University of Evansville


Wednesday, February 21, 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

* The Eatery and CDEI Present: Let's Go to Big Momma's

Join us on Sunday, February 25 for a Black History Month celebration! We will be featuring a wide variety of delicious foods!

Submitted by Tiva Frushour
* Lunar New Year Meal

The Eatery will be featuring a special meal for Lunar New Year on February 23! Come join us at lunch and celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

Submitted by Tiva Frushour
* 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
* UE Black History Documentary Viewing

Tuesday, February 6th at the Downtown Evansville Public Library. Arnel Hall presented his documentary "Our Story: Once the Doors Open". Members of the CDEI at USI's campus attended the viewing supporting current student and Fellow Scholar, Leairra Carter, almunus Arnel Hill, and UEAAAA. Please find time to watch and listen to the documentary for great perspective and maybe you too can tell your story.

Pictured is Arnell Hill, Leairra Carter, and Aaron Turner.

Submitted by Alexa Ferguson
* Community Racial Justice Prayer Service

Center of Diversity Equity and Inclusion collaborated with BRIDGE (Building Respect & Integrity in Diverse Greater Evansville) hosted the 2nd Annual UE Sponsored BRIDGE Community Service for Racial Justice. The event was held in Neu Chapel and featured:

  • Rev. Gerald Arnold – Independence Baptist Church
  • Rev. Floyd Edwards – Mt. Olive Galilee Baptist Church
  • Rev. Walter Fisher – Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church
  • Rev. Heather Foley – Aldersgate United Methodist Church
  • Karuna Pandit – Tri-State Hindu Temple
  • Rector Holly Rankin Zaher – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Ali Saqib – Muslim community representative
  • Ed Scharf – Temple Adath B’nai Israel

Dr. Bill Hemminger, UE Professor Emeritus, provided the music during moments of reflection. Guest vocalist Gina Moore brought soul-stirring songs of hope and inspiration. Our very own Dr. Rob Shelby presided over the service.

Come by the Center of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to learn more about this service and how you can be a part of next years service and other activities to come through this office.

Submitted by Alexa Ferguson

Changemaker Corner

* Center for Innovation & Change Welcomes Robert Lopez

The Center for Innovation & Change is thrilled to welcome Robert Lopez '23 to the team as Office Operations Coordinator.

Robert is an ethics and social change graduate and changemaking rock star - and quite a familiar face around the community. As a student at Bosse High School, he competed in the High School Changemaker Challenge with an idea to establish what has become the Toyota Trinity Stormwater Park in downtown Evansville. Robert remained engaged with UE through high school graduation and became an incredibly engaged student as he pursued his degree. He was president of Students for Social Innovation, the UE Venturing Crew, and an impactful student in several ChangeLab courses. We are so happy someone with his talent chose to stay in our community and couldn't be more proud he accepted the position on our team.

Robert stated, “Having worked with or for the CIC in some capacity for almost 7 years, there isn’t another department on campus or organization in Evansville that has a more profound effect on my life’s trajectory, and I couldn’t be happier to finally give some of that back in a meaningful way.”

Please join us in welcoming Robert officially to the team. Send him an email at or stop by our office on the second floor of Ridgway University Center.

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* Late Start Change lab - starting March 11th- May 2nd - Barriers to Diversity in Healthcare

Calling all Majors!!

CHNG310- 8y2- Barriers to Diversity in Healthcare - 1.5 credit hours - planning to meet Tuesdays 12-2pm  (subject to change if needed) 

Looking for students from ALL Majors to explore the current reprocussions to the lack of diversity amoungst healthcare professionals. We will divide into two groups. One group will engage with local elementary students to idenifty barriers related to socioeconomics, opportunism, education and mentorship establishment. The other group will help identify educational needs for remediation of current college students seeking a degree in a healthcare profesison. The goal of this change lab is to implement real-life action items to truly impact the face of healthcare teams.

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Info You Should Know

* Win an iPad - Students needed to film Thank You videos

In preparation for Pep and Vim, UE's Day of Giving, we are looking for students to film Thank You videos to send to donors and alumni for making their gifts to UE. Videos will be 1-2 minutes and we will help you prepare your script. Please come dressed in your best Purple to show your love for UE!

Videos will be filmed in the Igleheart Building (corner of Lincoln and Rotherwood) on the 2nd floor. Upon completing your video, you will receive an entry to win an iPad to be awarded in April.

Sign up today at

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* UEclipse Glasses to be Available April 1

Each student, staff member, faculty, and employee will be provided with a pair of eclipse glasses, to be distributed one week prior to the occurrence of the eclipse.

Employee glasses will be distributed by campus mail to the employee’s department. Students will have the option to pick up glasses in Ridgway a week before the Eclipse.

View the UE campus eclipse map.

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* PSYC Courses Offered During Summer Sessions

PSYC 121 – Introduction to Psychology will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 14, 2024).

PSYC 420 – Children, Psychology, and Law will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 14, 2024).

PSYC 229 – Social Psychology will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 2 (June 17 – July 19, 2024). This course is also an affiliated course for the Gender, Women's and Sexualities minor.

PSYC 259 – Abnormal Psychology will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 2 (June 17 – July 19, 2024).  This course is also an affiliated course for the Gender, Women's and Sexualities minor.

PSYC 406 – Gender, Psychology, and Law will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 2 (June 17 – July 19, 2024).

If you have questions about these courses, please contact Dr. Evan McCracken via email:

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* 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:

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* 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:
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* 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.

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* 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 –

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* 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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* Nutrition 304 - offered Summer II session - Asynchronous

General education course Nutrition 304- outcome 10- will be offered Asynchronously for summer session II. Class will offer a non-mandatory lecture on Tuesday mornings. Students my attend the live lecture or watch the recording at their convenience. Course work will include exams and assignments.

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* Apply to Graduate

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

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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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* Nominations for Outstanding Teacher Award

Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Teacher Award. The University bestows this award annually to honor a faculty member for extraordinary teaching effectiveness that inspires the intellectual development of students. Nominees must be a full-time faculty member who has taught at UE for two years or more and holds the rank of lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The winner is recognized at Commencement in May.

The following recipients from the past five years are not eligible: 2019 – Dr. Atefeh Yazdanparast Ardestani; 2020 – Dr. Mike Roscoe; 2021 – Dr. Julie Merkle; 2022 – Dr. Katie Whetstone; and 2023 – Dr. James Ware.

Access the link below to submit a nomination.

Forward supplemental documentation to: Please include the faculty member’s name and OTA 2024 in the subject line.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 8, 2024.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Employee - Mobile Mammography Services

Employees - Ascension St. Vincent is providing mobile mammography services for the University of Evansville. The mobile mammography bus will be located next to the Krannert Building on March 14th from 9:00AM - 2:00PM. Please click the link below to sign up for an appointment time! An Ascension Breast Center representative will call you prior to your appointment date to verify all necessary registration information.

Register for an examination

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* Eykamp Prize: Call for Nominations

The Eykamp Prize was established by Richard and Rita Eykamp in 2015 to honor Faculty Achievement at the University of Evansville. Recipients of the prize will receive a one-time award of $10,000 in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the University of Evansville as University Citizens. Examples of such contributions include deep and successful involvement in recruiting students; expanding the number, scope, and competitiveness of grant funding for their department; and bringing positive public awareness to the University through scholarship, knowledge, and understanding of their discipline.

Nominations for the Eykamp Prize may come from any member of the University of Evansville community. Nominees should be tenured or tenure-track faculty members at the University of Evansville who have not received the award in the previous five years. Nominations can be submitted in writing or via e-mail to Mary Kessler, Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, at by March 1, 2024. Nominations should include the name of the faculty member and a brief statement of the reasons that they are being nominated.

Recipients of the Eykamp Prize will be selected by an Award Committee, appointed by the Interim EVPAA/Provost that includes members of the faculty, staff, administrators, and a member of the Board of Trustees. The award will be announced and presented at the May Commencement Ceremony.

Recipients in the previous five years: 2019 – Dr. Kristy Miller; 2020 – Dr. Jerrilee LaMar; 2021 – Dr. Joyce Stamm; 2022 – Dr. Mari Plikuhn; and 2023 – Dr. Suresh Immanuel.

Submitted by Paula Heldt


* 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


* Baseball Aces Cruise Past Bellarmine, 16-6, In Home Opener

The University of Evansville baseball team exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning on Tuesday to cruise to a 16-6 victory over visiting Bellarmine at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in the 2024 home opener for the Purple Aces.

“Overall, I thought it was a really good team effort today,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I was really happy with our offense today.  It kept plugging along early, and we left some guys on base, but then finally it broke through with that big nine-run inning to take control of the game.

“I was also glad to see some different guys be able to get up on the mound for us today.  Guys who weren’t able to see time over the weekend at Oral Roberts, but who are going to be key guys for us this season.  I thought Ethan Bell did a tremendous job of coming in and throwing strikes and keeping us in the contest until we got the offense fully going.  Overall, really pleased with today’s effort, and now it is on to New Orleans.”

Bellarmine jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a pair of unearned runs, but UE would answer right back to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the first.  Graduate third baseman Brent Widder roped an RBI double down the left-field line, before UE was able to load the bases and get a run-scoring walk and fielder’s choice.

The Knights would tie the game at 3-3 in the second inning on a sacrifice fly, before UE senior shortstop Simon Scherry delivered an RBI single to help UE retake a 4-3 lead.

Another sacrifice fly by Bellarmine in the fourth inning would tie the game at 4-4, and it would stay that way until the fifth inning, when Evansville exploded for nine runs to put the game out of reach.  Junior outfielder Harrison Taubert opened the scoring with an RBI double to break 4-4 tie, and then pushed across two more runs to cap the nine-run frame thanks to the help of a Bellarmine error.  In between those plays, freshman catcher Kaleb Wilkey drove in his first collegiate run, junior second baseman Cal McGinnis and senior first baseman Kip Fougerousse both knocked RBI doubles, and Scherry and graduate designated hitter Brendan Hord had RBI base hits as well.

The Knights would scratch across two runs in the seventh inning to get within 13-6, before UE would cap the scoring with a three-run eighth inning.  Graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger crushed a two-run home run to right-center field, and McGinnis added an RBI triple in the frame.

In all, all nine members of the UE starting lineup produced RBI on Tuesday and eight of the nine collected hits.  Taubert drove in a team-high three RBI.  Both Shallenberger and McGinnis finished just one hit shy of the cycle, as Shallenberger needed just a triple, and McGinnis fell just a home run shy of the cycle.  Fougerousse also had a three-hit game for UE.

The victory on the mound went to redshirt sophomore right-hander Ethan Bell, who allowed just a run on a single hit while striking out four men in 3.0 innings of relief work.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 3-1 on the season after winning the last three games in a row.  Bellarmine, meanwhile, falls to 1-3.  Evansville will now travel south to New Orleans to battle the Privateers (2-1 entering a Wednesday game against Southern Miss) in a three-game series beginning on Friday night at 6:30 p.m.  All three games of the weekend series can be seen live on ESPN+.

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* Aces Sweep SIU

Aces Super Smash Bros team beat the Southern Illinois University Esports team 2-0. In the first game, the Aces were down by 3, but our Smash Captain, Drew Chandler, clutched for the win. In the second game, the Aces lead at the beginning due to the strong start that Will Schmidt put in. Maintaining the lead, the Aces were able to close out the series with a victory.

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* Aces set for Wednesday rematch against UIC

Road play continues for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team with a rematch against UIC on Wednesday in Chicago.  Tip is set for 7 p.m. CT with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network on the call.

Last Time Out

- Illinois State went 13-of-24 from long range to take an 86-79 win on Sunday inside CEFCU Arena

- The Redbirds converted their first seven outside attempts and led by as many as 15 points in the first half

- Trailing by eight at halftime, the Purple Aces stormed back to take a second-half lead before ISU pulled away late

- Ben Humrichous recorded 21 points, all coming in the second half

- Cam Haffner matched his season scoring mark with 11, all in the opening 20 minutes

Efficient Efforts

- Yacine Toumi was 6-of-8 from the field on his way to 13 points at Illinois State

- That followed a 10-point game against Drake; prior to that game, Toumi posted 6.5 PPG in the last two contests

- After scoring 20 points three times at UE, Toumi reset his high with 22 points against UIC on 8-of-10 shooting

- His season shooting mark of 57.3% ranks 6th in the MVC

Second Half Heroics

- Ben Humrichous was held scoreless in the first half at Illinois State before erupting for 21 points in the final 20 minutes

- He finished the game 8-of-15 from the field and converted five 3-pointers; it was his first 20-point game since posting 27 against SEMO in Chattanooga

- That came on the heels of an 18-point effort versus Drake, his best since tallying 18 against UNI on Dec. 2

- Humrichous is returning to form with 16.8 PPG over the last four games

Tying his Mark

- In the first half at Illinois State, Cam Haffner was 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-4 from outside on his way to 11 points, tying his season mark, which came at Indiana State

- Haffner knocked down back-to-back triples in the first half against Bradley, capping a 15-2 start to the game by UE

- He entered the game missing five 3-pointers in a row while scoring a total of 2 points in the 3 prior games

Scouting the Opponent

- Winners of two of their last four games, UIC holds a 10-17 record entering Wednesday’s game while standing at 3-13 in Valley action

- Before dropping its last two games to Bradley and Belmont, the Flames earned a road win at Illinois State before taking an impressive 71-65 home win over UNI on February 11 at Credit Union 1 Arena

- Isaiah Rivera leads a trio of double figure scorers with 14.8 points per game

- CJ Jones is second with 11.3 PPG while leading the squad with a total of 120 assists on the season

- Toby Okani checks in with 10.5 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds

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* UE Set To Host MVC Swimming & Diving Championships Beginning Wednesday

For the first time in school history, the University of Evansville will serve as the host for the Missouri Valley Conference Swimming & Diving Championships this week, as the 2024 version of the event will kick off Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and continue through Saturday evening at the Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville.

UE, in partnership with the Evansville Regional Sports Commission, will serve as the host for the nine-team Valley Championships on the women’s side Wednesday through Saturday.  Following Wednesday night’s 6 p.m. relays final session and exhibition diving event, the MVC Swimming & Diving Championships will feature preliminary round swims beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day, diving competitions mid-day on both Thursday and Friday, and then finals sessions for the top 24 finishers beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Single-session and all-session passes are currently available on-line at

A young, but talented UE squad will serve as the host school for the event this year.  Over half of the 2024 UE roster will be competing in its first collegiate conference championship this week.  One person who has experience in the Valley Championships, though, is senior diver Madison Rollett (Evansville, Ind./Reitz), who should contend for a top spot in the league this week.  Rollett earned honorable mention all-MVC honors in 2022, and she has posted one of the league’s top scoring marks this year on the one-meter board, having posted an NCAA Zone Qualifying score of 279.90 last month.  Rollett and junior Sveva Brugnoli (Rome, Italy) provide the experience for UE this year, as Brugnoli earned honorable mention all-MVC honors in 2022 as well.

The MVC Championships will feature over 200 student-athletes from nine schools who compete as part of the Valley in women’s swimming:  Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Little Rock, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, UIC, UNI and Valparaiso.  Indiana State edged defending MVC champion Missouri State as the pre-championship favorite in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

Below is a full schedule of events for the 2024 MVC Swimming & Diving Championships:


Finals - 6 PM (CT)

200 Medley Relay

45-minute break (Exhibition Team Diving Event)

800 Freestyle Relay


Prelims - 10:30 AM (CT)

500 Freestyle

200 IM

50 Freestyle

1-Meter Prelims

1-Meter Consolation (9-16)

Finals - 6 PM (CT)

500 Freestyle

200 IM

50 Freestyle

1-Meter Diving (1-8)

200 Freestyle Relay


Prelims - 10:30 AM (CT)

100 Butterfly

400 IM

200 Freestyle

100 Breaststroke

100 Backstroke

3-Meter Diving Prelims

Finals - 6 PM (CT)

100 Butterfly

400 IM

200 Freestyle

100 Breaststroke

100 Backstroke

3-Meter Diving (9-16)

400 Medley Relay


Prelims - 10:30 AM (CT)

200 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

200 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

1650 Freestyle*

Finals - 6 PM (CT)

1650 Freestyle*

200 Backstroke

100 Freestyle

200 Breaststroke

200 Butterfly

3-Meter Diving (1-8)

400 Freestyle Relay

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* Hartwig earns third MVC Freshman of the Week honor

For the third time this season, freshman forward Maggie Hartwig has earned a weekly honor from the Missouri Valley Conference.

After a team-leading performance against Southern Illinois in the Purple Aces win last week, Hartwig has been named the MVC Freshman of the Week by conference staff. This is Hartwig's third such honor from the Valley but her first during conference play. Hartwig is now the third UE player to earn a weekly conference honor along with fellow freshman Nevaeh Thomas and center Barbora Tomancova.

In the Aces' first back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference wins since 2017, Maggie Hartwig had a monster game for UE. Hartwig led Evansville on offense with 22 points in the team's 93-89 overtime win against Southern Illinois. She also added her fourth double-double of the season, by leading the Aces on defense with 12 rebounds. In 35 minutes of play against the Salukis, Hartwig also added one steal.

Hartwig continued to have a strong offensive game on Saturday against Missouri State with 11 points in 39 minutes of play while adding two blocks and two steals. Hartwig led the team in time on the floor versus the Lady Bears, keeping UE within a possession of Missouri State until the fourth quarter. For the week, Hartwig averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and a block through 74 minutes of action.

Evansville returns to action on Thursday night at Indiana State. Tip-off against the Sycamores is set for 5 p.m. CT from the Hulman Center.

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* UE men's soccer announces spring slate

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team begins its spring campaign next week with a handful of games across two months.

The Aces will play seven games starting next week until the end of April including five games at Arad McCutchan Stadium. “We are excited for the spring schedule,” says Head Coach Robbe Tarver. “It will give our group a great opportunity to play quality opponents. We will play 2 teams with tournament experience from last year, which will help us gain experience as well. I’m excited to see our new guys in action and to see our individual and collective growth throughout the spring.”

UE begins its spring season at Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 24 for a rematch from the fall season. IU finished the 2023 season in the NCAA Final Four in a penalty shootout loss to Notre Dame as the 2023 Big Ten Champions.

Evansville hosts its first game of the spring season almost a month later on Saturday, March 23. The Aces will play two games that Saturday while also hosting a neutral site contest between Northern Kentucky and Belmont. UE begins its two-game day with NKU, a team it hasn’t played since 2016. The Norse finished 2023 at 4-10-3 in the Horizon League.  Evansville then ends the day against Belmont at 4 p.m. The Aces ended their 2023 season with a draw against the Bruins in Nashville for the team’s third straight regular-season draw against one another.

UE will host another three-game day on Friday, March 29 with another neutral site game in between Evansville’s own games. The Aces host Lincoln Trail Community College and Southern Indiana that Friday starting with a game against Lincoln Trail at 3 p.m. The Statesmen finished 2023 with a 10-3-4 record and a trip to the NJCAA District semifinals. Lincoln Trail will then play USI at 5 p.m. for a neutral site game before UE returns to the field at 7 p.m. against the Screaming Eagles. Evansville beat USI in 2023 in a 4-0 rout for the Mayor’s Cup after a scoreless draw the season prior.

The Aces final road game of the spring season will come on Saturday, April 6 at SIUE at 1 p.m. In their first season in the OVC, the Cougars had an undefeated regular season while securing the OVC’s first men’s soccer championship. SIUE’s season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in a 2-1 loss to Memphis. The Cougars and UE last played one another in 2022 when SIUE was still in the MVC. Evansville took all three games in 2022 both at home and on the road in Edwardsville.

The final game of the spring season for the Aces will be at home on Saturday, April 20 against IUPUI. The Jaguars played UE in an exhibition game in 2023 where IUPUI came out on top 2-1. Over the season, the Jaguars finished 7-7-5 with a semi-final appearance in the Horizon League tournament. Evansville’s game against IUPUI is set for 3 p.m. on the 20th.

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* UE's McGinnis Named MVC Player of the Week, Baseball Aces Host Bellarmine Tuesday

After a monster weekend at the plate to help power the University of Evansville baseball team to a series victory at #26 Oral Roberts, UE junior second baseman Cal McGinnis (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly HS/Bradley Univ.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week.  McGinnis and the Purple Aces will be back in action on Tuesday by hosting Bellarmine at 3 p.m. at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium for the 2024 home opener.

McGinnis posted a .462/1.000/.533 slash line for the Purple Aces in his first weekend at UE.  He had hits in all three games of the series, and opened his UE career just a double shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and four RBI in Friday’s season-opener.  He also knocked two doubles and drove in a run in UE’s 14-3 victory on Saturday, and had a hit and a run scored in UE’s 7-6 victory at #26 Oral Roberts on Sunday.  For the weekend, McGinnis led UE in hits (six), runs scored (five), RBI (five), extra-base hits (four) and total bases (13) in the three-game series against the 2023 College World Series participant.

Evansville will bring a 2-1 record into Tuesday’s home opener against Bellarmine.  Offensively, UE totaled 31 runs in the three-game series victory at Oral Roberts, while hitting .306 combined as a team.

Bellarmine, meanwhile, will bring a 1-2 overall record into Tuesday’s game after dropping the final two games a three-game set at Tennessee Tech over the weekend.  Junior designated hitter/catcher Matt Flaherty, a transfer from Abilene Christian, hit home runs in his first two at-bats as a Knight at Tennessee Tech and drove in four to lead Bellarmine to an 11-3 victory in the season-opener.  Flaherty leads Bellarmine with a .333 average, and the Knights boast three players hitting above .300 so far this year.

Sophomore right-hander Elias Hachem will get the start for UE on the mound on Tuesday.

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* Aces fall to RedHawks in Monday contest

Miami University recorded 13 runs on 12 hits to pick up a 13-0 win over the University of Evansville softball team on Monday at Tri-State Orthopaedics Field at James and Dorothy Cooper Stadium.

Miami Ohio wasted no time in getting on the board, plating two runs in the first on a home run by Karli Spaid.  In the second, MU added a second run when Jenna Golembiewski had an RBI double to right center.

Evansville had its first baserunner in the third when Keghan Pye was hit by a pitch.  Marah Wood reached on an infield single in the bottom of the fourth, but neither could cross the plate.

In the top half of the fifth, the RedHawks erupted for 10 runs to put the game out of reach.  MU pitcher Addy Jarvis held the Purple Aces to just one hit in the 5-inning shutout.  Mikayla Jolly took the loss.  She allowed three runs in two innings of work.

UE heads to Monroe, La. next weekend for the 2024 Best on the Bayou Tournament.  The Aces face Northwestern State, Syracuse, Sam Houston and UL Monroe.

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