University of Evansville


Friday, March 1, 2024

* Important University Logo Information

The Office of Marketing would like to remind the campus community of some guidelines regarding the University of Evansville and Purple Aces logos. If your department or student organization is using a University-related logo in any materials (print, digital, or swag), please review the important guidelines below.

  • If you are making a logo for your department or organization and it will include the UE, Aces, or Ace Purple logos, it must be designed or approved by Marketing.
  • All University-related logos must be sent through the Office of Marketing for approval.
  • All logos must follow UE brand guidelines, which are outlined on our area’s webpage. See pages 28-39 of the brand guidelines document for full details.
  • UE-affiliated logos should not be distorted or modified in any way. This includes changing the color (unless using white, black, or purple), stretching it, or changing the font next to the UE block.
  • If you are seeking a temporary change to the University’s logos for a specific holiday or cause, approval must be obtained from the Director of Marketing in advance.

As a reminder, the Office of Marketing webpage serves as a toolbox for helpful brand information and assets. This includes our logos in JPG and PNG format, font info and links, the University’s color palette, style guide (for writing), Zoom backgrounds, email signature and PowerPoint templates, and more.

If you want to request a logo for your area – or any other marketing-related materials – you can submit these at any time through Lytho, our digital workflow system.

Should you have any questions about the University brand or logos, please contact Brook Moffat, Director of Marketing, at

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* Exemplary Teacher Award

Dr. David Green, professor of History at Harlaxton College, was presented the Exemplary Teacher Award at the Spring Faculty Meeting on Thursday, February 29. The award recognizes exceptional achievements in the classroom by creating distinctive opportunities and promoting intellectual, moral, social, and emotional growth of our students.  Dr. Green teaches British Studies and medieval history at Harlaxton and exemplifies these traits through his student interaction and teaching.

Congratulations, Dr. Green!

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Upcoming Events

* Dr. Margaret Stevenson to Give Annual Statham Lecture in Sociology on March 12

Award-winning scholar, Dr. Margaret Stevenson will be joining us on Tuesday, March 12 for the 3rd annual Bettye A. Statham Lecture in Sociology. The title of Dr. Stevenson's talk is "Child Sexual Abuse: How Race Shapes Criminal Legal Processes." This lecture is at 6:00pm in SB 170 and is open to the community.

Submitted by Mari Plikuhn
* Employee Spring Healthy Behavior Challenge

Welcome to Bracket Busters Team Step Challenge! Here’s how it works:

- Create your own teams (teams of 4 please!). This is not an individual challenge.

  • Each team should designate a team leader & choose a team name.

  • Each participant is required to sign up!

  • Team leaders are responsible for submitting their team’s total weekly steps (a separate link will be provided at the start of the challenge)

- Each participant should track their steps (Monday-Sunday) and submit to their team leader by the following Monday.

  • Track your steps using your favorite step counter such as an Apple Watch, Fitbit, or pedometer

  • Each team’s total steps are due by the end of the day every Monday. An updated bracket with each team’s steps will be sent out every Tuesday!

  • The number of rounds and eliminations will depend on the number of teams that participate.

The teams with the highest weekly steps will move on to the next round! We will have 4 x $50 gift cards for the overall team!!


Submitted by Taylor Kollak

Changemaker Corner

* 2023 Emerging ChangeLab Coach of the Year

Emerging ChangeLab Coach of the Year: Omid Khormali. Designed to recognize someone who has made an outsized impact early on as a Coach.

Congratulations to Dr. Omid Khormali who was selected as the 2023 Emerging ChangeLab Coach of the Year. The award, which was designed to recognize someone who has made an outsized impact early on as a coach, reflects the achievements of the Data Analytics in the Real Word ChangeLab that Professor Khormali coaches. Recently, students in this course have analyzed data for the US Forestry Service, producing an app that will allow the USFS to better allocate resources in solving forest fires and invasive species problems.

The Center for Innovation & Change is very proud to work with coaches like Dr. Khormali in helping make the world a better place!

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* 2023 ChangeLab Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Crowe who was selected as the 2023 ChangeLab Coach of the Year.  The award, which was designed to recognize someone who has dedicated a sustained amount of time to helping their students make a significant impact, reflects the achievements of the Latino Community Outreach ChangeLab that Professor Crowe coaches. The ChangeLab focuses on healthcare and education and works with healthcare providers, local schools, and various nonprofit organizations to encourage the study of Spanish and to promote diversity and multicultural harmony. ChangeLab students choose the projects in which they have the most interest. Dr. Crowe encourages native/heritage/first generation students as well as students who are studying Spanish to sign up for the fall CHNG-310-S02 Latino Community Outreach and/or to contact her for more details at

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.

Submitted by Jamey Williams

Info You Should Know

* Professor Mullins to Compete in March Madness Essay Competition

Every year, a group of 64 writers write essays about a specific music genre: this year, March Danceness will feature songs from the oughts! Katie Darby Mullins's essay is about Robbie Williams's "Rock DJ" and how she decided to be uncool and have fun. Please read her essay and vote at the link so she can get to the next round, and follow her on her social media if you want updates on the competition!

Submitted by Katie Mullins
* February issue of the Crescent Magazine

The February issue of the Crescent Magazine is available online and in print. The Crescent Magazine is produced by Student Media is a student organization at the University of Evansville. The Crescent Magazine published online and in print three times a semester. Student Media utilizes design, photography, video, and sound towards experiential and academic learning in journalistic endeavors and engaging storytelling. Student Media elevates the voice of the student body and connects the campus and community to important information and points of view.

The print issues can be found all over campus be sure to pick up your copy. Student Media produces over a dozen podcasts available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and RSS. And don’t forget about Fireside Aces Radio

To learn more visit or

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Phys 121 Offered Summer Session 1

PHYS 121 – Algebra Physics 1 will be offered as an online asynchronous class during Summer Session 1 (May 13 – June 14, 2024).

If you have questions about these courses, please contact Dr. John Stamm via email:

Submitted by John Stamm
* Summer 1 and 2: Outcome 5 with Writing Option

MUS-156, "Music in America" will be offered in summer sessions 1 and 2 as an asynchronous online course fulfilling Outcome 5.

The newly created MUS-157 offers the same content but fulfills both Outcome 5 and the Writing Across the Curriculum overlay. MUS-157 will also be offered in summer 1 and 2 as an asynchronous online course.

Contact Dr. Strandberg (ks532) with any questions.

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg
* UE Pride Camp needs your support

Submitted by Kristen Strandberg
* 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:

Submitted by Evan McCracken
* Employee Directory Information

We are initiating another campaign to encourage employees to update their building location, office number, and extension details. This feature was launched in SelfService a couple of years ago. Given the changes in our workforce, with new additions and transfers, it's crucial to ensure the accuracy of our records.

Please spare a moment to update this information to help maintain its accuracy. You can access the page under SelfService, UE Forms | Employees | Directory Information.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Support Student Media

Student Media is a student organization at the University of Evansville that produces the Crescent Magazine published online and in print three times a semester. Student media produces several podcasts and utilizes design, photography, video, and sound towards experiential and academic learning in journalistic endeavors and engaging storytelling. Student media elevates the voice of the student body and connects the campus and community to important information and points of view.

We invite you to support Student Media by…

listening to the new internet radio station Fireside Aces Radio The station is live with limited, but growing programming. Enjoy sports, news, music, podcasts, and more.

reading the Crescent Magazine. The February issue will be available Wednesday the 28th

or by following us on Instagram @UEStudentMedia

Advertise with us! 1,500 copies of the Crescent Magazine are distributed on the University of Evansville Campus and published on our website which has over 6,000 views a month. Consider advertising by being featured in one of our podcasts or become a podcast sponsor. Our podcasts episodes receive 100-200 downloads per episode on average and this rate of downloads is growing exponentially. Our podcasts are available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, RSS, and YouTube. Help spread the word about our new radio station by advertising on the air. For rates and opportunities contact Student Media Advisor Tommy J Housman

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* International Ambassadors Applications Now Open

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am excited to announce that we are launching the International Ambassadors Program! Applications are open NOW until March 11th

Student leaders with a passion for learning about different cultures, engaging in cross-cultural interactions, helping others through transitions, as well as those wanting to ensure students coming to UE have a strong sense of belonging and connectedness on campus are highly encouraged to apply!

The IAP is a redesigned version of our previous Intl Orientation Leaders. IAs will go through a spring and summer/fall training, assist with online/ pre-arrival orientation for Intl Students, help with International Welcome (the week leading to SOAR III) and guide Intl Students through their first year at the University through monthly meet-ups and check-ins.

This program has been developed in collaboration with two of our own UE students through the Changelab Program.

The aim of IAP is to build a strong sense of community for Intl Students and make UE a place they feel safe to call home for many years to come!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Abagail Catania or Stacie Miller!

Submitted by Abagail Catania
* Summer Sessions 1 & 2: ENGL 210- Outcome 2 and Writing Across the Curriculum

ENGL 210: Approaches to Literature fulfills two General Education requirements: Outcome 2 and Writing Across the Curriculum. This course engages students in the analytic reading and writing that characterize the field of literary studies. Students will read intensively in multiple literary genres (e.g. poetry, short fiction, the essay, drama, memoir, and the novel), and will develop writing skills appropriate to the discipline. This summer two sections of ENGl 210 will be offered online asynchronously: Summer Session 1 (May 13-June 14) and Summer Session 2 (June 17-July 19). Sections tend to fill quickly, so consider signing up early.

Submitted by Sara Petrosillo
* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.”  These awards will be presented at the 31st Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024.  Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement.

Awards from the Dean of Students Office are presented in the following categories:

  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Leader of the Year

Our student organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support.  The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 22, 2024.  Click on this link to submit your nomination:

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating our student leaders’ achievements!

Submitted by Alyson Roblero
* 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

Submitted by Megan McCombs
* 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.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Housing Request Cards Available

Housing request cards are available for rising junior and senior students interested in livng in the Villages (the new Lincoln Commons Apartments, Townhouses, and Jones Hall apartments) next year.  Request cards are also available for rising sophomore students interested in New Hall and Jones Hall apartments for next year.

Request cards are available in Residence Life through Friday and are due back by 5pm Friday, March 1.  For more information on the housing selection process see or email

Submitted by Brian Conner
* 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.

Submitted by Jamey Williams
* Apply to Graduate

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

Submitted by Kelsey Gordon
* 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.

Submitted by Alyson Roblero
* 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

Submitted by Haley Karges
* 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


* Katie Darby Mullins has essay published at Barrelhouse

Professor Katie Mullins had an essay come out called "Song and Dance Man" through Barrelhouse Books. This piece is an exploration of her early adolescent obsession with Andy Kaufman and anti-comedy which seems inexplicably linked to the back brace she had to wear through middle school. The essay spans her years of chronic pain with no diagnosis, her eventual stroke, and how jokes that aren't funny, because of her life experience, always seemed to make her laugh.

Submitted by Katie Mullins
* Congratulations to newly inducted members of International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta

The University of Evansville chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta held an Induction Ceremony on February 26th to confer certificates to 15 members. Congratulations to Liam Allen, Samantha Anderson, Destini Beckham, Grace Burnell, Hayden Chrapek, Willow Kruggel, Devon Mathews, Zorah Mehrzad, Ceci Odenbaugh, Jarett Osborne, Olivia Oswald, Emily Palmisano, Heather Rak, Emily Schwartz, and Sam Tarter on their academic excellence in the field of literary studies!

Submitted by Sara Petrosillo
* SECS Hosted MATHCOUNTS February 10th

On February 10, The School of Engineering and Computer Science hosted the Southwestern Indiana Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition, where sixth, seventh, and eighth grade “mathletes” from southwestern Indiana schools competed. The competition was held at the University of Evansville in its Ridgeway Center.

The competition, which was sponsored by UE School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Koch Foundation, Berry, CountryMark, and the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation, started with three rounds of challenging written questions. Based on the scores from these rounds, winners were as follows:

Team Winners:

1st        Perry Heights Middle School, Evansville
Team members: Alta Kuhn, Taran Sheth, Emi Wilbourne, and Jack Wilbourne

2nd       St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Newburgh

Team members: Alex Folz, Nathan Hardesty, Liam Ragan, and Avery Slade

Individual Winners:

1st        Taran Sheth, Perry Heights Middle School, Evansville

2nd       Abigail Bullington, Evansville Christian School, Evansville

3rd        Naren Raghaven, Castle North Middle School, Newburgh

4th        Jonathan Davis, Castle North Middle School, Newburgh

In addition to the written competition, the mathletes received a tour of the University of Evansville campus, ate lunch in the campus food court, and received t-shirts commemorating the event. The top 8 mathletes participated in a Jeopardy-like oral competition for fun and prizes. It was a fun way to challenge the kids and motivate them to continue with their math education.

Abigail, Naren, and the four members of the Perry Heights team qualified to compete in the state competition at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute on March 9th.

Anyone interested in learning more about MATHCOUNTS can visit its web site at

Submitted by Tonya Albright


* UE Baseball Returns Home This Weekend To Host Purdue Fort Wayne

The University of Evansville baseball team will return home to German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium this weekend, as the Purple Aces will host the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons in a four-game series.  The series will begin Friday night at 5 p.m. and continue with a Saturday doubleheader and a single game on Sunday, both scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

Evansville will return home with a 4-4 overall record after dropping a 7-3 decision at #9 Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.  The Commodores’ four-run sixth inning proved to be the difference on Wednesday night, as Vanderbilt spoiled a strong start from senior hurler Shane Harris on the mound.  Senior first baseman/outfielder Kip Fougerousse launched his third home run of the year on Wednesday night, and graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger knocked an RBI double to help lead UE offensively.

Overall, junior second baseman Cal McGinnis continues to lead the way offensively for UE, as he will bring a .429 average into this weekend’s series.  Shallenberger (.394) and senior shortstop Simon Scherry (.393) are not far behind, while Fougerousse is hitting above .355 as well.  As a team, UE is hitting .318 so far this year, and the Purple Aces rank seventh in the country in doubles (seven) and 35th overall in scoring (9.8) entering this weekend’s series.

Purdue Fort Wayne, meanwhile, will bring a 2-6 overall record into this weekend’s series, although the Mastodons produced one of its program’s biggest victories on Tuesday night, as Purdue Fort Wayne knocked off #20 Indiana, 9-6, in Bloomington.  The Mastodons launched five home runs on Tuesday in the win over IU, which was Purdue Fort Wayne’s first against a nationally-ranked team in program history.  Junior infielder Camden Karczewski currently leads Purdue Fort Wayne with a .385 batting average, while senior infielder/outfielder Jacob Walker (.345) and freshman outfielder Nate Simpson (.300) also hit above .300 on the year.

UE and Purdue Fort Wayne have met eight times on the diamond all-time, with Evansville holding an 8-0 edge in the all-time series which began in 2006.  Five of the eight all-time series meetings have been decided by two runs or less.  Evansville will send senior LHP Donovan Schultz (0-0, 9.00 ERA) to the mound in Friday’s series opener.  He is expected to be opposed by Purdue Fort Wayne RHP Mac Ayres (0-1, 12.00 ERA).

Submitted by Athletics
* UE women's basketball ends four-game road swing at Murray State and Belmont

The Purple Aces head a couple of hours south for their last two road games of the 2023-2024 season. UE first stops in Murray, Ky. for a clash with the Murray State Racers. In the team's matchup in Evansville, the two teams had an offensive slug fest that ended with the Racers on top after a cold fourth quarter for the Aces. Against Belmont, UE struggled to contain the Bruins offense during its Education Day at the Ford Center.

Murray State comes into Friday's game with a 9-7 Missouri Valley Conference record for sixth place in the Valley standings. The Racers have a 16-9 overall record thanks to an 11-game win streak from the middle of the season. MSU is currently on a one-game losing streak after a 76-63 loss to Belmont on Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Kaitlyn Young continues to lead the Racers on both sides of the ball, averaging 19 points and 8.2 rebounds a game through 25 games.

The Bruins sit second in the MVC standings behind only Drake with just three losses in conference play. Belmont has a two-game win streak after losing to the Bulldogs two weeks ago at home. The Bruins have only lost to Drake and Missouri State during Valley play and look to maintain their second-place position over the final two weeks of the regular season. Similar to Murray State, Belmont is also led on both sides of the ball by the same player, junior forward Tessa Miller. Miller averages 13.8 points and 6.6 rebounds a game in 29 minutes of playing time. Junior forward Kendal Cheesman is also a threat for the Bruins, averaging 11.1 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. 

Despite a close first half, two large scoreless droughts in the third quarter kept the Aces from picking up their first win against the Redbirds since 2017 on Sunday. In the 78-50 loss, UE was able to take advantage of 12 Illinois State turnovers for 17 points or 34% of the team's scoring at CEFCU Arena. Evansville is still one of the best teams in the Valley at getting to the line during games through conference play. The Aces are second in the conference behind only UIC in free throw attempts per game. UE is currently averaging 22 free throw attempts per game for 15th in the country.

Junior guard Lexie Sinclair continues to improve on the season, having her third double-figure scoring game in four contests. The guard has jumped up her scoring average by over two points since the beginning of Valley play at the end of 2023. Sinclair had her first back-to-back double-figure games this season with 13 points at Indiana State and 10 points at Illinois State. Another junior guard with career numbers recently for Evansville has been Julia Palomo. Palomo matched a career-high six rebounds in Normal along with setting a new career-high in three-point attempts with four. The guard is currently on a five-game made three-pointer streak, becoming a threat outside the arc.

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces travel to Charleston, S.C. for weekend tournament

Looking to get back on the winning track, the University of Evansville softball team travels to Charleston, S.C. this weekend for the Low Country Classic.  Between Friday and Sunday, the Purple Aces will play five games, taking on Buffalo, Wofford and the College of Charleston.

Evansville took part in the Best on the Bayou Tournament last week and put together multiple strong performances.  Jess Willsey recorded four hits in the tournament with three of those being doubles.  She finished the weekend with a .538 slugging percentage while picking up an RBI.

While she is batting just .190 on the season, Hannah Hood has appeared to turn the corner with a nice weekend in Louisiana.  Hood recorded three hits in eight at-bats while picking up a double and scoring a run.  Before this weekend, she opened the season 1-of-14 from the plate.

Buffalo will be the first opponent of the weekend.  The Bulls enter the weekend with a 4-6 record highlighted by a 3-2 start to the season at the Cardinal Classic in San Antonio.  Wofford holds an even 5-5 record.  After beginning the season with a 4-1 mark, the Terriers have dropped four of their last five.

Host College of Charleston has gone 4-10 through the opening 14 contests and have dropped seven out of the last eight games.  They earned a 4-0 win over South Carolina State in last weekend’s Cougar Classic.

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces fall to Sycamores in home finale

Four seniors were honored on Wednesday evening as the University of Evansville men’s basketball team wrapped up its home slate with an 85-67 loss to Indiana State.  Prior to the game, Gage Bobe, Kenny Strawbridge Jr., Antonio Thomas and Yacine Toumi were recognized before giving speeches after the contest.

Evansville was led by Kenny Strawbridge Jr., who scored 14 points while recording 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.  Tanner Cuff and Gage Bobe finished the night with 10 points apiece.  Robbie Avila led Indiana State with 35 points and 8 boards.

Bobe knocked a triple for UE’s first points of the night to make it a 3-3 game.  Ben Humrichous’ first basket of the night got UE within a point at 8-7 just over three minutes into the game before a layup by Kenny Strawbridge Jr. tied the score at 9-9.  Indiana State took control at that point, going on an 18-2 run to open a 27-11 lead with an even 11 minutes on the clock.  ISU hit four out of five 3-point attempts during the run.

Cam Haffner knocked down a jumper on the ensuing UE possession and that was the first of an Aces run that got them right back into the game.  Over the next six minutes, the Aces outscored the Sycamores by a 16-1 margin to cut the deficit to just one.  ISU missed nine shots in a row as Evansville made its comeback.  Haffner connected from downtown to get UE back within single digits at 27-18 with just over nine minutes remaining in the half.

Antonio Thomas converted a 3-point play during the run before his drive to the basket at the 5:03 mark made it a 28-27 game in favor of the Sycamores.  Over the final minutes, ISU regrouped to open a 40-31 halftime lead.

Bobe had the hot hand early in the second half, converting a 4-point play before adding a triple at the 14:59 mark to cut the ISU lead to 50-45.  ISU slowly took control, beginning with a 7-0 run that pushed the lead back into double figures.  Their advantage reached 20 for the first time with just over five minutes remaining before they finished the night with the 85-67 decision.

Yacine Toumi had a strong effort, registering 9 points and a team-high 8 caroms.  Ben Humrichous and Antonio Thomas completed the game with 7 points apiece.

ISU shot 50.8% on the night with UE shooting 38.3%.  The Sycamores out-rebounded the Aces by a 39-30 final.  Sunday’s regular-season finale at Belmont is set to tip at 4 p.m. CT.

Submitted by Athletics
* Four-Run Sixth Inning Powers #9 Vanderbilt Past UE Baseball, 7-3

A four-run sixth inning by the #9 Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team was too much to overcome on Wednesday night for the visiting University of Evansville, as the homestanding Commodores posted a 7-3 victory over UE at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Tonight was a close game that just didn’t go our way, as we were one batter away from bringing the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “We ran into some really good arms tonight, and we weren’t able to deliver as many barrels as we needed, and then I felt like we hurt ourselves in a couple of innings by just not playing clean, crisp, defensive baseball.

“I thought that we got a real warrior effort on the mound by our starter Shane Harris.  And, it was nice to see the effort by Jakob Meyer tonight as well.  That was great to see, as we really need him going forward this season.”

Vanderbilt struck first for two runs in the first inning, getting the second run just in ahead of a tag with two outs that had to be reviewed by video to confirm.  UE then got one run back in the third inning on a two-out RBI double by graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger off the wall in left field to make it a 2-1 contest.

Harris held Vanderbilt at bay after the first inning, striking out six men against just one walk while yielding the two first-inning runs on five hits over 4.0 innings of work.

The Commodores would get a run in the fifth inning after Harris left the game on a run-scoring fielder’s choice ground out to push the lead to 3-1, before breaking things open with a four-run sixth inning while using ‘small ball.’

After a one-out walk and stolen base, a single to right field put men on the corners.  Then, junior outfielder Jacob Humphrey scored a run on a bunt base hit to open the scoring.  Sophomore RJ Austin followed with an RBI single to right field, before aggressive base running on a strikeout that bounced in the dirt brought in Vanderbilt’s third run of the frame on the throw down to first base.  Junior catcher Alan Espinal then bounced a ball past a diving UE defender into left field to push the Vanderbilt lead to 7-1.

Evansville would answer back in the seventh inning on a 423-foot home run to dead center field by senior first baseman Kip Fougerousse to trim the deficit to 7-2, before staging one last rally in the ninth inning.

After a lead-off walk and a single by senior shortstop Simon Scherry, UE advanced both men to scoring position in the ninth inning on a wild pitch.  Graduate catcher Brendan Hord was then able to drive in a run on a one-out ground ball that was booted for an error.  With men on the corners and only one out, UE had the tying run in the on-deck circle, but Vanderbilt’s reliever Brennan Seiber got a strike out and a line-out to center field to end the threat and the contest.

With the victory, Vanderbilt improves to 7-3 on the season, while Evansville sees its record even at 4-4.  UE will now return home to host Purdue Fort Wayne in a four-game series beginning on Friday night at 5 p.m. at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

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