University of Evansville


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

* University Closed for July Fourth Holiday

The University of Evansville (UE) will be closed in observance of the July Fourth Holiday on both Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. All campus departments and buildings will be closed. Campus will reopen and resume normal operations on Monday, July 8.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* 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

* 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

Info You Should Know

* Office of Technology Services Closed on July 10

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) will be closed on Wednesday, July 10 for a department retreat.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Catering Showcase

Chartwells' exclusive Catering Showcase! Prepare your taste buds for a delightful experience as you sample our exciting new menu items and savor some refreshing wine. Stay tuned for the event date, and don't forget to RSVP to secure your spot! Details are coming soon...

Submitted by Ka'bria Carr
* Rademacher's Open

Rademacher's is excited to welcome you on June 28th from 8  a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Don't miss out on our delightful coffee!

Submitted by Ka'bria Carr
* Order Your Stationery from Marketing

Please remember to submit all stationery requests through Lytho.

Digital proofs will be sent via Lytho for approval before your order is placed.

At the time of submission, you will need to provide a budget number and an approver.

For any questions, you can contact Wendy Marx at

If you haven’t yet created a Lytho account, visit the Lytho website to set yours up.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Submitted by Abbie Perry
* 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


* UE Department of Art Receives $36,000 in Grants from the Efroymson Family Fund to Enhance Art Programs and Collections

The University of Evansville (UE) Department of Art has received $36,000 in grants from the Efroymson Family Fund to expand current programming and bolster the University's permanent art collections. This generous support, initiated by Jeremy Efroymson, marks a fruitful thirteen-year partnership that has significantly advanced the visual arts at UE.

The Efroymson Family Fund is dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities through support for cultural, educational, and community development initiatives. Their ongoing generosity has made them a vital partner in the advancement of arts and education at the University.

"The funding for the permanent collections has been a long time coming, so this is a blessing and a wonderful start to making it better," said Todd A. Matteson, Chair and Associate Professor of Art. "We are deeply grateful to the Efroymson Family Fund for their ongoing support. These grants will greatly impact our ability to nurture and showcase visual arts at UE for generations to come."

100 percent of the contributions are allocated to specific initiatives, thereby maximizing their impact and enabling the Department of Art to thrive. A bulk of the funding will enhance the permanent art collections housed in Krannert Hall of Art and Music since 1962. These funds will be used to upgrade storage facilities with new shelving and cabinets, establish a repair station for maintaining artwork, and install secure display cases and frame locks. This investment will ensure the proper preservation and safe exhibition of thousands of pieces from distinguished collections like the James Dicke, Karl Kae Knecht, and Merrill Snethen Collections, benefiting both the University and the broader community.

"The expansion and proper management of the permanent collections not only preserve the University's cultural heritage but also provide students with valuable educational resources and foster interdisciplinary collaborations," added Matteson. "The grant funding and ultimate initiative aligns with UE's commitment to enhancing its reputation and strengthening connections within the community."

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* 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

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


* UE's Carroll Named ABCA/ATEC Midwest Regional Coach of the Year

University of Evansville head baseball coach Wes Carroll was named on Tuesday as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/ATEC Midwest Regional Coach of the Year in a vote of the ABCA’s All-America and Coach of the Year Committee.  Carroll is one of eight baseball coaches nationwide to earn Regional Coach of the Year honors at the Division I level, and it marks the first time in which a UE head coach has earned the honor.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the ABCA and earn this award,” said Carroll.  “I would like to thank our coaching staff, athletic training staff, and our strength coach.  They were so instrumental in our success this season.

“But, most importantly, I want to thank the players!  They bought into something bigger than themselves, and represented our University well this season.”

Carroll was named the ABCA/ATEC Midwest Regional Coach of the Year after helping Evansville advance to its first-ever NCAA Tournament Super Regional, where the Purple Aces fell, 2-1, to eventual national champion and #1 overall seed, Tennessee, in the best-of-three game Super Regional series.  Evansville was one of just two teams in the NCAA Tournament to knock off the Volunteers, as UE posted a 10-8 victory in game two of the series to force the deciding game-three.  Evansville advanced to the Knoxville Super Regional by winning the Greenville (N.C.) Regional Tournament as the regional’s No. 4 seed, after UE advanced to the NCAA Tournament by sweeping through the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to earn the league’s automatic bid.

Evansville finished the regular-season 39-26 overall.  The Purple Aces finished the season nationally-ranked in various collegiate baseball polls, including ranking 15th in the NCBWA Top 25 and 23rd both the Baseball America Top 25 and the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

Here is the list of the 2024 ABCA/ATEC NCAA Division I Regional Coaches Of The Year:

Midwest:             Wes Carroll (Evansville)

Northeast:          Mike Glavine (Northeastern)

East:                     Randy Mazey (West Virginia)

Atlantic:               Scott Forbes (North Carolina)

Southeast:           Tony Vitello (Tennessee)

South:                  Lane Burroughs (Louisiana Tech)

Central:                Skip Johnson (Oklahoma)

West:                   Andrew Checketts (UC Santa Barbara)

Submitted by Athletics
* Head Coach Robbe Tarver announces incoming 2024 men's soccer class

The University of Evansville men’s soccer team announces its upcoming class for the fall 2024 season.

Head Coach Robbe Tarver’s 2024 class includes 10 new Purple Ace student-athletes. The new class comprises seven incoming freshmen and three transfers.

“We are excited about the group coming in!” says Tarver. “We have a mix of guys that will impact the field immediately. And we have guys that can push our starters and then develop into key players. We think these individuals can enhance our program on and off the field and help us compete in the Missouri Valley Conference.”

Evansville 2024 Fall Additions

Hugo Amo · GK · Burgos, Spain · Casper CC

Amo joins Evansville after two years of playing at the junior college level. In goal, Amo led Casper CC to the 2023 NJCAA Division I National Tournament, after winning the conference and district championships. Along with leading Casper to the national tournament, Amo was named First Team All-Region for his efforts. Amo spent his youth career playing for Burgos FC as part of their youth club.

“Hugo brings experience competing at a high JUCO level and winning games while being a leader at Casper,” says Tarver. “We are looking forward to seeing him compete this fall.”

Amo is the son of Oscar Amo & Ana Marta Riaño and has two brothers. Amo chose UE because of his ability to combine soccer while also getting a degree. He will be majoring in business during his time at Evansville.

Håkon Smedsrud Edstrøm · Midfielder · Baerum, Norway · NTG

Edstrøm comes to UE from Norway after a youth career with Asker. After a successful youth career, Edstrøm moved up to Asker's first team, where he has appeared in 27 matches for the first team in the Second Division and Third Divisions in Norway.

“Håkon has many attributes that translate to college soccer,” says Tarver. “He’s good in the air, able to be physical in the tackle, and shows a good range of passing.”

Son of Brit and Finn Ole … 3 siblings … chose UE because of high level soccer and good academics that align with career ambitions … Majoring in Business Undecided.

Nacho Garcia · Defender · Zaragoza, Spain · UNIR

Garcia comes to the River City from Zaragoza, Spain, after a youth career with Villareal. Garcia most recently competed with Huesca II, the same club fellow Ace, Jose Vivas, played for from 2019 to 2021.

“Nacho is mature and experienced coming to Evansville,” says Tarver. “His versatility will help us utilize him in multiple ways, while he will bring presence and maturity to our backline.”

Sean Hendrie · Midfielder · Summit, NJ · Summit HS

Hendrie joins the Purple Aces after spending a gap year in Valencia, Spain with the Eture Gap Year Program. Originally from New Jersey, Sean was 2x First Team All-State, Northeast All-Region, and Union County Player of the Year en route to the Group III 2021 state title with Summit HS.

“Sean is a feisty attacking player who has a knack for creating scoring opportunities,” says Tarver. “We like his background as a winner and what that experience will bring to our program.”

Hendrie is the son of Karen & Frank and has 3 siblings. Hendrie chose UE as he can continue his academic and soccer journey at the highest level.

Conner Johnson · GK · Owensboro, KY · Daviess County HS

Johnson comes from across the Ohio River to Evansville after spending his youth career with Bowling Green FC and Daviess County HS. Johnson was named the Owensboro Sports Co-Player of the Year and 2nd team All-State for Daviess County in 2023 as the Panthers made a run to the KHSAA Quarterfinals. In his final season, Johnson was also named to the All-Tournament team, the Owensboro Sports All-County team. With Bowling Green FC, Johnson was a 3x state champion including most recently in June of 2024.

“Conner possesses many traits of a high-level goalkeeper,” says Tarver. “He has also been a leader for both successful high school and club teams. We are excited to see him develop as a Purple Ace.”

Johnson is the son of Angela & Jeremiah Johnson and has a sister. Johnson chose UE because of the connection he has to both the team and the coaching staff.

Michal Mroz · GK · Elk Grove, IL · Elk Grove HS

Mroz comes to Evansville from FC United in MLS Next, a youth team well known for producing quality goalkeeping talent. While with FC United, Mroz played under former Aces assistant, Toney Anderson, as well as GK guru and Toney’s father, Stan Anderson. Mroz helped FC United reach the MLS Next Flex tournament and the playoffs in 2024.

“Michal is mature beyond his years in goal,” says Tarver. “He has a knack for making big saves in 1v1 situations. We are excited to see him come in and compete with our older GKs.”

Mroz is the son of Magdalena & Krzysztof and has three brothers – Krystztof, Patryk, & Jakub. He chose to attend UE because of the smaller class sizes and the program’s mutual interest in him as a player. While at UE Mroz will be majoring in Business.

Sami Owusu · Attacker · Denver, CO · University of Dayton

Owusu comes to Evansville as a grad transfer after time at Dayton, Cal State Fullerton, and Salt Lake CC. At Salt Lake CC, Owusu was a teammate of current Ace, Kai Phillip, where together they won the 2020 NJCAA Division I title. During the 2020 run, Owusu was also named a First Team All-American & the NJCAA Region Player of the Year. At Fullerton and Dayton, Owusu appeared in 32 games with 13 starts, scoring 6 goals and providing 1 assist. He also helped Dayton to an A10 Championship and a NCAA Appearance in 2023.

“Sami has attacking qualities that you cannot teach and a history of scoring big goals,” says Tarver of the grad transfer. “We hope to unlock more of his potential here in the 2024 season.”

Owusu is the son of Victor Owusu & Mary Appiah. He chose UE because the staff made him feel comfortable and his relationships with current players on the team like Kai Phillip. Owusu will be earning his Graduate Degree in Leadership while at Evansville.

Brady Seaton · GK · Evansville, IN · Evansville North HS

After spending time with Indiana Fire South and North HS, Seaton stays in his hometown of Evansville and joins the Purple Aces. During his time at North HS, Seaton was named to 2nd Team All-State, Academic All-State, and Defensive Player of the Year in Class 5A. Along with his state accolades, Seaton earned the most wins (26) and clean sheets (19) in North HS history.

“Brady is a Purple Ace,” says Tarver. “He’s shown up in big moments both for North and the Fire. We are excited to add his passion for UE to our program this fall.”

Seaton is the son of Christopher Seaton & Misty Murty and has two siblings. Seaton chose UE because of the great PT program, and growing up an Aces fan as his mom is a UE grad. Seaton will be majoring in Exercise Science (Pre-PT) at Evansville.

Peyton Williams · Attacker · Dallas, TX · DeSoto HS

Williams joins UE after time in the ECNL with DKSC in Dallas. Willaims also played in the MLS Next Development League with the Dallas Hornets. With DKSC, Williams led the team to the ECNL Playoffs and to the Dallas Cup final. With the Hornets, Williams was part of a bid to MLS Next Flex. With DeSoto HS, Williams was named the District Player of the Year and All-Region as only a sophomore.

“Peyton can create for himself and for his teammates. Shows an eye for the final pass but also the grit to defend and compete up top.”

Son of Damien & LaStassia … has 2 brothers & 2 sisters … chose Evansville because of the family atmosphere with the staff and players … Majoring in Business.

Martin Wurschmidt · Defender · Fram, Norway · Thor Heyerdahl VGS

Wurschmidt comes to the River City from Fram, Norway, where he played for Fram Larvik in the Norwegian Third Division. He has represented Fram Lavrik through the youth ranks and most recently played with the Senior Team in Post-Nord League. Wurschmidt made 14 appearances with 1 goal on the Senior Team. In 2022, Wurschmidt helped the team gain a promotion to the second Division in Norway and in 2023 he was named the Division’s Young Player of the Year.

“Martin has fantastic ability in the air and can cover the ground defensively,” says Tarver. “We like his maturity and his ability to play out of the back.”

Wurschmidt is the son of Øyvind & Lene and has a brother and sister. He chose UE because of both the academic and soccer opportunities at the University.

Submitted by Athletics

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