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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Upcoming Events

* UE Jazz Band Invitational

The UE Jazz Band Invitational will be hosting 6 jazz bands this Sunday April 30th at 4:00 PM in Wheeler Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. Purple Aces In The Hole (UE Faculty Dixieland Band), UE Jazz Band, UE Jazz Quintet, Signature School Jazz Band, Boonville High School Jazz Band, and the South Spencer High School Jazz Band will performing on Sunday afternoon. For more information you may contact Dr. Timothy Zifer at

Submitted by Tim Zifer
* MAYhem: An Evening of Short Plays

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre and Evansville Civic Theatre wish to invite the campus to experience Mayhem this weekend in the May Studio Theatre.

An evening of short plays directed by students in UET's Directing 2 class, Mayhem will be performed:

Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30 at 2pm

Tickets are on sale to the public at UET students can get free tickets at the door and it's open seating. The same six plays will be presented at each performance.

Submitted by Joe Atkinson
* Pancake Study Break Thursday Night

The Pancake Study Break is happening this week! Join us for pancakes and more this 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! Study hard and enjoy some pancakes, Aces!

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
* 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 /

Info You Should Know

* Relaxation Station

The Office of Counseling Services invites you to escape the stress of finals and studying, for a moment, and recharge at the Relaxation Station, on Reading/Study Day. This will be held in Eykamp 253 from 12-3pm and will include games, giveaways, crafts, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, aroma therapy and massages!

Submitted by Isaac Memmer
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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


* Computer Science students to present papers at IEEE International Conference

The School of Engineering and Computer Science would like to offer Congratulations to Ethan Abney (Senior) and Daniel Dwyer (Freshman) for having their papers selected to be presented at. the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, May 18–20, 2023

Ethan and Daniel are Computer Science majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. We’d also like to congratulate and thank Dr. Maxwell Omwenga for supporting the students through the writing and submission process and for co-authoring their papers.

The papers being presented are listed below:

Ethan D. Abney, Maxwell M. Omwenga, “The Effects of Basic Obfuscation on Neural Based Android Malware Detection,” 2023 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (eit2023), May 18–20, 2023.

Daniel Dwyer, Maxwell M. Omwenga, “Training Topology With Graph Neural Cellular Automata,” 2023 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (eit2023), May 18–20, 2023.

Again, the School of Engineering and Computer Science extends Congratulations to these individuals.

Submitted by Tonya Albright
* Archaeology Major Julia Ribblett Wins Schwarz Prize

Archaeology major Julia Ribblett won the Shirley J. Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History. Ribblett's entry was a paper about the influence of early Roman imperial domestic architecture on the Domus Aurea and the influence of the Domus Aurea on later imperial domestic architecture. All of this year’s entries for the Prize were great; the faculty had a challenge picking a winner. Congratulations Julia!

Submitted by Alan Kaiser


* UE Athletics holds second-annual Acespys

Victory Theater in downtown Evansville was the scene of the 2nd-annual Acespys, which honors and recognizes the achievements of University of Evansville student-athletes and teams over the last year. The Acespys were first introduced during the 2021-22 school year.

Over 25 awards were given out on Wednesday evening with Purple Aces student-athletes, teams, coaches and staff being recognized for their achievements. Kyle Peach was the emcee for the event with UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz, Director of Athletics Ziggy Siegfried, athletics staff and student-athletes presenting the awards.

2023 Acespys winners include:

Community Service Team of the Year – Softball

- Served over 35 different organizations while completing 1,529 hours of community service

Coach of the Year – Wes Carroll – Baseball

- Awarded to the coach who instills the values of honesty, integrity, a positive attitude and competitiveness while leading by example and demonstrating a dedication to lifelong learning and improvement

Comeback Athlete – Megan Brenton – Softball

- Chosen by the Athletic Training staff and given to the student-athlete who had the greatest performance following a significant setback

Strength & Conditioning (Male) – Eric Roberts – Baseball

Strength & Conditioning (Female) – Marah Wood – Softball

- Given to the student-athletes who have used the weight room as a resource to help promote their success in competition. They worked continually to improve their athletic abilities while holding themselves and their teammates accountable.

Record-Breaking Performance – Alon Baer’s (Swimming) Comeback at MAC Championship

- Awarded to the top record-breaking performance from the. Last year

Play of the Year – Ola Arntsen – Men’s Soccer – Goal versus Belmont – was named the Top Play in the SportsCenter Top 10

- Honored the individual or team that made the most exceptional play of the season

Moment of the Year – Men’s basketball head coach David Ragland’s first win at Miami Ohio

- Recognizes the great moment from the season that marked the next chapter in UE history

Game of the Year – Women’s basketball sellout versus Murray State

- Embodies overcoming adversity and capturting the moment with a defining victory

Female Freshman of the Year – Kate Petrova – Women’s Golf

Male Freshman of the Year – Nacho Diaz – Men’s Soccer

- Awards recognize the top performing male and female freshmen in for the Purple Aces

Male Rising Star Award – Michael Ikejiani – Men’s Golf

Female Rising Star Award – Madison Rollett – Women’s Swimming

- These awards are presented to male and female student-athletes who are sophomores or juniors and have made giant leaps forward with their performances

Female Newcomer of the Year – Barbo0ra Tomancova – Women’s Basketball

Male Newcomer of the Year – Marvin Coleman II – Men’s Basketball

- Presented to the top male and female newcomers who have immediately made an impact in the classroom, community and on their teams

Male Aces Spirit Award – Zach Dove – Track and Field

Female Aces Spirit Award – Georgia Katsonouri – Women’s Soccer

- The Spirit Awards are given to the male and female student-athletes who go above and beyond in support of their peers through cheering them on, working their events and more.

Director of Athletics Leadership Award – Caitlin O’Donnell – Women’s Golf

- This is awarded to a current student-athlete who is committed to much more than their respective sport. They put in hours to help move the Athletics Department and University forward while acting as leaders within SAAC, community service and much more.

Best Team – Men’s Soccer

- Presented to the team who shows the togetherness and excellence from every member of the squad

Jim Byers Award – Tom Benson

- Given to an athletics staff member who, like Jim Byers, supports coaches, cares deeply about student-athletes and strives for excellence.

Best Female Athlete of the Year – Alondra Vazquez – Volleyball

Best Male Athlete of the Year – Alon Baer – Men’s Swimming

- Presented to the top male and female student-athletes who have thrived by making substantial contributions to their team’s success

For the Aces Award – Caitlin O’Donnell – Women’s Golf

- Given to the student-athlete who embodies what it means to be a Purple Aces. They are a true ambassador for the University of Evansville and the Athletics Department and have a sense of pride and positive energy for the White and Purple wherever they go.

Along with these awards, five superlative awards were nominated and voted upon by student-athletes at the award show. Those five awards included:

Best Dressed – Shane Harris – Baseball

Best Duo or Trio – Melanie Feliciano/Giulia Cardona/Laura Ruiz – Volleyball

Best Influencer – Hannah Hood – Softball

Funniest Athlete – Mark Shallenberger – Baseball

Most Supportive Team - Softball

Submitted by Athletics

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