University of Evansville


Friday, January 12, 2024

Upcoming Events

* Performance by Dr. Daniel Lin

Guest pianist Dr. Daniel Lin, formerly on the UE Music faculty and currently at Indiana Wesleyan University, will present a guest piano recital this Friday (7:30 p.m.) and masterclass/workshop on the topic of performance anxiety this Saturday (9:30am/11:00am). These events are sponsored by the Greater Evansville Music Teachers Association and hosted by UE Music in Wheeler Concert Hall.

Admission for all events is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Mary Beth Deig
* SAA Book Club January Gathering

Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to read more books? Get kick started by joining the SAA Book Club! This month we will meet Wednesday January 31st at 12noon in the Philips Alcove (2nd floor Ridgway across from CDEI). We will be chatting about the feel good fiction book, The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J.Klune. Feel free to bring your lunch. We will be playing book club bingo for some prizes. Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Taylor at or ext 3801 so we can have enough Bingo sheets.

Submitted by Katherine Taylor
* Fizz and Feast Saturday Brunch

Sip, savor, and celebrate! Join us on Saturday, January 13th for Fizz and Feast featuring refreshing virgin mimosas and a delectable brunch spread. A perfect blend of flavors to kickstart the weekend!

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* Aces Esports Tryouts

We are excited to announce that we will host our inaugural varsity esports tryouts this week and next. If you want to try out for one of our Esports teams, scan the QR code or go to

We will have Valorant and Rocket League tryouts on Thursday, January 11th, and Friday, January 12th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. If you are interested in Overwatch 2, Call of Duty, or Super Smash Bros Ultimate, then we will be hosting those tryouts on Tuesday, January 16th, and Wednesday, January 17th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

You can bring your equipment, or we will supply you with everything. Please make sure to have your accounts ready when you come and fill out the form to save a seat for you.

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts, either supporting the team or trying to join one.

Submitted by Samuel Henderson

Info You Should Know

* Fall 2023 Deans' List on Display at the Library

The Fall 2023 Deans' List is currently on display at the library. Congratulations!

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* Perfect Pairings

Savor the Perfect Pairing of food penning down your 2024 resolution goals – a feast for the senses and aspirations alike.

Submitted by Ka'Bria Carr
* SAA Volunteers Needed

The SAA has just been asked to oversee the Red Cross blood drive on February 14, 2024, and we are looking for a few amazing volunteers to serve on this committee to ensure this runs as smoothly as possible.

We are in a bit of a time crunch, so please confirm your availability by Thursday, January 11th. Your support matters!

If available to volunteer, please email for more info.

Thank you!

Your UE SAA Executive Board

Submitted by Nick Messer
* W-2s How to Receive Electronically

Get Your W-2s and 1095Cs Earlier with Electronic Consent

The Office of Accounting/Payroll will be issuing W-2s for 2023 no later than January 31, 2024.  You may choose 1 of 2 options to receive your W-2:

  • Electronic W-2 – If you provide your consent, you will be able to view/print in Self-Service as soon as they are ready.  Notification will be sent through AceNotes.
  • Paper W-2 – If you prefer, you can continue to receive your W-2 in the mail.

An electronic W-2 will give you earlier access than a mailed copy.  It is IRS compliant and can be submitted with your tax return as usual.

To give consent for the electronic W-2, log in to Self-Service and go to “Tax Information”.  Select “Receive my W-2 only in electronic form” and save.

If you are eligible to participate in the university’s health plans, you may give consent to receive your 1095-C form electronically here also.  If you choose to withhold your consent to view/print your online W-2 and 1095-C, a paper copy will be mailed to your home address.  Please make sure that your current address is on file.

If you have questions, please contact Dawn Bury at ext 2159 or

Submitted by Dawn Bury
* Road Trip Hosts Needed

Camp Road Trip - February 23-25. 2024

Register today to be a Road Trip Host!

The Office of Admission needs current UE students who live in a residence hall or Jones Hall to host prospective high school seniors for Road Trip. Deadline to register is February 9th.

Please contact Heather Cook (, Alli Haley ( or Jennifer Troutman ( with questions.

Submitted by Jennifer Troutman
* Welcome, new faculty

Please join the ECTE in welcoming four new full-time faculty members and twenty new adjunct-faculty members to UE.

Full-time faculty:

  • Briana Alvey - Nursing
  • Breaha Wininger - Nursing
  • Hector Wills - Electrical Engineering
  • William Philips - Psychology

Welcome to UE!

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Writing Center consultant job openings

The Writing Center is accepting student applications for employment for the Spring 2024 semester. If you're interested, please fill out the attached form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristina Groves at kg76.

Submitted by Kristina Groves
* Spring 2024 Student-Led Personal Training

The student-led personal training program will be repeating again this semester. If you would like to participate, please click the link ( to fill out a short survey.

Submitted by William Miller
* Talent & Community Welcomes Alexa Ferguson

Please welcome Alexa Ferguson as Executive Assistant to Dr. Rob Shelby, Vice President for Talent & Community and Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer. Alexa received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master of Education from Oakland City University. Alexa previously worked for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation as an educator and counselor. Alexa brings a strong background in project management, team collaboration and organization to her new role. Alexa, welcome to campus!

Submitted by Jenni Sauls
* 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


* Congratulations CJ seniors -- scored in the 99th percentile on their MFT

Congratulations to the Criminal Justice seniors who recently scored in the 99th percentile (of comparable institutions) on their Major Field Test (MFT).

The MFT is a standardized subject/major based exam given annually as part of the CJ Senior Seminar.

Great job!

Submitted by Kevin Gray
* Phage Genomics student publish research paper

Students in Dr. Joyce Stamm's Spring 2023 Phage Genomics class recently published a peer-reviewed manuscript on their findings. They annotated the sequenced genomes of bacteriophage Spelly and Phredrick, which were isolated in Fall 2022 in Honors Introductory Biology: Molecular Perspectives. Dr. Stamm, Dr. Julie Merkle (Assistant Professor, Biology), and 12 students (Ava Abernathy, Elizabeth Ackerman, John Brown, Abbey Harris, Kayli Hoffman, Ashleigh Hoskins, Abbie Jahn, Nathan Jones, Ashley Kitch, Nandini Mathavan, Nat Rose, and Joey Taylor) authored the article in Microbiology Resource Announcements on December 19, 2023. The article can be found at Congratulations, phage researchers!

Submitted by Julie Merkle


* Aces and Bears meet up on Saturday inside the Ford Center

Two home games are on the slate for this week for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team beginning with a match-up against Missouri State on Saturday evening at the Ford Center.  Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network having the coverage.

Last Time Out

- Bradley jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back, taking an 86-50 win over the Purple Aces on Wednesday evening in Peoria

- Chuck Bailey III was the lone double figure scorers for UE, scoring 18 points while converting 10 of his 13 free throw tries

- Tanner Cuff registered 9 points and 2 assists while Tyler Myers connected on his first 3-pointer of the season

Back in Form

- Chuck Bailey III put forth an 18-point effort at Bradley on Wednesday after averaging 5.5 PPG in the prior two contests

- Bailey missed the game at Cincinnati and struggled in the ensuing two games before erupting for 18 against the Braves; he connected on 10 of his 13 free throw tries, both career highs

- He remains third on the squad with a season average of 10.5 points per contest

Back to the Top

- With two assists and no turnovers at Bradley, Tanner Cuff has retaken the MVC lead in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.53

- Over his last six games, Cuff is averaging 8.3 points per game

- After scoring a total of five points against Indiana State and Murray State, Cuff recorded 9 tallies at Bradley

Scouting the Opponent

- Missouri State comes into Saturday’s game with a 9-7 mark while going 1-4 through their first five MVC games

- Last time out, MSU lost to Murray State by a final of 77-53

- UE and MSU met in the league opener on Nov. 29 with the Bears taking the game by a final of 90-78 in Springfield

- Alston Mason leads a trio of double figure scorers with 17.1 points per game

- Donovan Clay and Chance Moore average 13.6 and 12.3 PPG, respectively

- On the glass, N.J. Benson holds the team lead with 6.8 per contest

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces to host two conference leaders over the weekend

The University of Evansville women's basketball team will hope to knock off one of four unbeaten Missouri Valley Conference teams at home this weekend.

The Aces look to hand a first loss to either the Belmont Bruins or the Murray State Racers over the week as they host two conference leaders. UE will have a slight change in venue on Friday as they welcome over 1,000 EVSC students to the Ford Center for Education Day. For their game against Belmont, Evansville will host a morning match-up to allow local kids to see a basketball game for free with their classmates. It will be the Aces' first Education Day game against an MVC team since moving to Meeks Family Fieldhouse full-time in the 2017-18 season.

The Bruins come into Friday's game on a three-game win streak since entering Valley play at the end of 2023. Belmont has picked up wins over UIC, Illinois State, and Bradley in conference play while adding seven wins against non-conference opponents. On offense, the Bruins are led by forward Tessa Miller averaging 13.8 points while on defense they're led by forward Kendal Cheesman with 6.3 rebounds a game.

Murray State also comes to the Hoosier state riding a three-game MVC win streak. The Racers picked up big wins over Illinois State, Bradley, and Valparaiso while putting up at least 90 points in all three games. Murray State is the most prolific offense in the Valley, averaging 93.9 points a game for second in the nation behind LSU. The Racers lead the nation in bench points per game at 42.58 and third nationally in three-pointers per game with 10.2. Murray is led on both sides of the ball by senior Katelyn Young at a 17.9-point clip and 7.7 rebounds over 26 minutes a game.

Freshman forward Maggie Hartwig picked up her fourth double-double of the season against Northern Iowa on Thursday. The Sauk City, Wisc. native had 18 points and 11 rebounds against the Panthers in just under 26 minutes of action. Hartwig is now second in the MVC in double-doubles, tied with two other upperclassman players. The freshman is the only underclassman in the Top 5 in the Valley in double-doubles on the season.

Junior guard Alana Striverson had a season-high performance against the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday. The Lindenwood transfer led the Aces with 15 points on offense while shooting over 70% from the floor. It was the second time this season that Striverson was UE's leading scorer.

Submitted by Athletics
* SWIM/DIVE: UE's Rollett Wins One-Meter Competition Against Indiana State

University of Evansville senior diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) took home the individual title in the one-meter diving competition on Thursday, and narrowly missed an NCAA Zone Qualifying cut in the process, as the UE divers competed against Indiana State.

Rollett won the one-meter competition with a personal-best score of 262.88, to top ISU’s Zoe Smith by over 12 points.  She finished just 2.12 points shy of reaching the NCAA Zone Qualifying standard of 265.00 on the one-meter apparatus.  She also placed fourth in the three-meter competition with a score of 237.30, just three points shy of third place.

UE male diver Levi McKinney (Boonville, Ind./Boonville) dove unopposed on the men’s side, and posted nearly identical scores of 261.38 and 261.98 on the one-meter and three-meter boards.  Thursday marked UE’s first diving competition since early November.

The UE divers will return to action on Saturday morning, when the Purple Aces will travel across town to take on the University of Southern Indiana at 11:30 a.m.  Meanwhile, the UE swimmers will travel east to Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday to battle the Bellarmine Knights at 12 p.m. central time.

Submitted by Athletics
* Free Food and Student Shuttle as Aces Men's Basketball Battles Missouri State on Saturday Night

For the first time this season, the Evansville men’s basketball team tips-off amidst the bright lights downtown on Saturday night at 6 PM at the Ford Center.

Students get in FREE to the game and can get free food and a free shuttle to-and-from the Ford Center!

Come out and help support your Aces!

Submitted by Athletics
* UE track and field to begin indoor season at Commodore Challenge

The University of Evansville track and field team will see its first competition in the Music City over the weekend.

The Purple Aces will open their 2024 indoor track and field season on Friday afternoon at the Commodore Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt University. Evansville returns 12 members of its 2022-23 roster including record-breaking throwers graduate students Zach Dove and Jaden Hayes. Also returning for UE on the women's side are runner Hannah Bryan, throwers Gwen Darrah and Kaitlyn Sansone, and hurdler Kate Walke. Returning on the men's side are sprinters Jude Nguyen, Jose Ocampo, and Antwaun Powell, runners Adam Ouglout and Joey Taylor, and thrower Preston Riggs.

The Aces also welcome several new faces to their roster in 2024. On the women's side, Evansville adds sprinters Chase Hayes and Taylor Johnson, distance runners Kyndall Anthis, Eilen Brenne, Sonja Inzinger, Nayla Martin, Nicole Prauchner, Avery Stephens, Kalina Urbaniak, Sarah Vanderhoof-Dossett, and Taylor Vogt, and throwers Jillian Miller and Brooke Springer. For the men's team, UE adds sprinters Woody Burrell, Mason Douglas, Raymond Felton, Austin Liversgowdy, and Connor Shin, distance runners Owen Cuplin, Cedrik Flipo, Samuel Lea, Tommaso Losma, Alvaro Monfort, Jakub Nowicki, and Rafael Rodriguez, and throwers Cole Johnson and Alejandro Navarrete.

At the Commodore Challenge, the Aces will compete against two other MVC teams in Belmont and Murray State. UE will compete against 17 other schools including, Arkansas State, Austin Peay State, Cumberland, Indiana, Illinois, Lipscomb, Ole Miss, Savannah College of Art and Design, Tennessee, Tennessee Martin, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Trevecca, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, William Carey, and York. Events on Friday begin at noon with jumps and throws followed by running events in the evening. Saturday will follow a similar schedule with events beginning at 10 a.m.

Submitted by Athletics
* Bradley defeats UE men in Peoria

Bradley opened the game on an 11-2 run and overcame a first-half rally by the University of Evansville men’s basketball team and took an 86-50 win on Wednesday night inside Carver Arena.

Chuck Bailey III led the way for the Purple Aces with 18 points.  Tanner Cuff was next with nine.  In the final minute, Tyler Myers knocked down the first 3-pointer of his career.  Five Bradley players reached double digits as Demarion Burch paced the team with 15.

Bradley recorded the first five points of the night before Kenny Strawbridge Jr. got the Aces on the board.  The Braves came back strong, knocking down back-to-back triples to push the lead to 11-2 just over five minutes in.  As the half moved past the 11-minute mark, the Braves took their first double digit lead at 18-8.

Tanner Cuff connected on a 3-pointer that started what would be an 11-3 run over a span of just over three minutes.  Following a Bradley turnover, Cuff drove to the basket for another make that cut the BU lead to five.  Cuff had a hand in another Aces field goal, finding Yacine Toumi for a score that made it a 1-possession game.

After another Braves triple, Chuck Bailey III knocked down a pair of shots to make it a 21-19 game with 7:12 left in the half.  The sixth Braves 3-pointer of the night began a 20-7 run to complete the half with BU holding a 41-26 halftime lead.  A 7-2 edge in 3-pointers helped the Braves in the period along with a 7-0 advantage on second chance points.

Bailey opened the second half scoring and the Aces held the Braves scoreless over the first four minutes of the period as they went 0-for-4 with a pair of turnovers.  With 14:14 remaining and a 43-31 lead in their favor, Bradley put the game away with a 23-3 run over the ensuing six minutes of play.  Following the run, the score stood a 66-34.

With just over eight minutes remaining, a handful of technical fouls were called with the result six UE points (four free throws and a basket) while BU hit one of their two attempts.  After the stoppage, Bradley picked right back up where it left off to push the lead back over 30 points and completed the night with the 86-50 victory. 

For the night, the Braves shot 53.3% while UE finished at 37.8%.  BU outrebounded the Aces by a 37-23 margin.

Saturday evening will mark the next home game when the Aces welcome Missouri State for a 6 p.m. contest.

Submitted by Athletics

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