University of Evansville


Friday, January 26, 2024

Upcoming Events

* Lunch and Learn-I am NOT My Hair

Join the Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion along with UE panelist for a discussion on their FREEdom of their hair in showing up in higher education settings.

Lunch will be provided and registration is required (scan the QR code to register) OR click to register.

Submitted by Melissa Moore
* Catapult Student Leadership Conference

The Catapult Student Leadership Conference is a half-day event full of networking and leadership development. Each year, attendees gain leadership-related knowledge from a destinguished keynote speaker and a variety of breakout sessions put on by community leaders and UE faculty/ staff.

This year, speakers include (but are not limited to):

- City of Evansville 35th Mayor, Stephanie Terry

- Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Rachel Carpenter

- Marketing Coordinator for Evansville Promise Neighborhood, Irais Ibarra

Register using UEngage before February 5 to secure your place. The first 50 students will receive a free gift. Lunch is included.

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* Shannon Bourn Art Exhibit

The Department of Art is pleased to welcome the spring 2024 Efroymson Artist in Residence, Shannon Bourn. Her exhibit, "I SEE YOU", will be open from January 22 - February 24, 2024 in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. Ms. Bourn will lead a student lecture and several student workshops during her residency in the Melvin Peterson Gallery. These events are supported by the Efroymson Family Fund.

Please plan to attend the public reception and lecture in the Melvin Peterson Gallery on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm.

Submitted by Carol L McCraney
* 2024 Student Art Showcase

The Department of Art is pleased to present the 2024 Student Art Showcase in the Krannert Gallery through mid-February. This exhibit features examples of work created the first semester by UE Art Students.

Please support the students by attending the Meet and Greet reception on Thursday January 25 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm in the Krannert Gallery. This event is hosted by the UE Friends of Art.

Submitted by Carol L McCraney
* Vanderburgh Co. Health Department mobile STD testing coming to campus

Free STD testing event on Friday, February 9th from 11:30-2:30 in lot H by the Carson Center. Look for the Vanderburgh Co. Health Department mobile unit for incentinves, information, and free testing! Anyone is welcome!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich
* Come Celebrate Black History Month

Welcome to Black History Month!

Join us as we kick off our Black History Month celebration on Thursday, February 1, 2024, beginning at 3pm in the Multicultural Student Commons.

You do not want to miss the fun, games, music, and laughter!

Submitted by Melissa Moore

Info You Should Know

* Students Invited to Participate in UE Student Research and Honors Symposium

The 2024 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17. This event will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program.

All students are invited to apply to participate by submitting an abstract for their papers. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit:

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, March 22.

Contact Jayme Williams at with any questions.

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* UE Theatre Seeks Students for Ensemble in Waiting for Lefty

The Department of Theatre is casting non-theatre majors as ensemble members of the NYC Taxi Cab Union in the Shanklin Theatre production of WAITING FOR LEFTY, by Clifford Odets. No previous experience required.

Anyone who applies must be available for all technical and performance dates, as well as some occasional rehearsals after Spring Break. Those dates include but are not limited to: technical rehearsals April 6 through 11 and April 17, as well as be available for the run of the show, April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, and 21.

To be considered please email Stacey Yen at and Allie Wheeless at aw534@evansville.eduwith the subject line “Ensemble Casting.” Deadline to express interest in being cast is January 31. Auditions will be scheduled for the first week of February.

Visiting Assistant Professor Stacey Yen takes the helm of the final production of the season with Clifford Odet’s WAITING FOR LEFTY. Inspired by true events of a 1934 New York taxicab strike, this fictional retelling creates a powerful mosaic of the trials and tribulations of the working class. First produced in 1935, this play made a sensation of its playwright, who became the theatrical conscience of a generation, and this work remains one of the most celebrated and significant plays of the American Theatre. With the fight for living wages and safe, equitable workplaces continuing to cause political debates, this seminal play illustrates the power of individual protest and the right to reform. Grab your picket sign and get ready to march!

Submitted by Stacey Yen
* Esports Teams

Hello everybody! I am excited to announce that the Valorant, Overwatch 2, and Call of Duty Esports teams still have open spots. We are looking to start a League of Legends team and only need a few more people who are interested.

If you have any are intersted please email to gain more information about joining the Esports teams.

Submitted by Samuel Henderson
* Writing Center Open; Requests for Classroom Visits Available

The Writing Center is open! Please visit our website to make an appointment. Drop ins are available on a limited basis.

Students can bring papers for any class at any stage of the writing process. We are open 10 am - 5 pm Monday through Wednesday, 10 am - 7 pm Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm on Friday and noon - 4pm on Sunday.

Instructors can request classroom visits by using the linked form.

Submitted by Kristina Groves
* Patchwork Central Bike Cleanup

Patchwork Central and the University of Evansville will be partnering to remove abandoned bicycles across campus in the coming weeks. These bikes will be restored and gifted to the community.

If you currently have a bike that is locked to a bike rack, please visit the Office of Residence Life to receive a bike tag. After receiving your tag, please secure it on your bike and lock it to a rack on campus.

During the week of Jan. 29th, Facilties and Patchwork will be removing bikes that do not have a tag.

Please contact Will McDonner at wm99 for any questions or concerns.

Submitted by Will McDonner


* Professor Azarian Speaks at National Mathematics Conference and Presides Over the Human Rights Meeting

Mohammad K. Azarian, professor of mathematics, attended the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Fransisco, California, January 2-6, where 17 different national mathematics organizations took part. He presented a paper to the American Mathematical Society (AMS) entitled, “Combinatorics of Discrete Functions”. Also, as the chair of the AMS Committee on the Human Rights of Mathematicians, he presided over its annual meeting.

Submitted by Mohammad K. Azarian


* SWIM/DIVE: UE Swimming & Diving Ready For Busy Weekend In Chicago

The University of Evansville swimming and diving team will compete twice over the weekend in Chicago this weekend in its final preparation for the upcoming conference championship season.  The UE men and women will first battle league rivals UIC and Missouri State in a double dual meet on Friday, before taking part in the multi-team UIC Invitational on Saturday.

Friday’s meet between UE, UIC and Missouri State will begin with diving at 3:30 p.m., with the swimming events kicking off at 5 p.m.  Saturday’s UIC Invitational begins bright and early at 10:30 a.m. central time.

UE will be competing for the third-straight weekend this weekend, after sweeping a double dual meet with Eastern Illinois and Wabash College last Saturday at EIU’s Padovan Pool in Charleston, Illinois.  The Purple Aces’ swimmers won 20 of 22 total events on the afternoon, as the UE men swept the Panthers and Little Giants by scores of 157-41 and 163-42, while the UE women knocked off EIU, 114-81.  UE junior swimmer Daniel Santos Lopez (Madrid, Spain) helped lead the charge by dominating the field in his three events, including setting a Padovan Pool record in the men’s 200-Yard IM event.

While the swimmers found success in the pool, the divers had the weekend off last weekend, but they will hope to build on a strong performance in their last competition.  Senior diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz) earned Missouri Valley Conference Diver of the Week honors in her last meet after posting her first NCAA Zone Qualifying score as a Purple Ace with a mark of 279.90 in the one-meter competition against Southern Indiana.  Sophomore diver Levi McKinney, meanwhile, took home Mid-American Conference Diver of the Week honors last time out with an NCAA Zone Qualifying score of his own against USI.

This weekend’s action will be the last for UE before taking part in the conference championships.  The UE women will host the MVC Championships at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville from February 21-24, and tickets for the championships are now available on under the Tickets tab on the website.  The UE men, meanwhile, will travel to Carbondale, Illinois to take part in the Mid-American Conference Championships March 6-9.

Submitted by Athletics
* Purple Aces back at the Ford Center to face Illinois State

Following a 2-game road swing through Iowa, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team returns to the Ford Center on Saturday to face Illinois State.  Tip is set for 1 p.m. CT with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network having the coverage.

Last Time Out

- From start to finish, the Purple Aces were right in the thick of the battle in Tuesday’s road game at UNI

- After the Panthers opened on a 7-0 run, UE rallied to hold a 31-28 halftime lead

- The Panthers used a 10-0 run in the second half to retake control as they fended off a late challenge to take the 70-63 win

- Yacine Toumi tied his career scoring mark with 20 points while adding 6 boards

- Chuck Bailey III added 14 points while Tanner Cuff fell one short of his career mark, registering 13

Tying His Mark

- For the third time in his UE career, Yacine Toumi scored a career-best 20 points on Tuesday at UNI

- He was 9-of-16 from the field and posted 6 boards and 3 assists

- Toumi has been on a roll over the last nine games, averaging close to a double-double with 12.7 points and 7.6 rebounds

- He has recorded double figures in scoring in 10 of the last 12 games

- Toumi posted a career-best 12 boards versus Missouri State and is 8th in the MVC with a season mark of 6.6

Trending Upward

- Going into the road game at UNI, Tanner Cuff was averaging 5.0 points per game in the six prior outings

- Converting 5 of his 11 attempts, Cuff scored 13 points against the Panthers, just one short of his UE career high

- Tanner Cuff continues to post one of the top assist-to-turnover ratios in the MVC, ranking 3rd at 2.30

- After scoring a total of five points against Indiana State and Murray State, Cuff recorded 9 tallies at Bradley and in the home victory over Valparaiso

- Cuff put together is top performance of the season against UT Martin, recording a career-high 14 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists

Back on Track

- Entering Tuesday’s game at UNI, Chuck Bailey III averaged 8.0 points in the previous 6 contests

- He rebounded to score 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting versus the Panthers

- His efficiency has improved over the last 3 games as he is shooting 52.2% (12-of-23)

- Bailey made the first start of his career at Drake and recorded four of UE’s opening six points while grabbing four boards

- An efficient 5-for-7 shooting game saw him post 13 points in the win over Valpo

Turning the Corner

- Tuesday’s game at UNI may prove to be a turning point for Cam Haffner

- With UE staging a second-half comeback, Haffner converted back-to-back triples and finished the day with 6 points, 3 assists, 2 steals and a season-high 7 boards

- He played a pivotal role in the Valpo win, posting 5 points and 3 assists to help his team extend its lead

Scouting the Opponent

- Wins at Missouri State and at home versus Belmont have seen Illinois State even its record at 10-10 while improving to 4-5 in the MVC

- On Tuesday, the Redbirds picked up a 77-67 home triumph over the Bruins

- Prior to their 2-game win streak, ISU had dropped six games in a row

- Three Illinois State players average double figures led by Darius Burford’s 13.4 points per game

- Myles Foster is second with 10.9 PPG and paces the Redbirds with 7.3 rebounds

- Dalton Banks checks in with an average of 10.0 points and leads the team with 73 assists

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces women's basketball hosts UIC and Valparaiso over the weekend

The University of Evansville women's basketball team returns home to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for three straight games starting this weekend.

After a long road trip to Missouri and Illinois, the Purple Aces return to Evansville for their longest home stand of the year. UE kicks off the home stand with two games this weekend against the UIC Flames and the Valparaiso Beacons, starting with the Flames on Friday. The Aces contest against UIC is their annual Pride Night where the first 100 students will get a free Aces Pride shirt before the game.

The Flames come into tomorrow's game off a thrilling 86-79 overtime win against Illinois State at home. Overall UIC is at .500 in Missouri Valley Conference play and a winning 10-7 overall record. The Flames Valley wins have come against the Redbirds, Bradley, and Southern Illinois with back-to-back wins. UIC is led on offense by junior forward Makiyah Williams who is averaging 12.5 points a game after transferring from Marquette. On defense, the Flames rely on senior guard/forward Jaida McCloud with 6.3 rebounds and 0.6 blocks a game. 

Valparaiso secured their first conference win over the weekend in a 79-55 beat down of Bradley at home The Beacons also have a win against Chicago State and an exhibition win against IU Northwest on the season. Valpo will have a game in Terre Haute on Friday before playing UE on Sunday afternoon. The Beacons offense is led by senior guard/forward Leah Earnst with 14.3 points a game. Valparaiso has one other player averaging in double-figures along with Earnst in 5th-year guard Olivia Brown at 11.5 points a game. Brown has just returned to Valpo's lineup after four games away due to injury.

Evansville struggled to contain Southern Illinois offense in a 99-60 loss on Sunday. The Salukis were able to use their speed on offense to push pass the Aces on their home floor. A bright spot in Sunday's game was freshman forward Nevaeh Thomas coming a bucket shy of her career-high in points in Carbondale. Thomas led UE in their game against the Salukis with 22 points while also setting a new career high in field goal attempts and blocks. The  forward attempted 15 shots through 31 minutes 
and added two blocks under the rim.

The Aces also were on it under Southern Illinois' rim on Sunday afternoon. Evansville had its best blocking game of Valley play with five shots turned away through 40 minutes. Two players set career highs in blocks while in Carbondale. Thomas had two while junior guard Julia Palomo recorded her first career block on Sunday.

Submitted by Athletics

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