University of Evansville


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

* International Club's International Food Festival and Flag Parade

International Club is hosting the International Food Festival.  The festivities will begin with the Flag Parade on Thursday, April 4th at 4:00 starting at Ridgway University Center.  The Food Festival will take place on Friday, April 5th from 5:00-7:00 at the Eatery.  There will be live music and prizes.  The cost is $10 or a meal swipe.  Those without a meal plan can register for a voucher at tabling.

Submitted by Stacie Miller
* UEclipse: Volunteer Opportunities

The highly anticipated solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, is quickly approaching and the University has several events planned to mark the occasion and we are asking for your help. Among the UEclipse events include the presentation by Maria Weber, PhD on Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall. Activities will continue Monday, April 8, across campus. Volunteers are needed to ensure safe and memorable events.

Volunteer information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in LI 203 – J. Henry Schroeder Boardroom.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. – by Zoom.

April 7, UEclipse Volunteer Sign-up:

April 8, UEclipse Volunteer Sign-up:

April 8, volunteer locations are across campus.

Thank you for helping to make this once in a lifetime event at UE spectacular by volunteering! Please contact with any questions.

Submitted by Paula Heldt

Upcoming Events

* Sexual Assault Awareness Month Movie Screening

Please join the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Program and the Office of Institutional Equity for a screening and talk-back of the Netflix documentary Victim/Suspect. The screening and talk-back will take place on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:00 PM in SOBA 162. Slushies and popcorn will be provided.

Any questions about the talk-back can be directed to Annie Sills at

Submitted by Annie Sills
* MVC Baseball Tournament

Aces Fans, Faculty, & Staff –

We are only 1 month away from hosting our first ever on campus MVC Baseball Championship. Due to this event being an MVC sponsored championship, UE Faculty/Staff will not be able to redeem their 2 free tickets as they would for a regular season competition event.

We would love to have you join us out at The Braun on May 21-25 and cheer on your Aces as we punch our ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

Interested in all-session tournament tickets for you and your family? Please contact Logan Belz in the Athletics Ticket office at 812-488-2623 or his email at

All-Session Passes are:

  • $65 for adults (17-59 years old)
  • $45 for youths (3-17 years old)
  • $45 for seniors (60+ years old)

You can view the full online ticketing site by clicking here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Go Aces!!

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Register TODAY for the Health Career Forum

Health Career Forum

Thursday, April 4th

6:00pm- 8:30pm

Eykamp Hall, RUC

Reminder that registration is open for the Health Career Forum. Attached are the bios for our registered panelists. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from professionals in the health field. Register in Handshake today!

Any questions? Contact the Center for Career Development at 812-488-1083 or

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Sign-Ups Open For Pep & Vim Kickball

Students, Faculty, and Staff! Kickoff Pep & Vim with a friendly campus kickball tournament on Thursday, April 11, at Cooper Stadium. The tournament will get underway at 4:30 p.m. and trophies will be awarded to the winning team by Prez P! If you're interested in participating, you can signup via IMleagues at this link:

Submitted by Ted McCoart
* 5th Annual Research in Gerontology Symposium- Tues, Apr 9

The 5th Annual Research in Gerontology Symposium will be held Tuesday, April 9 from 11:30-1:00pm in the SoBA Atrium. The Symposium features student research posters on a variety of topics and represents students from all Colleges.

In addition, a limited number of resources books on assorted issues on aging and the aging process will be available for free! Stop by to pick up some great resources!

The Research in Gerontology Symposium is sponsored by the Gerontology Center at the University of Evansville.

Submitted by Mari Plikuhn
* Spring History Lecture to Feature Award-winning History Educator Jon Carl

The Spring History Lecture for 2024 on April 4 will feature award-winning educator, Jon Carl of Reitz High School in Evansville. Mr. Carl has been active in the local history community for decades, conducting research, delivering lectures, and mentoring hundreds of students who have participated in the Reitz Feel the History Program, making local history documentaries. His lecture will focus on one of the most controversial moments in Evansville's postwar history and is entitled “Labor Showdown: the United Electrical Local 813 vs. Bucyrus-Erie, the Government, and the American Federation of Labor.”

The lecture is in SOBA 170, and begins at 4pm.

The Department of History, Politics, and Social Change acknowledges the gracious assistance of the Dean of the College of Arts and Science in making this lecture possible.

Submitted by James MacLeod
* Retirement Reception for Andy Bullock

Please join us on Friday, April 5th to celebrate and congratulate Andy Bullock, Lead Groundskeeper in the Facilities department on his last day before retirement. After over 40 years of service to the University community Andy will be sorely missed. We wish him nothing but good times and lots of golf in his retirement! Feel free to stop by the Library room 209 (Robert Z. Morris Conference Room) between 9:30 and 11:30 am on that day to wish Andy well!

Submitted by Karen McDonald
* UEclipse Presentation

Maria Weber '08, PhD, a distinguished alumna of UE and a leading astrophysicist, will be delivering a captivating presentation on the mysteries of solar magnetism titled "From Eclipses to Magnetism: The Secret Life of the Sun" on Sunday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall.

The presentation is funded by the Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. It is free and open to the public.

You may register at , however you are welcome to attend if you are not registered.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* Life at UE and Beyond: Financial Literacy Game Night and Fair

Please join the Student Financial Services team as we celebrate Financial Literacy Month! Play the Game of LIFE during our game night on April 4th! Snacks, drinks and prizes provided! Join us at the Financial Literacy Fair on April 5th--representatives from area banks and businesses will be on hand to answer all of your financial literacy questions! See flyer for details.

Submitted by Jennifer Cummings
* TONIGHT: Snyder Series Presents Sarah Frey

The Snyder Concert and Lecture Series presents: Sarah Frey
Wednesday, April 10
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Meet and greet/reception after)
Eykamp Hall

This event is free and open to both the UE campus and public!

Prior to the 7:00 p.m. event, Sarah will speak and hold a Q&A session with Schroeder School of Business students at 4:00 p.m. in SOBA 170 (Smythe Lecture Hall). Schroeder students should contact Megan Conapinski at to register.

Sarah Frey is the founder and CEO of Frey Farms, a Certified Woman-Owned Agribusiness headquartered in southern Illinois. Frey Farms is a leading US grower, shipper and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sarah has been described by the New York Times as America’s Pumpkin Queen. Frey Farms is best known as being America’s largest producer of fresh pumpkins; but watermelons are, in fact, their top commodity. Sarah founded Tsamma (sah-mah) watermelon juice, which was the first watermelon juice distributed nationally.

She is also the author of the best-selling book, The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life – and Saved an American Farm. Guests are invited to bring their copy to have signed after the event. Sarah will also have 25 copies of her book for free, available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sarah’s entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured at the young age of eight, while accompanying her mother on a summer produce route selling direct to grocery retailers in southern Illinois. The summer she turned 16, Sarah took over the produce route and expanded it from 12 independent grocery stores to over 150 - then purchased her family’s small 100-acre farm. She ran her full-time business while attending high school and college simultaneously. At 19, Sarah negotiated with Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, turning her vision into reality with an expansive growth into retail grocery that enabled her to bring her four older brothers back to the family farm and into a now-flourishing business.

Submitted by Julie Beer /
* Annual Student Art Exhibition

The Melvin Peterson Gallery will host the 62nd Annual Undergraduate Student Art Exhibition from 3/18/24 - 4/6/24.

Please support our UE students and attend the reception in their honor on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Award presentations will begin at 5:30.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Alumni Awards to be held April 13, 2024

You are invited to join us for our Alumni Awards Dinner and Celebration on Saturday, April 13, 2024!

Our award recipients:

The Distinguished Alumnae Award -
Linda E. White ’76, M’83

The Young Alumnus Award -
Bryce Weiler ’14

Edie Bates Volunteer Service Award -
Promise Neighborhood Core Team

Samuel Orr Honorary Alumni -
Dr. Mark and Mrs. Jennifer Browning

To learn more about our award recipients and register for the event, visit

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Health Career Forum- Registration OPEN

Health Career Forum

Thursday, April 4, 2024


Eykamp Hall, RUC

The Health Careers Forum allows students an opportunity to talk with UE alumni/employers to answer your career-related questions regarding Health Careers.

Don't miss this opportunity to chat with professionals working in these fields and be ready to learn how to prepare for and navigate your professional career.

All majors and grade levels are welcome!

A list of panelists and their bios will be available prior to the event.

Register in Handshake!

Questions? Contact the Center for Career Development at 812-488-1083 or

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* April 3 Andiron Lecture by Robert Baines - 4:30 PM at SOBA 162 (Harkness Hall)

Philosophical Allusions in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, by Robert Baines, PhD, Associate Professor of English

Robert Baines, PhD, is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Evansville. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Lit- erature from the University of Oxford, as well as a Master of Philosophy in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD in English from Trinity College Dublin. He is also on track to complete a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities at Concordia University Ann Arbor this spring. He has published articles in numerous collections and journals, including the Dublin James Joyce Journal, European Joyce Studies, and the Journal of Modern Literature. His book, Philosophical Allusions in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, was published in 2023.

Philosophy is important in all of Joyce’s works, but it his final novel which most fully engages with that field. Finnegans Wake contains significant allusions to a whole host of philosophers, ranging from Aristotle to Confucius, Bergson to Kant. In introducing his new study of Finnegans Wake’s philosophical allusions, Baines demonstrates how we can understand those allusions individually, how we can define the relationships between them, and how we can grasp those allusions as a totality. What this largest perspective reveals is that the philosophical allusions of Joyce’s last novel form a coherent network of ideas, thinkers, and texts that is central to the conceptual structure of Finnegans Wake.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
4:30 p.m. | Room 162 (Harkness Hall)
Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
For further information, call the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons
* Andiron Lecture by Charles du Preez

On April 10 at 4:00 PM, Charles du Preez will submit an Andiron Lecture at Wheeler Concert Hall (Room 116 at Krannert Hall of Fine Arts.  The lecture title is Listener-Based Analysis of Electroacoustic Music: A Selected Chronology of Methods.


By Charles du Preez

Charles du Preez is a clarinetist and bass clarinetist hailing from rural Nebraska, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Evansville in Indiana.

He holds a DMA  from the University of Arizona and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His DMA lecture recital and accompanying 222-page document “Listener-Based Analysis of Electroacoustic Music” includes a select chronology of analytical methods of electroacoustic music and the analyses of two pieces for electroacoustic bass clarinet.

Performance highlights include playing with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Festival de Opera Zapopan (MX), San Luis Potosi Opera Festival (MX); non-Classical activities include playing in Evansville-based groups The Ratskeller Band (a German polka band), The Dixielanders, and as alto sax in The Temple Aires Jazz Band.

Since the 1960s, many distinct methods of electroacoustic music analysis have been created, including spectromorphology, sonograms, and listener-based methods. However, no standardized method of analysis has been agreed upon. This lecture chronicles a history of methods of electroacoustic music analysis and demonstrates the use of different methods in the investigation of various pieces, including one for electroacoustic bass clarinet.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wheeler Concert Hall (Krannert of Fine Arts, Room 116)

For further information, call the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences.


Submitted by Cheryl Emmons
* Crick Lecture by Vincent Campese

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 4:30 PM, there will be a Crick Lecture by Dr. Vincent Campese of the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.  The lecture title is Actions, habits, and outcome value: Parallels between approach and avoidance.  The location will be Koch Center, Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall).

Submitted by Cheryl Emmons

Changemaker Corner

* Global Scholars Deadline Extended

The Center for Innovation & Change is extending application deadline for the Global Scholars program. The new deadline is April 15, 2024. Several impressive applications have already been received, and we want to be sure we extend the opportunity. Details at

Any faculty member can apply to receive funding for travel and research abroad. While all proposals are considered, priority is given to work that involves changemaking, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or work that can be applied in a beneficial way for the world upon return. If someone wants to get feedback on a potential idea, they can contact Executive Director Erin Lewis ( or ext. 5002, text is best at 812-449-1044) or Director of Field Innovation Derek Jones ( directly to help develop proposals .

Deadline to submit a proposal is extended to April 15. Awards will be notified by the end of April. All details on proposal specifics are at The page includes all past recipients if you would like to see the kinds of proposals that have been funded previously.

Submitted by Andrew Carter

Info You Should Know

* TESL 200- Summer I 2024

If you are looking for a course to fulfill outcome 4, TESL-200 will be offered during summer I. If you have any questions, please email professor Andueza (

Submitted by Lorena Andueza
* Student Media Publishes March Issue

The March issue of the Crescent Magazine is available online and in print. The Crescent Magazine is produced by Student Media. Student Media is a student organization at the University of Evansville. The Crescent Magazine is 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
* Thoughtful is Coming to UE

Come join us in the Eatery on April 11 to celebrate wellness and self-care! Keep an eye on our social media (@foodatue) to find out how you can have a chance to win a Kindle!

Submitted by Tiva Frushour
* Lot H to Close Next Week for Bike Race

Lot H will be closed to prepare for Bike Race beginning at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 8 following the Eclipse. This closure applies to all faculty, students, and staff. The parking lot will reopen after the race on Saturday, April 13.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* SAA Book Club April Book Selection

Join us for the April Book Club Gathering. We will meet Wednesday April 24th at 12 noon in the Phillips Alcove. We will be discussing the book The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

Submitted by Kathy Taylor
* Student Feedback for Campus Safety Improvements

The offices of Public Safety, Title IX, and Dean of Students welcome all our students to provide anonymous feedback about safety on campus. Results will be used to inform upcoming improvements, programming, and support on campus.

Submitted by Rachel Carpenter
* Acelink moved to Internal Connection

As a result of multiple brute force attempts on, access to the site has been limited to campus connections only. To access it from off-campus, you'll need to utilize a VPN. For VPN access, please reach out to via email.

Submitted by Michael Smith
* Come get your picture with UE's Giant Eclipse glasses

Dr. Jeff Braun, Professor of Physics and Co-Chair of UE’s Eclipse Committee, and Casey Wilkinson with Wilkinson Brothers Design pose for photos.

Come get your picture with UE’s Giant Eclipse glasses! In a collaboration with the Wilkinson Brothers Design Company, and through a sponsorship with Circular Venture Lab, UE’s Center for Innovation & Change was able to obtain these glasses to commemorate the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Currently placed outside the CIC on the second floor of Ridgway above the dining hall, be on the lookout for this photo opportunity as it moves around campus! For more information on UE’s activities on 4/8, visit

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Employees - Skin Cancer Screenings

In preparation for Skin Cancer awareness month in May, the UE clinic will be offering Skin Cancer screenings during the month of April. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is estimated that 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. This number is continuing to rise as skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.

Please note that the screening will be a full body skin exam. Please see the tips below on fully preparing for your screening!

  • During your Skin Cancer screening, you will be asked to remove clothing and will be provided a paper gown for privacy. This is a full body skin exam!

  • This 20-minute appointment is a dedicated Skin Cancer screening. If needed, follow up appointments may be scheduled if additional procedures are indicated. If you are needing any additional clinic services or medication refills, please schedule a separate clinic appointment as you would outside of this event.

  • For patients who are referred to a dermatologist, please note that wait times can vary as Dermatology offices often schedule several weeks or months out.

  • Additional ways to prepare for your screening; wear loose clothes, avoid wearing makeup, keep your hair loose so your scalp can be examined, and bring a  list of any concerns you want to discuss with the provider (skin spots, patches, or moles).

Skin Cancer screenings will be offered by appointment only to those eligible to use the UE clinic. If you are interested in scheduling your Skin Cancer screening, please follow the link below to view dates, times, and to sign up.

Questions? Please reach out to Haley Karges at

Submitted by Haley Walker
* UEclipse Glasses Available in Bookstore for Guests

UEclipse glasses are available in the UE Bookstore while supplies last for employees, students, and our guests who need additional glasses for family or friends. There is a limit of four per person.

Submitted by Paula Heldt
* UE Kickball Tournament Coming April 11

Who is ready for some friendly competition? Assemble a team for our Kickball Tournament on April 11. Each team should have a minimum of 11 players. Kickball is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Get your kickball team registered today! Student, faculty, and any alumni with access to an email can register via IM Leagues -

The deadline to register is Friday, April 5. If you do NOT have a UE email address and would like to register, please send your information to Ted McCoart

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Hanns Pieper UE Photo Exhibition entries due soon

Active and retired employees (staff, administrators, and faculty) as well as trustees are invited to submit their work no later than Thursday, April 4. Entries will be accepted in the Department of Art Office (FA 212).

Requirements for submission are:

  • Photos should be matted, framed, and suitable for hanging in the Krannert Gallery.
  • Photos may be no larger than 16 x 20”.
  • Provide your name, current/former department, email address, and a title for your image (date and location if appropriate) on the back of each submission.
  • Must be work not previously submitted.

The campus and local community are invited to join us at a reception on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 PM in the Krannert Gallery.

If you have questions, please contact Carol McCraney at

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* Ramadan Options Available

Ramadan Mubarak! Chartwells is offering snack bags and meal requests via Chattback or email. All options will be available in Aces Place after 7pm.

Submitted by Tiva Frushour
* Bike Race Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for Bike Race 2024! Needs include: setting up for for the race, serving food, cleaning up after the race, and general crowd assistance.

If you have a preference in which role/area you would like to assist with, please sign up for a slot here: Student Affairs: Bike Race Volunteers (

Date: April 15th

Shifts range from 7:30am-3pm

All Bike Race 2024 volunteers will recevie a shirt and complementary meal!

For further information or questions, please contact Will McDonner at

Submitted by Will McDonner
* 2024-25 Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship Application Now Available

It was the desire of the donor, Margery Florence Kahn, that her scholarship be awarded to "dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation."

All University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2024-25 academic year may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.

View the application and faculty recommendation information.

Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned to the Office of Student Financial Services by MAY 10, 2024.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2364 or

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* 2024-2025 Scholarship Opportunity: The Margaret E. Schriefer Liberal Arts Scholarship

The Margaret E. Schriefer Liberal Arts Scholarship was established for the University of Evansville in loving memory of Margaret E. Schriefer. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student, covering full tuition, books, supplies, materials, and laboratory fees. To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Evansville and have a major of study in Literature, English, Music or Theatre.
  • Must be a natural-born citizen of the United States of America with no prior criminal record, other than minor traffic violations.
  • Must be a free and accepted Mason in good standing in a local lodge under the authority of the Grand Lodge of its state, or be the descendant, sibling, or nephew/niece of a Master Mason in good standing in his respective lodge under the authority of the Grand Lodge of its respective state. If the related Mason shall not be living at the time of the student’s consideration for this scholarship, a letter shall be obtained from the Lodge of the related Mason to the effect that the related Mason was in good standing at the time of his death. 
  • Must have and maintain a "C" average

If you meet the requirements for this scholarship, please complete the scholarship application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services by April 15th, 2024.

Questions may be directed to SFS by email ( or by phone at 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Carly Cox
* College Mentors for Kids Accepting Applications for Leadership Positions & Mentors

College Mentors for Kids provides UE students valuable opportunities to make a difference in a young child's life. Students come to UE's campus on Wednesday afternoons to meet one-on-one with a college mentor.

Here at UE, we mentor 1st-5th graders from a local elementary school. Our program initiates character development, gives little buddies a role model and a friend, and exposes them to the possibility of going to college. In addition to promoting higher education, 81% of all little buddies report working harder in school, 75% attend college or trade school, and 95% avoid the criminal justice system.

College Mentors for Kids is accepting applications for leadership positions with the program for next year. Working with CMFK is a great way to complete volunteer hours while possibly changing the life and future of a young child. Meet new friends at UE and join College Mentors. We need you!

Submitted by Lisa Hale
* FREE, confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing at the Student Health Center

Free, confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing at the Student Health Center, first Wednesday of every month, from 9-11am. No appointment necessary. All students and faculty welcome!

Walmart giftcards available while supplies last!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich


* Nerd Wars Champions Crowned

The Honors Activity Board wishes to thank everyone who participated in Nerd Wars on March 25. Twenty-two teams of students, faculty, and staff tested their trivia knowledge in a battle for the title of Nerd Wars Champions. Congratulations to the winning team, “Sisyphus and the Rolling Stones”, consisting of students Declan Doyle, Maeve Doyle, Matt Golden, Elizabeth Lay and Laurel Wren.  

In addition to providing a night of trivia and entertainment, Nerd Wars is also a philanthropic event to benefit HACER, the Honors Program’s community service initiative.  All proceeds from the event will support HACER.

Thanks to all for a fun evening, and we hope to see you again next year!

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Claudia Hollis, Blake Johnson, and Salma Gonzalez research published

Master of Public Health students Claudia Hollis, Blake Johnson, and Salma Gonzalez - along with their faculty advisor, Sarah Harness, MPH - had their research on how University athletics can impact student athletes mental health published in the journal Health. The article "How University Athletics Can Impact Mental Health among Student Athletes at the University of Evansville" can be read here:

Submitted by Sarah Harness


* Baseball Aces Roll Past Austin Peay, 13-6

The University of Evansville baseball team used a four-run fourth inning to grab a lead and never looked back on Tuesday night, as the Purple Aces rolled past the visiting Austin Peay State Governors, 13-6, at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Today was a wild weather game with the wind and all, but I thought that our guys did a great job of battling tonight,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I thought that Kevin Reed really gave us a chance tonight on the mound, and I felt like our bullpen did a great job of getting the ball from one guy to the next.

“Top-to-bottom in our order, I thought that we had a lot of great at-bats tonight, and it was just a really good, comfortable win on a mid-week, which we just haven’t had lately, as everything has been a grind.  Now, we have to keep that momentum going this weekend at Belmont.”

On a night with constant 20-30 mile-per-hour wind gusts blowing out to right field, the visiting Governors took advantage of the conditions early to grab a 3-0 lead.  APSU designated hitter Brody Szako launched a two-run home run to right field in the first inning, and a solo shot in the third to give the Governors a 3-0 lead.

Evansville would answer back with a run of its own in the bottom of the third inning, as junior outfielder Harrison Taubert tripled off the wall in right-center field before graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger drove him in with an RBI single to left field.  Then, after a run by Austin Peay in the fourth inning, Shallenberger tied the game at 4-4 with a three-run home run to right-center field in the home-half of the inning.  UE would then take a lead it would never lose later in the frame on a run-scoring wild pitch.

Evansville would tack on three in the fifth inning, keyed by a two-run single by senior first baseman Kip Fougerousse.  Graduate catcher Brendan Hord would then add a solo home run to right field in the sixth inning to build a 9-4 lead.

Evansville would add a run in the seventh inning on a run-scoring passed ball, before scoring three runs in the eighth inning to cap the scoring at 13-6.

Shallenberger went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI, while Hord went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI.  Outfielder Clayton Gray went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead Austin Peay.

Reed allowed four runs on six hits in 4.0 innings of work in a no-decision.  The victory went to senior reliever Nick Smith (2-4), who struck out the side in a scoreless fifth inning.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 12-16 overall.  Austin Peay, meanwhile, falls to 16-12 with the loss.  Evansville will now hit the road for an important three-game Missouri Valley Conference series against Belmont beginning on Friday afternoon.  First-pitch for the series is set for 4 p.m.  The entire three-game series can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS.

Submitted by Athletics
* Petrova and Enchelmayer lead UE ladies in second round

Day two of the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate saw Kate Petrova and Allison Enchelmayer pace the University of Evansville women’s golf team at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Petrova matched her opening day score at 72.  For the second round in a row, Petrova came in one over par.  Her 144 is tied for 7th place in the individual standings.  Allison Enchelmayer had a solid round, carding a 75.  Her round came in five below her opening round of 80.  Enchelmayer has a 155 and is tied for 68th heading into the final round.

Ranking third for the Purple Aces is Jane Grankina.  Tuesday’s score of 90 has her at a 167 going into round three.  Destynie Sheridan and Carly Frazier round out the scores with each entering Wednesday’s third round with a 170.  Sheridan posted an 87 in the second 18 holes while Frazier posted an 84.

High Point heads into the last 18 holes with a 3-stroke lead in the team standings.  Their 574 is just ahead of Florida Gulf Coast (577) and Cal Poly (582).  Evansville has a 630 and is in 19th place.  They are five behind Marshall for the 18th spot.

Hannah Karg of Coastal Carolina paces the individual scores.  Her 139 is one in front of Norah Roberts of North Dakota State.

Submitted by Athletics
* Softball contest versus USI canceled

With the inclement weather forecasted in Evansville on Wednesday, the softball game between the University of Evansville and USI has been canceled.  Updates on a potential make-up date will be announced if the game is rescheduled for a later day.

This weekend, the Purple Aces will be in Des Moines, Iowa for a 3-game road series against Drake.

Submitted by Athletics
* Final round of the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational canceled due to weather

Due to heavy rain overnight and this morning, the final round of the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational has been canceled. After two rounds on Monday, the Purple Aces final team score of 572 for seventh place among the 14-team field. UE was led by fifth-year golfer Issac Rohleder, hitting par with a score of 141 to be tied for 22nd across all golfers. On Monday Rohleder shot one under par in the first round of 18 at 69 strokes while shooting two over par in the afternoon at 71 strokes.

Purdue Fort Wayne placed first after two rounds at the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational with a team score of 558. Host Butler and Indian Hills tied for second with team scores of 559 as both teams shot 280 in the first round and 279 in the second round on Monday.

Evansville is back in action this weekend at the Hoosier Collegiate from April 6-7 at The Pfau Course in Bloomington, Ind.

Submitted by Athletics
* Rohleder leads Aces men's golf after first day of Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational

Graduate student Issac Rohleder leads the Purple Aces after 36 holes at Highland Golf and Country Club, hitting par following two rounds with a score of 141. Rohleder is tied for 22nd across all golfers after shooting one under par in the first round of 18 at 69 strokes on Monday morning while shooting two over par in the afternoon at 71 strokes. Just behind Rohleder is sophomore Daniil Romashkin with a total score of 142 after shooting one over par in both rounds at 71 strokes over 18 holes.

Senior Nick Gushrowski is tied for 38th following the first day of the Invitational with a combined score of 143. Gushrowski shot three over par in his first round of the day at 73 strokes but made up three strokes in the second round by hitting par at 70 strokes. Fifth-year Caleb Wassmer and senior Michael Ikejiani round out Evansville's five at the Invitational both tied for 81st with total scores of 148. Wassmer shot six over par in the first round at 76 strokes but would end the day only behind par by eight after a 72-stroke second round. Ikejiani shot four above par in both rounds on Monday with 74 strokes through 18 holes in the morning and in the afternoon.

Purdue Fort Wayne currently leads the 14-team field at the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational at two under par with a team score of 558. Host Butler and Indian Hills are tied for second with team scores of 559 as both teams shot 280 in the first round and 279 in the second round on Monday. The final round of the Invitational is set to start on Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT.

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* Baseball Aces Wrap Up Homestand Tuesday Against Austin Peay

The University of Evansville baseball team will wrap up a season-long eight-game homestand on Tuesday night at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium, as the Purple Aces will host long-time rival Austin Peay State University at 6 p.m.  Tuesday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS.

Evansville will bring an 11-16 overall record into Tuesday night’s game after winning two out of three games against Southern Illinois over the weekend.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin McCormick’s pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning capped a three-run rally for UE in Saturday’s series finale, as the Purple Aces rallied for an 11-10 victory over SIU to win the series.  The win was career victory #400 for head coach Wes Carroll, as he is just the 11th head coach in Missouri Valley Conference history to reach the 400-win barrier with all 400 wins coming as a member of the Valley.

Evansville will bring a .298 team batting average into Tuesday’s contest.  The Purple Aces rank third in NCAA Division I baseball behind only Virginia (87) and Tennessee (80) in terms of doubles, as UE has knocked 76 doubles on the year.  Junior outfielder Harrison Taubert and graduate third baseman Brent Widder are currently tied for the team and MVC lead with 11 doubles each this year.  Taubert hit a team-best .500 last week in four games, with three doubles in four contests.  Overall, Taubert is second on the team in hitting with a .330 batting average to graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger’s .380 team-leading average.

Austin Peay, meanwhile, will bring a 16-11 overall record into Tuesday’s game.  The Governors rank among the NCAA’s top 10 in six different offensive categories, including team batting average (8th-.329), doubles (6th-72), hits (9th-315), home runs (4th-60), scoring (9th-9.7) and slugging percentage (4th-.609).  Two-way standout Lyle Miller-Green paces the Austin Peay attack with a .388 batting average, 12 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBI.  He ranks third in NCAA Division I baseball in home runs and is ninth in RBI.

All-time, UE leads the series over Austin Peay, 43-26-2.  The two teams have not met since 2022, when Evansville won both ends of a home-and-home series by scores of 20-4 and 10-5.  UE leads the all-time series in Evansville, 21-9-1, and the Purple Aces have won five-straight meetings at home dating back to the 2010 season.  Freshman left-hander Kevin Reed (2-0, 7.62) is expected to the get the start on the mound for UE.

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* Petrova in Top 10 after the first round in the Golfweek Intercollegiate

Sophomore Kate Petrova leads the Aces women at a stroke over par to be tied for eighth place after the first 18 holes at the Golfweek Intercollegiate tournament. Petrova shot a 72 on Monday while being under par on holes 3, 14, and 17 for UE's best finish of the opening round.

Freshman Jane Grankina is second for Evansville after the opening round at six above par with a score of 77 to be tied for 51st. She's followed by graduate student Allison Enchelmayer who recorded an 80 through 18 holes at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club to be tied for 82nd. Rounding out the first round for the Aces were sophomore Destynie Sheridan and graduate student Carly Frazier with scores of 83 and 86 respectively. 

Cal Poly currently leads the 19-team pack following the opening round at five above par for a first-round score of 289. Closely behind in second is High Point with an opening round team score of 290. Rounding out the top three after the first round is USC Upstate with a team score of 293.

The second round of the Golfweek Intercollegiate is set to start at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2.

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