University of Evansville

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Monday, October 16, 2023

* NOTICE: Campus Facilities Update

Walnut-Weinbach intersection construction project updates

The closure at Weinbach and Walnut has started. The closure will last for 30 calendar days with the possibility of going up to 45 calendar days if there are weather issues or unforeseen delays. The project is expected to last through at least December 1.

*City to Shut Off Water to Portions of Campus as part of the Walnut-Weinbach intersection construction project.*

The City of Evansville has informed UE that certain areas of campus will experience a water shutoff as part of the Walnut-Weinbach intersection construction project. The outage is expected to begin on Monday, October 16, and will be turned back on within 8 hours. Communication updates will be provided if shutoff requires extension past October 16.

The shutoff will affect approximately 150 students living in Fraternities, Apartments and Townhouses located in the affected area. This includes students living in Sig Ep, Lambda Chi, Jones Hall, the Weinbach Townhouses, and the Weinbach Apartments. This outage will affect water for kitchens, laundry, and bathrooms.

Students can remain in their apartment/room using bottled water for food prep and cleaning. The Fitness Center will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for bathroom and shower facilities. Towels and locker facilities are available. Other campus academic and administrative buildings, not listed above, are available for bathroom use throughout the day.

Affected students can also request access to the Hale laundry room – to do so, contact residencelife@evansville.edu  (include name and student ID in this request).

During the week of October 16-20, dining services will provide a discounted meal cost at the Eatery ($9.00 per meal) for students who do not have a meal plan. There will also be discounted pricing in Aces Place for bottled water.

If desired, students can sign up for a meal plan at half the cost for the rest of the semester (Ace bucks adjusted to 50%). Details on these discounted plans can be found here:  https://forms.office.com/r/HdADmdn0Mx

Other Facilities Updates:

Lincoln Commons

The four-story apartment complex for junior and senior students is currently 30% completed with the first two floors completed entirely and the elevator shaft construction completed, up to the 3rd floor. Asphalt, striping, and signs in the South parking lot are complete. The parking lot is open and available for use.

The next steps include completing the structural steel work while continuing the construction of the elevator shaft.

Submitted by University Communications na122@evansville.edu
 

Upcoming Events

* This Week in Music

October 17, 2023

7:30 p.m.

Wheeler Concert Hall

The UE Music Conservatory presents a faculty recital featuring Consortium Instructor of Music Ross Erickson on percussion. The program will feature an eclectic program of music for a variety of percussion instruments. A highlight of the program will be two works arranged by Professor Erickson. He will be joined by Consortium Instructor of Music Leanne Hampton on flute and Eykamp String Quartet Artist in Residence Mark Hatlestad on viola.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Dennis Malfatti dm155@evansville.edu
 
* Say "Thanks" and get some swag

Help us thank UE's wonderful donors by having a non-speaking role in our video.  Wear purple and meet us in the front oval on Monday, October 16th at 3:30 p.m. Participants will receive UE swag for their help!  For questions, please contact Taylor Houchin at 812-488-1013.

Submitted by Taylor Houchin tb90@evansville.edu
 
* FREE UE Employee Workshop - October 26

The Center for the Advancement of Learning invites all faculty, staff, and administrators to join Dr. Tad Dickel for the upcoming workshop “Navigating Difficult Conversations for Leaders”.  The workshop will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 252.

During this workshop, Dr. Dickel will explore why effective leaders are skilled at handling difficult conversations.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why certain conversations are so difficult
  • Ways to prepare for challenging conversations
  • How to speak persuasively
  • Techniques for staying calm

This workshop is free for UE employees and lunch is available for $10.  To register and pay for lunch, visit the link below by Thursday, October 19.  REGISTER EARLY – SPACE IS LIMITED!

Lunch/Workshop Registration

If you would like to attend the workshop and bring your own lunch, email cal@evansville.edu by Thursday, October 19.

About the presenter:

Dr. Timothy A. (Tad) Dickel serves as the Executive in Residence in Leadership and is the interim faculty director of the Master of Science in Leadership program at the University of Evansville. In addition, he is the President of T.A. Dickel Group, LLC and serves as a leadership and strategy consultant for businesses, universities, and nonprofits.

Submitted by Cindy Felts cf128@evansville.edu
 
* Chili Bowl - Save The Date

The annual Chili Bowl sale will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the East Terrace Lawn.  The rain location is Eykamp Hall, University Center.

For $10, customers can buy a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl and fill it with chili.  Lidded containers will be available for those who prefer not to put chili in their newly purchased bowls.

Larger bowls ranging from $15 - $100 will also be for sale during the event.

Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to a local food organization to assist with fighting hunger.  The rest will go to the UE Clay Club to be used to fund attendance at conferences, visiting artists, and studio/gallery visits.

Submitted by Carol McCraney cm177@evansville.edu
 
* UE Majors and Minors Fair

The Majors and Minors Fair is open to all students on Tuesday, Ocotber 17, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

Thinking about changing or adding a major or minor? This is your chance to network with faculty, current students, and alumni from academic departments as well as various student support services. Learn more about the classes, research opportunities, internships, and career possilities.

For more information, contact academicservices@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Paula Heldt ph28@evansville.edu
 
* UE Employee and Student Flu Shot Event

The wellness team with the UE onsite Tri State Clinics will be onsite in Eykamp during the following dates and times below in October to offer flu shots! These events are for insured employees and their covered dependents, non-insured employees and students.

Onsite Flu Shot Event Dates:

  • October 18th: 7:30am - 9:30am
  • October 19th: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Please note the cost for non-insured employees and students is $20.00.

  • Non-insured employees should make this payment to their HR deparment as CASH ONLY.
  • Students should make this payment to the student health center. Cash or debit/credit is accepted. 
Submitted by Haley Karges hw164@evansville.edu
 

Changemaker Corner

* We the People Volunteers Needed

UE is once again proud to host the Southern Regional Competition for We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution. On Wednesday, 11/8, we will welcome 8 schools (both high school and middle school) to campus as they work to earn a place at Indiana's State Finals. We need volunteers for the following shifts. If interested and available, email Dina Willming at dw285@evansville.edu. No experience needed for any shift!

Shift 1: 8:30am - 9:45am - Greeter (4 needed): Stand outside SOBA on the circle and Rotherwood sides, welcome the teams as they arrive and help them get to their classrooms. Purple UE scarf provided (must be returned), UE casual attire.

Shift 2: 8:45am - noon. Judges' Facilitator (6 needed): Serve as a guide for a panel of judges, getting them from room to room on time. Business casual attire recommended.

Shift 3: 11:30am - 12:00pm (8 needed): Lunch guide. Stand outside their hearing rooms as they finish their rounds, then guide them to Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center for lunch. Serving as an Ambassador for UE on the way. UE casual attire.

Submitted by Andrew Carter ac116@evansville.edu
 

Info You Should Know

* Solution Station Wednesday: Thinking About Graduation?

Your graduation might be here before you know it, so be ready! If you have questions about what happens next, make sure you come to the Solution Station table in Ridgway this Wednesday. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to come by – staying on track for degree completion is important!

Assistant Registrar Kelsey Gordon will be available to answer questions and talk through your next steps. If you have questions about applying to graduate, unresolved degree deficiencies, substitutions, or what to expect as you approach this next part of your college journey, please come by! We don’t want any surprises to get in the way of you getting your degree. Juniors - it's time to apply to graduate!

Solution Station
Wednesday, October 18
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center

Can’t make it? Make a Graduation/Degree Audit Consultation appointment or contact Kelsey Gordon directly at kg302@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Chad Hart ch299@evansville.edu
 
* Professor Larmann publishes Digital Museum Guide

Art Department faculty, Professor Ralph Larmann, has coauthored a new digital edition of Gateways to Art Journal for Museum and Gallery Projects. The fourth edition of this spinoff text was released on July 1, 2023 as a digital-only resource for students. This journal provides students a tool for effective analysis of artwork when visiting a museum. This ebook originated as a supplement to Gateways to Art, but was later published separately to accommodate faculty requests. The digital journal features examples of great works in American museums, provides ways for students to analyze an artwork, and writing/sketching space for students to input their own responses as they visit a museum or gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney cm177@evansville.edu
 
* UE Gives Back (Student Volunteers Needed)

Looking for service work? Want to make a difference in Evansville?

Sign up for UE Gives Back today! This day of service is in partnership with community groups all across Evansville.

Sign up using the QR code attached to the flyer below. Please contact Will McDonner at wm99@evansville.edu with questions.

Submitted by Will McDonner wm99@evansville.edu
 
* Watch Kenton Hargis speak with WEHT about scholarships, enrollment

Senior Director of Admission Kenton Hargis recently joined Eyewitness News WEHT/WTVW to discuss enrollment growth at UE and what scholarships are available to students.

You can watch the full interview here: https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/ue-sets-new-record-for-enrollment/

Submitted by University Communications na122@evansville.edu
 
* Table/Chair Reservations for Campus Events

On a first-come-first-served basis, Facilities Management has 8' rectangular tables and white folding chairs for University use. We do not have round tables available for use outside of Ridgway Center (these are exclusively for that area). These items will be dropped off and picked up, set-up is only provided when specifically requested with details of the setup request.

If you are planning a University event, please complete the following to ensure setup occurs as desired.

  1. Submit a work order request and include attention movers. Include the drop-off location, date, contact person, # of tables and chairs, event setup details (location of tables), time of the event, and pick-up date and time.
  2. Location, sprinklers/irrigation, and electrical needs should be considered in scheduling an event.
  3. Moving Services requires at least 10 working days of advanced notification so we can schedule accordingly. If request is submitted less than 10 working days, it is less likely we will be able to provide you with items needed.
  4. Reserve space in Resource Scheduler.

Please note, if you desire a different length or shape of folding table, arrangements will need to be made with an outside rental company.  Facilities Management can make these arrangements on your behalf.  Please allow for a longer lead time.  Once notified of your request, we will contact a rental a company to obtain a quote.  The rental order will not be placed until you approve the amount and provide an account number for the charge.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mike Averett
Executive Director, Facilities Management and Planning

Submitted by Michael Averett ma479@evansville.edu
 
* Clark Kimberling's art history research

UE Professor of Mathematics Clark Kimberling gave an invited presentation at the 50th annual conference of the Communal Studies Association, October 3-7 in New Harmony, Indiana. In a session on early 19th century New Harmony, Kimberling used his recently published website, CORNELIUS TIEBOUT ENGRAVINGS as a basis for describing the life and work of one of America's foremost copperplate engravers. While still a teenager, Tiebout engraved a map of Manhattan in the New York City Directory for 1789, as well as 47 engravings in The New York Magazine and Literary Repository. During 1793-1796, Tiebout worked in London, and in 1800, he and his bride Esther moved from New York to Philadelphia, where hundreds of his engravings were published. In 1826 he (with daughter Caroline, 23, and son Henry, 5), moved to New Harmony, where he joined other famous Philadelphians (William Maclure, Thomas Say, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, and Marie Fretageot). There he continued engraving, and he was a teacher in Maclure's School of Industry until his death in 1832. Dr. Kimberling also recently expanded his website New Harmony Scientists, Educators, Writers & Artists and contributed to Wikipedia its article on Cornelius Tiebout.

Submitted by Clark Kimberling ck6@evansville.edu
 
* It's Not Too Late to Register for Winter Intersession Courses

Get ahead by taking Winter Intersession online courses. Complete a missing required course, lighten your spirng load, and take advantage of winter break. Classes are held from December 15, 2023 through January 5, 2024. Students may take one class and register when registering for spring classes starting October 30, 2023.

Learn more about Winter Intersession.

Winter Intersession Course List
Subject Number Cr Hrs Course Title Instructor
ART 105 3 Introduction to the Visual Arts Larmann
AT 180 3 Introduction to Athletic Training Tilly
CHEM 103 3 Chemistry of Adult Beverages Miller K.
EXSS 150 3 Introduction to Health Sciences Laughbaum
EXSS 320 3 Nutrition for Performance Health Miller W.
EXSS 417 3 Advanced Exercise Science Miller W.
EXSS 453 2 Motor Learning Wilson
EXSS 488 1 to 4 Internship Miller W.
EXSS 488 1 to 4 Internship Wilson
FIN 280 3 Introduction to Personal Finance Brockman
HIST 112 3 World History 1500 - Present MacLeod
MUS 156 3 Music in America Strandberg
NEUR 125 3 Introduction to Neuroscience Campese
PH 190 3 Introduction to Public Health Patel-Dovlatabadi
PSYC 121 3 Introduction to Psychology Campese
PSYC 226 3 Child and Adolescent Psychology Hennon
PSYC 229 3 Social Psychology McCracken
PSYC 450 3 Learning Campese
QM 227 3 Introduction to Statistics Khormali
SOC 105 3 Introduction to Sociology Plikuhn
SOC 230 3 Social Problems in the Modern World Plikuhn
Submitted by Paula Heldt ph28@evansville.edu
 
* Free HIV Testing

Free, HIV testing at the Student Center first Wednesday of every month from 9-11am. No appointment necessary.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich tu19@evansville.edu
 
* Pop Up Shop Orders are In

If you ordered an item during the Pop Up Shop sale, please stop by the University Bookstore and pick up your order. You must present an ID for the Bookstore to release your order to you.

Bookstore hours are:

Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.

We so appreciate your support and hope that you enjoy your new UE Swag!

Submitted by Noah Alatza na122@evansville.edu
 
* Volunteers Needed | UE Gives Back

The University of Evansville is excited to announce the return of UE Gives Back for employees! Mark your calendars for Friday, October 20, and sign up today with the UE Gives Back Registration Form. With the approval of immediate supervisors and as schedules permit, employees may choose to volunteer on UE’s campus without scheduling a day of vacation.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Rachel Roscoe at 812.488.5004 or rr209@evansville.edu.

Submitted by Rachel Roscoe rr209@evansville.edu
 
* Apply to Graduate

It's that time! Be sure to apply now to graduate via Self-Service.

Submitted by Kelsey Gordon kg302@evansville.edu
 
* Volunteers needed for Balance Assessments 10/24/2023

The Exercise Science and second year DPT students will be conducting community balance assessments as part of the Bronstein Geriatric Wellness Program.  We are looking for 24 participants who are 55 years or older to take part in these assessments.  Faculty will be present to assist the students throughout the assessments. Please share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested and able to participate.  The participant does not need to be able to walk but should at least be able to stand for the assessments.  

Who: Exercise Science and 2nd year DPT students

What:  DPT students will complete testing of your balance, educate you on the findings during the testing, and provide you with a home exercise program

When: 10/24/2023 Session 1 from 1:00-2:30 or Session 2 from 2:30-4:00

Where: Carson Center, Maikranz Gym

Why: To improve the balance and mobility of the community through the Bronstein Geriatric Wellness Program initiative

Participants can contact Dr. Charlene Nolen at ck39@evansville.edu to sign up or seek further information.

Submitted by Charlene Nolen ck39@evansville.edu
 
* Billy Twymon Exhibit Opens

The UE Friends of Art and the UE Department of Art present Billy Twymon's exhibit "Reflections: A Study of What One Sees" in the Melvin Peterson Gallery from Sept 5 through October 21, 2023.

Please join us for a reception and artist lecture in the Gallery on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30PM.

Gallery hours are Mon, Tues, Fri, & Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and Wed & Thurs 12:00pm - 6:00 pm.

Submitted by Carol L McCraney cm177@evansville.edu
 

Harlaxton Happenings

* Reception for visitors from Harlaxton on Oct 17

We are excited to welcome Harlaxton's Ria Bourne, Student Experience Manager, and Rachel Wellborn, Academic Programs Manager, to the UE campus next week!  Please come say hello and visit with Ria and Rachel at a reception with coffee, tea, and snacks, on Tuesday, October 17, 1-3pm in the Multicultural Student Commons area.

Submitted by Kaylynn McCalister kc205@evansville.edu
 

Athletics

* Men's golf travels to Murray, Ky. for The Buddy

Fall action wraps up with a busy week for the University of Evansville men’s golf team.  The week opens on Monday when the Purple Aces will be in Murray, Ky. for “The Buddy”.

Miller Memorial Golf Course will be the host of the tournament with action taking place on Monday and Tuesday.  Par is 71 and the yardage is 6,710.  The field includes Murray State, Central Michigan, IUPUI, Detroit Mercy, Chicago State, Trevecca Nazarene, USI, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois.

Evansville is back on the course for the first time since wrapping up the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate on October 3. Daniil Romashkin earned a tie for 9th place with a 209.  Romashkin and Andres Rodriguez each posted rounds of 68 in the final round of the tournament.  Their efforts were four under par.  Rodriguez improved in each round, culminating in a final score of 218.  He tied for 47th.
 
Nicholas Gushrowski recorded his low round of the tournament on Tuesday.  An even 72 saw him tie for 64th with a 223.  Caleb Wassmer also had his best performance of the weekend.  His 76 gave him a 3-round tally of 233.  Carson Parker carded an 80 in the final 18 holes to wrap up the event with a 238.

Submitted by Athletics
 
* WSOC: League-Leading Drake Holds Off UE Women's Soccer, 1-0

The homestanding Drake University Bulldogs used a first-half goal to hold off the visiting University of Evansville women’s soccer team on Sunday for a 1-0 victory in the first-ever women’s soccer match at Mediacom Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Drake forward Layla Kelbel was able to collect a nifty flick on from fellow striker Emma Nagel and chipped it over UE goalkeeper Myia Danek in the 30th minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.  The goal was Kelbel’s fifth of the season.

In the second half, Evansville created multiple opportunities to try and equalize, but could not find the back of the net.  In the 51st minute, freshman forward Brooklyn Robinson found space in the penalty area on the right side, but missed outside of the post.  Then, in the 65th minute, Drake used a team save on a blast from UE junior midfielder Reese Simmons and another block on a shot from freshman forward A’Liyah Warrick.  Simmons also had a left-footed blast from just above the penalty area in the 88th minute that was saved by Drake goalkeeper Addie Ford.  

Danek kept UE in the match with key saves in the 76th and 79th minutes.  Overall, Danek recorded five saves for UE.  Simmons led the UE offense with three shots, including two on goal.

With the victory, Drake remains in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with 19 points with a 10-3-3 overall record and 6-1-1 MVC mark.  Evansville, meanwhile, sits in eighth place in the Valley with eight points on a 1-5-8 overall record and 1-2-5 conference mark.  Evansville will now return to Arad McCutchan Stadium for the final two matches of the regular-season this week against Indiana State (2-6-8, 1-4-3 MVC) on Thursday night at 6 p.m. and Missouri State (10-1-5, 5-0-3 MVC) on Sunday at noon.  A victory by Evansville on Thursday night could potentially clinch a spot for UE in the MVC Tournament, as the Purple Aces sit two points ahead of both Indiana State and Illinois State for the eighth and final spot in the Valley Tournament.  Both matches this week can be seen live on ESPN+.   

Submitted by Athletics
 
* Cardona ties MVC single-match kills record as UE outlasts UIC

It was a record-breaking evening inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse as the University of Evansville volleyball team outlasted UIC in a thrilling 5-set match on Friday.

Giulia Cardona tied the Missouri Valley Conference record while setting the UE program mark with 40 kills.  She tied Bobbi Becker’s (Petersen) record, which was set against Illinois State in 1989.  She added 16 digs in the performance.  Melanie Feliciano picked up 27 kills in the victory.  Ainoah Cruz set her career mark with 32 digs while Kora Ruff set her top collegiate tally with 64 assists.

Friday’s contest lasted 3 hours and 44 minutes making it the longest volleyball match in NCAA history.  The previous record of 3:38 was set in 1998 when Hawaii defeated BYU.

Game 1 – UIC 25, UE 22

While the Flames led for the duration of the opening set, Evansville did a nice job of rallying every time it faced a deficit.  After scoring the first two points, UIC jumped out to a 4-1 advantage before extending the lead to 12-7.  Evansville utilized its first time out and immediately responded with a 5-1 run to make it a 13-12 game.  Giulia Cardona had consecutive kills to complete the run.

Just when it looked like the Aces had the momentum, UIC took a time out and responded to match its largest lead of the set at five points (21-16).  UE took its second time out had the answer once again.  Three more Cardona kills helped UE tie it up at 22-22.  The Flames had the final answer as they scored the final three tallies to take a 1-0 lead.

Game 2 – UE 25, UIC 22

Emilee Scheumann recorded a kill that gave Evansville its first lead of the match at 5-4 and Brooke Springer would push the advantage to 9-6 with a solo block.  The Flames fought back to tie the set at 9-9, but the pivotal run for the Aces came when they turned a 12-12 tie into a 16-12 lead.  Cardona picked up another kill during the rally and would add three more as the Aces pushed their edge to 22-15.

UIC stormed back, reeling off six points in a row to get within one.  A serving error gave UE some breathing room and Melanie Feliciano added two late kills to clinch the set and tie the match.

Game 3 – UE 27, UIC 25

What looked like it would be a runaway win for the Purple Aces turned into a wild finish in the third set.  Evansville scored the opening three points of the set with Feliciano adding two more kills before a pair of aces by Ainoah Cruz solidified an 8-1 lead.

Brooke Springer registered a kill that extended the advantage all the way to 17-8.  The tenacious Flames squad never gave up and slowly chipped away at the deficit.  In total, UIC went on a 15-6 rally to tie the game at 23-23.  With the game tied at 25-25, Evansville got the kill that it needed as Feliciano placed the ball perfectly to give the Aces the lead.  An error by the Flames clinched the set.

Game 4 – UIC 25, UE 21

UE once again had a huge start, jumping out to a 7-2 advantage.  Cardona and Feliciano racked up two more kills apiece.  The Flames cut the deficit to 11-10 before the Aces retook a 17-14 advantage with Emilee Scheumann posting a kill.  Once again, the Flames fought back as a 9-1 stretch put them on top – 23-18 before they forced a fifth set with the 25-21 win.

Game 5 – UE 36, UIC 34

Evansville broke a 4-4 tie with two points to take a 6-4 lead before takings its largest lead at 13-10.  With the score knotted at 10-10, Feliciano and Cardona picked up kills to put the Aces in a strong position.  Another Feliciano kill pushed the lead to 14-12 as the Aces had match point.  Unfortunately, the Flames came back with two in a row to tie it back up.  UIC followed that up by taking a 16-15 lead to have their first try at set point before a Cardona kill tied the score.

The teams battled it out with neither squad giving up.  Both had multiple tries at match point with the opposition matching.  Finally, with the score tied at 34-34, the Aces forced two errors to clinch the win.

Valparaiso is next up for UE with Saturday’s match set for a 5 p.m. start.

Submitted by Athletics
 
* SWIM/DIVE: McKinney Posts NCAA Zone Diving Mark As Swimming & Diving Aces Sweep USI & Valpo

University of Evansville sophomore diver Levi McKinney (Boonville, Ind./Boonville) posted an NCAA Zone Diving Mark in the one-meter competition on Saturday, as the UE swimming and diving teams swept a double dual meet with visiting Valparaiso and the University of Southern Indiana at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville.

McKinney posted a career-best score of 303.23 in the six-dive, one-meter competition to post an NCAA Zone Championships qualifying mark, and he becomes the first male diver at UE since Andy Balczo in 2011 to achieve the Zone standard.  He also came within 35 points of posting a Zone qualifying mark on the three-meter boards as well, as he cruised to the individual title in both events.

“What a way to start off the year by Levi today!” said UE head swimming and diving coach Stu Wilson.  “We have not had a male qualify for Zones in quite some time, and for him to come out and reach the mark in the first meet of the year speaks to all of the hard work he put in during the off-season.  I know that he has been working hard with assistant coach Dustin Bredemeier, and he put in a ton of work in the off-season, and to see if pay off today was outstanding.”

Overall, the UE men posted a 166-56 victory over Valparaiso and a 162-78 victory over USI on the afternoon, winning 11 of the 13 meets on the afternoon.  On the women’s side, the UE women won nine events while posting a 157-70 victory over Valparaiso and a 126-110 win over USI.

McKinney swept the diving competitions on the men’s side, while junior Patrik Vilbergsson (Kopavogur, Iceland) and junior Benjamin Hasanovic (Innsbruck, Austria) posted a pair of individual wins as well.  Vilbergsson took home the men’s 200-Yard Freestyle individual title by over two seconds with a winning time of 1:44.96, before besting the field by over six seconds with a win in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:50.13.

Hasanovic, meanwhile, sprinted to a win in the 50-Yard Freestyle with a time of 21.73, edging sophomore teammate Daniil Goncharuk (Kyiv, Ukraine) by 0.14 seconds.  He then led a charge of four Purple Aces to finish in the top four of the 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:09.39.  Freshman Joao Pereira Guiherme (Curitiba, Brazil), junior Carlos Souto (A Coruna, Spain), and Goncharuk finished second, third and fourth behind Hasanovic in the 200 Breast.

Senior Jackson Caudill (Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) also won the 1,000-Yard Freestyle with a time of 9:49.94 on his “Senior Day,” with junior Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) winning the 100-Yard Freestyle title in a time of 45.80.  Freshman Joseph Capo (Luling, La./Jesuit) also impressed in his first collegiate meet with a title in the 500-Yard Freestyle by over 12 seconds, with a winning time of 4:48.67.

On the women’s side, senior diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) swept both the one-meter and three-meter diving titles on her “Senior Day,” just narrowly missing a Zone qualifying mark herself in the three-meter competition.  Junior Sveva Brugnoli (Rome, Italy) dominated the field in the 400-Yard IM, winning by over 11 seconds with a time of 4:35.80, before out-touching junior teammate Mari Mueller (Zurich, Switzerland) by 0.06 seconds to win the 200-Yard Butterfly event with a time of 2:12.40.

Freshman Rebecca Lago (Tezze sul Brenta, Italy) made a splash in her first collegiate meet, sweeping the titles in both the 50- and 100-Yard Freestyle events with times of 24.62 and 53.58.  Mueller took home the 200-Yard Breaststroke title ahead of freshman teammate Rafaela Makariewicz (Porto Alegre, Brazil) with a time of 2:23.59, while freshmen Ane Madina Garate (Onati, Spain) and Luana Carrotta (Ercolano, Italy) went first and second in the 200-Yard Backstroke with times of 2:10.34 and 2:11.37.

“Overall, I thought today was a good meet to see where we are at,” said Wilson.  “I think that our freshmen and newcomers learned a lot today in terms of what collegiate swimming is like, so that is good.  That gives us something to work on going forward.

“Overall, I was pleased with how we performed today, but there is still a lot that we can work on overall.  But, all-in-all, it was a good first meet.”

Evansville will have nearly a month to prepare for their next competition, as UE will be off now until November 9, when UE opens competition at the A3 Performance Invitational hosted by Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Illinois.

Submitted by Athletics
 
* Volleyball drops weekend finale

Less than 24 hours after playing the longest match in NCAA volleyball history, the University of Evansville volleyball team put up a solid effort before dropping a 3-1 decision to Valparaiso.

Once again, it was Giulia Cardona leading all players with 19 kills.  Melanie Feliciano added 16.  Both recorded double-doubles with 11 and 10 digs, respectively.  Madisyn Steele finished the night with seven kills.  Ainoah Cruz recorded a team-best 17 digs while Kora Ruff had 43 assists.

Game 1 – UE 29, VU 27

Ainoah Cruz had a service ace that sent the Purple Aces out to a 4-1 lead to open the match.  Later, Giulia Cardona picked up back-to-back aces in a run that saw UE double up the Beacons at 12-6.  Valpo took charge in the next sequence as they fought back to tie the set at 14-14 before taking their first lead of the night at 16-15.

The Beacons would lead by a pair at 21-19 but the Aces stormed back with Feliciano adding another kill.  Valpo had three shots at set point with UE battling back each time.  With the score tied at 27-27, Cardona and Feliciano picked up kills that clinched the opening set victory for Evansville.

Game 2 – VU 25, UE 22

Blakeley Freeman opened the second set with her first service ace of the match as the squads battled to a 6-6 tie.  Maddie Hawkins entered to serve and her ace was part of a 3-0 rally that gave UE a 9-6 lead.  The Aces continued to hold the advantage until the Beacons fought back to take a 15-14 advantage.

Emilee Scheumann and Madisyn Steele assisted on a block and Feliciano recorded an ace that set UE up with an 18-15 lead.  With the Aces continuing to hold a 20-18 lead, VU rallied to finish the set on a 7-2 run to tie the match.

Game 3 – VU 25, UE 17

In the third set, Valpo broke a 3-3 tie with three in a row and would push that lead to five points when a UE error made it 13-8.  From there, they would win by a final of 25-17.

Game 4 – VU 25, UE 19

After scoring the first four points, VU took an 8-2 edge before going up by eight at 14-6.  Evansville worked to cut into the deficit when a Madisyn Steele kill was followed by two more Feliciano kills that got UE within five (16-11).  With Valpo up 23-16, Evansville scored three in a row to inch closer, but the deficit was too much to overcome as UE fell by a 25-19 final.

Evansville is back on the road next weekend with matches at Illinois State and Bradley.

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* UE men's soccer stumbles in 5-1 loss at UIC

The University of Evansville's men's soccer team couldn't find a point on the road this week following a 5-1 loss to the UIC Flames. 

The Purple Aces couldn't find any offense in the first half of Saturday's game in a tough road contest against the Flames. Freshman midfielder David Hernandez was one of UE's bright spots in the grueling 90 minutes, scoring his first collegiate goal in the 61st minute off a corner kick. Midfielder Carlos Barcia also helped Evansville's offense in the second half with two shots on goal. 

The first half of Saturday night's game was all UIC as the Flames found the back of the net four times in 45 minutes. The Aces had the first two shots of the half in the third and eighth minutes from Barcia and forward Kai Phillip. But UIC scored in the 13th, 31st, 36th, and 42nd minute to dominate on their home field.

Facing a wide deficit, UE didn't back down as Evansville found it's offensive spark early in the second half. The Aces peppered the Flames goalkeeper with shots early on, taking three shots in under four minutes. UE snapped its scoreless streak in the 61st minute when Hernandez took a corner kick for the Aces after a touch from UIC's goalkeeper went out of bounds.

Hernandez corner kick rocketed into the bottom left corner of the net for his first goal as a Purple Ace. Evansville kept the offensive pressure up after the goal as Hernandez fired off another shot. But the Flames were able to get past goalkeeper Aidan Montoure one more time to seal the game. UE had two close shots in the final 12 minutes as defender Tobias Bak forced a diving save from UIC's keeper in the 78th minute, while winger Auden Engen Vik had a shot in front of the net that went just wide left in the 82nd minute. 

Evansville returns to Arad McCutchan Stadium next week on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The Aces will face the current Missouri Valley Conference leaders Missouri State in a weeknight matchup. Kick-off from McCutchan Stadium on the 18th is set for 7 p.m.

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* SWIM/DIVE: "Senior Day" Set For Saturday For UE Swimming & Diving Against Valpo & USI

The University of Evansville swimming and diving program will host its annual “Senior Day” on Saturday at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville, when the Purple Aces host Valparaiso and Southern Indiana in a tri-angular meet.  The meet will begin at 12:30 p.m., with “Senior Day” festivities set to begin at approximately 12:20.

UE will honor four members of its squad on “Senior Day,” as Saturday will be the final home meet for male swimmers Alon Baer (Gesher HaZiv, Israel), Jackson Caudill (Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) and Grant Kay (Ellicott City, Md./Hebron) and female diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz).

Baer will go down in UE history as one of the top swimmers in school history.  He currently holds both the 100 and 200-Yard Breaststroke and 200-Yard IM school records, and has posted three NCAA ‘B Cut’ times during the course of his UE career.  Caudill, meanwhile, will go down as one of the top distance freestyle swimmers in UE history, as he owns both the 1,000- and 1,650-Yard Freestyle school records.  Kay, meanwhile, has qualified for two CSCAA National Invitational Championships, while ranking in UE’s career top 10 in four different events, while also posting a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the classroom as a double-major in Actuarial Science and Spanish.

Meanwhile, Rollett has built a strong diving career on the women’s side in her first three seasons at UE, and is considered one of the top divers in the Missouri Valley Conference.  She earned honorable mention all-MVC honors as a sophomore in 2022, and finished first or second in an event in six of UE’s eight meets last season, while winning the consolation finals on the three-meter board at last year’s Valley championships.

Saturday’s meet will be the first meet of the year for the Purple Aces.  On the men’s side, Evansville features a blend of experience and fresh talent, as UE returns 13 competitors from a year ago, while welcoming nine new faces to the lineup.  On the women’s side, UE has four returning members, led by Rollett and former all-MVC swimmer Sveva Brugnoli (Rome, Italy), combining with eight talented newcomers.

Valparaiso will be competing in its third meet of the year, after sweeping a dual meet from USI on September 30, and competing against IUPUI on Friday.  USI, meanwhile, will also be competing in its third meet of the year, after falling to both Valparaiso and IUPUI the last two weeks.

Saturday’s meet is free and open to the public.

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* UE cross country finishes ninth and 10th at Angel Mounds Invitational

The University of Evansville cross country teams competed in its final meet of the regular season on Friday morning.

It was another top 25 finish for freshman runner Sonja Inzinger (Mautern an der Donau, Austria) as the Purple Aces hosted the Angel Mounds Invitational on Friday. Competing among 19 teams, the UE women placed ninth in the 6K course while the men placed 10th in the 8K course. While Inzinger led the women, Samuel Lea (Woostchester, England) led the men in 33rd with a time of 26:19.7. 

"The past couple of weeks we've been trying to work on pack running in practice. So for today's race we attempted executing running the course in groups," said Head Coach Brooks LeCompte following the meet. "I think it certainly helped for some, but overall I feel today's race could have gone better. We've been dealing with some adversity for both teams lately with minor injuries and the flu affecting most of our women's team this month.

"With rosters that are primarily newcomers with limited cross country experience, we can't really complain with where we are currently. But we know we can be better than what we have been showing. These next two weeks will be crucial for getting everyone ready and healthy for MVC's in Nashville. I'm confident that in two weeks we will be ready for the conference meet!" 

Evansville's women's team ran the first race of the day in a longer 6K course at Angel Mounds. The Aces had seven runners finish with Inzinger and Kalina Urbaniak (Suchy Las, Poland) placing in the Top 40. All of UE's women's placed in the top 85 runners competing among 165 women. Nayla Martin (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada) just barely missed the Top 50 with a 55th finish and a time of 23:59.5. Also finishing for Evansville was Sarah Vanderhoof-Dossett (Franklin, Tenn.) with a time of 24:49.1, Kyndall Anthis (Patoka, Ind.) with a time of 24:57.5, Shelby Bastin (Versailles, Ind.) with a time of 25:33.9, and Avery Stephens (Newburgh, Ind.) with a time of 25:39.2.

In the men's 8K race, the Aces had two Top 50 finishes with Lea and Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) at 43rd with a time of 26:36.1. UE's men placed within the Top 100 of 167 runners with the team's top five runners placing 70th or higher. Behind Lea and Rodriguez was Woody Burrell (Cedarburg, Wis.) at 64th with a time of 27:37.8 and Owen Culpin (Hampshire, Ill.) in 68th with a time of 27:47.4. Rounding out Evansville's runners on the men's side were Alvaro Monfort (Castile Y Leon, Spain) in 70th with a time of 27:48.7, Cedrik Flipo (Beloeil, Quebec, Canada) in 79th with a time of 28:11.7 and Joey Taylor (Grove City, Ohio) in 90th with a time of 28:57.9. 

The Aces have two weeks to train before the MVC Championships in Nashville, Tenn. hosted by the Belmont Bruins. Races from Nashville are set for 10 a.m. for the women's 6K and 11 a.m. for the men's 8K. 

MEN: 10th of 19 teams  (33, 43, 64, 68, 70, (79), (90)) - 278 points
33 Samuel Lea - 26:19.7
43 Rafael Rodriguez - 26:36.1
64 Woody Burrell - 27:37.8
68 Owen Culpin - 27:47.4
70 Alvaro Monfort - 27:48.7
79 Cedrik Flipo - 28:11.7
90 Joey Taylor - 28:57.9

WOMEN: 9th of 15 teams (24, 39, 55, 69, 71, (82), (84)) - 258 points
24 Sonja Inzinger - 22:38.0
39 Kalina Urbaniak - 22:08.7
55 Nayla Martin - 23:59.5
69 Sarah Vanderhoof-Dossett - 24:49.1
71 Kyndall Anthis - 24:57.5
82 Shelby Bastin - 25:33.9
84 Avery Stephens - 25:39.2

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* UE men's soccer returns to Valley play against UIC

Evansville's final non-conference game ended in a 2-0 loss to Indiana with a shorter bench. The Purple Aces tried a variety of combinations in Wednesday evening's match, getting playing time to its reserves as they gear up for the final stretch of MVC action. In Bloomington, UE experienced its first weather delay of the season. In the 60th minute of Wednesday's match a lighting delay was called at Bill Armstrong Field. The delay lasted an hour before play resumed on the pitch for the final 30 minutes. 

The Aces will travel to Flames Field for the second season in a row after becoming conference foes with the UIC Flames. The short series between the two is currently tied with one win a piece. UE's last win against the Flames came back in 1978, only the second season for Evansville as a Division I soccer team. The Aces beat UIC 3-1 in the first, and only meeting, between the two teams until 2022. 

It will be a family affair on Saturday night as graduate coach Toney Anderson will coach against his father, Stan Anderson. Both Anderson's handle goalkeeper training and advising for their respective teams. Toney Anderson completed his playing career at UIC in 2019.

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