University of Evansville


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

* Celebration of Life for Dr. Mel Peterson

The campus community is invited to attend a visitation service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. for Dr. Melvin M. Peterson on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The services will take place in Neu Chapel.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Toast to Today and Tomorrow

Submitted by Amber Luigs

Pep and Vim/Reunion Weekend

* Penny Wars Winner

And the Golden Squirrel goes to........ College of Business and Engineering!!

College of Business and Engineering 26,710 points

College of Education and Health Sciences  7,765 points

UE Staff and Administration Assembly 2,938 points

William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences 1,051 points

Penny Wars raised a total of $440.29. Congratulations to the College of Business and Engineering. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and played Penny Wars.

Submitted by Dina Willming

Upcoming Events

* Pancake Study Break Coming Up

Finals are coming up - but so are pancakes! Take a break from studying for finals to join some of your favorite Aces one last time before summer at the Pancake Study Break!

Pancakes and more will be available on Reading/Study Day - Thursday, April 25 - from 9:00 p.m -11:00 p.m. at The Eatery in Ridgway University Center. There will also be drawings for prizes - so don't miss out! Plan to be at the Pancake Study Break!

This event is free of charge for all UE students. A UE ID is required to enter.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at

Submitted by Chad Hart
* University of Evansville Theatre Continues Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY

UE Theatre is back for the final weekend of Clifford Odet’s WAITING FOR LEFTY. Performances resume at 7:30 p.m. on April 18. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m., on April 19, 20, and at 2:00 p.m., on April 21. Following the April 18 performance of WAITING FOR LEFTY, the production’s dramaturgical team will host a conversation with labor historians Dr. Daniel Byrne and Steve Bottoms with a reception to follow.

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
* The UE community is welcome to attend the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony

The UE community is welcome to attend the Faculty Retirement Tree Planting Ceremony that will take place on Sunday, April 28.  This event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the inner oval closest to Koch Center and Olmsted Hall.  The following faculty members will be honored at the event:

•    Jerrilee LaMar- Associate Professor Nursing
•    William Bryan Lynch- Professor of Chemistry
•    Bill Stroube- Professor of Health Services Administration
•    Gregg Wilson- Professor of School of Health Services

Please join us to wish them well in their retirement.

Jerrilee LaMar, Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. LaMar graduated from University of Southern Indiana with a BS degree in Nursing.  She obtained her MSN degree from the University of Evansville with a concentration in Nursing Education and went on to earn her PhD degree from Indiana State University, focusing on curriculum and instruction.  She earned her National Certified Nurse Educator credentials from the American Association of the College of Nursing.

Dr. LaMar served as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor for over thirty years.  She has contributed chapters on Growth and Development and Culture to both the 8th & 9th Editions of “Essentials of Nursing” and the 9th & 10th Editions of “Fundamentals of Nursing” textbooks published by Mosby-Elsevier.  She revised the study guides for the 7th Edition of “Clinical Nursing Fundamentals Study Guide” and wrote the 600-item test bank for the 7th Edition of “Basic Nursing”.  In addition, she has served as an item writer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam.  Dr. LaMar served as a UE Faculty Senator for numerous terms, was Chair of the UE Faculty Senate in 2017, and served on several Senate Committees.  She served as a faculty advisor for the Professional Student Nurse Organization (SNAP) on the UE campus.  She held the White Family Endowed Professorship in Nursing until she retired.  Dr. LaMar served as the UE site coordinator for a national research study sponsored by the American Heart Association, the National League of Nursing, Laerdal, and HeartCode that measured the retention of CPR skills in nursing students using an e-learning tool to teach CPR.  She has co-authored three journal articles that reported the findings of the study.  This groundbreaking study changed the way that CPR is taught in the United States. 
Dr. LaMar has received the 2020 Eykamp Prize, the American Red Cross Hero in Education Award in 2012, and the Daisy Faculty Award in 2015.  In 2022, former UE nursing students from the class of 2016 had her inducted into the Florence Nightingale Book of Honor.  In 2023, she was honored by a former student, Dr. Nina Weiss, with a Leadership in Nursing Award in her name that will be given to a UE graduating nursing student each year at their pinning ceremony.  Dr. LaMar, through a partnership with Deaconess Hospital, led countless medical mission trips to Annotto Bay, Jamaica.  She took dozens of nursing students to Jamaica over the years.  She taught five semesters abroad at Harlaxton College, introducing nursing students to the UK's National Healthcare System.
Before retiring, Dr. LaMar received approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing for the University of Evansville to launch a second-degree Accelerated BSN Degree to help with the severe nursing shortage in our community.  This is a project that she had worked on for several years.  She has temporarily come out of retirement in order to be Interim Program Director while a search is underway to permanently fill the position.  She looks forward to spending time with her husband, family, and animals on their Posey County goat dairy farm once that position is filled.

Bryan Lynch, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Lynch received B.S. degree in Chemistry (magna cum laude) with department honors from University of Pittsburgh.  His PhD in Physical Chemistry was also awarded from the University of Pittsburgh, and his postdoctoral work was done at Cornell University.  His specializations are Laser Spectroscopy of Small Molecules and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

His research interests include studying the structure of electronic excited states of small molecules in the gas phase using a nitrogen-pumped dye laser, using the double resonance technique where the molecule is pumped to a low-lying excited state with the dye laser, then excite to higher lying states with a small portion of the initial nitrogen pulse.  Presently, he is working on probing the vibrational levels of ion-pair states and using Franck-Condon calculations to assign the various transitions observed.  He is also studying weak intermolecular attractive forces in small, organic molecules that give rise to short-range ordering and cluster formation in the solid state.

Dr. Lynch’s publications include “Observation of the Ã1A″ State of Isocyanogen”, “An EPR Study of Some Highly Distorted Tetrahedral Manganese(II) Complexes at High Magnetic Fields”, and ”1-mm Wave ESR Spectrometer”.

Bill Stroube, Professor of Health Services Administration
Dr. Stroube earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Murray State University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from University of Maryland.  His PhD in Analytical and Nuclear Chemistry was awarded from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Stroube has served as Professor of Health Services Administration and Director of the Health Services Administration graduate and undergraduate programs.  Before joining the faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.
At UE, he has served on various university committees, was Chair of the Faculty Senate, and served a three-years term as Chair of the School of Health Sciences.  He received the University Outstanding Teaching Award at the May 2008 Commencement.
Dr. Stroube has maintained an active research program and has authored and co-authored over seventy publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.  His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care strategy, and medical ethics. 
He has extensive international experience leading student groups through many health care systems with focus on England, China, and India. He has spent twenty summers teaching at Harlaxton.  For five summers, he taught a four-week study abroad course in China.  Since 2017, he has served as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at the University of Nottingham.  He was an Adjunct Professor in 2017 and 2018 at IMS Union University in Dehradun, India.  During numerous trips to India during the past fourteen years, he has provided workshops for faculty and students, and served on university and hospital advisory boards.  He plans to continue his work in India and England after retirement from UE.

Gregg Wilson, Professor of School of Health Services
Dr. Wilson is a UE graduate who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Liberal Arts.  He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees, both in Exercise Science.  He is a former Department Chair of the School of Health Sciences.  

Dr. Wilson has received several teaching awards at UE, including the Dean’s Teaching Award, Chi Omega Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2004 Exemplary Teaching Award given by the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church.  He has published four textbooks in the dual areas of Exercise and Health Science and has contributed eighteen book chapters to a variety of edited textbooks on a wide range of topics, including the relationship of exercise to mental health, the effects of anxiety on performance, exercise testing for special populations and overtraining and staleness.  In addition, Dr. Wilson has fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and selected as a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for his scholarly contributions.  He has also enjoyed teaching at Harlaxton College on multiple occasions.  Prior to his arrival at the University of Evansville, Dr. Wilson taught at Lander University in South Carolina and at Indiana University, where he was also an assistant track coach.

Submitted by Tobi Audas
* Prayer and Meditation Space

April 22-25, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Grabill Lounge - Neu Chapel

UE Spiritual Formation and Campus Ministries would like to welcome you to our Finals Prayer Room. Our hope and vision is that you will find a sense of sanctuary, refuge, and rest in the midst of preparing for finals this semester.

Submitted by Breanna Bondurant
* You're Invited to the UE Student Research and Honors Symposium – Wednesday, April 17

The campus community is invited to attend the 2024 UE Student Research and Honors Symposium on Wednesday, April 17. The event will be held from 9:00am-5:00pm in Eykamp 251/252 and will showcase the scholarly activities of students of diverse disciplines across UE’s campus, including the graduating seniors of the Honors Program. Panels will be held each hour throughout the day, and you are invited to attend your choice of panels as your schedule permits.

View a detailed schedule of presentations.

We hope you will join us to support the fantastic work of our UE students!

Submitted by Jayme Williams
* Relaxation Station is on Reading Study Day, April 25th, from 12-3pm, in Eykamp Hall

Take a break from your stress and join us for massagues, guided meditation, refreshments, and crafts at the Relaxation Station.  It will be held in Eykamp Hall during Reading Study Day on 4/25/2024 from 12-3pm.

Submitted by Isaac Memmer
* Retirement Celebration for Dr. Bryan Lynch

Please join the Department of Chemistry on Friday, April 19 to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Bryan Lynch on his retirement. Dr. Lynch joined UE in August 1994 and taught hundreds of students, sharing his love of chemistry in both the classroom and through his research. He will be sorely missed. Please stop by the Koch Atrium between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to share stories and wish Dr. Lynch a happy retirement. Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by Frances Renschler
* 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
* Health Department on campus for Free STI testing April 16th

The Vanderburgh Co. Health Department mobile testing unit will be on campus, April 16th from 10-2 outside of the health center for free STI testing! Education, incentives, and condoms available!

Submitted by Tara Ulrich
* You're Invited: Annual Leadership Awards and Reception

All are invited to the 31st Annual Leadership Awards and Reception. Leadership Awards celebrate the dedication and contributions that students provide on a daily basis to the UE community. Awards are presented from multiple offices across campus including but not limited to the Center for Student Engagement, Center for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Office of Admissions, Dean of Students, Fitness Center and Intramurals, Presidents Office, and many more.

Come and celebrate you and your peers achievements with us during the 31st Annual Leadership Awards and Reception

Monday, April 22, 2024

Eykamp Hall


For any questions, please reach out to the Center for Student Engagement at

Submitted by Abagail Catania
* 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

Info You Should Know

* Crescent Magazine April 2024

The April issue of the Crescent Magazine is available online and in print.

There is an error in the magazine. The QR code in the ESPORTS article leads to the wrong video. You can find the Student Media produced ESPORTS Video here…

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. Listen on Fireside Aces Radio

To find the April Issue of the Crescent Magazine Visit:

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* Student Success Lab CLOSED 4/17

Hey Aces! The Student Success Lab will be closed for drop-in coaching sessions on Wednesday, April 17th between the hours of 10:30am and 1:30pm. We will resume coaching sessions after 1:30pm.

Submitted by Jade Shelby
* 2024-25 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship Application Now Available

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Eligible students for the 2024-2025 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The application can be found here.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 3, 2024. The decision will be announced by May 26, 2024.

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* 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
* 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


* IACTE Recognizes Outstanding Future Educators at UE

Each year the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) recognizes outstanding future educators from universities across the state. This year, recipients from the University of Evansville are Jara Braunecker, an Elementary Education major from Dubois, IN, Annabelle Faith, an English Education major from Elizabeth, IN, and Luke Robertson, a Music Education major from Newburgh, IN. These individuals were selected by the School of Education faculty for their accomplishments throughout their education programs and for their exceptional promise as future classroom teachers.

Submitted by Alison Jones
* 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


* Baseball Aces Win Fifth-Straight With 5-4 Win At Indiana

University of Evansville pitchers Kevin Reed, Drew Fieger and Max Hansmann combined to silence the Indiana baseball team on Tuesday evening, and graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger drove in three runs as the visiting Purple Aces knocked off the host Hoosiers, 5-4, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana to pick up its fifth-straight victory.

“What a tremendous job today by our pitching staff,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “They really stepped up and earned us this victory tonight.

“I thought that Kevin Reed was outstanding today.  He was able to do a good job of keeping IU off-balance all night long, and he made some big pitches when he needed to.  I also thought that Drew Fieger did a great job of coming in to get the ball to Max Hansmann, who really was dialed in tonight.”

Indiana struck first against Reed with back-to-back doubles in the second inning, but UE quickly responded to tie the game in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Shallenberger.  Shallenberger then gave UE the lead for good in the fourth inning, with a two-run single to push the advantage to 3-1.  Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse would add another run in the fourth inning on an RBI ground out, before senior shortstop Simon Scherry launched a solo home run into the IU bullpen in left field in the fifth inning to build a 5-1 lead.

The Hoosiers would take advantage of a UE error in the fifth inning to plate a pair of runs off of Reed and cut the advantage to 5-3, but the freshman earned the victory by scattering three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5.0 innings of work while striking out three.

Fieger would take over the sixth inning and worked a perfect sixth with a pair of strikeouts, before IU would scratch across a run in the seventh inning to trim the UE lead to 5-4.  That’s when Hansmann took over, retiring all six men he faced over the final two innings to earn his second save of the season.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 19-17 overall and the Purple Aces have now won nine of its last 10 games overall.  Indiana, meanwhile, falls to 20-17 overall with the loss.  The Purple Aces will continue on the road this weekend, as UE will travel to Peoria, Illinois to battle the Bradley Braves in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series.  The series begins Friday night at 6 p.m. in a game that can be heard live on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on ESPN+.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Hit The Road To Indiana On Tuesday

The surging University of Evansville baseball team will hit the road on Tuesday night to begin a five-game road trip, as the Purple Aces will travel north to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Indiana Hoosiers.  First-pitch is set for 5 p.m. central time and Tuesday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on the Big Ten Plus streaming service.

Evansville will bring an 18-17 overall record into Tuesday night’s game after sweeping Illinois State in a three-game series over the weekend.  The Purple Aces out-scored the Redbirds, 28-7, in the three-game series, with the seven runs allowed equaling the lowest three-game series run total for the UE pitching staff since 2020.  All nine UE starters collected a hit in Sunday’s series finale 13-1 victory, with senior outfielder Kip Fougerousse leading the way by going 3-for-5 with three RBI.

Tuesday’s game will be a homecoming of sorts for Fougerousse, as he began his collegiate career at IU and played two seasons for the Hoosiers.  Last year, Fougerousse earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference honors at second base for UE, and so far this year, he has hit .322 with eight home runs and 31 RBI.  Last week, Fougerousse hit .529 (9-for-17) with two home runs and a team-best nine RBI to help UE rattle off four-straight wins.

Overall, UE has won eight of its last nine games going into Tuesday’s game.  Graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger continues to lead the UE offensive attack with a .383 batting average, and he collected his 200th career hit over the weekend against Illinois State.  Junior outfielder Harrison Taubert is second on the squad in hitting this year at .331, and since Taubert moved into the lead-off spot in the batting order on April 2, UE has gone 7-1.

Indiana will bring a 20-16 overall record into Tuesday’s game.  The Hoosiers won two of three games at home against Penn State over the weekend.  Sophomore infielder Tyler Cerny currently paces the Hoosier attack with a .348 batting average, 15 doubles, six home runs and 39 RBI.  Five Indiana regulars bat above .330 on the season overall, with IU ranking among the national leaders in scoring at 8.5 runs per game.

All-time, Indiana leads the series over Evansville, 34-20, after last year’s 6-2 win in Bloomington in mid-May.  Since 2020, the two teams have split the last six series meetings.  Freshman LHP Kevin Reed (2-0, 8.13 ERA) will get the start for Evansville on the mound.  IU has not yet named a starting pitcher for Tuesday’s contest.

Submitted by Athletics
* Petrova becomes a 2-time MVC Champion

Kate Petrova came out on the winning end of a 3-hole playoff to claim her second Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Championship crown.  Her win marked the fourth time in the last eight seasons that the University of Evansville has had the individual league champion.

Trailing by four strokes entering the final round, Petrova carded a 3-under 69 to force a playoff with Ali Schrock of Illinois State.  Petrova birdied the third playoff hole to seal the victory.  On Sunday, Petrova finished with scores of 72 and 75 at Annbriar Golf Course.  Her winning tally was a 216.

Petrova is Evansville’s first 2-time MVC women’s golf champion.  Kayla Katterhenry (2017) and Sophia Rohleder (2021) are Evansville’s other champions.  Along with being Medalist, Petrova was named to the All-Conference and All-Tournament Teams.  She is the 7th golfer to earn MVC Medalist two or more times.

Allison Enchelmayer was second for UE.  Her third-round score of 78 gave her a total of 232.  She tied for 30th place.  Coming home in 45th was Jane Grankina.  She carded an 80 on Monday to complete the weekend with a 239.  Her low round of the event was a 77.

Trinity Dubbs posted a final tally of 244 after posting an 81 in the final round while Carly Frazier rounded out the team.

On the team side, the Purple Aces finished 11th with a 931.  They were two behind Southern Illinois, who took the 10th position.  Illinois State cruised to the team win, defeating UIC by 12 strokes.  The Redbirds posted an 889 with UIC taking the runner-up spot by one stroke over Drake.

Submitted by Athletics

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