self-Service. Look for CHNG 300 and CHNG 310 courses! Honors sections are also available.

Submitted by Andrew Carter

Info You Should Know

* April 27 Obsolete Electronics Recycling - Hale loop drive from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Students and employees (faculty, administrators and staff) can bring the following personal, obsolete electronic equipment to be recycled at no cost:
• LCD displays, LCD TV’s and LCD monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, cell phones, PDAs, cables, circuit boards, connectors, electrical equipment, audio video equipment, DVD players, stereos, radios, calculators, speakers, VCRs. Small quantities of batteries will be accepted.

The following items will NOT be accepted:
• CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors
• Fluorescent light bulbs (including compact bulbs), refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, leaking or enlarged batteries and any other items C&I deems unallowable
• Electronics owned by the University.

NOTE: The cost of processing CRT TV’s and CRT computer monitors has increased significantly, and the University is no longer able to cover these items.

Accepted items included: TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, modems

Not Accepted: copy machines, microwaves, appliances

For more information or questions contact Amber Elkins at ae152 or 2697.

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Bring Paper to be Shredded – April 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Free off site paper shredding by Piranha Mobile Shredding will return to the campus once again! All UE students, faculty, staff and alumni can take advantage of this free service by bringing paper to the Piranha truck in Koch parking lot. Paper will be shredded offsite.

So, if mounds of paper are taking over your office, home, or room, this is the time to gather those old files, receipts, cancelled checks, tax forms, etc. No need to take out the staples or paper clips. Avoid identity theft by having confidential information permanently destroyed.

Please no telephone books, magazines or newspapers. Also, please note that there is a 100lb. paper limit per visit (number of visits is not limited).

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* Stipends available for summer 2023 internships

The Center for Career Development has a limited number of stipends available to students completing an unpaid or minimally paid internship each semester. There are still stipends available for Summer 2023.

The Center for Career Development stipends:

  • Are for a maximum of $500 based on the number of hours being worked.
  • Are offered to students within the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Are offered to undergraduate students only.
  • Each student is eligible to receive a total stipend amount of $500 in their undergraduate college career.
  • If interested, please contact the Center for Career Development at or 812-488-1083 for an application.
Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Episode 4 and 4.5 of The Crescent Sports Report with Troy Schroeder is now available

Episode 4 and 4.5 of The Crescent Sports Report with Troy Schroeder is now available.

The University of Evansville Student Media team is now producing The Crescent Sports Report, a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing the Evansville community the latest and greatest in sports news and entertainment. The podcast features the brother duo of Troy and Cole Schroeder, along with fellow UE students Evan Barr and Austin Hernandez. To catch to the latest episode, stream The Crescent Sports Report on Spotify now. Tune in weekly and follow the Crescent Magazine social media accounts to make sure you don’t miss any updates!

Submitted by Tommmy J Housman
* 2023-24 Reeves Foundation Scholarship

The Reeves Foundation was established in 1966 under the terms of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Isabel B. Reeves, wife of Judge Ollie C. Reeves, who both resided for many years in Vanderburgh County and firmly believed in the attainment of higher education. Through their frugal efforts and generosity, this scholarship fund has been established to perpetuate their belief.

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be enrolled as full-time students and be Vanderburgh County residents. An essay is also required.
The application can be found here.
Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 1, 2023.
Questions: Amber Chandler, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* Tear down walls! Build bridges! Latino Community Outreach

If you would like to contribute to tearing down walls and building bridges, and if you have studied Spanish in high school or college or are a native speaker, please consider signing up for CHNG-310-S02 Latino Community Outreach. We run different projects within the ChangeLab to meet the needs of the Latino community as they arise. Our two areas of focus are healthcare and education. The common themes of all our projects are appreciation of diversity, inclusivity and respect, multicultural understanding, and the correction of stereotypes.

You can take the course for 0,1, 2, or 3 credit hours so that it works optimally in your schedule. If you would like more details on the Latino Community Outreach projects or have any questions, please contact Dr. Cindy Crowe at

Submitted by Cindy Crowe
* 2023-24 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

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 2023-2024 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The application can be found online.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 5, 2023. The decision will be announced by May 26, 2023.

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

Submitted by Amber Chandler


* National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Winners

The drawing was held for students who completed the NSSE Survey by April 15. The Apple Watch winners were first-year student, Jacovia Young and senior, Jacob Moffat. The Ear bud winners were first-year students, Irene Hernanz Pacios and Odera Ijeomah. Senior winners were Luciano Albanese and Rebecca Conoway. Congratulations and thanks to all who have completed the survey to this point.

The survey remains open until May 15. First-year students and seniors still have time to complete the survey as your voice matters!

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Two Civil Engineering Seniors receive ASCE Indiana Section Award

Two University of Evansville Civil Engineering seniors, Sarah Lambright and Weston Miller, were presented awards at The American Society of Civil Engineers Indiana Section meeting in Carmel, IN. On April 18, 2023, the ASCE Indiana Section presented the awards: For demonstrating exemplary performance and potential in Civil Engineering.
The School of Engineering and Computer Science would like to congratulate Sarah and Weston on this achievement.

Submitted by Tonya Albright
* Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma inductes new members

The University of Evansville Eta Lambda Chapter of Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing inducted new members in a ceremony April 26, 2023. Inductees included Juniors, Chole Carlin, Emily Fortune, Mary Franklin, Jacy Hughes, Olivia McIntire, Adeline O’Brian, Lane Smith. Seniors, inductees included Anna Bury, Emily Hudson, Caitlin Kehler, Sydney Koplinski, Johnna Mitchell along with Nurse Leader, Joanie Moyer, MSN, RN were inducted. Alexa Wheeler received the Key Award. Special thanks to volunteers Heather Mathis and previously inducted members Alexa Wheeler, Emily McMonigle and Delany Herrmann for assisting with the induction of new members. Ellen Wathen, PhD, MSN, RN provided 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


* Baseball Aces To Open Another Important MVC Series At Murray State On Saturday

The University of Evansville baseball team will travel to Murray, Kentucky this weekend for an important Missouri Valley Conference series against conference newcomer Murray State at Johnny Reagan Field.

Due to heavy rain in the forecast for Friday, the series’ schedule has changed, and the series will now begin Saturday at 2 p.m. with a single game. The two teams will then battle in a Sunday doubleheader set for 12 p.m. All three games of the series can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network from Learfield.

Evansville will enter this weekend’s series at 21-15 overall and 6-6 in the MVC after Tuesday night’s 10-8 win over Western Kentucky. The Purple Aces are currently a game back of Murray State in the MVC standings, sitting in fifth place overall. This weekend could have huge implications for the upcoming MVC Tournament in May, as only the top eight teams will advance, with the top four teams earning a first-day bye and automatically advancing to the six-team, double-elimination portion of the tournament bracket. Teams seeded fifth-through-eighth will meet on the first day of the tournament in single-elimination action.

On Tuesday night, senior outfielder Mark Shallenberger hit his third home run in four games since returning from injury last weekend at Southern Illinois. Despite not seeing live pitching since February 21, Shallenberger has hit .267 over the last four games with a double, three home runs and eight RBI. He has slugged .933 and posted a .421 on-base percentage, while not striking out in 19 trips to the plate.

Graduate outfielder Eric Roberts has been one of UE’s hottest hitters of late, as he will ride a 10-game hitting streak into Saturday’s series opener. Roberts enters this weekend’s action leading the MVC in both home runs (14) and RBI (42), and on Tuesday night, he was called upon to close out the game on the mound, tossing a scoreless ninth inning to record his first save of the season. Overall, Roberts is hitting .303 this season, to rank second on the team in hitting behind fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug and his .360 team-leading batting average.

Murray State will bring a 20-18 overall record and 7-5 conference mark into this weekend’s series after splitting a pair of mid-week games this week against Alabama A&M (Won, 10-0) and UT Martin (Lost, 7-6). The Racers currently lead the MVC in scoring, with 271 runs scored this year. Junior catcher Ethan Krizen currently leads Murray State with a .355 average, while sophomore outfielder Dustin Mercer is not far behind with a .350 mark. Mercer also leads the Racers in doubles (10), home runs (nine) and runs scored (46).

This weekend’s series will mark the first meetings between UE and Murray State as MVC foes on the diamond. The two schools have a long history of meeting in mid-week action, as Evansville leads the all-time series, 41-21, dating back to the 1948 season. Murray State took the only meeting over UE last year, 3-2, in Evansville, as the Racers scored three runs in the fourth inning to pick up the road victory.

Evansville is expected to send junior RHP Nick Smith (3-3, 4.53 ERA) to the mound in Saturday’s series opener.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE men's basketball adds Ben Humrichous

A busy offseason for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team and head coach David Ragland continued on Thursday as the program announced the addition of Ben Humrichous.

Humrichous, a 6-foot-8 guard/forward, joins the Purple Aces program from Huntington University.  As a junior in 2022-23, he averaged 12.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

“I am excited to announce another huge addition to our UE family. Our goal during this offseason has been to add skill, shooting and size to our current roster,” Ragland stated.  “We have found all three in Ben Humrichous. He has the ability to shoot the 3-ball with range, put the ball on the deck to create for himself and his teammates, as well as post up against smaller defenders.”

“Ben, similar to the addition of Cameron Haffner, brings us much desired collegiate experience to our roster,” Ragland added.  “Ben is also another high character young man who has achieved in the classroom, his communities and on the court.  Aces fans will enjoy getting to know Ben as a person and cheering for him on the court.”

Last season, Humrichous shot 46.6% from the field and 35.8% from long range.  His durability was evident as he played over 32 minutes per game.  His numbers as a sophomore in 2021-22 checked in at 11.9 points and 5.9 caroms per contest.

The native of Tipton, Ind. earned Indiana All-State Honorable Mention accolades in 2020 with Tipton High School.

Submitted by Athletics
* Weekend series in Chicago on tap for UE softball

With the regular season entering its final weeks, another Missouri Valley Conference road series is on the slate with the University of Evansville softball team traveling to UIC.  Action runs from Friday through Sunday with ESPN3 and ESPN+ having coverage of the three games.

Looking at the Match-up
- For the first time as fellow members of the MVC, the Purple Aces and Flames will meet up on the diamond
- It will mark the first meeting between the program since March 9, 2018 when UIC finished with a 1-0 victory in eight innings to open the Racer Classic in Murray, Ky.
- A scheduled meeting between the squads earlier in 2018 at the Louisiana Classic was canceled due to weather

Last Time Out
- SIU Edwardsville took a 6-3 victory over UE on Tuesday evening inside Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium
- The Cougars scored three runs in both the first and fourth innings to take a 6-0 lead before the Aces scored a run in the fourth
- In the bottom of the 7th, Evansville rallied as Syndey Kalonihea hit a 2-run home run, the first of her collegiate career, to make it a 6-3 final

Grand Slam
- Last Friday’s game at Murray State saw Alexa Davis hit a grand slam while setting her career mark with six runs batted in
- On April 11 at Indiana State, Davis hit the game-winning 2-RBI double in a 2-0 shutout victory
- Davis continues to rank in the top five in the MVC in triples (T-3rd), stolen bases (3rd) and walks (T-3rd)
- Over the last 17 games, Davis has seen her average dip from .347 to .273 after going 8-for-49 at the plate

On a Roll
- Over the last five games, Marah Wood has started to find her swing as she is batting .500 (8-for-16)
- She has accumulated three multi-hit performances in the last five contests
- Wood is hitting .254 on the season with three homers, 18 RBI and 16 runs
- In the April 1 opener against Belmont, she went 3-4 with two RBI and two doubles while adding a walk, run and steal
- She followed that up with her second home run of the season and two more RBI in the second game of the series

First Home Run
- Freshman Sydney Kalonihea recorded the first home run of her collegiate career on April 18 versus SIU Edwardsville
- Her 2-run shot in the 7th inning cut into what was a 5-run deficit against the Cougars
- Over the last three games, Kalonihea has gone 3-for-10 at the plate, which put a halt to a 1-of-37 stretch that went from Feb. 19 through April 14

Submitted by Athletics

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