University of Evansville


Wednesday, May 29, 2024

* Construction Notice for Frederick Street

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:

Bob Dale: Assistant Director Facilities Management and Planning, 812-488-2046,

Affected Dates:

May 20, 2024, through September 30, 2024

Description of Work:

The work includes demolition of five (5) existing houses, concrete walkways, and removal of some trees. The work will also include the installation of outdoor lights, outdoor patio, two sand volleyball court(s), and hammock village.

Impact for Occupants:

  • East and west walkways on Frederick Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic and vehicle parking from Walnut Street north of the Jones Hall Sidewalk (see attached map, highlighted in red)
  • There will be construction traffic and noise.

Action(s) Required:

  • Please follow posted signage, caution tape and cones
  • No parking allowed on Frederick Street from Walnut Street to north of the Jones Hall Sidewalk.
  • Please use Lot H as an alternative parking area.
  • Use caution near equipment and construction activity.

Thank you for your patience as we maintain our beautiful campus.

To report a facilities emergency, call (812) 488-2775.

Submitted by Noah Alatza

Upcoming Events

* Elizabeth Garland Exhibition Opens

The Department of Art is proud to present the work of Elizabeth Garland, the 2023 - 2024 Efroymson Bridge Fellow, in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, from May 13 - 31, 2024.

Please join us for a reception on Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* EmployeeTIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

EmployeeTIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

Submitted by Lori LeDuc

Info You Should Know

* Streamlined Onboarding: New Tools and New Hire Orientation Sessions Launching This Summer

Dear UE,   We are thrilled to share some exciting updates regarding our onboarding process! Alongside the introduction of two new tools—the New Hire Request Form and the updated RTFV submission form—we are also launching group onboarding sessions beginning this summer. These initiatives are part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our hiring process and streamline the onboarding experience for all team members.   The New Hire Request Form and RTFV submission form are now conveniently accessible on under the Onboarding tab. These upgraded forms are designed to simplify and expedite the onboarding process for new hires in your area. Utilizing the New Hire Request Form ensures that HR receives essential information promptly upon extending a verbal offer to a candidate. This step enables us to kickstart the onboarding journey swiftly and efficiently, ensuring that our new hires feel welcomed and supported right from the start.   In addition to these new tools, we are excited to announce the introduction of group onboarding sessions, which will begin this summer. These sessions will provide a comprehensive overview of our organization, culture, policies, and procedures, allowing new hires to familiarize themselves with UE in a collaborative setting. Group sessions also offer an excellent opportunity for networking and building relationships with fellow new hires.   Your collaboration in utilizing these forms and participating in our group onboarding sessions is invaluable in creating a positive onboarding experience for our new colleagues. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each member of our team for embracing these initiatives and working alongside us to make the onboarding process as smooth and welcoming as possible.   Thank you for your ongoing dedication to excellence and your commitment to fostering a supportive work environment at UE.   Best regards,

Submitted by Brooke Weaver
* Purchasing Procedures Announced for May 2024

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases

  • Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2023-24 funds unless a prepaid item. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
  • Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2024-2025 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds.

Office Depot Orders

  • Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
  • Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds.
  • Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2024-2025 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds.

Purchase Orders

  • Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds.
  • Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2024-2025 in Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/24 or later and a typed Internal Comment of FY 2024-2025 will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
  • Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds.

Blanket Orders

  • All FY 2023-2024 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2024.
  • Approved Requisitions for FY 2024-2025  (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted via Self-Service with a Requisition Date of 6/1/24 or later with “Blanket Purchase order for ____________ effective June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025” included in the line item description.
  • Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2024 will be paid from FY 2024-2025 funds.

Payment Requests

  • All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted and approved on a Payment Request in Self-Service by Monday, June 10 to be paid from FY 2023-2024 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2024-2025.
Submitted by Kim Winsett
* Lytho Update: Mark up your files when submitting requests

Discover how to easily add comments and annotations to your attached files after submitting a request to the Marketing Office.

With Request File Markup you can navigate through your document, highlight text, and toggle between light and dark modes for optimal viewing.

Experience hassle-free markup with intuitive tools and streamlined functionality. Please read the whole article on this Lytho feature by visiting the URL.

Submitted by Abigail Perry
* Unlock your Future Now: Introducing the new MA in Cultural Resource Management

In an era where cultural preservation meets modern innovation, we are excited to announce the launch of our newly revamped Master of Arts program in Cultural Resource Management right here at the University of Evansville. Formerly known as 'Innovative Leadership in Heritage Management,' the program has undergone a transformation to better reflect its focus and appeal to aspiring students like you.

Designed with your passions and aspirations in mind, our MA in Cultural Resource Management offers a dynamic blend of theory and practice, equipping you with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in the diverse landscape of heritage and cultural preservation.

With an emphasis on accessibility and flexibility, our online, asynchronous format allows you to pursue your degree at your own pace, seamlessly integrating your studies into your busy life. Whether you're juggling work commitments, social engagements, or other academic pursuits, our program empowers you to chart your own path to success. Even better? No expensive, standardized test scores required.

What sets our program apart is the unparalleled opportunities it offers. From internship placements in Evansville to immersive workshops at the historic Harlaxton College, you'll gain hands-on experience and invaluable insights from industry leaders and experts. Our extensive network of partners and collaborators ensures that you'll be at the forefront of cultural preservation efforts, making a tangible impact in communities near and far.

As a student in our MA program, you'll delve into a diverse range of courses, including:

  • Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • Cultural Landscape Management
  • Archaeological Resource Management
  • Cultural Policy and Advocacy
  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Mapping
  • Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development

Upon graduation, you'll be equipped to pursue a wide array of rewarding career paths, including:

  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Museum Curator or Director
  • Heritage Conservation Specialist
  • Archaeological Field Supervisor
  • Cultural Policy Analyst
  • Tourism Development Officer

With no standardized test results required for admission, there's never been a better time to apply and embark on your journey towards a fulfilling career in cultural resource management. Seize the opportunity to shape the future of our shared heritage and make a difference in the world.

Apply today and join us in preserving the past for generations to come. Visit our University of Evansville site to learn more and start your application process. Apply today!

Submitted by Emily Stammitti


* Drs Whetstone, Matsel, and Schwartzkopf-Phifer publish article in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy

Huge congratulations are in order for our amazing faculty (Drs Katie Whetstone, Kyle Matsel, and Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer) and talented alumni (Drs. Andrew Patton and Sarah "Gehres" Kilian) on their recent publication titled, "Reliability And Validity Of Visual Estimation In Determining Thorax Rotation Mobility Using The Quadruped Lumbar-Locked Position."

Check out their article here -->

Submitted by Bethany Huebner

Purple Pack

* Reminder: Getting Your Course Materials for Fall 2024 Term

As previously announced, University of Evansville is launching Purple Pack in Fall 2024 term. Purple Pack is a new course material delivery program that provides undergraduate students access to your required textbook course materials in a convenient rental package before the first day of class. With this new program, your textbook course materials are included in a flat-rate fee at a savings of 35-50%, compared to traditional book purchases. Please pay attention to your email account over the summer as we will provide additional information and updates throughout June and July.

How It Works:

·   You are automatically enrolled into the program each semester when you register for classes. It costs $360 for full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours/semester) or $180 for part-time enrollment (11 or fewer credit hours/semester).

·   Students have the option to opt-out of the Purple Pack program each semester during the opt-out window. The opt-out period begins on August 5 and ends on August 27. Options for purchasing course materials after opting out can be found on the bookstore website. To begin the opt-out process, please visit the opt-out website (the website will not be live until August 5.)

·   One month before classes start, you will receive an email instructing you to review your courses and choose how to receive your materials (in-store pickup or shipped to home).

·   The bookstore will prepare your required rental textbook course materials in a convenient package.

·   You will receive an email notification when your order is ready for pickup at the bookstore or when it ships, depending on your selection.

·   Your digital materials will be delivered within Blackboard.

·   The bookstore will send you helpful reminder emails to return your rental course materials at the end of the term.

·   We are excited to offer you this convenient, affordable way for getting your course materials!

·   The cost will appear on your bill on July 1st, prior to the opt-out window. However, you will receive further communication on how to opt out before the start of the academic year.

For more information about the program and semester cost visit

Submitted by Noah Alatza


* Baseball Aces Explode Past Flames, 12-1, At MVC Tournament

The University of Evansville baseball team exploded for 12 runs on 10 extra-base hits, including a school and Missouri Valley Conference Tournament record-tying eight doubles, on Friday, as the Purple Aces run-ruled the fifth-seeded UIC Flames, 12-1, at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville, Indiana.

“What an outstanding effort today by our team,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I thought that Donovan Schultz was locked in from the start, and he really set the tone for us on the mound.  Then, after he got that strikeout in the sixth inning, I knew that our bats would come alive, and they did in a big way.

“I want to thank again the city of Evansville for coming out and supporting us like they did today!  The fans were really involved once again, and I feel like our team has fed off their energy all week long.  Hopefully, we will see a good crowd on Saturday!”

In a game that started as a pitcher’s duel, Evansville used back-to-back doubles by graduate catcher Brendan Hord and junior second baseman Cal McGinnis in the second inning, and McGinnis and junior outfielder Harrison Taubert in the fifth inning to grab an early 2-0 lead.

Graduate starting pitcher Donovan Schultz took a one-hit shutout into the sixth inning, before the Flames would get a single from shortstop Zane Zielinski and a double to left-center field by outfielder Kendal Ewell to cut UE’s lead to 2-1.  The Flames would eventually load the bases against Schultz in the frame on a walk and hit-by-pitch, but Schultz struck out catcher Jackson Bessette to end the threat and keep UE in the lead 2-1.

The UE offense then exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to enact the mercy rule.  The first seven Purple Aces in the inning reached base, as graduate third baseman Brent Widder knocked a three-run double and Hord and Taubert both launched two-run home runs.  Then, after a ground out, senior shortstop Simon Scherry doubled and graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger was hit by a pitch.  Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse followed with an RBI double down the right-field line to give UE a 10-1 lead.  Then, graduate first baseman Chase Hug produced a two-run sacrifice fly to center field to cap the scoring.

McGinnis led UE by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a bunt single.  His single was the lone single Evansville had among 11 total hits.  Hord and Taubert both went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, while Fougerousse had two doubles as well.

Schultz (5-2) earned the victory by holding UIC to just a single run on three base hits with five strikeouts.  Graduate reliever Jace Kressin tossed a scoreless seventh inning to seal the victory.

With the win, Evansville improves to 33-23 overall and stands as the only undefeated team remaining in the MVC Tournament field.  Evansville now plays Illinois State in the next round of the MVC Tournament.  First-pitch is currently scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, as the schedule features Southern Illinois taking on the winner of tonight’s game between Indiana State and UIC at 11 a.m., then Evansville and Illinois State battling at 2:30 p.m., with a potential first championship game scheduled for 6 p.m.  All three games can be seen live on ESPN+ and every Evansville game can be heard on 107.1 FM-WJPS.  Tickets for every game of the MVC Tournament are available by contacting Logan Belz in the UE Athletic Ticket Office by phone at 812-488-2623.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Win MVC Tournament Title

The University of Evansville baseball team capped its undefeated run through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday night, as the Purple Aces held off the top-seeded Indiana State Sycamores, 8-6, to win the tournament title at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.  Evansville will now represent the MVC in the 2024 NCAA Tournament field, which will be announced on Monday at 11 a.m.

The Purple Aces advanced to the tournament championship game with a resounding 17-7 run-rule victory over Illinois State earlier on Saturday afternoon.  The Redbirds actually jumped out to an early 6-1 lead through two innings, before Evansville exploded for seven runs in the third inning thanks to five doubles in the inning to grab a lead it would never lose.  Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse led the offense against the Redbirds, going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.  Junior outfielder Harrison Taubert also had two hits and drove in four runs for UE.

In the nightcap against Indiana State, the top-seeded Sycamores scored three runs in the first inning to grab an early lead, before the Purple Aces came roaring back thanks to a six-run second inning.  The first seven Purple Aces to bat in the second inning reached base, with senior shortstop Simon Scherry kick-starting the scoring with a two-run single, before graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger tied the game at 3-3 on an RBI single to chase Indiana State starter Cam Edmonson (5-2).  Fougerousse then greeted reliever Brennyn Cutts with a long three-run home run to right-center field to give UE a 6-3 lead.

Freshman starter Kenton Deverman (8-1) and reliever Max Hansmann would limit the Sycamores to just single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, as UE took a 6-5 lead to the ninth inning.  Evansville then loaded the bases against the Indiana State bullpen, and scored two insurance runs on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch and walk to grab an 8-5 lead.  The Sycamores would get a run back in the ninth inning, but UE closer Jakob Meyer got Indiana State catcher Grant Magill to bounce into a game-ending 5-4-3 double play to give UE it’s first MVC Tournament title since 2006.

Shallenberger went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Indiana State, while junior second baseman Cal McGinnis went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.  McGinnis earned MVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors after hitting .714 in UE’s four games by going 10-for-14, with three doubles, seven runs scored and six RBI.  Fougerousse, Taubert and graduate catcher Brendan Hord also made the MVC All-Tournament Team.

Evansville will now take a 35-23 overall record into the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Submitted by Athletics
* Evansville Selected For Greenville (N.C.) Regional In NCAA Baseball Tournament

The University of Evansville baseball team will open up NCAA Tournament play on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. central time, as the Purple Aces will face #16 East Carolina in the first round of the 2024 Greenville (N.C.) Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

Evansville was selected as the No. 4 seed in the Greenville Regional after earning the Missouri Valley Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as the MVC Tournament champions.  Evansville will bring a 35-23 overall record into the tournament, and UE has won six-straight games after sweeping through the MVC Tournament with three run-rule victories in four contests.  Overall, this is UE’s sixth NCAA Tournament appearance, including fourth at the Division I level, as UE also participated in the 1988, 2000, and 2006 NCAA Division I tournaments.

East Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the Greenville Regional and No. 16 national seed after winning the American Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 43-15 overall record.  Friday’s meeting will be the first between Evansville and ECU in the sport of college baseball.

Wake Forest will serve as the No. 2 seed (38-20 overall) and will face third-seeded VCU (37-21 overall) in the other first-round match-up in the Greenville Regional on Friday night at 5 p.m. central.

Every Evansville game in the NCAA Tournament can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS, and can be seen live on-line on ESPN+.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Run-Rule Redbirds, 17-6, To Open MVC Tournament Play

After falling behind early, the University of Evansville baseball team exploded for 15 unanswered runs from the third inning-on to post a 17-6 run-rule victory over the fourth-seeded Illinois State Redbirds in the first round of the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“What response today by our team!” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “We fell in a hole early, but then our offense really responded well, and we were able to deliver barrel after barrel after barrel.  It was really special to see our seniors have the days that they had today, and it was great to have Chase Hug back in the lineup.

“I know it was a 9 a.m. game, but I thought that our fans really showed up today, and that helped our guys respond the way they did today.  I want to thank them for coming out today, and hopefully, we’ll see them again all week long!”

Illinois State jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning on a pair of home runs by first baseman Judah Morris and outfielder Noah Rabin.  UE would quickly respond, though with two home runs of its own in the bottom of the first inning, as senior shortstop Simon Scherry homered on the first pitch UE saw, and graduate first baseman Chase Hug added a solo home run three batters later to trim the deficit to 3-2.

Illinois State would add two more home runs in the third inning by outfielder Daniel Pacella and Rabin to push the lead to 6-2.  But, once again, UE would respond in the bottom half of the inning, and this time, UE’s offense would not stop.

Evansville plated four runs in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 6-6 on a two-run single by graduate third baseman Brent Widder, a sacrifice fly by junior second baseman Cal McGinnis and an RBI single by junior outfielder Ty Rumsey.

The Purple Aces then exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning to take control of the contest.  Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse began the scoring with a long two-run home run to left-center field to give UE a 8-6 lead.  Graduate catcher Brendan Hord then added a three-run home run to move the advantage to 11-6 later in the frame.  Evansville would eventually bring 12 men to the plate in the inning, with graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger adding an RBI single and Fougerousse delivering his second RBI hit of the frame with a two-out RBI single.

Evansville would tack on two more runs in the sixth inning, before Hord would end the game with a two-run home run to right field to invoke the mercy rule.    Hord would lead UE offensively with his second career multi-home run game, going 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI.  McGinnis and Shallenberger both had three-hit days as well, while Scherry, Fougerousse, Hug, and Rumsey had two-hit performances.  All nine members of the UE starting lineup collected base hits and scored runs in the game, as UE racked up 19 hits.

Senior reliever Shane Harris (7-6) earned the victory by tossing 4.0 scoreless innings of four-hit baseball with two strikeouts.

Evansville improves to 32-23 overall with the victory, while Illinois State falls to 28-26 with the loss.  Evansville will now advance on to the second round, where it will face the winner of tonight’s game between No. 2 Murray State and No. 5 UIC on Thursday night.  First-pitch for the game is set for 7:30 p.m. and the game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS.  Tickets for every game of the MVC Tournament are available by contacting Logan Belz in the UE Athletic Ticket Office by phone at 812-488-2623.

Submitted by Athletics

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