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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Upcoming Events

* Pickleball!? Who's Ready To Learn? Check Out The Latest Fitness Center Class

***Every Wednesday @ Noon starting THIS Wednesday 7/14****
The people have spoken and we're excited to share that the Fitness Center is hosting a 3 part mini series of "Learn to Play Pickleball"
ALL levels of experience are welcome. If you've never played, we'll teach you the ropes. If you're competitive, we have competition coming to show you a few things!!! UE Alumni/Pickleball enthusiast are joining us for three sessions to show beginners, amateurs, and competitive players tips, tricks, and everything you need to know to learn the game and become a better player!!! All equipment will be provided or bring your own.
Pickleball is currently the most popular and fastest growing sport, for ALL ages!
Tennis x Ping-Pong x Chess x Incredible Cardio Workout = Pickleball
Come check out what you've been missing!
RSVP to @AH519 to reserve a spot or get additional information.


Info You Should Know

* SAA Brown Bag Lunch Social Hour

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SAA Brown Bag Lunch Social Hour- A casual opportunity to connect with each other from all across UE Campus!
Plan to join us on Thursday, July 15th at 12:00p.m.
Location: Tables in front of the UE Bookstore
Looking Ahead: July 22 and July 29

EVERYONE is welcome- All staff, faculty and administrators!

If there are any questions then please contact Brooksie Smith at bs267.

* UE Garden Farmers' Market on Wednesday, 14 July

We will have produce for sale next Wednesday morning, starting at 8.  I'm digging potatoes today, and we should have tomatoes and perhaps some plums.

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* Efroymson Family Fund Supports UE Art, Creates New Endeavors

UE is grateful to receive support from the Efroymson Family Fund for the Department of Art. The generous gift from the family, which is in place for the 2021-22 academic year, will not only fund existing traditions within the department but also create new opportunities for art students. 

With the support from the Fund, the Department of Art will continue to welcome an artist to Evansville each semester as part of the Efroymson Family Emerging Contemporary Artists Lecture Series. The artist’s pieces will be on display in the Melvin Peterson Gallery as well as the Krannert Gallery. Art students are able to interact with professional artists through lectures and workshops, and the public is invited to view the galleries.

Each year, the Fund supports a marketing internship for a current art student. One intern is selected each semester, and the student works closely with the chair of the Department of Art. The paid internship provides beneficial, hands-on experience, as the student will design print and digital materials that assist with recruitment, exhibitions and receptions, and departmental advertising.

The Efroymson Family Fund will, for the first time, provide a Bridge Fellowship Program for the upcoming academic year. This new program will deliver invaluable experience for a recent graduate for the Department of Art who wishes to pursue further education. They will work on research and assist with studio management and teaching. The fellow will also receive a studio space and exhibit their research. The assistance performed by the Bridge Year Fellow will allow current art faculty to dedicate more time to classrooms, student mentorship, and artwork.

* Retirement Reception for Donna Schmitt

The Center for Career Development will host an open house reception to celebrate the retirement of Donna Schmitt, Senior Administrative Assistant in the Center for Career Development. Please join us as we share good wishes and thank her for her 13 ½ years of dedication and service to the University. The reception will be held on July 13, 2021 from 3:00-4:30 PM in the Student Life area of Ridgway University Center.

* Family Weekend - Submit Your Activities

The office of Alumni and Engagement is in the process of coordinating campus events for Family Weekend, September 17-19, 2021.

Our office will have the headquarters set up in Ridgway Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for families to pick up the schedule of events, any tickets that were purchased for events (theatre, athletic, etc), and some swag. We can list (and take any reservations and payment) for events that you might want to host on the schedule of events and throughout our event platform,

Please let us know by August 6 what events and sessions your department would like to hold.

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have -

* Summer Exercise Classes at Carson Center

In addition to the Walking Challenge, you now have these exciting opportunities to exercise while on campus this summer at Carson Center!

  • WERQ class every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:10 beginning July 13
  • Yoga class every Tuesday at 4:45 pm beginning July 6
  • Women’s Self Defense Monday and Tuesdays at 12 pm beginning June 28
  • Walking Club Monday – Friday at 12 pm

See Jeff Chestnut for additional details:

* UE Residency Programs Faculty & Alumni Lead Performance Testing at Inaugural MLB Combine

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University of Evansville Residency Programs faculty & graduates recently performed testing at the inaugural MLB Combine in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The team was led by Dr. Phil Plisky ’98, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Director of Residency Programs. The team included Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Sports Residency Program Director Dr. Kyle Matsel ’11, Dr. Jenna Gourlay of the RPI & University of Evansville & Orthopedic Residency Program (Sports Residency ’14), Dr. Alan Tomczykowski (Sports Residency ’09) Dr. Nathan Denning (Sports Residency '17), Dr. Logan Wager (Sports Residency '18) and Dr. Allison Weaver (UE '15, Sports Residency '16).

The screening involves specific developed and researched by Drs. Plisky and Kyle Kiesel, Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy. This performance testing model is widely used variety of high school, college, and professional sports teams as well as the US Military.

* Health Risk Assessments- Earn HRA Credits

For Employees and Adult Dependents enrolled in the UE Medical Plan, Health Risk Assessments will be offered July 13th, 14th, and 15th from 7:00-10:45AM in Eykamp Room 252. Participants should be fasting for at least 8-10 hours. Water and black coffee can be consumed prior to your screening. To participate in this event, please do not schedule your visit at the employee clinic. Follow the link below. Sign up here:

* Join the UE Walking Club

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* UE Volleyball Well-represented at Puerto Rico U23 Training Camp

University of Evansville head volleyball coach Fernando Morales is in Puerto Rico this summer leading the first-ever training camp for native Puerto Rico players who are currently active in the NCAA.  The camp serves as an opportunity to develop and evaluate players for the National Program and a potential future on the U23 Puerto Rico National Team.

Joining Morales in leading the camp is assistant Jesus Echevarria, who works for the Purple Aces volleyball program as a Graduate Assistant.  Other National Program coaches are also on staff, including Hector “Picky” Soto who will be featured as a coach when the UE volleyball program holds its summer camps next week.

The coaching staff is not the only representation of the UE program at the camp.  Current Aces players Melanie Feliciano and Alondra Vazquez are taking part and are among the group of players being evaluated for a future in the National Program.

"We have a great group with a lot of talent,” Morales exclaimed.  “Melanie and Alondra are doing great; they have the advantage of knowing the system. They are shining in many different ways."

Set to begin her third season at UE, Melanie Feliciano commented on what the experience has been like from her point of view.

“I feel very happy and excited for being part of this talented group,” she said.  “The staff have offered excellent feedback and the players have shown dedication, commitment and great skills.”

As part of the training camp, the group will take part in an exhibition match against a selection of players from the Liga Superior de Voleibol Femenino of the Puerto Rico Women’s Professional Volleyball League.  It will take place on Sunday, July 11 at 3 p.m. CT.

* MVC Announces 2020-21 Academic Honor Roll

One hundred ten student-athletes highlight more than 2,000 of those to earn selection to the 2020-21 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office.  Those 110 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference Presidents’ Council Academic Excellence Award.
The Presidents' Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average, participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation (by the end of the Spring 2021 semester).  Also, 894 student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for each of the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. 

In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2020-21 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes.  To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2020/Spring 2021), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have been enrolled full time during the term they earned the honor.

The University of Evansville had six student-athletes earn the Presidents’ Council Academic Excellence Awards.  They include:


Name Sport School
Ian Alberts M Track & Field Evansville
Timothy Miller M Track/CC Evansville
Allison Daggett Softball Evansville
Halie Fain Softball Evansville
Jaime Nurrenbern Softball Evansville
Isabel Dawson W Track/CC Evansville

Troy Beilsmith Baseball
Tanner Craig Baseball
Zac Cummins Baseball
Niko Klebosits Baseball
Craig Shepherd Baseball
Evan Kuhlman Men's Basketball
Alton Hoops Men's Cross Country
Carson Kline Men's Cross Country
Jackson McPheeters Men's Cross Country
Timmy Miller Men's Cross Country
Henry Kiel Men's Golf
Dallas Koth Men's Golf
Spencer Wagner Men's Golf
Leonardo Barba Men's Soccer
Francesco Brunetti Men's Soccer
Raphaello Colasito Men's Soccer
Adam Dahou Men's Soccer
Evan Dekker Men's Soccer
Ethan Garvey Men's Soccer
Jakub Hall Men's Soccer
Jacob Madden Men's Soccer
Simon Paez Abedanck Men's Soccer
Matic Pavlic Men's Soccer
Brock Wandel Men's Soccer
Ian Alberts Men's Track & Field
Steven Burkhart Men's Track & Field
Justus Donaldson Men's Track & Field
Alan Kerstiens Men's Track & Field
Andrew Schuler Men's Track & Field
Jossie Hudson Women's Basketball
Isabel Dawson Women's Cross Country
Gwyneth Gorley Women's Cross Country
Claire Griffy Women's Cross Country
Anna Lowry Women's Cross Country
Lauren Meyer Women's Cross Country
Allison Enchelmayer Women's Golf
Alyssa McMinn Women's Golf
Caitlin O'Donnell Women's Golf
Alexandera Eyler Women's Soccer
Lauren Fischer Women's Soccer
Kristen Harvey Women's Soccer
Jayme-Lee Hunter Women's Soccer
Karsyn Kleinricher Women's Soccer
Emily Olson Women's Soccer
Emily Ormson Women's Soccer
Abigail Snyder Women's Soccer
Michaela Till Women's Soccer
Jenna Zirkelbach Women's Soccer
McKenzie Adams Softball
Allison Daggett Softball
Halie Fain Softball
Eryn Gould Softball
Elyse Hickey Softball
Kathryn McLean Softball
Jaime Nurrenbern Softball
Lindsay Renneisen Softball
Haley Woolf Softball
Danielle Baugh Women's Swimming & Diving
Grace Cullen Women's Swimming & Diving
Maggie Franz Women's Swimming & Diving
Sarah Kempf Women's Swimming & Diving
Allison McDonald Women's Swimming & Diving
Kara Steward Women's Swimming & Diving
Emily Vasquez Women's Swimming & Diving
Nicolette Wickes Women's Swimming & Diving
Julie Burkholder Women's Track & Field
Laura Ruiz Women's Volleyball
Cecilia Thon Women's Volleyball


BASEBALL - Troy Beilsmith, Danny Borgstrom, Mason Brinkley, Nolan Brooks, Tanner Craig, Kenton Crews, Zac Cummins, Tyler Denu, Shane Gray, Joshua Halterman, Shane Harris, Chase Hug, Evan Kahre, Niko Klebosits, Jace Kressin, Max Malley, Michael Parks, Caleb Reinhardt, Eric Roberts, Simon Scherry, Donovan Schultz, Mark Shallenberger, Craig Shepherd, Nick Smith, Indiana Stanley, Brent Widder, Robert Wilkes

MEN'S BASKETBALL - Gage Bobe, Samari Curtis, Iyen Enaruna, Noah Frederking, Evan Kuhlman, Jax Levitch, Shamar Givance, Devan Straub

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY & TRACK/FIELD - Tyler Frields-Reifsteck, Alton Hoops, Carson Kline, Jackson Maurer, Jackson McPheeters, Timmy Miller, Jacob Moffat, Joshua Myers, Drew O'Neil, JJ Pedersen, Jon Pedersen, Christian Veerkamp, Luke Watts, Ian Alberts, Geordan Blades, Peter Blok, Michael Boots, Steven Burkhart, Justus Donaldson, Zachary Dove, Alan Kerstiens, Gregory King, Trey Riggs, Joseph Rucinski, Andrew Schuler

MEN'S GOLF - Jessie Brumley, Nicholas Gushrowski, Michael Ikejiani, Henry Kiel, Dallas Koth, Carson Parker, Spencer Wagner, Caleb Wassmer

MEN'S SOCCER - Michael Adams, Luis Aranda, Leonardo Barba, Francesco Brunetti, Raphaello Colasito, Adam Dahou, Evan Dekker, Baptiste Fousse, Ethan Garvey, Ben Godden, Nkosi Graham, Jacob Grant, Jakub Hall, Porter Hedenberg, Johan Helander, Filip Johansson, Caleb Knight, Nicolas Likulia, Jacob Madden, Alex McAlister, Alex McDonald, Simon Paez, Abedanck, Matic Pavlic, Brock Wandel, Brian Zambrano

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Lola Reed, Kayla Casteel, Abby Feit, Jossie Hudson, Nataya Partee, Rylie Stephens, Sydney Thurwalker

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY/T&F - Emma Boebinger, Hannah Bryan, Isabel Dawson, Emma Denbo, Gwyneth Gorley Claire Griffy, Haylee Harmeyer, Kennedy Jester, Anna Lowry, Lauren Meyer, Alexis Parker, Alexis Sutherland, Alexander Taiza, Julie Burkholder, Brittany Corley, Baylee Geng, Caitlin Kehler, Kylee Peck, McKenna Sapp, Mariah Schaefer, Carlie Schultheis, Skylar Tucker, Monica Watkins

WOMEN'S GOLF - Allison Enchelmayer, Carly Frazier, Alyssa McMinn, Caitlin O'Donnell, Sophia Rohleder, Mallory Russell, Lexie Sollman

WOMEN'S SOCCER - Zoe Ahlers Maria Alexopoulos, Nicole Benati, Morgan Blair, Cassandra Bykowicz, Alexandra Eyler, Lauren Fischer, Kristen Harvey, Emilie Hill, Jayme-Lee Hunter, Georgia Katsonouri, Karsyn Kleinrichert, Josephine Kremzar, Monique Landrum, Abbigail Lenk, Isabel Lynch, Emily Olson, Emily Ormson, Reilly Paterson, Abigail Phelps, Sophia Rodil, Rachel Rosorough, Abigail Sena, Abigail Snyder, Michaela Till, Emily Wiebe, Emily Wolak, Jenna Zirkelbach

SOFTBALL - McKenzie Adams, Megan Brenton, Isabella Coffey, Allison Daggett, Alexa Davis, Halie Fain, Jessica Fehr, Antonia Galas, Eryn Gould, Macey Harrington, Elyse Hickey, Erin Kleffman, Jenna Lis Mackenzie McFeron, Katie McLean, Kathrine Mueller, Jaime Nurrenbern, Lindsay Renneisen, Isabell Vetter, Marah Wood, Haley Woolf

WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING - Sonsoles Aguayo, Sarah Alexander, Danielle Baugh, Grace Cullen, Maggie Franz, Natalie Gerard, Abigail Groenewold, Sarah Jahns, Fae Keighley, Sarah Kempf, Jenna Krolikowski, Emily Lane, Alexa Markl, Allison McDonald, Sage Moore, Kasey O'Rourke, Morgan Ribaudo, Andrea Ruiz Ramis, Apryl Stahl, Jessie Steele, Kara Stewad, Iryna Tsesiul, Emily Vasquez, Nicolette Wickes

VOLLEYBALL - Rachel Basinski, Chloe Bontrager Melanie Feliciano, Alana McInnis, Elise Moeller, Elena Redmond, Laura Ruiz, Emilee Scheumann, Cecilia Thon, Katherine Tsironis, Elaine Vazquez, Hannah Watkins


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