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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Pep and Vim/Reunion Weekend

* Calling all Kickball Players for the Pep and Vim Kickball Tournament

Help us KICK-off the Pep and Vim Spirit with a campus wide kickball tournament on Tuesday, April 11, at 4:00 p.m.! Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are encouraged to register a team by visiting The deadline to register is Monday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. The tournament bracket will be released on Friday, April 7.

Whether you join us on the field or in the stands, bring all your school spirit to the James N. and Dorothy M. Cooper Stadium and enjoy a night of food, UE community, and some good ole campus competition!

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Reunion Weekend April 14-16, 2023

Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Nursing 70th Anniversary Reunion
Athletics Reunion
Alumni Awards Celebration
Campus Tours
And more!
Register here

Submitted by Jaime Wilder
* Pep and Vim, the UE Annual Day of Giving, is April 14, 2023 – Click to learn more!

First created by a UE alumnus, “Pep and Vim,” UE’s Annual Day of Giving, was brought to life in 2012. We shouted our school spirit from the rooftops, and we were honored that the Aces community responded to our first Pep and Vim by making 250 philanthropic gifts that totaled over $5,000.

Flash forward to April 2022, Pep and Vim’s 10-year anniversary, and you can see how UE’s Day of Giving has grown over the last decade. Over 2,000 gifts were made to the university, totaling over $400,000. Gifts came in from 44 states, providing opportunities for growth within all 3 academic colleges on campus, as well as for Harlaxton College and UE Athletics.

Now it’s time for Pep and Vim 2023, and with you by our side, we know we can up our game once more. The UE Alumni Board of Directors has issued a philanthropic challenge! If, as one Aces family, we make 2,023 gifts to any UE project, they will gift $20,000 to the UEvansville Fund!

Sometimes philanthropy can feel too big for us as individuals. But when we join together, we can change the lives of countless others. That’s why, at UE, everyone can be a philanthropist. Whether you can give $5 or $5,000, your gift will move the University of Evansville FORWARD into a bright and hopeful future.

To make a gift and help unlock the Alumni Board’s challenge, please visit

Thank you and GO ACES!

Submitted by Jaime Wilder

Upcoming Events

* Campus Community Invited to Thursday Press Conference

The University of Evansville is excited to host a press conference on Thursday, March 30, at noon in Eykamp Hall. President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz along with Regional Leaders including Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will make an announcement on a major economic development that impacts the City of Evansville. The campus community is invited to attend.

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Solution Station Wednesday: How Is Registration Going?

Registration is here! Is it going well? This week we'll have an Academic Advisor at the Solution Station to take your questions and help you navigate registration issues you might be facing. Need instructor permission or advice about a waitlist? Do you want a meeting with an Academic Advisor to help you revise your schedule? Come by the Solution Station table in Ridgway today from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. and then again from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m! We're here to help you find solutions to issues you're facing. Let us help.

As a reminder, Academic Services (116 Olmsted) is open until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.

Questions? Contact Chad Hart at

Solution Station Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center

Submitted by Chad Hart
* Vanderburgh Electronics Spring Recycling Event

Did you know that during the “Spring 2023 Recycling Event,” a variety of electronic materials will be accepted for recycling at no charge. Accepted items include, but are not limited to TVs, computers, monitors, printers, hard drives, laptops, fax/scanners, cell phones, DVD players, digital cameras, and cables/cords.

Copy machines and appliances, including microwaves, will NOT be accepted.

This program is for Vanderburgh County households only. Items from businesses will not be accepted.”
Spring Event: April 1, 2023, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Civic Center parking lot (9th & Walnut Streets)

For more information, please call the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District at 812-436-7800.

Submitted by Amber Elkins
* FREE, confidential HIV testing at Health Center- first

FREE, confidential HIV testing at Student Health Center first Wednesday of every month from 9-11am performed by Matthew 25. No appointment necessary.

Submitted by Tara Ulrich
* Employee Benefits Open Enrollment

The annual open enrollment for benefits begins next week. The Office of Human Resources are holding information meetings during the following times:

Date Time Location

  • Wednesday, April 5 9:00 am to 10:00 am Eykamp Hall Room 253
  • Wednesday, April 5 10:30 am to 11:30 am Eykamp Hall Room 253
  • Wednesday, April 5 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eykamp Hall Room 253
  • Thursday, April 6 9:00 am to 10:00 am Eykamp Hall Room 253
  • Thursday, April 6 10:30 am to 11:30 pm Eykamp Hall Room 253
  • Thursday, April 6 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eykamp Hall Room 253 
Submitted by Lori LeDuc
* Anthropologist to Speak on Courageous Young Brazilian Activists, Friday, 4 pm in Hyde Hall 14

anthropologist Dr. Melinda Gurr

Visiting anthropologist Dr. Melinda Gurr will be speaking about her inspiring field work in Brazil studying the young members of the Landless Rural Worker's Movement. The lecture will be at 4 pm in Hyde Hall 14 this Friday, March 31.

Submitted by Alan Kaiser
* Let's Talk About Race (Administrators, Faculty, Staff)

The racial issues that have continued to plague our campus have revealed that having meaningful conversations about race is essential to combatting racism. Silence, after all, simply reinforces the status quo. However, we never learn how to talk about race in school or in our homes. If anything, we have learned not to talk about it.

Because talking about race is hard but necessary, CDEI is hosting Talking about Race discussion sessions for UE employees. The purpose of these 90-minute structured sessions is to practice talking about race and racism and to develop skills and understanding that will help participants foster a culture of inclusion on campus.

These conversations will be conducted in small groups, so space is limited. To join a conversation or for more information, please email Dr. Valerie Stein at vs9. Dates (in April) and times will be determined based on participant schedules.

Submitted by Valerie Stein
* Latin American Dance Workshop

Latin American Dance Flyer

Have you been wanting to learn to dance bachata and salsa? Well, this is your chance! The UE Dance Company, the CDEI, and the Hispanic Latinx Student Organization (HLSU) invite students, staff, and faculty to learn some Latin American dances with professional dance instructor Antonieta Tortolero this Wednesday, March 29th from 7-8pm in the Aerobics Room at the Carson Center. Free admission. No need to RSVP. Put on your dance shoes and join us on the dance floor! Questions - Email: Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo: 

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Health Career Forum- Wednesday

Don't miss the Health Careers Forum Wednesday night. We will offer a panel of health care professionals for a Q&A followed by time for networking. This is a great opportunity to talk to multiple professionals in a variety of health care fields.
Wednesday, March 29
Eykamp Hall, RUC

Register for this event in Handshake!

Questions? Contact the Center for Career Development at or 812-488-1083.

Submitted by Amanda Wood
* Hiking and camping with the Crew April 1st and 2nd

Come see beautiful, panoramic views of the wilderness from incredible sandstone cliffs! Join us for a hike through Shawnees National Forest as we visit, Pounds Hollow, Rim Rock, Stoneface and Garden of the Gods Wilderness and get a chance to explore and watch the sun set over the famous rock formations!

We will be camping at the Garden of the God's campground where will play games around the campfire and have dinner.
The food! On Saturday night, we will make our own pizzas and calzones. Whether you like pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, onion, or mushroom...we've got you covered. And if you are vegetarian or halal, you should have plenty of options, as well. We will also make cinnamon rolls and cobblers in our Dutch ovens. Yum!!!

Sunday breakfast will be pancakes with all the fixen's your heart can desire: chocolate chips, blueberries, caramel, peanutbutter, and more!

Depending on time and interest on Sunday, we may canoe the Cache River State Natural Area where outstanding natural features are massive cypress trees whose flared bases, called buttresses, exceed 40 feet circumference. Many are more than 1,000 years old, including one that has earned the title of state champion bald cypress because of its huge trunk girth, towering height and heavily branched canopy.

The cost for this trip is only $15 and can be paid via cash, check or Venmo.

RSVP on the UEngagae site, fill out the safety waiver and then stop by the tables in Ridgway next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (3-27 thru 3-29) from 11am to 1pm to officially sign up.

Submitted by Fred Wilson
* Student Masquerade Ball

Save the date and buy the fits! CDEI, BSU and SAB are bringing you Masquerade Ball 2023! Let's dance the night away and end the semester with a boom!

April 1st, 8pm

Masquerade Ball: Eykamp Hall- Free

After Party: SkyZone Evansville- $5.00 or 1 bag of feminine hygiene products

*there will be a shuttle to take people from UE to Skyzone!

Theme: Black, Gold, and Red

Attire: Semi-formal

UE, UE Guests, USI and Ivy Tech students are invited!

UE Guests must be registered via UEngage and Eventbrite

USI and Ivy Tech students must be registered via Eventbrite

Register for this event.

As it is Wom_n's History Month, we will be hosting a feminine hygiene product drive in exchange for free after party tickets. Bring a full bag to the Ball or get your ticket ahead of time during tabling hours during the week!

All donations will be donated to a local charity

Submitted by Abagail Christine Catania
* "Psychology and Investing": Video Conferencing by one of the most recognized scholars in finance during the last 50 years.

On March 29, 2023, H. Kent Baker, “University Professor” of Finance, American University, Washington DC, will be video conferencing with UE students in Smyth Hall at 4:00 p.m. The title of his presentation will be, “Psychology and Investing: Common Behavioral Biases of Investors.” The Journal of Finance literature recognized him as among the top 1 % of the most prolific authors in finance during the past 50 years. Professor Baker has published over 210 peer-reviewed papers and authored 41 books. He has also provided consulting services to more than 100 organizations.  Professor Baker is a professional musician who plays five instruments. He has taught, recorded, toured, and played in numerous rock, jazz, and other musical groups. The event is open to public.

Submitted by Walayet Khan
* Mixed-Media Marriage Exhibit

The Krannert Gallery will host the Mixed-Media Marriage exhibit by artists Brooke Congleton Wheeler & Scott Wheeler from February 26 - April 2, 2023. Please join us for the artists reception on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery.

Submitted by Carol McCraney

Changemaker Corner

* ChangeLabs Programs Recognized during Leadership Everyone Awards

Several University of Evansville ChangeLabs won awards during the 28th annual Celebration of Leadership program by Leadership Everyone.

Celebration of Leadership is an annual event during which Leadership Everyone honors individuals, projects, programs, business, and organizations who make significant, collaborative contributions that improve and transform community in the Tri-State region.

“We are very proud of what our students and faculty accomplish through their work in ChangeLabs,” said Erin Lewis, executive director of the Center for Innovation & Change, which facilitates ChangeLab at UE. “Every day we are inspired by the passion, talent, and ingenuity of our UE community and truly honored to empower them as they serve.”

ChangeLab is a multi- and inter-disciplinary academic offering at the University of Evansville. Through this program, students and faculty can propose projects that make a positive difference in the community and around the world and then get to work on them while earning academic credit. ChangeLab courses are made up of individuals from nearly all areas of study and explore topics ranging from data analytics to housing and food insecurity to healthcare and educational topics and more.

“We are so proud of the students and faculty who were presented this evening with Leadership Everyone Awards,” said UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “As a Changemaker Campus, UE is dedicated to empowering students and faculty as they work to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive. It is an honor to see work recognized in the community in this way.”

Below is a list of the students and programs recognized with 28th Annual Celebration of Leadership Awards.

Annie Kim
UE United Sound
2023 Sam Featherstone Youth Award
Annie Kim is a sophomore biology major and concertmaster for the UE Symphony Orchestra. Over the past two semester, she has established and grown UE United Sound, a student club and ChangeLab course at UE based on the national group aimed at removing barriers and fostering social change through music. They train UE music students to teach younger students with disabilities how to play instruments, and give them exciting opportunities to perform, such as at the Victory Theatre for the Holiday Pops concert.

Jack Deig
Hydration Station
2023 Sam Featherstone Youth Award
As a high school student, Jack Deig saw a problem in our community—not everyone has access to filtered drinking water. He entered UE’s High School Changemaker Challenge with his idea to provide clean drinking water to all through Hydration Stations. Continuing his work at UE Changelab, he has now installed a free drinking water machine at Patchwork Central, and more are being installed around Evansville’s downtown, specifically targeting those experiencing homelessness.

Joshua Academy Music Instruction ChangeLab
Coach Fran Vile, UE Clinical Instructor of Music
2023 Arts Award for a Project or Program
Through this course led by Fran Vile of UE’s Music Conservatory, music education students Will McDonner and Luke Robertson have established and grew an instrumental music program at Joshua Academy. Beginning with a closet full of forgotten, dusty, and broken instruments, they repaired or replaced the instruments and taught students to read and play music, finishing the year with a popular performance and partnering with the Academy’s choir.

Data Analytics ChangeLab
Coach Omid Khormali, UE Assistant Professor of Mathematics
2023 Leader in Technology Award
UE’s Data Analytics ChangeLab, led by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Omid Khormali, puts its students’ talents to use for the community. They have served Deaconess, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics, and COVID Between the Coasts, a partnership with WNIN. Last semester, their project took data received from the United States Forestry Service and created a tool for them to identify trends in invasive species and forest fires, and they have been asked to testify before Congress about the project.

Children's Mental Health ChangeLab
Coach Jennie Braun
2023 Project and Program Division Award
When children need mental health testing, it is often a year-long wait. The students at UE’s Children’s Mental Health ChangeLab worked with parents and doctors in our community to identify the root causes of this issue, and then developed an elegant, multi-tiered solution. They make it easy to view eligible doctors and wait times, and use UE’s Doctor of Psychology program to help with the backlog of doctors and paperwork, increasing affordability and speed of testing for kids.

Submitted by Andrew Carter
* ChangeLab STAT 300 - Data in the Real World

STAT 300 / ChangeLab 300 - Data Analysis in the Real World

Do you want to challenge yourself in data analytics ChangeLab by working on a real-world project?
If so, join us at the ChangeLab in Fall 2023. We will have enough tasks if you have elementary, intermediate, or
advanced data analytics skills. You will work on the project in a team supervised by a coach. Your project management,
teamwork, professional interaction, and presentation skills will be developed.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the ChangeLab, please contact Dr. Omid Khormali via email

Submitted by Stacey Beard /
* CHNG 310-02: Civil Disobedience, Creative Protest Project

Hey Aces! Are you wanting a creative outlet when it comes to social problems? This is the Change Lab for you!

Civil Disobedience will explore different ways protesters have used art (music, theatre, storytelling, dance, etc) to make their voices known and heard in regard to social injustice. In direct connection with creating an Inclusive Community (UE Core Value) and Living meaningfully in a changing world (UE Mission) students will organize an end of semester showcase to exhibit their artform connected to a social problem they identify with or feel connected to.
Get ready to research different creative protest methods and formulate a working plan to organize the end of semester showcase!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to create and showcase your protest. Plan CHNG 310-02 for the Fall 2023 semester now, seats are limited!

Submitted by Jade S Shelby

Info You Should Know

* PSYC 229 Offered During Summer Session 1

PSYC 229 (Social Psychology) will be offered during Summer Session 1 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from May 15-June 16, please contact Prof McCracken via email –

Submitted by Evan McCracken
* PSYC 405 (Gender, Psychology, and Law) Offered During Summer Session 1

PSYC 405 (Gender, Psychology, and Law), a core course for GWS, will be offered during Summer Session 1 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from May 15-June 16, please contact Prof McCracken via email –

Submitted by Evan McCracken
* PSYC 121 Offered During Summer Session 2

PSYC 121 (Introduction to Psychology) will be offered during Summer Session 2 as an online, asynchronous class. If you have questions about this 3 credit hour course, which will run from June 19-July 21, please contact Prof McCracken via email –

Submitted by Evan McCracken
* LEAD Forward 2023-2024

The LEAD Forward program invites students to apply for the 2023-2024 LEAD Fellows cohort! LEAD Forward is an executive-style leadership skills development program. Students learn and grow through an intense retreat in August, monthly meetings with local community and business leaders, and one-on-one coaching. Students will receive an individualized leadership development plan that will guide their training throughout the program. We will also have lots of fun as we work as a team to improve our leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. We are looking for student leaders (current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors) who are passionate about leadership! We welcome students of all majors as we believe leadership grows stronger through interdisciplinary ideas and fellowship. LEAD Forward is designed to be a year-long program, with participants committed to attend all scheduled meetings. However, we recognize that some of our top student leaders are also planning to study abroad, complete full-time internships, etc. and so we are happy to work with students to develop an individualized semester-long program or other alternative schedules. Please complete this application electronically and return via email to program director Megan Taylor ( by Friday, April 7 at 5pm.

Submitted by Megan Taylor
* 2023-24 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.
Eligible students for the 2023-2024 Hartig Memorial Scholarship will be sophomores in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The application can be found online.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by May 5, 2023. The decision will be announced by May 26, 2023.

Questions: Amber Chandler, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at or 812-488-2364.

Submitted by Amber Chandler
* English prof. serves as host of The Norton Library Podcast

The Great Gatsby

Mark Cirino is the host of The Norton Library Podcast, a new show that explores influential works of literature and philosophy with the leading scholars and teachers behind Norton’s newest series of classics. In each episode, featuring a Norton Library editor, The Norton Library Podcast reveals new and surprising things about these classic works—why they endure, and what it means to read them today. The first show explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel The Great Gatsby with its Norton Library editor, Anne Margaret Daniel. This and future episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts, including:

Cirino, Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in English, also hosts the Hemingway Society's popular show, One True Podcast.

Submitted by Michelle Lehman
* FIN 280 - Introduction to Personal Finance - Summer 2023

This class will introduce students to the basic concepts of Personal Finance, which should be of great interest to all students, whether you are just beginning your college life or will soon be out in the working world. Topics include: Money Management, Consumer Credit, Housing Decisions, Insurance, Investing, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning etc. No prerequisites are required.

This course will be offered in Summer I 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Chris Brockman at

Submitted by Chris Brockman
* SPAN-111 Online course – Summer 1

SPAN-111: Elementary Spanish I will be offered during the Summer 1 session as an online, asynchronous class. This course counts towards Outcome 6. This is a 3 credit hour course, which will run from May 15 to June 16, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diana Rodríguez Quevedo via email – 

Submitted by Diana Rodriguez Quevedo
* Olmsted Pepsi Vending Machine

The glass front Pepsi vending machine is being replaced with a new glass front machine in a effort to eliminate ongoing vending issues. Please note that this process takes several days to complete. The current machine will be emptied and the new machine will be delivered today, Thursday, March 23. However, it will be next week before the new machine can be filled with product for use. Thank you for your patience.

Submitted by Kim Winsett
* Submit Your Favorite Photos for UE's Photography Exhibit

The 2023 UE Photography Exhibition is scheduled for April 10-May 5, and the Department of Art is seeking entries for submission! Photography will be on display in the Krannert Gallery. Active and retired employees of UE as well as trustees are invited to present their work.

The photography requirements are as follows:
• Items should be matted, framed, and suitable for hanging in the Krannert Gallery.
• Photos may be no larger than 16x20”.
• On the back of each submission you must provide your name, current/former department, email address, and a title for your image (date and location if appropriate).
• Work not previously submitted can be accepted.

Items will be accepted between April 3-6 in the Department of Art office (FA 212).

A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Krannert Gallery, and the campus community is encouraged to attend. This special event will honor Professor Emeritus Hanns Pieper, PhD, the UE Photography Exhibition’s founder.
Please join us in celebrating this tradition of displaying meaningful work created by our own campus community!

If you have questions. Please contact Carol McCraney, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Art, at

Submitted by Carol McCraney
* New issue of the Crescent Magazine

A new issue of the Crescent Magazine produced by Student Media is now available!

Submitted by Tommy Housman
* UE to host Innovate WIthIN Regional Pitching Competition

On April 10, ten student teams will be competing in the STARTedUP Foundation’s Innovate WithIN program Region 1 competition hosted by the University of Evansville. Students will present their pitches in front of an audience comprising government officials, business leaders, educators, and family members. Not only will these students receive great exposure, but they are also competing for a first-place prize of $25,000 in venture capital funding. Each team will also have the opportunity to enter an exclusive alumni program, receive thousands of dollars in scholarships, and are invited to travel to Washington D.C. over the summer.

You are invited to attend this local competition and experience these impressive student pitches. Join in person in Eykamp Hall on April 10 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT or attend virtually.

Read the additional details and registration information

Submitted by Noah Alatza
* Seeking financial Aid for summer courses?

UE students seeking financial aid or intending to use loan funds for summer courses at UE, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and return to the Office of Student Financial Services (Olmsted 105) however is most convenient. The application will allow our office to assess your financial aid and loan eligibility.


On-campus jobs are available for continuing UE students during the summer. You do not need to be eligible for need-based Federal Work-Study during the academic year in order to apply. You may also apply regardless of your enrollment in summer courses. Applications will be available within the Student Employment area of WebAdvisor.

Submitted by Amy Sowders
* Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program for Students

We are pleased to coordinate employer tuition reimbursement as a service to our students and our community. Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs are offered by many companies to assist employees with full- or part-time tuition reimbursement benefits. Programs and eligibility vary by company, so check with your employer to see if you may be eligible. For more information regarding UE Employer Tuition Reimbursement please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 812-488-2565:

Submitted by Melissa Baker
* Call for Nominations: Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for consideration of The Howard S. Rosenblatt “Dean of Students Leadership Awards.” These awards will be presented at the 30th Annual Leadership Awards Reception scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023. Invitations will be prepared by the Center for Student Engagement.

Awards from the Dean of Students Office are presented in the following categories:

Student Organization Advisor of the Year

Student Organization of the Year

Student Leader of the Year

Over 80% of UE students participate in at least one student organization or program. These organizations are successful because of the commitment of the student leaders and the advisors who give freely of their time and support. The recipients of these awards are selected based on their commitment to the University of Evansville as well as the development and success of their efforts within their chosen student organization.

The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2023. Click on this link to submit your nomination:

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office at 812-488-2500 or by e-mail via

Thank you in advance for celebrating the achievements of our campus leadership!

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* It's Time to Nominate a Deserving Senior for the Outstanding Senior Service Award

Do you know a senior deserving of the highest award given by UE? Ten finalists will be selected, and one student will be presented this award at Commencement. Selection is based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and community and campus engagement.

Nominations for the Guthrie May and Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award will be accepted March 1 – March 30, 2023.?Students who are nominated must accept their nomination by 4:00 p.m. on April 4, 2023.

You can nominate deserving seniors by completing the form below. Once you submit a nomination, students will receive an automatic email giving them the opportunity to accept the nomination by providing their responses to the award application questions.

Please contact Shelby Gardner ( with any questions.

Submitted by Shelby Gardner
* UE Summer Camps and Employee Discount

The Office of Youth Programs has opened registration for UE Summer Camps 2023! This summer, we are offering Dance Camp, the Wesley Shepard Music Camp, Exploring Art at UE (Grades 2-5 & Grades 6-8), STEM Camp, Clay Camp, Springboard, and Pride Camp. To find out more, please visit our website.

We are offering a 50% discount to UE Employees that would like to register their youth. To receive this discount, please email us at BEFORE registering. Please include your name, title, list youth(s)’s name and camp title. We will send you a discount code to apply at registration within two business days.

If you have any questions, please email

Submitted by Rachel Roscoe


* Computer Science Students participate in the International Collegiate Programming Contest

Two teams from the School of Engineering and Computer Science participated in the 2022 International collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Mid-Central USA Regional Contest on February 25. Six Computer Science students, Ethan Abney, Irfan Ahmad, Daniel Dwyer, Wyatt Hardin, Alejandro Malla, and Aaron Tucker formed the two teams. The teams placed 28th and 40th out of 100 teams competing. Congratulations to our students on their achievement!

Submitted by Tonya Albright


* Late rallies help Lindenwood sweep softball doubleheader

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A pair of late rallies saw Lindenwood pick up two victories over the University of Evansville softball team on Tuesday afternoon at the Lou Brock Complex.

Game 1 – Lindenwood 7, UE 6 (8 innings)

Trailing by a 5-0 margin, Lindenwood scored seven runs in the final four innings to pick up a 7-6 win in the first game of the doubleheader.

Evansville struck first with a pair of runs in the second inning.  Jess Willsey reached on a 1-out single and Jenna Nink followed with a triple to right center to score Willsey for the first run of the game.  After Sydney Kalonihea was hit by a pitch, Taylor Howe laced a 2-out single to left, bringing in Nink for the second run of the frame.

One inning later, the lead doubled for UE as two more runs would score.  Zoe Frossard drew a walk with one out and Willsey followed with a triple to add another run.  Later in the inning, Willsey made it a 4-0 game when she scored on a stolen base attempt by Dori Brown.  Alexa Davis was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth to extend the lead to 5-0.

Lindenwood stormed back in the bottom half of the 5th, scoring three times.  UE got one of those runs back in the sixth thanks to the second RBI triple of the afternoon by Jenna Nink.  Just when it looked like momentum was back on Evansville’s side, the Lions added three more tallies to tie the game in the bottom of the frame.  An error by the Aces, coupled with three walks, saw Lindenwood knot the score at 6-6.

In the eighth, the Lions saw their first two batters reach before Irelynn West had the game-winning hit.  Theresa Snaidauf led Lindenwood with a 2-4 game with two runs scored.  West had three RBI in the game.  Willsey went 3-5 with three runs and an RBI for UE.  Mikayla Jolly made the start for the Aces, allowing one hit in three innings.  Elle Jarrett gave up five runs, four earned, in 2 1/3 innings while Sydney Weatherford saw one run score while walking three in 2/3 inning.  Erin Kleffman tossed the seventh and eighth and allowed the final run.

Game 2 – Lindenwood 4, UE 3

With Evansville holding a 3-1 lead, Lindenwood scored three runs in the fifth inning before finishing with a 4-3 win in the second game of the doubleheader.  The Lions took a 1-0 lead in the opening frame before the Aces countered with three runs in the second.

Jess Willsey led the inning off with a home run before Hannah Hood laced a double down the left field line.  Marah Wood followed up with an RBI single to score Hood.  With two outs, Wood scored on a Taylor Howe sacrifice fly.  After picking up three hits in the frame, the Aces recorded just two more over the final five innings as the Lions staged another late rally.

Two hits and an error in the bottom of the fifth saw Lindenwood retake the lead before completing the 1-run victory.  Hood recorded two of the Aces’ five hits in the game while the Lions totaled four.  Megan Brenton made the start, allowing one run on two hits in four innings of work.  Paige McAllister tossed the final two frames and gave up three runs, one being earned.  This weekend, the Aces are back home for a 3-game set versus Belmont.

Submitted by Athletics

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville baseball team will put its nine-game winning streak on the line on Wednesday night, as the Purple Aces will return home to German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium to host preseason Ohio Valley Conference favorite Southeast Missouri State.  First-pitch is set for 6 p.m. and the game can be heard live in the Tri-State area and on-line on 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network.

Evansville will enter Wednesday night’s game at 16-7 overall after sweeping its Missouri Valley Conference-opening series at Missouri State over the weekend.  The Purple Aces have won nine-straight contests, and 16 out of 18 games overall.  UE’s nine-game winning streak entered the week as the fourth-longest active winning streak in Division I baseball, and it moved up one spot on Tuesday afternoon, as Central Connecticut State saw its 10-game streak snapped with a 5-2 loss to Northeastern.

Wednesday night will mark the second time in which UE and SEMO have met this year, as the Purple Aces picked up a 14-8 victory at SEMO on March 1.  Six different Purple Aces had multi-hit games that day, and junior catcher Brendan Hord and fifth-year outfielder Danny Borgstrom both had home runs, with Borgstrom launching a grand slam in the win.
Fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug continues to lead the UE offense this year, as he will bring a .422 batting average and .579 on-base percentage into Wednesday night’s contest.  Hug ranks in the nation’s top 35 in both categories.  Fellow fifth-year outfielder Eric Roberts was named the MVC Player of the Week on Monday, and Roberts currently leads the Valley in home runs (nine), stolen bases (10), runs scored (27) and RBI (32).

Southeast Missouri State will bring a 12-14 overall record into Wednesday’s contest after winning two out of three games at SIU-Edwardsville to open Ohio Valley Conference play.  The Redhawks are the preseason favorite to win the OVC, after SEMO won the 2022 OVC Tournament title and participated in the NCAA Regional Tournament.  Senior infielder Jevon Mason currently leads the Redhawk attack with a .322 batting average, while senior outfielder Carlos Aranda leads SEMO with six home runs and 20 RBI.  Aranda had a grand slam and drove in five runs in the first meeting between the two schools.

Freshman LHP Willard Peterson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is expected to make his second start of the year for Evansville on Wednesday night.  He is expected to be opposed by SEMO LHP Ethan Osborne (2-3, 8.03 ERA).

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* Romashkin posts low round of the day for UE men

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – Freshman Daniil Romashkin recorded a 1-over 73 to pace the University of Evansville men’s golf team in the second round of the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate.

Romashkin made the largest jump of the day for the Purple Aces, following up his opening-round 78 with a 73 on Tuesday at True Blue Golf Club.  He heads into Wednesday’s final round with a 151, which is third for the UE squad and tied for 71st overall.

With two rounds in the books, the low score of UE belongs to Carson Parker.  After shooting a 73 in the first 18 holes, Parker recorded a solid 75 in the second round.  His 148 is 52nd on the leaderboard.  Behind him is Masatoyo Kato.  A 1-under 71 in the first round was the low score of the event for UE.  Kato carded a 79 on Tuesday to rank in a tie for 62nd with a 150.

Third on the team is Romashkin with a 151 with Isaac Rohleder and Caleb Wassmer following.  Rohleder opened play with a 77 before improving in Tuesday’s round, notching a 75.  His 152 is tied for 78th.  Wassmer tallied a 76 on the first day while recording a 79 in the second 18.  He has a 155.  Individual Henry Kiel was the third Aces player to improve from their opening day score.

Kiel finished Monday’s action with an 81 before dropping his score by five strokes on Tuesday to a 76.

Troy University holds a healthy 9-stroke lead with 18 holes remaining.  With a 563, the Trojans pace Delaware, who has a 572.  Jared Nelson of UConn continues to lead the individual standings.  After pacing the tournament with a 4-under 68 on Monday, Nelson carded a 3-under 69 in round two.  His 137 is two strokes in front of a second-place tie.

The third and final round is set to take place on Wednesday morning.

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* Petrova jumps into top 20 in second round

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – Tuesday’s second round of the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate saw Kate Petrova rise into the top 20 to lead the University of Evansville women’s golf team.

Petrova had the low round of the tournament thus far for the Purple Aces, shooting an even 71 on Tuesday.  Her 2-round tally of 147 has her in 16th with one round remaining at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Magdalena Borisova continued her consistent play, following up her opening round score of 74 with a 4-over 75 in the second 18.  She has a score of 149 and is tied for 22nd.  Mallory Russell was the third UE player to complete both rounds with scores in the 70’s.  After registering a 75 in the first round, she completed the second day with a 78.  Russell’s tally of 153 is tied for 40th.

Next up was Allison Enchelmayer.  The senior opened the event with a 75 before shooting an 81 in the second round.  She enters Wednesday’s final round with a 156, which is tied for 55th.  Carly Frazier rounded out the contingent for UE.  Following an 83 on Monday, Frazier wrapped up Tuesday’s round with an 86.

Evansville is in a tie for 10th place with Marshall University with scores of 605.  The duo is just one stroke behind Morehead State and trails 8th-place Coastal Carolina by three.  James Madison added to its lead in the team standings.  JMU posted a 285 on Monday before a 286 on day two gave them a 571.  They are 16 shots ahead of UNC Asheville.

Kate Owens of JMU and Dasa Urbankova from UIC are tied for the individual lead.  Both head into the last round with 2-round scores of 140.  They are just one in front of a third-place tie.  The final round of 18 is set for Wednesday morning.

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