University of Evansville


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

* UE Closed for Juneteenth

For the first time this year, on Wednesday, June 19, all University offices will be closed in honor of Juneteenth. This significant day marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. We urge everyone to utilize this time for reflection and contemplation on the journey towards freedom and equality.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Oval Closure Notice for Campus Improvements

Questions or Concerns Regarding this Work:

NAME: Mike Averett, Executive Director for Facilities Management and Planning, 812-488-2050,

Affected Dates: June 17 through June 21

Description of Work:

The main entrance into Olmsted (south side) will be painted as well as crosswalks leading from SOBA going east to Clifford Circle and Koch going west to Clifford Circle

Impact for Occupants:

  • The Sesquicentennial Oval will be closed to any driving or parking access for the duration of the project.
  • The main entrance into Olmsted (south side) will be closed to entrance or exit for the duration of the project.

Action(s) Required:

  • Please follow posted signage, caution tape and cones.
  • No driving or parking allowed on the front Oval.
  • Please use Lots A or C as an alternative parking area.
  • Use caution near equipment and painting activity.

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

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

Submitted by Mike Averett
* University Financial Authority and Approval Policy

UE have released the Financial Authority and Approval policy that governs the authority to sign any contract or agreement that binds the University of Evansville to another entity. The policy is effective June 1, 2024. You can read the full policy by visiting You can also view the policy addendum for delegates.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* 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

* Employee & Spouse Summer On-Site Health Screenings

Employee & Spouse Summer Health Risk Assessments are right around the corner!

Dates: June 10th -12th

Time: 7:00am -10:45am

Location: Eykamp Room 251

Complete your health risk assessment and earn HRA credits! This health risk assessment is available for UE employees and their spouses on the UE medical insurance plan. Please remember, fasting 8-10 hours is recommended. Drink plenty of water before your arrival. Take maintenance medications as prescribed, as long as they are not required to be taken with food.

Click here to book your appointment:

Submitted by Taylor Kollak

Info You Should Know

* Averett Promoted to Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Operations

We are excited to announce that Mike Averett is taking on a new role with the University of Evansville as the Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Operations. Mike joined the University in February 2022 as Executive Director of Facilities Management and Planning, bringing over 15 years of higher education facilities services experience. Mike has made significant improvements to the functionality and reach of his department that is felt campus wide. Please join us in congratulating Mike on this well-deserved promotion!

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* UE Employee Summer Healthy Behavior Challenge

Summer is here… and we’re excited to welcome The Healthier You Challenge!

Dates: June 24th - August 18th

Struggle to drink water or get your exercise in? Do this 8-week challenge to help make hydration & exercise a habit! The goal of this challenge is to drink at least 64 oz of water per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.

  • Earn 1 point for every glass of water checked off (8 glasses daily).

  • Earn 3 points for every week you complete 150 minutes of exercise.

A water & exercise tracker will be provided at the start of the challenge. Those that meet both goals weekly will be entered into a prize drawing!

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Earn $150 in HRA credits for successfully completing the challenge!

Interested in signing up? Click the link below!

Please email Taylor ( with any questions.

Sign up here:

Submitted by Taylor Kollak
* 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

Sympathy to...

* Ted Morse has died

It is sad to report that one of our relatively recent alumni, Ted Morse, has died of a blood clot at age 40.  This is particularly sad as his father, Robert Morse, a professor emeritus in computer science had recently lost his wife, Denise.

Submitted by David Unger

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


* Molly Davis named Women's Basketball Graduate Assistant

After back-to-back appearances in the NCAA National Championship game as a student-athlete at the University of Iowa, Molly Davis has joined Robyn Scherr-Wells’ University of Evansville women’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant.

“I have had the pleasure of watching Molly play basketball since she was a freshman in high school. The thing that has always stood out to me about Molly is the joy that she plays with. Molly loves the game,” Scherr-Wells exclaimed.  “When her coaches at Iowa reached out to me about Molly’s interest in our graduate assistant position, I knew right away she would be a great fit. She has a high basketball IQ and is a hard worker.”

“Molly is a winner and has been a part of many successful teams. She will be a tremendous asset to our players in helping them understand all of the things that go into building a championship program. She has a bright future in coaching and I am excited for the opportunity to mentor her in her first coaching role!”

Davis brings a winning pedigree to the Purple Aces from her time at Iowa and Central Michigan.  Both of her seasons with the Hawkeyes saw the program advance to the National Championship game.  The guard started 27 games over the course of her final season at Iowa and posted solid numbers, averaging 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 53.9% from the field, 40.7% from outside and 85.7% from the line.

She scored in double figures on eight occasions with her top effort being an 18-point performance in a home win over 14th-ranked Indiana.  She added 17 in wins over Illinois and at Maryland.  In non-conference action, Davis recorded 13 points against #16 Kansas State in the Gulf Coast Showcase on her way to being named to the All-Tournament Team.  In her first season with the Hawkeyes, Davis played in all 38 games while making two starts.  Highlighting her inaugural year at Iowa was a 17-point game in a home win over Rutgers.

Prior to her time in the Big Ten, Davis spent her first three seasons at Central Michigan where she put up some of the top numbers in program history.  In her time with the Chippewas, Davis posted 17.7 points per game, setting the program scoring average record.  She made her mark across the CMU record book, ranking in the top 11 in four other statistics.  Davis was sixth in career free throw percentage (.794), seventh in assists (346), eighth in career 3-point makes (187) and 11th in career points (1,434).

As a junior in the 2021-22 campaign, Davis recorded 18.6 PPPG on her way to All-Mid-American Conference Second Team accolades.  She matched her career scoring mark with 32 points at Northeastern and versus Northern Illinois.  Davis completed the season fifth in the MAC in scoring, free throw percentage and minutes per game.

Davis enjoyed her best season with the Chippewas in 2020-21, finishing 23rd in the nation with a scoring average of 20.8 PPG.  The First Team All-MAC honoree led the MAC and was 13th nationally with 76 3-point makes.  Davis earned a spot on the MAC All-Tournament Team in a season that included her posting a career-best 32 points at Akron.  In her first season at CMU, Davis registered 14.3 PPG on her way to earning All-MAC Freshman accolades.

In the classroom, Davis put forth an equally impressive effort.  Majoring in Health Studies at Iowa, she recorded a 3.95 GPA and was named to the Dean’s List in each of her semesters at the university.  At Central Michigan, she majored in Exercise Science and finished with a 3.92 GPA along with Dean’s List recognition in each semester.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces' Magical Post-Season Run Ends In Super Regional Final At #1 Tennessee

The magical post-season run for the University of Evansville baseball team came to an end on Sunday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, as the overall #1 national seed, Tennessee, played like the nation’s top team with a 12-1 win in game three of the best-of-three Super Regional series.

“I want to congratulate Tennessee, Coach (Tony) Vitello, his staff and his team on a tremendous accomplishment of going to Omaha once again,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “This was a hard-fought series, and they definitely earned the right to go to Omaha today with the way that they played.

“It has been an incredible run by our team in this post-season.  We made some history along the way, and yes, the outcome didn’t go our way today, but I couldn’t be more proud of our seniors and our team of really setting the standard at the University of Evansville for many years to come.”

Evansville struck first on Sunday night, as graduate third baseman Brent Widder came through with a two-out RBI single in the top of the first inning to score senior shortstop Simon Scherry and give UE a 1-0 lead.  The lead would be short-lived, however, as Tennessee lead-off man Christian Moore belted a solo home run four pitches into the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 1-1.

Tennessee would break things open in the second inning with four runs, including back-to-back solo home runs by shortstop Dean Curley and designated hitter Dalton Bargo, to grab a 5-1 lead.

The game would remain 5-1 until the fourth inning, when Evansville threatened to answer back, loading the bases with two outs, thanks to singles from junior second baseman Cal McGinnis and junior outfielder Ty Rumsey, and an infield error by Tennessee.  But, UT starter Zander Sechrist (4-1) got out of the jam with a ground out to second base on a pay-off pitch to keep UE off the scoreboard.  The Volunteers then quickly launched three home runs in the fourth inning, and another home run in the fifth inning to provide the final margin of victory.  Overall, Tennessee hit seven home runs in the contest.

McGinnis and Rumsey had two hits each to lead the Purple Aces.

With the victory, Tennessee improves to 55-12 overall and advances on to the 2024 Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.  Evansville, meanwhile, sees its 2024 season conclude with a 39-26 overall record.  The 39 victories are the sixth-most in UE program history.  With the close of the season, Evansville will say good bye to 11 Purple Aces, as graduate players Brendan Hord, Chase Hug, Jace Kressin, Mark Shallenberger and Brent Widder, along with seniors Kip Fougerousse, Shane Harris, Jakob Meyer, Simon Scherry, Donovan Schultz and Nick Smith wrapped up their collegiate careers on Sunday.  That group has combined to win 141 games over the last five years at UE, including winning UE’s second-ever Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title this season, and the program’s first-ever NCAA Regional Tournament title as well.

Submitted by Athletics
* UE's Deverman Named NCBWA Frehsman All-American

University of Evansville freshman pitcher Kenton Deverman (Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) captured another individual honor on Monday afternoon, as he earned second-team Freshman All-America honors in a vote by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).  It is the 14th time in which a Purple Ace has earned Freshman All-America honors, and Deverman is UE’s first Freshman All-American since outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski in 2012.

Deverman captured Freshman All-America honors after leading all NCAA freshmen in both victories (nine) and innings pitched (111.0).  He set UE freshman records in both categories this year, going 9-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 18 appearances, including 16 starts.  Deverman struck out 83 men against just 23 walks in 111.0 innings of work, and he left the mound with the lead in 11 of his final 13 starts for the Purple Aces.

Deverman was a first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference selection at starting pitcher, while earning the MVC’s Freshman of the Year award.  Deverman was also named to the Greenville (N.C.) Regional All-Tournament team after holding #16 East Carolina to just a single run on three base hits in 8.0 innings of work in UE’s 4-1 victory in the first game of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Deverman is one of 22 UE players who are scheduled to return next season from Evansville’s 39-26 squad which won the program’s first-ever NCAA Regional Tournament title this season, and advanced to UE’s first-ever Super Regional before falling to national #1 seed Tennessee in the final game of the best-of-three Super Regional series.

Submitted by Athletics
* Three Baseball Aces Earn ABCA All-Region Honors

For the first time since 1996, the University of Evansville baseball team had three players earn All-Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday, as graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger (St. Louis, Mo./Priory), senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse (Linton, Ind./Linton-Stockton) and freshman pitcher Kenton Deverman (Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) all earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors.

Shallenberger and Fougerousse both earned first-team All-Region honors, while Deverman earned second-team honors.  For UE, it is the first time since 1996 when former UE greats Jamey Carroll, Ryan Brownlee, and Andy Noblitt all earned All-Region honors in which Evansville has had three players capture All-Region honors.

Shallenberger earned first-team All-Region honors in the outfield after a season in which he currently ranks in the NCAA’s Top 100 in 11 different offensive categories.  He ranks 13th nationally in on-base percentage at .514, while also ranking among the nation’s best with a .374 average, a .687 slugging percentage, 21 doubles, 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 72 runs scored.  He also set UE single-season records for both runs scored and hit-by-pitches (28), while posting an impressive 1.201 OPS offensively.

Fougerousse was named first-team All-Region at designated hitter after setting UE single-season records for both hits (94) and home runs (22) this season.  Overall, Fougerousse hit .348 this year with 21 doubles, 22 home runs, and a triple among a school-record 94 hits, while boasting a .678 slugging percentage and 1.106 OPS.  He also finished the year leading the Purple Aces with 71 RBI.

Deverman earned second-team All-Region honors and is the first UE freshman ever to earn ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors after being named the MVC Freshman of the Year this season.  Deverman captured Freshman All-America honors on Monday, and he currently leads all NCAA freshmen in both victories (nine) and innings pitched (111.0).  Overall, Deverman went 9-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 18 appearances, including 16 starts, striking out 83 men against just 23 walks in 111.0 innings of work.

Evansville went 39-26 this season, advancing on to the 2024 NCAA Tournament by winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title.  The Purple Aces won the Greenville (N.C.) Regional Tournament and forced #1 national seed Tennessee to the “if necessary” game three of the Knoxville Super Regional in UE’s first-ever NCAA Super Regional Tournament appearance.

Submitted by Athletics
* Baseball Aces Outlast #1 Tennessee, 10-8, To Even Super Regional Series

The University of Evansville baseball team exploded for 10 runs in the middle three innings on Saturday, and then senior reliever Shane Harris worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning, as the Purple Aces took down the #1 national seed Tennessee Volunteers, 10-8, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.  With the victory, Evansville evens the best-of-three Super Regional series with the Volunteers and forces the “if necessary” game on Sunday night in Knoxville.

“I am beyond proud of the fight and determination that our team showed today in the middle innings to help us get this win,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “We got down early, but we had multiple guys step up and make plays today, be it at the plate, on the mound, or in the field to help us get this win.  I couldn’t be more proud of the team that I am right now.”

Tennessee jumped out early against UE, launching three solo home runs in the first inning and adding a fourth run in the second inning to grab an early 4-0 lead.  Senior reliever Jakob Meyer (4-4), though, came on to get out of a bases-loaded situation in the second inning, and kept Tennessee scoreless in the third and fourth innings to keep the score at 4-0.

Evansville would get on the board with three runs in the fourth inning on an RBI ground out by graduate third baseman Brent Widder, and a two-run home run off the scoreboard in right-center field by junior second baseman Cal McGinnis.

After UT would answer back with a run of its own in the top of the fifth inning to extend the lead to 5-3, UE responded again to grab a lead it would never lose in the bottom half of the frame.  Graduate catcher Brendan Hord started the rally with a lead-off single, and then after a pair of infield outs, senior outfielder Kip Fougerousse had an RBI single to score senior shortstop Simon Scherry to cut the UT lead to 5-4.

After a pitching change, graduate first baseman Chase Hug doubled to put two men in scoring position with two outs.  Widder then delivered an RBI single on a 98 mile-per-hour pay-off pitch from Tennessee reliever Nate Snead to tie the game at 5-5.  McGinnis then followed with an RBI single down the right field line to give UE a 6-5 advantage.

Sophomore reliever Max Hansmann then worked around a pair of walks to post a scoreless sixth inning, and UE exploded for four more runs in the sixth inning to extend its lead.  Hord launched a towering two-run home run down the left field line that just snuck inside the foul pole to give UE an 8-5 lead.  Fougerousse then belted a two-run home run to left-center field for his fifth home run of the NCAA Tournament and 22nd home run of the season to give UE a 10-5 advantage.  With that home run, Fougerousse set a new single-season home run record at UE, while also grabbing the individual home run lead of the NCAA Tournament.

Senior reliever Nick Smith would work scoreless seventh and eighth innings, before the Volunteers would rally for three runs to trim UE’s lead to 10-8 in the ninth inning.  Harris would get Tennessee slugger Christian Moore to fly out to right field with the bases loaded though to end the threat and notch his fifth save of the season.

Fougerousse led UE by going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, as he not only set UE’s single-season home run record on Saturday, but also broke UE’s single-season hits record, as he now has 94 hits on the season.  McGinnis went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the Super Regional and three RBI, while Hord, Hug and junior designated hitter Evan Waggoner all had two hits as well.

With the victory, Evansville improved to 39-25 overall, while Tennessee fell to 54-12 with the loss.  The three-game Super Regional series will conclude on Sunday night at 6 p.m. eastern/5 p.m. central time with the “if necessary game.”  The winner of Sunday’s contest will advance on to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska beginning next weekend.

Submitted by Athletics

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