University of Evansville

UE Alumni Today E-Newsletter

March 2014

Alumni Welcome to Return to Campus this Spring or Fall

Music Department Reunion
UE’s Department of Music is holding a reunion on Saturday, April 12, with a variety of events planned throughout the day. Alumni can perform as part of the Alumni Choir conducted by former faculty member Johnny Poon, or Jazz Ensemble conducted by professor emeritus Ed Lacy. Come catch up with your fellow alumni at this great event! View the full schedule of events and register online

UE African American Alumni Annual Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation UEAAA will present the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Alumni Scholarship at their annual luncheon on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. At the lunch, graduating seniors will also be welcomed to the alumni group. Opportunities to reconnect with friends and network with students will abound that weekend. Find out more at or call 812-488-2586. 

Date Set for Homecoming 2014 Reunion Weekend

Mark your calendars and plan to be back at UE October 3 - 5 for Homecoming 2014 Reunion Weekend. Responding to feedback from alumni and students, the Alumni Association Board of Directors decided to move homecoming earlier in the fall when outdoor events can be enjoyed on campus. This big weekend will also be paired with Family Weekend, so there will be a lot of activities on campus. Special reunions are being planned for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the classes of 1964, 1974, 1989, and 2014. If you’re interested in helping plan a reunion for your special group, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at or 812-488-2586. We want to work with you to create a homecoming event!

Breakfast with the CEO provides great opportunities
to network and learn: Open to Alumni and Students

Nancy Lurker M'90, CEO and Board Director, PDI Inc.

PDI Inc. is a leading health care commercialization company providing superior insight-driven, integrated multi-channel message delivery for established and emerging health care companies.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Breakfast will be served.

UE Student: $5
Individual Ticket: $10

This event is open to all UE alumni, students, and local professionals.

Register online today!

Career Development News

The Center for Career Development has had a busy spring with career events and networking! On February 13, our staff took 37 students and four alumni to Indianapolis for the Career Expo where over 100 employers gathered to discuss current opening for internships and full-time positions. More than 10 students returned to Evansville with a scheduled interview thanks to this event. The following week, we hosted our annual Career Day and were at full capacity with 79 employers registered for the event. Students and alumni attended to network with employers searching for engineering, marketing, health care, finance, and service-oriented interns and full-time employees. Be sure to check our online calendar and participate in future career events with your alma mater! Career events and services are available to alumni as well as students.

Education majors in search of a full-time teaching position have two events to attend this spring. On April 8, 2014, the colleges and universities of our region will sponsor a Teacher Recruitment Fair at the University of Southern Indiana. This fair is open to alumni, and all interested candidates should register by contacting Linda Wulf at

Additionally, the Center for Career Development has joined a Central Indiana College Career Consortium that sponsors a Teacher Interview Day for current students only. On April 23 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds near Avon, Indiana, the 35th annual Teacher Interview Day will be held. Current students are welcome to attend and encouraged to register at For more information please contact our office at 812-488-1083 or e-mail

There are still plenty of recruitment opportunities for students during this busy season of professional, internship, and cooperative education employment. Alumni should consider joining the University of Evansville LinkedIn page where full-time professional positions are posted for candidates with experience. Join now and view postings; you are also free to post your organization’s openings.

UEGive:24 Recap

On Thursday, February 27,UE held the third annual UEGive:24, a 24-hour giving blitz with the goal of raising $10,000 for student scholarship funds. This year a total of $7,211 was donated towards three different scholarship funds: student scholarship fund, Harlaxton scholarship fund, and student-athlete scholarship fund.

 If you missed out on the chance to support student scholarships that will be made available Fall 2014, you can still make a gift of $24 online or call the Office of Annual Giving at 812-488-2377.

Author Seeks Alumni to Interview

Stephen Beaven, an Evansville native and former staff writer for the Oregonian, is writing a book called, Rebound: The Resurrection of a Hometown Team. It recounts the crash and UE’s ascension to the top rung of college basketball. Beaven has written about the crash for the New York Times and other publications.

He is hoping to interview former students from before and after the crash. If you are willing to be interviewed, please contact him at

Stephen is also looking for game tape from the 1977 - 1982 seasons. Contact him at the above e-mail if you can help.

Videotape of Basketball Games Sought

Bill Hadley ’69 is writing a book on the 1965 Aces basketball national championship and undefeated season and is looking for game tape from the 1965 victory over Southern Illinois. Contact him at if you have tape or know someone who does.

Long Term Care Insurance Offered to UE Alumni

Life-altering events can occur at any age, leaving one with few options for Long Term Care insurance coverage. This means there’s never been a better time for both men and women to research their LTC options than right now.

No-risk LTC consultations are available to our graduates at no cost as part of the Alumni Insurance Program. Visit to download a free 10-point checklist and then schedule your risk-free consultation by phone.

Info You Should Know

UE Alumni Online

Alumni, join UE Alumni Online, a
password-protected community
where alumni can communicate
with and search for friends and 
classmates. The community’s
online directory contains a
comprehensive database of all
alumni and contact information 
for those alumni who have already
registered and chosen to be
included. UE Alumni Online is
also the online event registration 
system for alumni events, so joining
the community makes event 
registration easier. 

Register today at

You’ll need your UE ID number, 
which is ##UE id number##.

Event Calendar

Mark your calendar for
upcoming alumni events. 
More details for each are
available at 
or contact
or 812-488-2586.

March 18
Delta Sigma Pi Business
Recognition Lunch

April 2 
Gift of Scholarship Dinner

April 3
Breakfast with the CEO

April 12 
Music Department Reunion

April 26
UEAAA Annual Luncheon

Click here to view the full schedule of events at UE.

Share Your Good News

Tell us about your new job, 
marriage, anniversary, baby,
degree, retirement, or other 
accomplishments. Share them 
with your fellow UE alumni in 
the Class Notes section of UE
Magazine at

UE Class Agents Wanted

The UE Class Agent program
coordinates teams of graduates
from each class year - a head
agent and up to 10 class agents
- that support UE in fundraising 

We would love to have you on board. 

For more information contact
Liz Riffert ’07, annual giving 
officer, at 812-488-2440 or

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UE Bookstore Stocks UE 
and Harlaxton Gear

Update your UE wardrobe 
or select the perfect gift for
an Aces fan at the University
Bookstore. All items are
available online. 

Visit the UE Bookstore online
to place your order.

Office of Alumni and 
Parent Relations

Igleheart Building
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722

Sylvia Young DeVault ’85 
Director of Alumni and 
Parent Relations

Angela Williams
Assistant Director of Alumni and 
Parent Relations

Monica Spencer M’12 
Assistant Director of Alumni 
and Parent Relations for 
Career Development

Donna Jones M’08
Senior Administrative Assistant

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