University of Evansville


Monday, February 19, 2024

* 1095-Cs Have Been Processed

1095-C forms have been processed for benefit eligible employees.  If you have provided consent for electronic 1095-Cs, you can view/print your 1095-C for your records now.  Simply log into Self-Service and go to “Tax Information”.  Click the option “1095-C Information” and then click on “2023 1095-C Statement”.

1095-C’s have been mailed for those employees who did not provide their electronic consent.

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

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Upcoming Events

* UE Music Conservatory presents the Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

UE’s newest degree, Creative Technologies, in conjunction with the Music Conservatory, would like to cordially invite you to a multimedia extravaganza on February 20 at 7:30 pm in Wheeler Concert Hall. This concert will include live electronics, acoustic instruments, fixed media pieces, all amplified by a 6-channel surround sound speaker system for an immersive experience.

This concert is headlined by Dr. Roland Karnatz, Associate Professor of Music at Longwood University (VA), who will perform various live interactive electronic works with Kyma, clarinet, didgeridoo, voice and theremin.

Joe Tatum, a local Evansville cellist, will also perform a live set for cello and electronics.The remaining selections feature fixed media pieces from Nihan Yesil (Ball State University, IN), Jon Roberton (University of Evansville), Charles du Preez (University of Evansville), David D. McIntire (Missouri Western State University, retired), and Jorge Sosa (Malloy College, NY).

Please be advised that some pieces will include flashing or blinking lights.

Submitted by Mary Beth Deig
* Celebration of Hip Hop Then & Now

Educator. Poet. Singer. Hip-Hop Emcee. DJ.  These are just some of the titles that Manon Voice goes by.  However, when she steps on the campus of UE, she will be Professor Manon Voice, the dynamic, energized professor that gives room for her students to fall in love with MUSIC-the universal language. 

Educator. Music Lover. DJ.  Not just any DJ but DJ for the Indiana Pacers!  DJ Stylistic will join Professor Manon Voice for this inaugural music celebration on the campus of the University of Evansville. 

This event is FREE and open to the public.  Event is taking place on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 6pm-Eykamp Hall Room 251.

Submitted by Melissa Moore mm350@EVANSVILLE.EDU
* BSU 3V3 Basketball Tournament

As we enter Black History Month, the Black Student Union is thrilled to invite you to our exciting Black History Month fundraiser: the BSU 3v3 Basketball Tournament!

Date: February 25

Time: 12 pm

Location: University of Evansville Carson Center

Form a team of three and showcase your skills on the court! Entry fee: $6 per team (cash at the door). Co-ed teams welcome! Don't have a team? No problem, we'll assign you one.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Trinitie Terrell (

Link to Sign Up:

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* Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management Careers Forum- Register TODAY

Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management Career Forum

Wednesday, February 21st


Eykamp Hall, RUC

Help us celebrate National Engineers Week! Join your UE engineering faculty as well as local and regional employers in all fields of engineering, computer science, and construction management. The event consists of a Q&A session with employers, followed by time for networking. Great opportunity to gain experience speaking with employers and to make connections for future internships and open positions.

Register for this event in Handshake!

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* See the UE Mace and Learn Its Secret:  2/20, 12:30-1:00 pm

The Department of Archaeology and UE's Public Safety are collaborating on a pop-up exhibit of the UE ceremonial mace.  We see it twice a year at graduation and Convocation, but we never get the chance to look at it up close.  This is your chance.  Exhibit personnel will explain the little-known and surprising origins of the two creatures at the top of the mace and their connection to UE Archaeology.

This pop-up exhibit will last for a half an hour only!

Date:  Tuesday, February 20
Time:  12:30-1:00
Location:  The Archaeology Lab, Hyde Hall 22

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* Submit Your Abstract for the 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.

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* Join us for the Venturing Crew 365 spring break trip

Join Venturing Crew on March 1-March 6 for a trip to remember in North Carolina for only $75!

We will have 2 spring break options!

Hanging out in a base camp exploring the mountains, waterfalls while in a cabin that is right on a mountain lake.

There will also be a second group, weather permitting that will be backpacking the Art Loeb Trail!

Email me at to ask more questions and sign up!

We will also have tables at the following dates and times if you want to learn more and sign up!

Feb 1 Thursday (12:30-2:30)

Feb 2 Friday (1-3)

Feb 9 Friday (12:30-2:30)

Feb 15 Thursday (4:30-6:30)

Feb 16 Friday (12:30-2:30)

Feb 22 Thursday (12:30-2:30)

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* 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
* 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

Info You Should Know

* BIOL 100 Summer Online Course

Are you interested in taking a non-majors biology course with a lab this summer to fulfill one of your scientific literacy general education requirements (Outcome 8 with a lab)? If so, then take BIOL-100-D01 – Fundamentals of Biology during Summer I (May 13 to June 14). Please contact Dale Edwards (de3) for more details.

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* SPAN-111 Offered During Summer Session 1

SPAN-111 – Elementary Spanish will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 14, 2024).  This course fulfills Outcome 6. If you have questions about this 3-credit hour course, please contact Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo via email:

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Summer Outcome 4 and Writing Overlay

REL 120 Religion in America is being offered online (asynchronous) Summer session 1.

Submitted by Valerie Stein
* NATE Announces the 2024 Recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship

University of Evansville Civil Engineering Scholarship is Funded Annually by NATE; Honors Jones’ Legacy as a Structural Engineer, Industry Icon

NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association announced that Henry Hall, a junior Civil Engineering major at UE has been named as the 2024 recipient of the Ernie Jones Memorial Civil Engineering Scholarship. The official announcement was made at the NATE Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, February 21 during the annual NATE UNITE 2024 Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

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* SECS Celebrates National Engineers' Week

Engineers’ Week 2024 will run from February 18 to 24. This year’s theme “Welcome to the
Future” is about celebrating today’s achievements and paving the way for a brighter and more diverse future in engineering.  Engineering is at the forefront of innovation and is instrumental in designing and creating the solutions that are shaping the world of tomorrow. Through their creativity, expertise, and dedication, engineering teams are addressing global challenges, driving technological advancements, and making a positive impact on society’s future.

This Engineers’ Week we hope that you’ll take a moment to recognize and celebrate the work of engineers and engage students in engineering. We invite you to be a part of our Engineers’ Week celebrations by participating in our Engineers Week events:

  • Engineering, Computer Science, & Construction Management Career Forum on February 21, 6:30-8:30pm , Eykamp Hall
  • Engineers’ Week Speakers: Presentation by Timothy Gray, PE, PMP,
    Associate Vice President, Salas O’Brien and  Thomas Noah, PE,  Refinery Manager, CountryMark on February 22, 12:20 –1:10 pm, KC100
  • SECS Sponsored Event: STEMFest at New Tech High School, February 23-24.  Details can be found on their website:
Submitted by Tonya Albright
* Now Accepting Applications for LEAD Forward 2024-2025

The application period is now open for LEAD Forward 2024-2025 Cohort! Students of all majors are encouraged to apply for this program designed to help you be successful now and as you advance in your career. Please complete this application and return it to Megan Conapinski at mt263 by Friday, March 1.

LEAD Forward is an executive-style leadership skills development program. Students learn and grow through a fun and developmental retreat in August, monthly meetings with local community and business leaders, and one-on-one coaching.  We will also have lots of fun as we work as a team to improve our leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.  The program runs from August 2024 – May 2025. Contact Megan Conapinski at mt263 with any questions.

Submitted by Megan Conapinski
* ES 103 Offered During Summer Session 2

ES 103 (Fundamentals of Environmental Science), which fulfills the non-lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class.  If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from June 17-July 19, please contact Dr. Aldred via email –

Submitted by Katie Aldred-Craig
* BIOL 107 Offered During Summer Session 2

Biol 107 (General Biology), which fulfills the lab science General Education credit (Outcome 8), will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class.  Although it is generally intended for those majoring in EXSS, public health, and similar areas, all majors are welcome!  The lab portion of the course will be completed via Labster, an exciting virtual lab simulator!  If you have questions about this 4 credit hour course, which will run from June 17-July 19, please contact Dr. Aldred via email –

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* Fireside Aces Radio

Student Media has produced a brand new internet radio station, Fireside Aces Radio. The station is life with limited, but growing progaming. Enjoy sports, news, music, podcasts, and more. Current programming includes...

The Monday and Friday Nerve hosted by Beverley Buchanan, senior at UE, every Monday from 11am-1:30pm.  This show is centered around the band Nirvana, their personal music inspirations from the 70s-90s, and current music that came after them- inspired and molded by their sound.  The Friday Nerve is also hosted by Bev, every Friday from 11am-2pm.  Since Kurt Cobain was an all-around feminist, this show is reserved for the exploration of all female punk, folk, independent, and alternative rock from the 70s to today.

Musical Madness is hosted by Andrea Lenser, who is a sophomore at UE. This show airs from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM every Saturday and features show tunes from a variety of stage and movie musicals, such as Hamilton, Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Six, Tick Tick Boom, In the Heights, and many more.
Caution: strong language and mature themes may appear in the songs during this show, so it is recommended for teens and up.

Listening Local is hosted by Bev Rowley, a junior at UE. This show features locally signed bands and artists such as The Chugs, Ghost Prom, The Strangers, Swamp Eyes, and more. Most bands are signed by Wally Opus, a local record label here in Evansville, Indiana.

Soulsync Spectrum is hosted by Noah Watters, a senior at UE. This show typically airs every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9pm CT. If you’re able to catch one of my shows, you’ll typically hear me playing relaxing RnB music that’ll really hit you, such as: Frank Ocean, Brent Faiyaz, Daniel Caesar and more!

And there is a lot more with a lot more to come.

Listen here...

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Financial Aid for Summer Courses

UE students seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE should complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return it to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient by April 25, 2024. The application will allow our office to assess your financial aid and loan eligibility.


On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications will be available within the Student Employment area of Self-Service.

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* Getting Involved with UEclipse

Activities are being planned for Monday, April 8, beginning at 11:00 a.m. as the eclipse approaches totality at 2:02 p.m. If you or your student organization is interested in providing an activity, please contact Kelsey Rowland at and copy Paula Heldt at by March 1.

Learn more about the eclipse by visiting,

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* Outstanding Senior Service Award Nominations

It’s Time to Nominate a Deserving Senior for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be selected, and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

The Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award nominations will be accepted February 19 – March 15, 2024.?Students nominated must accept their nomination by 5:00 p.m. on March 22nd, 2024.

You can nominate deserving seniors by completing the form below. Once you submit a nomination, students will receive an automatic email giving them the opportunity to accept the award.

Please contact Alyson Roblero Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs/ Dean of Students ( with any questions.

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* GBHEM United Methodist Scholarship Application Deadline

The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry awards scholarships to United Methodist college students in the United States. The Fall 2024 deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 13th. To apply or get more information about the application process, visit

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* Soupapalooza 2024 Winner

Congratulations to the 2024 Soupapalooza winner, Brooke Weaver! Her rendition of "Marry Me" was soup-er delicious, earning her this purple apron!

Thank you to SAA for hosting this epic Scholarship fundraiser and to all the chef submissions!

Submitted by Amber Luigs
* UE Professor Presents Paper at International Conference on Inaugural Swiftposium

University of Evansville (UE) Professor Kristie Daugherty recently unveiled her groundbreaking paper titled "'Rooting for the Anti-Hero': Taylor Swift's Lyrics and the Contemporary Female Protagonist" at the highly anticipated Swiftposium. Organized by scholars from six universities across Australia and New Zealand, Swiftposium marks the first international academic conference dedicated to the cultural phenomenon that is Taylor Swift.

With over 400 paper proposals received, Daugherty's paper was among the select 130 chosen for presentation at the event, a testament to its academic rigor and innovative insights. Swiftposium hosted scholars from 78 academic institutions worldwide, representing diverse disciplines and perspectives at the University of Melbourne from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13.

Daugherty's paper expands on her previous work discussing Taylor Swift in academic circles. She previously presented at a Taylor Swift conference at Indiana University. The Swiftposium further explored Swift's impact on modern life, covering topics such as gender, fandom, popular culture, literature, and the music industry.

"It was an immense privilege to take part in the Swiftposium, delving into the profound influence Taylor Swift has on our culture," remarked Daughtery. "This event served as a unique platform for scholars to analyze her societal impact. I feel deeply honored to engage in this collective exploration, exchanging insights with academics from across the globe."

Submitted by Noah Alatza


* Softball completes first day of home action

Sunday marked the first day of action at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium as the University of Evansville softball team dropped a pair of games to Miami Ohio and Austin Peay.

Game 1 – Miami Ohio 11, UE 5

Scoring seven runs in the final two innings, Miam Ohio took an 11-5 win over the Purple Aces on Sunday afternoon.

After scoring a single run in the second inning, Miami added two more on an Allie Cummins home run in the top of the third.  Evansville wasted little time in striking back, plating three runs in the bottom of the frame.

Taylor Howe led off with a single while Hannah Hood reached on a walk.  With one out, Marah Wood doubled down the left field line to score Howe.  Zoe Frossard followed with a 2-RBI single to tie the game.  The RedHawks retook the lead in the top of the fourth on a solo shot from Holly Blaska.

UE had a chance to tie it up in the bottom half of the 4th, putting two runners on with two outs before a strikeout ended the threat.  One inning later, Evansville’s persistence paid off when sacrifice flies by Jess Willsey and Brooke Voss gave the Aces a 5-4 lead.  The inning saw UE put its first three runners on as Wood was hit by a pitch while Zoe Frossard and Nink followed with walks.

The dagger by the RedHawks came in the top of the 6th when they plated five runs to take a commanding 9-5 lead.  They added two more runs to make the final score 11-5.  Taylor Howe went 2-3 with a run while Wood was 2-3 with a double, two runs and a RBI.  Mikayla Jolly was the starter for UE.  She tossed four innings and allowed four earned runs.  Megan Brenton went the final three frames and gave up seven runs, four being earned.

Madilyn Reeves threw four innings of relief to earn the win for MU.  She gave up two runs on two hits while walking four batters.

Game 2 – Austin Peay 7, UE 1

Scoring four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, Austin Peay rallied for a 7-1 win in Sunday’s finale.

After posting single hits in the first and second frames, UE erupted for a run in the third.  With two outs, Zoe Frossard doubled to center and Jenna Nink brought her home with a single through the right side.  The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Aces until the Governors came to life in the 6th.

A 4-run frame gave APSU its first lead with Kendyl Weinzapfel picking up a 2-run single.  In the top of the seventh, Brie Howard hit a 3-run home run to extend the lead to 7-1. UE went down in order in the bottom half of the 7th as APSU clinched the win.  The Governors picked up 16 hits in the game while holding the Aces to six.  Jordan Bennefiel threw the complete game for the Governors and earned her third win of the season.

Abby Bode and Jenna NInk registered two hits apiece to lead UE.  Elle Jarrett suffered the loss for Evansville.  She scattered four runs and 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings.  On Monday, the Aces complete the weekend tournament with a 12 p.m. contest against Miami Ohio.

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* Baseball Aces Hold On For 7-6 Win At #26 Oral Roberts To Win Series

The University of Evansville baseball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on Sunday, and then held off a hard-charging #26 Oral Roberts squad for a 7-6 victory at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma to win the season-opening series on the road.

“I knew that we were going to learn a lot about our ballclub today, and for us to come out and put up four on the board and chase their starter in the first inning was exciting to see,” said Wes Carroll, who was coaching in his 800th career game as head coach of the Purple Aces on Sunday.  “That also allowed freshman Kevin Reed to just settle in on the mound, and what he gave us over five strong innings was enormous.

“I am really proud of the effort that our guys gave today, and we are definitely excited to get back home mid-week and play in front of our fans.”

Evansville wasted no time in grabbing a lead it would never lose on Sunday, as the Purple Aces sent nine men to the plate in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.  Senior Kip Fougerousse started the rally with an RBI single, before senior shortstop Simon Scherry and junior designated hitter Evan Waggoner followed with back-to-back RBI doubles to plate all four runs in the frame.

UE would add a fifth run in the second inning on a run-scoring double-play ground ball to grab a 5-0 lead.  Oral Roberts would respond with two unearned runs in the second inning, and a solo home run in the third inning, before UE freshman left-hander Kevin Reed would silence the ORU bats.  Reed (1-0) earned the victory in his first collegiate start, scattering three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks, while striking out one.

UE would push the lead back to three runs in the top of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by graduate third baseman Brent Widder.  Then, Fougerousse launched a long solo home run in the top of the seventh inning for insurance to move the lead to 7-3.  The insurance would be needed, as Oral Roberts answered back with three runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning, before fifth-year senior closer Jakob Meyer came on to get out of the jam.  Meyer then worked perfect eighth and ninth innings to close the door and earn the seven-out save.

Fougerousse led Evansville offensively by going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.  Waggoner also delivered a two-run double, and six different Purple Aces came through with base hits.

With the victory, Evansville earned the season-opening series victory and improved to 2-1.  Oral Roberts, who was ranked #26 in the NCBWA preseason poll and was receiving votes in the USA Today/Coaches preseason poll as well, finished the series 1-2.  Evansville will now return home to host Bellarmine on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Submitted by Athletics
* Illinois State outlasts UE men in Sunday matinee

Another eventful day on the floor for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team saw the Purple Aces come up just short on Sunday, falling to Illinois State by an 86-79 score inside CEFCU Arena.

Ben Humrichous led the Purple Aces with 21 points, all of which came in the second half.  He was 8-of-15 from the field and converted five 3-point tries.  Yacine Toumi and Kenny Strawbridge Jr. scored 13 apiece while Cam Haffner tied his season-high with 11.  Four Redbirds reached double figures with Malachi Poindexter recording a game-high 27.

“We did not to the job we needed to defensively today and Illinois State came out and took advantage of it.  They had a big win at Indiana State and came out with confidence today,” UE head men’s basketball coach David Ragland stated.  “The offense played really well and took good shots; you just cannot give up 86 points on the road and expect to win.”

Toumi opened the scoring with a putback with the Purple Aces taking a 4-0 lead.  In the blink of an eye, Illinois State recorded 10 in a row to take their first lead of the afternoon.  Gage Bobe knocked down a trey to cut into the deficit, but ISU came right back.  Converting their first six 3-point attempts of the game, ISU held a 30-15 lead at the 11:06 mark.

Evansville utilized the remainder of the half to cut into the deficit.  Cam Haffner, who matched his season scoring high of 11 in the first half alone, nailed back-to-back three’s to make it a 32-24 game inside of seven minutes remaining.  Antonio Thomas connected from outside in the final minute to get UE within five, but three Redbird free throws capped the first half scoring as they took a 44-36 lead into the break.  Both squads were lights out from outside in the period, each hitting seven of their 11 attempts.

Out of the break, UE caught fire.  Toumi opened the scoring before Ben Humrichous reeled off five in a row to cut the defcit to one – 44-43.  Just two minutes later, Humrichous connected from downtown once again to get the Aces within a pair at 48-46.  ISU came back with a 3-pointer of their own to push the lead to five, but Humrichous was true from long range once again as his 11th point of the period made it a 51-49 game at the 14:08 mark.

Humrichous continued his dominant second half with a jumper that tied it up before drilling a 3-pointer to put UE in front at 56-53 with 10:49 showing on the clock.  Kenny Strawbridge Jr. followed with a 3-point play to push the advantage to 59-55.  The Redbirds made their way back with a 5-0 run to jump back in front as the contest entered its final eight minutes.

Two minutes later, Strawbridge put the lead back in the Aces hands with a triple to make it a 66-64 game.  ISU countered with 10 in a row to take a 74-66 advantage with just over two minutes showing.  Strawbridge ended the stretch, knocking down three free throw tries to make it a 5-point game entering the final two minutes.  Unfortunately, ISU countered with a triple on the ensuing possession.

With the ISU lead still at eight entering the final minute, Humrichous connected on a three to cut it to a 5-point lead.  Illinois State missed the front end of a one-and-one to put the ball right back in UE’s hands.  Toumi scored on a drive to make it a 1-possession game at 79-76.  That would unfortunately be the closest the Aces would get as Illinois State finished the day with the 86-79 decision.

Both squads finished the day shooting 50% or higher.  ISU finished at 53.7% while UE checked in at an even 50%.  Each team also converted 13 3-pointers. Evansville will look to end a 3-game skid on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. road game at UIC.

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* Prauchner and Urbaniak earn podium finishes at Indiana State Open for UE track and field

The University of Evansville track and field team earned two podium finishes at the last meet before the conference championship next Sunday.

In their last tune-up for competition against only Missouri Valley Conference teams, the Purple Aces had their best women’s finish of the season at fourth. The women got to their best result with several points in the 800-meter race, taking all but one of the top five spots. Both teams earned meet-record results in the 800-meter race while setting multiple track PRs.

In the women’s 800-meter race, Nicole Prauchner (Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria) earned first place with a meet record of 2:13.51. Kalina Urbaniak (Suchy Las, Poland) and Eilen Brenne (Skien, Norway) also set meet records with times of 2:17.04 and 2:17.48 respectively. Nayla Martin (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada) also finished in the top five with a time of 2:19.03.

On the men’s side, Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) and Alvaro Monfort (Castile Y Leon, Spain) set meet records with times of 1:56.07 and 1:56.54 for eighth and 10th place. Also finishing in the Top 15 were Adam Oulgout (St. Paul, Minn. / Central HS) and Tommaso Losma (Lombardia, Italy). Losma set a PR to finish 14th with a time of 1:58.59.

UE also had strong finishes on the track in the men’s and women’s mile races. Samuel Lea (Worchester, England) set a PR of 4:20.59 in the men’s mile to finish fifth while Owen Cuplin finished 18th with a time of 4:36.59. On the women’s side, both Sarah Vanderhoof-Dossett (Franklin, Tenn. / Independence HS) and Kyndall Anthis (Pakota, Ind. / Princeton Community HS) set PRs at 5:22.50 and 5:38.78 for sixth and 12th place respectively.

Evansville’s sprinters had top 10 finishes in the men’s 60 meter dash, the women’s 60 meter hurdles, and the men’s 400-meter race. Freshman Austin Liversgowdy (Florence, Ky. / Cooper HS) had the best finish in the 400-meter race at sixth with a time of 51.16 seconds followed closely by Jose Ocampo (Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) in ninth at 52.22 seconds. Raymond Felton III (Houston / Clear Brook HS) finished the men’s 60-meter dash in seventh with a time of 7.16 seconds while Kate Walke (Batesville, Ind. / Oldenburg Academy) ran 10th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.59.

Three more PRs were set for the Aces in their field events of the day. Graduate thrower Jaden Hayes (Huntingburg, Ind. / Southridge HS) had PRs in both the men’s shot put and weight throw with throws of 14.81 meters and 17.83 meters for ninth and fifth-place finishes. Freshman thrower Jillian Miller (Boonville, Ind. / Boonville HS) also set a PR for the women in the shot put with a throw of 9.36 meters for seventh place.

Also throwing for the women were Brooke Springer (Henderson, Ky. / Henderson Community HS) and Kaitlyn Sansone (Fairfield, Ohio / Mercy McAuley HS) in the shot put with throws of 9.07 and 8.83 meters. In the weight throw, Gwen Darrah (Cleveland, Ohio / Orange HS) finished fourth with a throw of 12.80 meters while Springer was fifth at 12.23 meters. Hannah Bryan (Evansville, Ind. / Reitz HS) also threw seventh with a throw of 10.98 meters.

Rounding out throwing events for the Aces were Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind. / Princeton Community HS) and Cole Johnson (Salem, Ill. / Salem Community HS) on the men’s side. Dove placed seventh in the weight throw while Johnson placed 13th with throws of 17.39 meters and 11.31 meters respectively. Dove also threw in the men’s shot put for eighth place with a throw of 14.82 meters.

UE will have a little over a week off before heading to Chicago for the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. Co-hosted by UIC and Valparaiso, the indoor championship will run on Sunday, Feb. 25, and Monday, Feb. 26. Events are set to begin at 9 a.m. on the 25th.

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* UE women's basketball battles but falls short to Missouri State Lady Bears

A quiet fourth quarter kept the University of Evansville women’s basketball team from its third straight Missouri Valley Conference win in a 72-56 loss to the Missouri State Lady Bears.

It was a one to two-possession game for three quarters, but the Aces couldn’t finish out against one of the top teams in the Valley on Saturday. Despite struggles in the rebounding game, UE forced more turnovers from the Lady Bears than themselves for only the fifth game this season. All but one Evansville player recorded a steal through 40 minutes while forward Neveah Thomas again led the Aces in scoring and rebounds with 19 points and six rebounds.

“The final score just doesn’t reflect how close this game was,” said Head Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells following the loss. “I’m so proud of the effort our players gave, being able to go into the fourth quarter with a one-possession game and going toe-to-toe with them for three quarters.

“It shows the growth of our team to be sitting here so disappointed that we didn’t win this game considering where we were a month ago. I’m really proud of our effort, we just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter because Missouri State made everything tough. They’re so good defensively, they made every shot tough to come by. And they showed why they're one of the better teams in the conference right now.”

Saturday afternoon was a slow start on both sides as the first bucket took almost two minutes to make. UE took the early lead on a layup by guard Kynidi Mason Striverson. But Missouri State took off on a 12-point run to go up by double-digits with four minutes in the first quarter. Slowly but surely Evansville brought down the Lady Bears lead with a five-point run and a four-point run one after the other. Thomas had the last shot of the quarter, a layup with 12 seconds left to make it a one-possession game for the Aces.

UE’s offense kept clicking in the second quarter as guard Julia Palomo sunk a three in the first minute to tie the game. Evansville took their second lead less than 30 seconds later as Mason Striverson made a key layup to go up by two. But the Aces didn’t stay up for long as it became a shot-for-shot knockdown for four minutes. Missouri State was able to grab the first run of the quarter for a two-point lead with three minutes left. UE was able to answer as Palomo hit another three to kick off another basket for basket pace. The Lady Bears ended the quarter on a six to two run putting Evansville down by four points going into the second half.

An early foul gave the Aces the first point of the second half as Thomas split free throws at the line. UE returned to the line just a minute later as Evansville’s post-players made it a one-point game early in the third. The back-and-forth tempo came back as Missouri State tried to keep the Aces at bay. But UE took back the lead on back-to-back layups from Thomas and forward Maggie Hartwig shortly before the media timeout. Evansville extended its lead to four with 3:20 on the clock after going on a seven-point run. But the Lady Bears were able to respond with a run of their own to end the quarter with the Aces down 53-50.

After three close quarters battling with Missouri State, UE began to run out of gas, only scoring six points in the final 10 minutes. Guard Tené Smith had Evansville’s first two points of the six at the line in the first minute and a half. But the Aces had a minute-and-a-half scoring spell broken by Thomas, who had the final four points of the game for UE. The Lady Bears ended the game on a six-point run handing Evansville the 73-56 loss.

Three Aces players ended the afternoon in double figures led by Thomas with 19. Mason Striverson and Hartwig added 11 points each while Hartwig also had five rebounds. Three players also recorded two steals each as Thomas, Hartwig, and guard Lexie Sinclair forced turnovers from Missouri State.

UE hits the road for its next game on Thursday, Feb. 22. Evansville will make its way up US 41 to Terre Haute for a rematch with Indiana State. The Aces began the Valley season against the Sycamores in a 66-49 loss. Tip-off from the Hulman Center on Thursday is set for 5 p.m. CT.

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* Baseball Aces Blast #26 Oral Roberts, 14-3, To Even Series

University of Evansville freshman left-hander Kenton Deverman struck out eight men in 6.0 innings of relief work on Saturday, and UE graduate students Chase Hug and Mark Shallenberger launched three-run home runs, as the Purple Aces pounded out a 14-3 victory at #26 Oral Roberts to even the season-opening series at one-game apiece.

“What a great response from our ballclub today to even up this series,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I knew we would get this type of effort from our guys with the experience that we have, and for a freshman like Kenton Deverman to compete like he did was really special to see.

“It really sets up a big game for both of our programs tomorrow.  We both have some pretty high expectations, and for us to get a season-opening series win against a quality opponent like this would be huge for us.  So, we need to come out ready for a battle and ready to compete.”

The Golden Eagles, ranked #26 in the NCBWA preseason poll and receiving votes in the USA Today/Coaches Preseason Poll, came out of the gates hot early, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning off of UE starter Nick Smith to take a 2-0 lead.

The lead would not last long though for ORU, as Evansville would answer back in the top of the third inning thanks to some wildness and the bat of Chase Hug.  After the inning opened with back-to-back hit-batters, Hug crushed a long home run over the bullpen in right field for his first home run of the year to give UE a 3-2 lead.

From there, Deverman took over in relief on a cold day in Tulsa, and he shut down a potent Oral Roberts attack.  After yielding a single to left field by reigning all-regional player Holden Breeze in his first collegiate at-bat, Deverman recorded eight-straight outs to silence the Golden Eagles’ bats.  Evansville would then explode for six runs in the fifth inning to make life easier on the mound for the freshman.

Evansville worked three walks to load the bases to begin the frame.  Then, after a pair of run-scoring wild pitches by the ORU bullpen, graduate catcher Brendan Hord knocked the first of two run-scoring doubles on the afternoon to give UE a 6-2 lead.  After another hit-by-pitch by ORU, Shallenberger then launched a mammoth three-run home run to deep right field to give UE a 9-2 lead.

UE would tack on five more runs in the seventh inning, powered by a run-scoring ground out by Hug, an RBI single by senior right fielder Kip Fougerousse, an RBI double by junior second baseman Cal McGinnis, and a two-run double by Hord to push the lead to 14-2.  Deverman would yield his only run of the afternoon on a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but he earned the win in his collegiate debut, holding Oral Roberts to a single run on five hits in 6.0 innings of work, while striking out eight.

Offensively, Hug went 1-for-4 with two run scored, a home run and four RBI, while Shallenberger and Hord both had two hits and drove in three.  Fougerousse and McGinnis also had two-hit days for UE.  Evansville out-hit Oral Roberts once again, 12-8, on the afternoon.

The rubber match of the three-game series will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at ORU’s J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Freshman left-hander Kevin Reed will get the start for UE in his collegiate debut.

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* Men's basketball opens 2-game swing through Illinois

A 2-game road swing through Illinois begins on Sunday for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team with a contest at Illinois State.  Tip is set for 2 p.m. CT with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network on the call.

Turning the Corner

- Being a freshman in the MVC is always a tall task but overcoming that challenge can pay off in the long run

- Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 7, Chuck Bailey III averaged 4.5 points per game and reached double figures in three of 11 games beginning on Jan. 3 while shooting 34.6% from the field (27/78)

- Over the last two games, Bailey has turned the corner, averaging 10.5 PPG while shooting 53.3% (8-of-15)

Still Going Strong

- Leading the Purple Aces with 15 points at Murray State, Tanner Cuff continued his recent success

- Cuff has 9+ points in 5 of the last 7 games while averaging 10.6 PPG (74 points) over that span

- In the home win over UIC, he recorded a career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting

- Over the last 9 games, Cuff has 17 assists

Back in the Groove

- An 18-point effort in the home game versus Drake for Ben Humrichous was his top scoring game since totaling 18 on Dec. 2 against UNI; he was 6-of-7 from the field

- Humrichous is returning to form with 15.3 PPG over the last three games

- His 3-point play in the final minute sealed the win over Bradley on Feb. 7

- He led the team with 14 points and picked up 3 assists and 3 steals in 27:46 (his highest minute total since Dec. 18)

Scouting the Opponent

- Illinois State ended a 3-game skid on Tuesday with an impressive 80-67 road win at Indiana State

- With the victory, the Redbirds improved to 12-14 on the season and 6-9 in the MVC

- Darius Burford holds the team lead with 13.2 points per game

- Burford was the top scorers in the first meeting against UE, tallying 18 points on a 7-for-16 shooting day

- Myles Foster is averaging 11.7 points and a team-best 7.5 rebounds per contest

- ISU has won the last six home games against UE and is 26-5 versus the Aces inside Redbird Arena; the last win road win for UE was a 66-55 win on Jan. 15, 2016

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* Aces track and field has final tune-up before MVC's at Indiana State Open

The University of Evansville track and field team will participate in its final meet before the conference championship of its indoor season on Saturday.

After a busy weekend in Nashville and Greencastle, the Purple Aces head up north to Indiana State for the Indiana State Open. UE is one of three Division 1 teams competing in the meet along with the Sycamores and Southern Indiana. Evansville will compete in most of the day's events starting with field events at 11 a.m. and track events at 11:30.

Last weekend the Aces split their time at two different meets, the Music City Challenge in Nashville hosted by Vanderbilt, and the DePauw Indoor Invitational in Greencastle. Two program records fell at each meet, with both track records happening in Nashville and both field records at DePauw. In total, UE competed in 16 events across two days at both meets.

At the Music City Challenge, Evansville set two new track program records on Friday and Saturday. Freshman Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) set a new program record in the mile at 4:14.58 on Friday while freshman Samuel Lea (Worchester, England) ran the 3000-meter race in 8:23.82, besting his former record by almost eight seconds on Saturday.

Two field records were then broken on Saturday at DePauw by sophomore Kate Walke (Batesville, Ind. / Oldenburg Academy), who beat her record from the week before in the 60-meter hurdles. Walke completed the event in 9.47 seconds to take third place in the finals. Later in the day, graduate thrower Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind. / Princeton Community HS) broke his former weight throw record from 2023 by 15 centimeters at 17.83 meters to take the top spot in the event.

Events for the Aces begin at 11 a.m. with the women's weight throw.

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* #26 Oral Roberts Holds Off Evansville, 12-10, In Baseball Opener

A six-run sixth inning rally by the #26 Oral Roberts baseball team was too much to overcome Friday for the University of Evansville, as the Golden Eagles held off the Purple Aces, 12-10, at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma

“One bad inning today hurt us,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “We couldn’t overcome that six-run sixth inning, and we have to learn from it.  But, our offense never gave up and gave us a chance.

“That’s a very quality ballclub over there in Oral Roberts, but we knew that coming in.  It’s going to be a dog fight tomorrow, and I am looking forward to seeing Nick Smith on the mound for us.”

Evansville jumped out of the gates early, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning thanks to a two-run triple by junior second baseman Cal McGinnis and an RBI single by graduate catcher Brendan Hord.

The Golden Eagles would respond with a run of its own in the second inning, and three more in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead, before UE would tie the game at 4-4 in the fourth on an RBI single by junior center-fielder Ty Rumsey.  McGinnis then gave UE a 6-4 lead in the fifth inning on a titanic two-run home run to right field.  McGinnis, a transfer from Bradley, started his Evansville career with three-straight hits, and stood just a double shy of the cycle by the mid-point of the game.

Senior shortstop Simon Scherry would follow with an RBI single three batters later to score junior designated hitter Evan Waggoner and give UE a 7-4 lead through five innings.    But, Oral Roberts would scratch across a run of its own in the bottom of the fifth, and then took advantage of four Evansville walks and an error to plate six runs in the sixth inning to grab an 11-7 lead.

Evansville would not go quietly, though.  Scherry knocked a two-run double to the left-center field gap with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning to trim the lead to 11-9.  UE would then tack on another run in the frame on a run-scoring wild pitch, but ORU reliever Caleb Isaacs got UE outfielder Mark Shallenberger to line out to center field to secure an 11-10 lead.

Evansville brought the potential tying run to the plate in both the eighth and ninth innings, but ORU reliever Dalton Patten recorded the final six outs for a two-inning save, striking out four.

Scherry led all players by going 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI, while McGinnis went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI.  Overall, Evansville out-hit Oral Roberts, 14-10.

The season-opening three-game series will continue on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.  UE will send senior RHP Nick Smith (5-3, 4.63 ERA) to the mound trying to tie the series at one game apiece.

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