University of Evansville


Friday, December 15, 2023

* Payroll Timecard Reminders


Enjoy winter break, but please don’t forget your timecards!

For the pay period 12/3 – 12/16/23:

  • Staff and students please submit timecards no later than Saturday, December 16th
  • Supervisors are reminded to approve timecards before noon on Monday, December 18th, and to please ensure that staff and students have submitted timecards.
  • Late time submissions may delay your pay due to the short week.

For the pay period of 12/17 – 12/30/23:

  • We only have 3 regular days next week for this pay period. Please complete your timecard and submit it before you leave (or complete it remotely if you forget.)
  • Supervisors please make sure that your staff has completed their time entry.
  • By the time we return to campus, there will not be access to enter time or approve for this period. Late time submission may delay your pay due to the short week.

Thank you, and please contact Dawn Bury at EXT 2159 or if you have questions.

Submitted by Dawn Bury

Upcoming Events

* First Class of Nurse Anesthesia Students Set to Graduate

Everyone is invited to the inaugural Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Graduation Ceremony on Saturday December 16 to honor the 16 students in the class of 2023. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in Shanklin Theatre. No tickets are required. For those who cannot attend in-person, the ceremony will also be live streamed at

Submitted by Missy Holzmeyer

Info You Should Know

* Textbook returns DUE NOW

Aces, make sure to bring your textbooks by the bookstore during regular hours to avoid the lines and fees!

Submitted by Niamh Steffens
* Plant Sitting

The library is offering to keep students' plants alive over the winter break if they cannot take them home. Contact Meg Atwater-Singer at ma35 for more information.

Submitted by Meg Atwater-Singer
* FREE, confidential HIV testing at the Health Center 9-11am: First Wednesday of every month

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

Submitted by Tara Ulrich


* Congratulations to ESG Certificate and Badge Recipients

Rania Mousa, Professor of Accounting, would like to congratulate her students for successfully completing the requirements of the Fundamentals of ESG Certificate (Environmental protection, Social inclusion, and Governance).

The certificate is offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is composed of five individual interactive modules. It offers an opportunity to assess the responsibility of businesses for key ESG issues, recognize the business case for implementing sustainable practices, and understand the current sustainability reporting frameworks and reporting requirements.

The following students have completed their certification and earned their digital badges while enrolled in Intermediate Accounting I course in Fall 2023:

  • Alley Angermeier
  • Ethan Brawley
  • Peyton Heaston
  • Ashton Lambert
  • Roderick Locke
  • David Martin
  • John McCully
  • Samer Nassif
  • America Perez
  • Luke Sergesketter
  • Landon Stoll
  • Grant Tichenor
  • Matthew Worthington
  • Ethan Ziegler
Submitted by Dr. Rania Mousa
* Dr. Plisky leads an ACL Summit and presents with Dr. Matsel on "ACL Hot Topics: Knee Extension ROM and Open-Chain Strengthing"

Dr. Phil Plisky, Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Residency Programs and Dr. Kyle Matsel Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Program Director for PhD in Health Professions Education presented a virtual live continuing education course titled, "ACL Hot Topics: Knee Extension ROM and Open-Chain Strengthening" for physical therapists and athletic trainers via Medbridge learning platform. Additionally, Dr. Plisky organized and hosted a 6 hour summit with professional leaders from around the world including Dr. Clare Ardern, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and UE DPT Alumni, Dr. Robert Butler, Director of Performance for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Drs. Plisky and Matsel have over 40 years of combined experience in the field and have produced many scholarly works on these topics which has helped numerous patients. We are proud of their contributions to the professions of physical therapy and athletic training and how they represent the University of Evansville.

Submitted by Bethany Huebner


* Men's basketball returns to action Saturday

Following an 11-day break due for finals, the University of Evansville men’s basketball squad will be in Louisville, Ky. to face Bellarmine.  The Purple Aces and Knights will square off on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT inside Freedom Hall.

Last Time Out

- On Dec. 5, UE traveled to Provo, Utah to take on #14 BYU

- In the opening minutes, the teams swapped the lead on six occasions before the Cougars took a double-digit lead

- BYU scored the final 12 points of the first half to lead by 22 at the break and would extend the lead in the second half

- Yacine Toumi led UE with 13 points and 7 rebounds in the contest

Two-Time Award Winner

- Chuck Bailey III earned his second MVC Freshman of the Week nod on Dec. 4 after a career-high 27 points at Missouri State

- The performance was the top scoring game by a freshman in the MVC this season and just the second league freshman to record 20+ points this year

- Bailey was 10-of-17 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free throw line

- He currently ranks in a tie for second on the team with 9.6 points per game

Leading the Way

- Yacine Toumi was Evansville’s top performer in the road game against top 15 squad BYU

- He connected on 5 of his 9 attempts to lead the Aces with 13 points and 7 boards

- For the season, Toumi is shooting a team-high 60.0%, which is 5th in the MVC

- Toumi is UE’s leading rebounder with 5.6 per game and is 4th with 9.2 points

Near the Top

- Tanner Cuff has been exceptional with his ability to take care of the ball, posting 31 assists this year while turning the ball over just seven times

- With an assist-to-turnover ratio of 4.43, he paces the MVC and is 8th in the NCAA

- Cuff has multiple assists in each of the last six games with his top total of eight coming at Missouri State

- With seven seconds remaining in overtime against UNI, Cuff knocked down a 3-pointer to give UE a 4-point lead and seal the win

- He finished the game with nine points and has posted 7.0 points in the last five games

Scouting the Opponent

- Bellarmine comes into Saturday’s game with a 4-7 record but has put together a 2-game win streak with victories over Boyce College and Berea

- The Knights wrapped up the month of November with close losses at West Virginia (58-62) and at Louisville (68-73)

- Leading scorer Ben Johnson (13.0 PPG) has missed the last four games due to injury

- Peter Suder and Bash Wieland lead BU with 12.1 and 11.5 points, respectively.

- Langdon Hatton holds the team lead with 6.5 rebounds per game while Wieland checks in with 5.2

Submitted by Athletics
* Challenging Schedule Awaits Baseball Aces In 2024

University of Evansville baseball coach Wes Carroll announced a challenging 2024 schedule on Wednesday which is highlighted by a season-opening trip to 2023 College World Series darling Oral Roberts, 10 games against Power Five competition, and UE hosting the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

“We are excited to announce the 2024 schedule,” said Carroll. “It is a highly competitive schedule that will prepare us well for Missouri Valley Conference play.

“Hosting the MVC Tournament for the first time since 1998 is going to be a great opportunity to showcase our program and this community. I look forward to seeing everyone at German American Bank Field and Braun Stadium this spring.”

Overall, Evansville will host 24 games at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium this spring, along with the entire MVC Tournament. Season tickets for the 2024 UE baseball season will go on sale beginning on Monday, January 8. Fans can call the UE ticket office by phone at 812-488-2237 to order their tickets, or click on the Ticket link on to learn more or order on-line.

UE’s non-conference slate features 10 games against Power Five competition, with four of UE’s five non-conference weekend series against teams which finished in the Top 100 in the RPI a year ago.

The season kicks off February 16-18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the Purple Aces will square off with College World Series participant Oral Roberts in a three-game series. The Golden Eagles finished 2023 with a 52-14 overall record as champions of the Summit League, the Stillwater Regional and Eugene Super Regional. ORU won its opener in the College World Series in dramatic fashion over TCU in its first CWS appearance since 1978.

After the home opener against Bellarmine on Tuesday, February 20, UE will once again hit the road to battle a Top 100 opponent, as the Purple Aces will travel south to take on the New Orleans Privateers in a three-game set February 23-25. UNO finished third in the Southland Conference with a 35-24 overall record, and the Privateers were runner-up in the SLC Tournament.

February will come to an end on Wednesday, February 28 with a non-conference showdown with SEC powerhouse Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. UE will try to avenge a 2-1, 17-inning loss at Vanderbilt last March.

March will begin this year at home, as the Purple Aces will host Horizon League member Purdue Fort Wayne in a four-game series March 1-3. UE will then hit the road again for a three-game series at traditional SEC power Mississippi State March 8-10. While Mississippi State had a down year by their standards last year at 27-26, the Bulldogs did win two out of three games at eventual national champion LSU in early May, and MSU’s Dudy Noble Field is considered one of the toughest environments to play in in all of college baseball.

Evansville will begin a home-and-home series with Ohio Valley Conference member Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday, March 13 at Braun Stadium, before closing out the bulk of non-conference play with four-straight road games at Power Five competition in mid-March. UE will travel to Big Ten member Michigan State March 15-17 for a three-game series, before heading to Lexington, Kentucky to renew its rivalry with 2023 Super Regional participant Kentucky on Tuesday, March 19.

Missouri Valley Conference play begins on Friday, March 22 against Murray State, and kicks off an eight-game homestand for the Purple Aces. After the three-game set with Murray State (March 22-24), UE will host SIUE on Tuesday, March 26, before hosting long-time Valley rival Southern Illinois in a special Easter weekend series which will be played Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, March 30. UE will then wrap-up its eight-game homestand with the start of a home-and-home series with Austin Peay on Tuesday, April 2.

Evansville will travel to Belmont (April 5-7) and Butler (Tuesday, April 9), before returning home to host Illinois State the weekend of April 12-14. UE will then travel north to Bloomington, Indiana to renew its rivalry with the Indiana University Hoosiers on Tuesday, April 16. IU finished second in the Big Ten a year ago, and finished as the runner-up at the Lexington Regional in last year’s NCAA Tournament.

UE will remain on the road with a three-game trip to Bradley the weekend of April 19-21, before finishing up a five-game road trip at Big Ten member Purdue on Tuesday, April 23. Evansville will then welcome MVC runner-up Missouri State to town for a key MVC series the weekend of April 26-28. The month of April concludes with a game at SEMO on Tuesday, April 30, as the Redhawks placed third in the OVC a year ago.

May begins on the road with a three-game Valley series at Valparaiso on May 3-5. UE will then take on the crosstown University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. The contest will be the first regular-season game between UE and USI with both schools being Division I members, as USI moved up to Division I a year ago.

All eyes in the MVC will be on Terre Haute the weekend of May 10-12, as UE will battle defending regular-season champion Indiana State at ISU’s Bob Warn Field. UE and Indiana State met twice on the final day of last year’s MVC Tournament, with Evansville producing a dramatic ninth-inning rally capped by Chase Hug’s two-strike, two-out walk-off grand slam to win the first tournament final, 6-5. ISU was able to bounce back to take home the crown in the nightcap, and UE will be looking to avenge that loss that weekend.

The final week of the regular-season will feature a non-conference game at Austin Peay on Tuesday, May 14, before a three-game home series against UIC beginning Thursday, May 16 through Saturday, May 18. Then, Evansville will serve as host for the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament from Tuesday, May 21 through Saturday, May 25. It will mark UE’s first time hosting the tournament at Braun Stadium, and the first time UE has hosted the MVC baseball tournament overall since 1998, when Evansville hosted the tournament at historic Bosse Field in downtown Evansville.


Friday, February 16 at Oral Roberts 3 PM
Saturday, February 17 at Oral Roberts 2 PM
Sunday, February 18 at Oral Roberts 1 PM
Tuesday, February 20 BELLARMINE 3 PM
Friday, February 23 at New Orleans TBA
Saturday, February 24 at New Orleans TBA
Sunday, February 25 at New Orleans TBA
Wednesday, February 28 at Vanderbilt TBA
Friday, March 1 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 3 PM
Saturday, March 2 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 12 PM DH
Sunday, March 3 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 1 PM
Friday, March 8 at Mississippi State 4 PM
Saturday, March 9 at Mississippi State 2 PM
Sunday, March 10 at Mississippi State 1 PM
Tuesday, March 13 SEMO 6 PM
Friday, March 15 at Michigan State 3:35 PM
Saturday, March 16 at Michigan State 3:35 PM
Sunday, March 17 at Michigan State 1 PM
Tuesday, March 19 at Kentucky 6:30 PM
Friday, March 22 MURRAY STATE * 6 PM
Saturday, March 23 MURRAY STATE * 2 PM
Sunday, March 24 MURRAY STATE * 1 PM
Tuesday, March 26 SIUE 6 PM
Thursday, March 28 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS * 6 PM
Friday, March 29 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS * 6 PM
Saturday, March 30 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS * 1 PM
Tuesday, April 2 AUSTIN PEAY 6 PM
Friday, April 5 at Belmont * 4 PM
Saturday, April 6 at Belmont * 2 PM
Sunday, April 7 at Belmont * 1 PM
Tuesday, April 9 at Butler 4 PM
Friday, April 12 ILLINOIS STATE * 6 PM
Saturday, April 13 ILLINOIS STATE * 2 PM
Sunday, April 14 ILLINOIS STATE * 1 PM
Tuesday, April 16 at Indiana TBA
Friday, April 19 at Bradley * 6 PM
Saturday, April 20 at Bradley * 2 PM
Sunday, April 21 at Bradley * 1 PM
Tuesday, April 23 at Purdue 6 PM
Friday, April 26 MISSOURI STATE * 6 PM
Saturday, April 27 MISSOURI STATE * 2 PM
Sunday, April 28 MISSOURI STATE * 1 PM
Tuesday, April 30 at SEMO 6 PM
Friday, May 3 at Valparaiso * 3 PM
Saturday, May 4 at Valparaiso * 1 PM
Sunday, May 5 at Valparaiso * 1 PM
Tuesday, May 7 USI 6 PM
Friday, May 10 at Indiana State * 6 PM
Saturday, May 11 at Indiana State * 2 PM
Sunday, May 12 at Indiana State * 1 PM
Tuesday, May 14 at Austin Peay 6 PM
Thursday, May 16 UIC * 6 PM
Friday, May 17 UIC * 6 PM
Saturday, May 18 UIC * 1 PM
May 21-May 25 MVC Tournament at GAB Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium

All times subject to change

Submitted by Athletics
* Cardona adds All-American status to list of accomplishments

Giulia Cardona became the first player in University of Evansville volleyball history to earn All-America status as she garnered American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Honorable Mention honors on Wednesday morning.

With the NCAA Final Four on the horizon this weekend, Cardona continues to be the national leader in kills per set (5.34), points per set (6.14) and attacks per set (15.00).  Cardona became UE’s first honoree in the 42-year history of the AVCA All-America Teams at the NCAA Division I level.  She was the MVC’s lone representative on this year’s list.

“I am happy to see Giulia being recognized on a national level,” Purple Aces head volleyball coach Fernando Morales said.  “We were witnesses of what she did night in and night out, but to see those on a national scale realizing this is huge for Giulia and our program.”

In total, 98 players were honored with 14 being named to first, second and third teams and 56 garnering honorable mention accolades.  Earlier in the month, Cardona became Evansville’s first player to garner AVCA All-Region honors.

Cardona was UE’s first  Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year and was one of the top performers in the MVC and the entire nation.  Cardona wrapped up the 2023 campaign with a total of 593 kills, breaking her own UE program mark, which she set in 2022.

She was named the AVCA GameChanger Division I National Player of the Week on October 17 becoming just the second player in league history to earn the accolade.  Cardona was a 4-tie MVC Player of the Week and recorded two of the league's four 20-kill, 20-dig performances in 2023.

This marks just the second time that a Purple Aces female has garnered All-American honors at the Division I level.  In 2000, Krista McKendree was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Third Team All-American.

Submitted by Athletics

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