University of Evansville


Monday, April 8, 2024

* UEclipse Reminders

As we prepare for today’s Solar Eclipse, please remember to wear your safety glasses at all times when watching the total solar eclipse. If you use prescription glasses, wear your eclipse glasses over your prescription eyewear.

We also ask members of the campus community to remain vigilant due to an expected increase in visitors on campus, and if you see something - please say something.

Submitted by Noah Alatza - Chief Communications Officer

Upcoming Events

* April 9 - Spring Choir Concert

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

7:30 p.m. | Neu Chapel



UE University Choir | UE Choral Society | Faculty/Professional Orchestra

Alanna Keenan, DMA, soprano soloist | Dennis Malfatti, DMA, conductor

Featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s magnificent setting of Psalm 42 for soprano soloist, choir, and orchestra. Plus works by J.S. Bach, Italian composers Lodovico Viadana and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, British composer Alan Bullard, British-American composer Michael McCarthy, and Latvian composer Rihards Dubra

Submitted by Mary Beth Deig

The University of Evansville Theatre announces the final installment of the 2023–2024 season with WAITING FOR LEFTY, by Clifford Odets. This production opens at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on April 13, 18, 19, 20 and at 2:00 p.m., on April 21. Inspired by true events of a 1934 New York taxicab strike, this fictional retelling creates a powerful mosaic of the trials and tribulations of the working class. First produced in 1935, this play made a sensation of its playwright, who became the theatrical conscience of a generation, and this work remains one of the most celebrated and significant plays of the American Theatre. With the fight for living wages and safe, equitable workplaces continuing to cause political debates, this seminal play illustrates the power of individual protest and the right to reform. Grab your picket sign and get ready to march!

WAITING FOR LEFTY is directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Stacey Yen. Associate Professor Eric Renschler ’83 serves as the scenic designer; Associate Professor Sarah Smith serves as the costume designer; Professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; Jon Robertson, guest artist, serves as the sound designer; Visiting Assistant Professor Liz Jenkins ’05 is the cultural coordinator; Professor Diane Brewer serves as dramaturg; Blake Elliott ’20, guest artist, serves as the production stage manager; Maya Barry ’25, a junior stage management major from Marietta, Ga., is the stage manager; and Visiting Assistant Professor Scott Carpenter ’05 is the technical director.

The cast features Drake J. Susuras, a senior performance major from Broomfield, Colo., as Harry Fatt; Caden Sevier, a senior performance major from Humble, Texas, as Joe Mitchell; Lillian

Grace Carlson, a senior performance major from Minneapolis, Minn., as Edna Mitchell; Owen White, a first-year performance major from Valley Center, Kan., as Miller; Benjamin Lodge, a first-year performance major from Overland Park, Kan., as Fayette; Spencer John Marfy, a senior performance major from Tallmadge, Ohio, as Sid Stein; Jacovia Young, a sophomore theatre management major from Houston, Texas, as Florrie; Folarin Oyeleye, a first-year performance major from Richmond, Texas, as Irv; William Cooper Sanders, a sophomore performance major from Jeffersonville, Ind., as Agate Keller; Garrett Hale, a senior performance major from Haslet, Texas, as Tom Clayton; Brayden Havard, a first-year performance major from Montgomery, Texas, as Clancy; Amoren Newton, a first-year performance major from Denton, Texas, as Dr. Barnes; Madison G. Conway, a senior performance major from Jeffersonville, Ind., as Dr. Benjamin; Adam Techmanski, a junior performance major from Richmond, Texas, as Gunman. The ensemble includes: Mia Lacy, a first-year directing and dramaturgy major from Frisco, Texas; Emily Proctor, a first-year theatre studies major from Jeffersonville, Ind.; Evelyn Hipp, a junior theatre studies major from Nolensville, Tenn.; Matthew Manders, a first-year performance major from Houston, Texas; Jonah Charpie, a first-year design and technology major from Noblesville, Ind.; Ellie Neighbors, a first-year chemistry major; Muhammad Khan, a junior psychology major; and Melody Chambers, a first-year psychology major.

Adult ticket prices are $20 and $18 for senior adults, UE employees, and non-UE students. UE students may obtain one free ticket to each production online or in person at the ticket office in Hyde Hall. In addition, UE Theatre is excited to continue their “Pay What You Will” initiative again this second season. Every Thursday evening performance in Shanklin Theatre is available for any person to pay any price that best fits their budget. Single tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at 812.488.2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by Abbie Marlin
* Post-Eclipse Lecture with Dr. Maria Weber ('08), Solar Physicist

Invited Lecture

At 4:00 on Monday, April 8 (Eclipse Day), Dr. Maria Weber will discuss the sun's magnetism in Koch Center 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall). No RSVP necessary, just show up.

How Suns Get Their Spots: A Story of Our Nearest Magnetic Furnace

There are still many unknowns about our nearest stellar companion, the Sun. To most it is a predictable, unchanging sphere. But to a solar physicist, it is a chaotic mass of tangled magnetism covered in spots. Sunspots are intense regions of magnetism on the Sun that wax and wane over the course of 11 years. Join UE alumna Maria Weber, PhD as she discusses how computational simulations and the realm of magnetohydrodynamics are helping to unlock the Sun’s magnetic mysteries. Find out how well we can predict the Sun’s magnetic behavior, if we should be concerned, and how understanding the Sun helps us better understand habitable worlds throughout the galaxy.

This presentation is funded by the Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Submitted by Erin Lewis
* The University of Evansville's Environmental Studies program celebrates 50 years

On Friday, April 12th, UE’s ES program celebrates 50 years.

The 50-year celebration will include:

  1. An Earth Day event from 11 am to 2 pm on the East Terrace Lawn.
  2. A student research poster session from 2 to 3 pm in Koch Center Atrium
  3. The Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Zac Cheviron (an ES Alumnus) speaking on "Mountains as windows on the past, present, and future of biodiversity" at 3 pm in Koch Center 100, and
  4. An ES Alumni Panel Discussion in Koch Center 100 starting at 4pm.
Submitted by Cris Hochwender
* 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
* 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
* 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 /
* Peters-Margedant House Open House

Join us for an open house at the Peters-Margedant House on Sunday, April 14th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come see what is new at the house! Help us celebrate Wes Peters' career with our new micro-exhibition displaying highlights from his career with Frank Lloyd Wright. This new exhibition has been designed by Peters-Margedant House Intern and Senior Archaeology Student, Shauna Mihaylo and will display some of Wes's personal objects used throughout his prolific career in architecture. The exhibit will run through September. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a private tour, please email Curator Emily Wilderman at

Submitted by Emily Wilderman
* Ace CARE Trivia Night - one week left to sign up

Trivia Night is a fundraising event to help raise money for Ace CARE in hopes to bring money into our organization to allow us to continue to provide our treatments. The event is planned to run 6:00-9:00pm with teams of 6 (max) competing in trivia rounds and small mini games in between. We hope this event will be a fun and active evening while raising money for our amazing organization!

Scan the QR code or follow this link to sign your team up!

Submitted by Alyssa McMinn
* 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

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

* Warzone Aces Esports IM tournament

Calling all gamers!

Sign up in the IM Leagues App to drop in to our Warzone tournament on Tuesday, April 16th, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM at our brand-new Aces Esports Center.

The team of four with the most points will win gift cards to local restaurants where they can celebrate their victory.

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Samuel Henderson
* Benefit Open Enrollment Session Recording and Slides

If you were unable to attend one of the Benefit Open Enrollment Sessions held at the beginning of this week, you can view the meeting in it's entirety here: Benefit Open Enrollment Session Recording and Slides

As a reminder, all benefit-eligible employees must log into Self-Service and complete the enrollment process before 5 PM on Friday, April 12. If you are not making any changes and/or denying all coverages, it should take you less than a minute to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Lori LeDuc,

Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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


* Women's Club Volleyball Team Gets First in their Bracket

This past weekend the Women's Club Volleyball team traveled to the campus of Eastern Illinois University to compete in a tournament against other colleges and universities. They did well in their pool play and then advanced to bracket play where they took 1st place in the silver division! The team is student ran and has been working hard all semester in preparation. Congratulations to the team! The end of the school year brings a goodbye for a few of the seniors and as a result the team will be looking to fill their spots in the fall. If interested, be on the lookout for more announcements.

Special thank you to Dr. Slade, Jeff and Drew in the fitness center, and many other faculty and staff that helped with all the logistics.

Submitted by Megan Fulhorst
* 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


* Romashkin and Rodriguez lead UE men in final day at IU

Daniil Romashkin and Andres Rodriguez paced the University of Evansville men’s golf team on the final day of the Hoosier Collegiate at Pfau Course.

Romashkin posted a 78 in the third round after carding an 82 in round two.  His final tally of 234 tied him for 58th place.  Andres Rodriguez has the top effort in the final two rounds.  After posting an 80 to complete the second round, he notched a 7-over 78 to finish the event with a 235.  He tied for 63rd.

Caleb Wassmer was third for the Purple Aces and tied for 65th in the tournament with a 236.  Wassmer carded a 76 in the opening round before identical scores of 80 in the final two rounds.  Carson Parker completed the event with a 243 (T-81st) while Masatoyo Kato registered a 246 (85th).  Parker’s low score was a 78 in the first round while Kato tallied a 76 in the first 18 holes.

Evansville came home in 14th place with a 945.  They finished six in front of 15th-place Eastern Kentucky.  Indiana took the team championship by 17 strokes over Notre Dame and Michigan State.  The Hoosiers completed the three rounds with an 867.  Edouard Cereto of Southern Illinois was the medalist with a 212.

UE is back on course Monday at the Big Blue Intercollegiate in Hermitage, Tenn.

Submitted by Athletics
* Women's golf leads the field at ISU Invitational

An impressive start to the Indiana State Invitational has the University of Evansville women’s golf team in the lead on the team side while Kate Petrova and Jane Grankina lead the individual standings at The Country Club of Terre Haute.

Petrova and Grankina each recorded scores of 71, one under the par of 72.  The duo pace the individual standings as they are four in front of their nearest competition entering Monday’s final round.

Allison Enchelmayer is third for the Purple Aces and tied for 12th overall with a 79.  Destynie Sheridan was one behind her with an 80 while Carly Frazier carded an 81.  Sheridan and Frazier are tied for 16th and 20th, respectively.

Evansville’s team score finished at a 301, three in front of Purdue Fort Wayne.  Indiana State is third with a 311.  UE looks to keep the momentum going in Monday’s final 18 holes in Terre Haute.

Submitted by Athletics
* Aces open series in Des Moines

Friday’s Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader against Drake saw the Bulldogs take both contests against the University of Evansville softball team.  UE fell by a 3-0 final in game one before dropping a 9-2 game in the second contest.

Game 1 – Drake 3, UE 0

Drake scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and earn a 3-0 win over the Purple Aces in Friday’s opener.  Evansville recorded just two hits in the game while the Bulldogs finished with eight.

Jenna Nink picked up UE’s first hit in the top of the second while Drake posted hits in each of the first three frames while stranding two runners in the third.  Jess Willsey notched the second hit of the game for UE in the top of the sixth, but the game remained scoreless.

In the bottom of the frame, the Bulldogs broke through with three consecutive singles.  Addie Lightner picked up an RBI single to break the scoreless tie before Destiny Lewis added a 2-run double to make it a 3-0 game.  In the top of the 7th, the Aces were retired in order to finish the game.

Molly Hoekstra fanned 10 batters and allowed two hits in the complete game win.  Sydney Weatherford had another strong game, allowing just three earned runs in six frames.

Game 2 – Drake 9, UE 2

After a pitcher’s duel in the first game, the Bulldogs recorded two runs in the bottom of the first with consecutive RBI hits to center field.  Evansville countered with its first run of the day in the top of the second.  Hannah Hood singled to bring in Brooke Voss, who reached on a leadoff hit.

Drake got the run right back in the bottom of the frame, but Jess Willsey quickly cut the deficit back to a single run as she hit a solo home run in the top of the third to make it a 3-2 game.

Unfortunately, the Bulldogs extended the lead with three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to make it an 8-2 game.  They added a ninth run in the bottom of the sixth and that would be the final score of the day.

Zoe Frossard registered two of the Aces six hits in the game while three Bulldogs notched two hits apiece.  Carey Koenig had the top performance, going 2-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.  Megan Brenton suffered the loss, going 3 1/3 innings with six runs, three earned, scoring.  Elle Jarrett allowed three runs with just one earned in 2 2/3 frames.

Saturday’s series finale is set for a 2 p.m. start time.

Submitted by Athletics
* Voss goes 4-for-4 in 7-2 win over Drake

Freshman Brooke Voss went 4-for-4 with two runs to pace the University of Evansville softball team to a 7-2 win over Drake in the weekend finale at Ron Buel Field.

Voss accounted for four of the Purple Aces 13 hits in the contest.  Alexa Davis went 3-4 with three runs and two RBI while Taylor Howe had two hits, four RBI and a run.

Drake plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the first before Evansville countered with a 2-run second.  Voss and Davis both reached on singles and would score on a 2-run double from Howe.

After the Bulldogs tied it up at 2-2, UE took control with a 3-run top half of the fourth.  Voss and Marah Wood recorded singles and would each score on a 2-run double to right field by Davis.  Zoe Frossard added a 2-out triple that scored Davis to make it a 5-2 game.

Taylor Howe put the finishing touches on the day with a 2-run home run in the sixth.  After Davis led off with her third hit of the afternoon, Howe’s long ball pushed the lead to 7-2 and that would be the final score.

Sydney Weatherford got the job done in the circle once again.  She gave up two unearned runs on six hits while walking just one batter.  Weatherford struck out four Bulldogs.

Next weekend, the Aces take to the road once again for a 3-game series at Southern Illinois.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE men complete first day in Bloomington

With the opening round of the Hoosier Collegiate in the books, the University of Evansville men’s golf team is in 11th place at the Pfau Course.  Due to weather delays, the second round will be completed on Sunday before the teams play the final round.

Leading the way for the Purple Aces in the first 18 holes was Daniil Romashkin.  He posted a 3-over 74 and is tied for 24th.  Masatoyo Kato and Caleb Wassmer each carded scores of 76 and are tied for 41st.

Andres Rodriguez checked in with a 6-over 77 while Carson Parker shot a 78 in Saturday’s opening round.  UE is knocking on the door of the top ten, ranking 11th with a score of 303.  The Aces are two behind IUPUI in 10th and trail 9th-place Southern Illinois by three strokes.

Indiana and Rice are tied atop the team standings with scores of 291 while Michigan State is third with a 295.  Christopher Zhang from Northwestern leads the field with a. 1-under 70.  He is one shot in front of a second-place tie.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Slug Past Belmont, 8-3, To Win Series

University of Evansville graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger launched two home runs on Saturday, and graduate catcher Brendan Hord added a home run of his own, as the visiting Purple Aces powered past the host Belmont Bruins, 8-3, at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville, Tennessee to win the Missouri Valley Conference series.  UE will go for a series sweep on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

“I am really proud of our overall effort today,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “It really started on the mound for us, as Donovan Schultz was electric today and really stepped up big for us to help get us the series win on a Saturday.

“Offensively, we had a lot of different guys step up today.  Obviously, Mark Shallenberger hitting two home runs today was huge for us, but Harrison Taubert had some great two-strike hits today, and I really want to commend Brendan Hord on the job he did today both offensive and behind home plate.  Brendan really did a tremendous job for us today.”

Hord got Evansville on the board first in the second inning with a three-run home run down the left-field line.  Shallenberger then added a two-run blast to right-center field in the fifth inning to give UE a 5-0 lead.  Then, after an RBI double by junior outfielder Harrison Taubert in the sixth inning, Shallenberger crushed a mammoth home run to right field to give UE an 8-0 advantage.

The eight runs were more than enough for graduate left-hander Donovan Schultz (1-1), who earned his first victory of the year with seven strong innings on the mound.  Schultz held the Bruins scoreless through the first six innings on just two hits.  Belmont would finally scratch across two runs against Schultz in the seventh inning, but the graduate left-hander equaled a career-high with 7.0 innings of work, allowing just two runs on four hits, while striking out six.

Taubert led UE offensively by posting his second four-hit game of the year, with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.  Shallenberger also went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, and four RBI.  Evansville out-hit Belmont, 12-5, on the afternoon.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 14-16 overall and 4-4 in the MVC, while extending its winning streak to four-straight games.  Belmont, meanwhile, suffers its second-straight loss and drops to 16-15 overall and 4-4 in the Valley.  The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.  Evansville has not yet announced a starter for Sunday’s contest.  Sunday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and can be seen on-line on ESPN+.

Submitted by Athletics
* Belmont Shuts Out Baseball Aces, 12-0

Belmont starting pitcher Joe Ruzicka tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout on Sunday, and the Bruins launched five home runs, as Belmont salvaged the series finale over the University of Evansville Purple Aces with a 12-0 victory at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

Belmont would get all of the offense that it would need just two batters into the contest, as after a lead-off walk by Sam Slaughter, second baseman Jack Rando launched a two-run home run to left field to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead.

Belmont would add a solo home run in the second inning, and a three-run home run in the fourth inning off of UE starter Nick Smith (2-5) to build a 6-0 lead.  Smith suffered the loss after giving up six runs on five hits, including three home runs in 3.1 innings.

Belmont would add a pair of solo home runs in the fifth inning, as Ruzicka held UE without a hit until the sixth inning, when senior shortstop Simon Scherry roped a ball through the left-side of the infield for UE’s first hit of the game.  UE put the first two men on in the sixth inning, but a strikeout and a double-play ground ball ended the UE threat.  Belmont would tack on four runs in the home-half of the sixth inning to provide the final margin of victory and enact the mercy rule in the series finale.

Outfielder Michael Lareau went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run out of the bottom spot in the Belmont batting order to lead the Bruins offensively.  Evansville was limited to just three hits overall, with Scherry, graduate third baseman Brent Widder, and graduate first baseman Chase Hug each collecting a hit on the day.

With the victory, Belmont improves to 17-15 overall and 5-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Evansville, meanwhile, sees its four-game winning streak snapped and falls to 14-17 overall and 4-5 in the Valley with the loss.  The Purple Aces will hit the road briefly on Tuesday with a mid-week game at Butler at 3 p.m. central time, before returning home to German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium next weekend for a three-game series against Illinois State beginning on Friday.

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* Men's golf set for final two regular season events

In its final two events before the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, the University of Evansville men’s golf team will take part in the Hoosier Collegiate and the Big Blue Intercollegiate.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Purple Aces will be in Bloomington for the Hoosier Collegiate.  Pfau Golf Course is the host with par set for 71 and the yardage coming in at 7,355.  Butler, DePaul, Eastern Kentucky, High Point, Indiana, IUPUI, Michigan, Michigan State, Murray State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue Fort Wayne, Rice, Southern Illinois and Valparaiso join UE in the event.

Hermitage Golf Club in Hermitage, Tenn. will be the host of the Big Blue Intercollegiate, which is hosted by Tennessee State.  Action will take place on Monday and Tuesday.  Full tournament information has not been released at this time.

Earlier this week, the Aces competed at the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational in Indianapolis.  Inclement weather limited the tournament to two rounds with UE coming in 7th.

Isaac Rohleder led the way with a score of 141, tying for 22nd in the individual standings.  One stroke behind him was Daniil Romashkin who tallied a 142.  He tied for 28th after posting identical scores of 71 in each round.

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* Pitching Powers Baseball Aces Past Belmont, 3-2, In Opener

University of Evansville freshman starter Kenton Deverman and senior reliever Shane Harris combined to limit the red-hot Belmont Bruins to just two runs on five hits on Friday afternoon, as the visiting Purple Aces picked up a 3-2 series-opening victory at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

“What an effort today on the mound!” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I thought that Kenton Deverman was outstanding in his five innings of work, and then the job that Shane Harris did today out of the bullpen was special.  He got some very big outs for us, especially in that ninth inning.

“Offensively, we were able to do enough to get the win.  The top of the order didn’t do much today, but other guys stepped up, and that was great to see.  It’s great to get a win on a Friday night, and hopefully, this will set the tone for the weekend for us.”

Evansville scored the game’s first run in the second inning on a lead-off double by senior first baseman Kip Fougerousse and a one-out RBI single by junior second baseman Cal McGinnis to take a 1-0 lead.

Belmont would answer back in the third inning with its two runs courtesy of a Jack Rando two-run home run to left field.  Belmont would plate the two runs on four hits in the frame, but Deverman and Harris combined to allow just one hit, one walk, and one base runner via an error the rest of the way.

Evansville would quickly tie the game in the top of the fourth inning on a solo home run to left field by graduate third baseman Brent Widder, his team-leading seventh home run of the year.  UE would then take the lead for good in the fifth inning, as lead-off man Harrison Taubert worked a walk, stole second, and scored on an RBI single by Fougerousse.

After Deverman worked a scoreless fifth inning, working around a walk, Harris came on and retired the first nine men he faced in order until a runner reached on a throwing error to lead off the ninth inning.  The runner did not bother Harris though, who got a pair of ground outs to first base and a fly out to left field to slam the door and earn his first save of the year.

Deverman (3-1) earned the victory, allowing just two runs on five hits in 5.0 innings of work.  Harris did not allow a hit or a walk in 4.0 scoreless innings to earn the save.  They combined to strike out seven Belmont hitters.

Offensively, McGinnis led Evansville by going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Fougerousse also had two hits, scored a run, and drove in another run.  Six of Evansville’s eight hits came from Fougerousse, Widder and McGinnis in the heart of the UE batting order.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 13-16 overall and 3-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference, while the Purple Aces pick up their third win in a row.  Belmont, meanwhile, falls to 16-14 overall and 4-3 in the MVC with the loss, as the Bruins see their four-game winning streak snapped.  Belmont had scored 51 runs in its four-game winning streak prior to Friday’s game.

The series will continue on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. as graduate left-hander Donovan Schultz (0-1, 8.64 ERA) will get the start for UE.  Saturday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live online on ESPN+.

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