University of Evansville


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

* Celebration for Patti Lippert

Please join the UE community on Monday, December 4, for a celebration of Patti Lippert - Executive Administrator for the Office of the President.

After nearly 25 years, Patti will retire at the end of 2023 and we want to take a moment to honor her many accomplishments. The celebration begins at 3:30 in Eykamp Rooms 252-255.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* 2023 Holiday Schedule

The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families.

The following holiday schedule will be observed:

Winter Holiday Break

Closed Thursday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 2

Offices reopen on Wednesday, January 3

Submitted by Noah Alatza

Upcoming Events

* Front Oval closed for Winter on Walnut

The front oval will be closed after 2:00 p.m. on December 1 for Winter on Walnut.

Please move all vehicles from the oval before 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1 to ensure proper setup.

Please plan accordingly.

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Winter on Walnut

This Friday is SAB's Winter on Walnut, Winter Around the World!

There will be crafts from different countries, international snacks, an Advent Candlelight Vespers Service (7:00 p.m.), tree lighting (8:00 p.m.), and vendors!

Join us to experience how other countries celebrate the holidays! We can't wait to see you there!


Alumni can register today at

Students must fill out the waiver on self service at the following link:

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Start the Holiday Season with the UE Music Conservatory

December 1: Candlelight Vespers, 7:00 p.m., Neu Chapel

December 5: Holiday Pops, 7:30 p.m., Victory Theatre

Come to Neu Chapel for the annual Candlelight Vespers on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Join in with the talented singers of the UE University Choir along with student and staff readers from across campus for this enchanting evening of advent and Christmas hymns, anthems, and scripture readings culminating in “Silent Night” sung by candlelight. Admission is free and open to the public.

Then, on December 5, head to downtown Evansville for the anticipated annual Holiday Pops at the historic Victory Theatre. All the major ensembles of the UE Music Conservatory (University Choir, Choral Society, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble) will come together to create a magical atmosphere that captures the spirit of the holidays. The UE Holiday Pops starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Mary Beth Deig
* Leadership Panel Hosted by LEAD Forward

All students are welcome to attend a leadership panel featuring representatives from Berry Global, Koch Enterprises, and The Confectionery on Thursday, November 30, 12:15 - 1:15 in SB170. LEAD Forward is hosting this event where we will gain insights from an entrepreneur/small business owner, human resource executive, and an engineer as they share the leadership wisdom they have developed throughout their careers. Lunch will be provided; please register in advance by emailing Megan Conapinski at mt263.

Submitted by Megan Conapinski
* UE Holiday Ceramics Sale

The UE Holiday Ceramics sale will be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Tue 12/12, Wed 12/13, and Thu 12/14 from noon - 6:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to purchase fine art for yourself or for gift giving.

Please pay with checks or cash only.

Submitted by Carol L McCraney
* Winter on Walnut

This Friday is SAB's Winter on Walnut, Winter Around the World!

There will be crafts from different countries, international snacks, an Advent Candlelight Vespers Service (7:00 p.m.), tree lighting (8:00 p.m.), and vendors!

Join us to experience how other countries celebrate the holidays! We can't wait to see you there!

Register today at

Submitted by Alison Gansman
* University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) Presents Extraordinary Black History Month Documentary Event

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) proudly presents a special Black History Month event featuring Arnell Hill '80, the award-winning creator of a documentary spotlighting his UE experiences. The documentary, honored at the Indy Fest Film awards and showcased at the Heartland International Film Festival, offers a unique insight into the African American student journey at the University of Evansville. This event will take place at the EVPL Central Library on Walnut Street on February 6th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. free of charge.

UEAAA invites faculty to include this historic event as an extra credit option in their Spring 2024 syllabi. Sponsored by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, this is a unique chance for students to explore the African American student experience.

For more information, contact UEAAA.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Dr. Jerrilee LaMar Retirement Reception

Please join us in celebrating with Dr. Jerrilee LaMar's retirement on December 7th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Graves Hall Nursing Lab 105. Stop by and share a memory, wish her well, and enjoy some refreshements.

Submitted by Stephanie Stoll
* 2023 Advent Candlelight Vespers Service

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

In conjunction with the Winter On Walnut event, the Office of Religious Life, the Music Conservatory, and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are hosting the 75th Advent Candlelight Vespers service.

Here are some of the details:

Day/Date: Friday, December 1, 2023

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Neu Chapel

Let us know if you want to serve as a door greeter, reader, or usher for the program by responding to

Submitted by Kaylee LeDuc
* Basham - Allaire Exhibit in Krannert Gallery

OUGHTRESONANCE: SPARKS of LIFE, a collaboration by artists Brett Basham and Cassandra Allaire, will be exhibited in the Krannert Gallery from October 23 through December 10.

Please join us for the artists reception on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Info You Should Know

* Bring Paper to be Shredded - December 7 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
* Student Mentors Needed

College Mentors for Kids connects UE students from all majors with a local elementary school student in grades 1-5 for a brief mentoring session one day a week. Elementary students come to UE's campus on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30 to work with their mentor.

A recent MENTOR 2023 study found that 74% of youth who had a meaningful mentoring relationship said their mentor contributed significantly to their later success. However, another study notes that one-third of youth who want a mentor don’t have one due to a lack of formal mentoring programs in their community. Our College Mentors for Kids group currently has students from a local school on a waitlist, and we want to provide all students desiring a mentor with a UE student who can take an interest in their current and future success.

Please help us meet the needs of local students who would benefit from having a UE student mentor by volunteering to serve as a UE mentor during the spring 2024 semester. You don't have to leave campus to make a difference in a young student's life. Mentoring is transformative, and it takes all of us. We invite you to partner with UE's College Mentors for Kids organization to ensure more kids and college students experience this deep connection, leading to many lifelong possibilities. Please get in touch with Lilly Kolley at or Dr. Lisa Hale at for more information.

Submitted by Lisa Marie Hale
* Purple Patrol Spring 2024 Sign Up

Purple Patrol is returning for Spring 2024! Sign up as coworkers, a department/office, or a team, and get ready to pass out fun goodies to our Aces displaying purple pride!

When you sign up using the link below, please include your name and department or additional employees who will be helping you. Please sign up for one slot only so everyone has a chance to participate.

For questions or more information, please contact Abbie Perry at

Sign up for Purple Patrol now!

Submitted by Abbie Perry
* Spring Meal Plan Changes

Students can adjust meal plans for the Spring semester until Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Adjust your meal plan online.

Submitted by Brian Conner


* Evansville returns home for midweek game with Bellarmine

After picking up its first win of the season, the University of Evansville women's basketball team returns home looking to start a winning streak.

Evansville gritted out its first win of the season after three overtimes, putting up 103 points against Chicago State. It was the first time the Purple Aces had put up 103 points or more since scoring 108 points against NAIA Oakland City in 2016. The last Division I opponent that UE scored over 100 points on came in December of 2004 in a 104 to 77 win against Ohio University in Athens.

On the subject of overtime, Sunday's game was the longest in program history since a triple-overtime game against crosstown foe Southern Indiana during the 1986-87 season. UE outscored their former longest performance by 10 points for their second-highest-scoring overtime game. Evansville also set a program record for the most rebounds in a game pulling down 70 boards against the Cougars, just above the previous record of 67 at Creighton on March 5, 2005.

Bellarmine comes into Wednesday's game looking for its first win of the season. The Knights are currently 0-4 on the year after games against San Jose State, No. 4 UCLA, No. 19 Louisville, and fellow MVC team Murray State. Looking at the roster, junior guard Hayley Harrison is averaging a team-high 14.3 points while senior guard Claire Knies is just under double figures at 9.5 points per game. Sophomore forward Paetynn Gray is fresh off an 11-point game and is the team's leading rebounder (4.3), while junior guard Hope Sivori is averaging a team-best 3.8 assists.

Freshman forward Maggie Hartwig was named the MVC Freshman of the Week on Monday afternoon by the league office. Hartwig earned the honor after having her second double-double of the season against Chicago State. Hartwig scored 18 points while pulling down 15 rebounds and going a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line.

Submitted by Athletics
* Men's basketball opens MVC play on Wednesday

Off to the best start in close to 60 years, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team opens its Missouri Valley Conference slate on Wednesday with a trip to Missouri State.  Tip is set for 7 p.m. in Springfield with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network having the coverage.

Looking at the Start

- Victories over Chattanooga and Southeast Missouri State in the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Classic saw the Purple Aces improve to 6-0 on the season

- It is the first time UE has won its first six games since the 1964-65 undefeated national championship team

- Just as impressive – UE has eclipsed its win total from the entire 2022-23 campaign

Last Time Out

- Saturday’s finale in Chattanooga saw the Aces take a 93-74 win in their rematch against SEMO

- Leading from the outset, UE was up by as many as 27 points in the first half before the Redhawks stormed back to get within single digits before the Aces regrouped to pull away for the win

- Ben Humrichous finished with 27 points while Joshua Hughes set his career mark with 21 points

What a Comeback

- With 11:40 remaining in Friday’s game against Chattanooga, the Aces faced a 62-42 deficit

- In what was tied for the 8th-largest comeback in MVC history, the Aces stormed back to take a 2-point lead in the final minute before clinching an 85-77 victory in overtime

- Chattanooga was shooting 53.3% from the field at the time they assumed the 20-point lead; over the final 11:40 of regulation and the 5-minute overtime period, the UE defense held the Mocs to a tally of just 16.7%

Newcomer of the Week

- Averaging 27.5 points per game while leading the Aces to a pair of wins at the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Classic, Ben Humrichous was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 27

- He opened the week with a season-high 28 points versus the Mocs before tallying 27 against the Redhawks

- Humrichous has scored at least 11 points in each game and ranks third in the MVC with 19.0 PPG

- Humrichous’ MVC stat rankings include: blocks (T-5 | 1.83/gm), FG% (6th | 62.0%) and 3-point% (6th | 48.5%)

Spreading the Word

- UE head coach David Ragland was named the D1 Coach of the Week on Nov. 27 following UE’s 6-0 start to the season

- Ben Humrichous was recognized as the Field of 68 Mid-Major Breakout Player of the Week for his efforts in the wins over Chattanooga and SEMO

- The Aces rose to #13 in the Field of 68 Cinderella Top 25

Top Contest

- Converting 8 of his 12 attempts in the Nov. 25 win over SEMO, Joshua Hughes reset his UE scoring mark with 21 points

- Over the last three games, Hughes is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 62.5% (15/24)

- For the season, he is averaging 9.7 points and 5.3 boards

- With 2.00 blocks per game, Hughes is tied for second in the MVC; he has multiple blocks in five out of six games


- Evansville’s first double-double of the season came from Tanner Cuff

- He recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Chattanooga

- Cuff has been one of the most efficient players in the nation, accumulating 18 assists against just two turnovers this season

- His assist-to-turnover ratio of 9.00 paces the MVC

Scouting the Opponent

- Missouri State enters Wednesday’s game with a 5-1 record

- Following a loss to West Virginia in the season opener, the Bears have won five in a row

- On Saturday, they picked up a 92-74 win over South Carolina State

- Four Bears average double figures with Alston Mason leading the way with 15.8 points per game

- He is shooting 50% from the field and 47.1% from outside

- Donovan Clay has notched 14.3 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds per contest

- Matthew Lee and Chance Moore check in with 13.5 and 11.6 PPG, respectively

Submitted by Athletics
* Ben Humrichous named MVC Newcomer of the Week

Helping the University of Evansville improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1964, Ben Humrichous was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

Humrichous put together one of the top weekends that the University of Evansville men’s basketball program has ever seen.  Averaging 27.5 points per game, Humrichous led the Purple Aces to an 85-77 overtime win at Chattanooga along with a dominant 93-74 triumph over Southeast Missouri State.

He opened the weekend with 28 points in the win over the Mocs. He was 11-for-21 from the field, 5-of-12 from outside and picked up 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 boards while playing over 42 minutes.

In the second game of the Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Classic, he scored 27 points in a 93-74 win over the Redhawks.  Humrichous converted 11 of his 13 attempts and was a perfect 8-for-8 inside the arc.  He tallied 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in just over 37 minutes of work.  He shot 64.7% for the week while finishing at 47.1% from long range.

Submitted by Athletics

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