University of Evansville


Tuesday, June 18, 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

Upcoming Events

* Aces on Broadway

Join us for a dazzling weekend of Broadway lights in New York City! Four UE Alumni are proudly bringing their craft to the stage in Stereophonic, the most Tony-Nominated play in history! There will be opportunities to meet some of the Alumni who brought this play to life, explore the Museum of Broadway, and catch a dynamic and moving performance of Henry IV in Battery Park.


Welcome drinks and appetizers with special UE guests from Broadway

Friday, July 12

3:00 p.m. EDT

Sir Henry’s

795 8th Avenue, NY, NY

Curtain Call: A self-guided tour of the Museum of Broadway 

featuring UE Alumni

Saturday, July 13

10:00 a.m. EDT

Museum of Broadway

145 W. 45th Street, NY, NY


Saturday, July 13

7:00 p.m.

John Golden Theatre

252 W. Street, NY, NY

Henry IV

Sunday, July 14

7:00 p.m.

Battery Park

The cost for Aces on Broadway is $250 per person. This includes the welcome event at Sir Henry's, entrance to the Museum of Broadway, ticket for Stereophonic, and a donation to Henry IV. The event fee does not include travel or hotel accommodations. Hotel options will be included in your confirmation email after you register. The deadline to register is July 10.

Registration and more information:

If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Lamberton at (812) 488-2900 or

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Alumni Day at the Bases

Join us for Alumni Day at the Bases this summer! Meet with other UE Alumni in your area and enjoy America's favorite pastime! All game prices include your ticket and a meal with non-alcoholic drinks. For registration and more information, visit Events at

Thursday, June 20 at 6:35 p.m. CDT

Nashville Sounds vs. Durham Bulls - Tickets $25

Monday, June 24 at 7:10 p.m. EDT

Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Tickets $75

Thursday, July 11 at 7:05 p.m. EDT

Indianapolis Indians vs. Columbus Clippers - Tickets $25

Sunday, July 21 at 5:05 p.m. CDT

Evansville Otters vs. Washington Wild Things - Tickets $20

Sunday, July 28 at 1:15 p.m. CDT

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - Tickets $75

Submitted by Jaime Wilder


* Congratulations Dr. Fitch

Dr. Melissa Fitch, Administrator of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Program, is the lead author of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Professional Nursing.  The article is entitled Barriers to Clinical Preceptorship in Nurse Anesthesiology, and it will appear in the September/October issue of the journal.  Dr. Fitch's team of co-authors are nurse anesthesia educators from Newman University School of Healthcare Professions in Kansas, Loma Linda University School of Nursing in California, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Congratulations to Dr. Fitch on this professional achievement!

Submitted by Trenda Ridge


* UE's Shallenberger Named ABCA/Rawlings Third-Team All-America

University of Evansville graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger (St. Louis, Mo./Priory) earned one of the nation’s top baseball honors on Friday, as he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings Third-Team All-America squad in a vote of collegiate head coaches.  He is the first Purple Ace to be named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-America squad since outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski led the nation in hitting in 2015.

Shallenberger earned All-America honors after a season in which he earned first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference honors and Greenville (N.C.) Regional All-Tournament team honors for the Purple Aces.  He currently ranks in the NCAA’s Top 100 in 11 different offensive categories, including ranking 13th nationally in on-base percentage, a category he has ranked among the nation’s top 25 in for much of the season.  Shallenberger set program records for both runs scored (72) and hit-by-pitches (28), while posting the second-highest single-season hit total in UE history with 91.

Overall, Shallenberger hit a team-best .374 with a team-high 21 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 64 RBI.  He hit arguably the biggest home run in UE baseball history with a game-winning three-run home run in UE’s 6-5 victory over East Carolina to win the Greenville (N.C.) Regional and advance Evansville to its first-ever NCAA Tournament Super Regional appearance.

Shallenberger now joins an elite fraternity of UE players to earn ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors, as he is just the ninth Purple Ace to earn the award.  The previous eight UE players to earn ABCA/Rawlings All-America honors includes Andy Benes (1988), John MacCauley (1991), Marty Watson (1993), Jamey Carroll (1996), Steve Obenchain (2002), Cody Fick (2011), Kyle Freeland (2014), and Kevin Kaczmarski (2015).

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

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