UE Alumni Today
February 2009 View in Browser - View Printer Friendly Version

In this edition:
File Your FAFSA for the 2009-2010 School Year
Commencement Central for May 2009 Graduates is February 24 & 25
Encourage Your Student to Attend Career Day 2009
Save the Date for Family Weekend 2009 : September 25-27
Village and Residence Hall Assignments for 2009-2010
On Campus Housing During Spring Break
Purchase a Brick and Support UE's Parents' Fund
Great Items on Sale at the UE Bookstore

File Your FAFSA for the 2009-2010 School Year

Returning students should file their 2009-10 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10th for maximum financial aid eligibility.

To file the FAFSA electronically visit the FAFSA Web site. The University of Evansville's FAFSA school code is 001795.

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Commencement Central for May 2009
Graduates is February 24 & 25

pic Parents of May graduates should make sure their student attends Commencement Central from 10 a.m. - 4 pm. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 or Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the area outside the Bookstore in the Ridgway University Center. During this event students will finalize their graduation by meeting with the Registrar's Office and the Alumni Office. Bachelor degree graduates can purchase and pick up their cap and gowns. Graduation announcements can also be ordered. Announcement pricing is the same as last year and costly shipping charges can be avoiding by having your student pick up the order in the Bookstore. Announcement order forms are also printable from the Bookstore's website. If you have any questions, please contact the Bookstore at (812) 488-2678 or bookstore@evansville.edu.

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Encourage Your Student to Attend Career Day 2009

Career Day 2009 will take place on Tuesday, February 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Fitness Center. Career Day is a wonderful opportunity for students to speak with employers and learn about professional opportunities. If your student is looking for jobs, internships or simply wants to develop contacts, encourage him or her to attend Career Day. For more about Career Day, a list of employers and information about how students can prepare, please visit http://careerservices.evansville.edu/students/careerfairs/careerday2009.

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Save the Date for Family Weekend 2009 : September 25-27

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has set dates for its annual fall weekend events so mark your calendar now! Family Weekend 2009 will take place from Friday, September 25th to Sunday, September 27th. More details will follow soon. To view photos of last year's Family Weekend, visit http://s386.photobucket.com/albums/oo308/Uealumni/FamilyWeekend2008/.

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Village and Residence Hall Assignments for 2009-2010

Village and Residence Hall placement processes are currently in progress. For more information about 2009-2010 housing assignments, please visit Residencelife.evansville.edu/Assignments.htm.

Housing Assignment Process Calendar
All Students
Feb. 23, 25, 26 Housing Information Meetings
March 9 - 13 All students must submit their online housing contract through WebAdvisor

Village Process
March 9 - 13 Village Request Cards available in the Residence Life Office
March 13 Village Request Cards due by 5pm in the Residence Life Office
March 18 Village occupancy assignments will be emailed by 5pm
March 19 - 20 Students select Village placements by appointments only

Residence Hall Process
March 23 Students may reclaim current residence hall rooms in the Residence Life Office from 2pm-5pm
March 24 Open room charts posted by noon. Students may claim open rooms (current halls 8pm-9:30pm)
March 25 Lottery Appointments will be emailed by 5pm
March 26 - 27 Residence Hall room selections, by appointment only

Students may also apply for theme housing in the following areas: Residential Honors Program, Global Living & Learning Community, Asian Immersion Experience and International Student Roommates. For more information, please visit http://residencelife.evansville.edu/Theme_Index.htm.

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On Campus Housing During Spring Break

The external entrances of the residence halls will be locked during Spring Break from Friday, February 27th at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 8th at noon.

Students staying on campus during Break should be sure to carry their keys at all times.

Students who are not staying on campus should to secure their possessions, dispose of perishables, lock all windows and doors and remember to turn off their alarm clocks. It is recommended that Village residents purchase a light timer to discourage potential burglars.

Food service is not in operation during Spring Break. Students should plan ahead and stock up on food if they are planning to stay on campus. The last meal served before Spring Break will be dinner on Friday, February 27th. The first meal served after Break will be dinner on Sunday, March 8th.

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Purchase a Brick and Support UE's Parents' Fund

Times are tough, there's no doubt about it. As the nation and the world try to continue to cope with the economic downturn and an uncertain future, it may seem like an odd time to approach you with a request to support the University of Evansville's Parents' Fund. There are a number of excellent charities out there competing for gifts - so why are we even asking now? Our answer is simple. We are asking because your gift to UE is extremely important to our students, facilities and family.

Continuing to Build the UE Legacy One Brick at a Time!
Special Offer: The University is excited to offer you the opportunity to purchase a personalized engraved brick to be set in the Ridgway University Center's promenade, with a gift of $250 or more to the Ridgway University Center. Bricks will contain special messages chosen by you, and are a great opportunity to congratulate a recent grad, celebrate a degree or accomplishment, or honor your loved ones.

Every gift to the Parents' Fund, no matter the size, is meaningful. Please consider supporting UE's Parents' Fund today! To make a gift to UE's Parents' Fund and to purchase a brick, simply visit us online at www.evansville.edu/give or by calling (812) 488-4065. Thank you for your support - past, present, and future! If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the Parents' Fund campaign, please do not hesitate to contact Monica Spencer at ms323@evansville.edu.

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Great Items on Sale at the UE Bookstore

'We Face the Future Unafraid

We Face the Future Unafraid is a narrative history of the University of Evansville written by George Klinger and is must have for UE parents and alumni. Regularly $30.00, We Face the Future Unafraid is on sale now at the UE Bookstore for $22.95. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up your copy at the special sale price.

Are you proud of the UE's Ridgway University Center? Celebrate our newest addition with a Ridgway Ceramic Mug for $9.95 or a Ridgway Ceramic Mug and Coaster set for $14.95 from the UE Bookstore.

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UE Magazine is Now Online!

UE Mag

Don't worry! You will still get your print edition right in your mailbox, but the digital edition includes all the content of the print version, with added features such as photo galleries. While the print edition has space for only a few photographs of UE events, the online version can link you to many more pictures of your former classmates and their families. You can also download stories and send to friends.

Click here to see the magazine! We hope you enjoy this new service. Let us know what you think by e-mailing UE Magazine!


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U●Envision Campaign Reaches Over $63 Million

The University has raised $63,846,829 toward the goal of $80 million in the U●Envision campaign. The campaign made possible the opening of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building and the newly completed Dr. William L. Ridgway University Center.

To learn more about the U●Envision 2010 Campaign, visit uenvision2010.evansville.edu.


More on Our Website

UE Parents Home
UE Parent Resources
Career Services Resources
UE Campus Calendar
Purple Aces Athletics Home
Financial Aid at UE


Events Calendar
Sunday, February 22
155th Founders Day
Tuesday, February 24 & Wednesday, February 25
Commencement Central for May 2009 graduates. Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Bookstore in the Ridgway University Center.
Saturday, February 28 - Sunday, March 8
Spring Break
Monday, March 9
Classes Resume
March 13-14, 16-19 at 8 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m.
"Picasso At The Lapin Agile" Presented by the University of Evansville Department of Theatre
Saturday, March 21
Open House for prospective students
Friday, March 27
Last Day to Withdraw With a 'W'
Tuesday, April 7
First Tuesday Concert Series,
The Big Three
Friday, April 10 -
Sunday, April 12

Easter Break
Monday, April 13
Classes Resume at 5:00 p.m.
Keep in Touch

Is your contact information and e-mail address current with UE?

Be sure they are, by using the easy online Keeping In Touch form just for parents! Your most current contact information allows the University to send you important information about campus developments and initiatives.

You will also receive: The bi-annual Parents Connections newsletter, this bi-monthly Parents Association Today e-newsletter, important campus news and announcements, occasional Parents Association information, updates and regional event invitations by e-mail.


Tell Us About a Career Opportunity from Your Organization

If you or your organization has potential internship, co-op or full-time job opportunities that could be filled by UE students or graduates, we would love to hear from you. Fill out the career referral form online.


Introduce a Student
to UE

Continue the strong tradition of academic excellence at UE; refer quality students from your community, high school, church or your own home to UE. The application fee is waived for those prospective students referred by parents or alumni.

Fill out the online form at evansville.edu/alumni/referral.asp to refer a student today.


Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

Igleheart Building
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722
812-488-2586

Sylvia (Young) DeVault '85
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
sy5@evansville.edu

Angela Williams
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
aw162@evansville.edu

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant
dj32@evansville.edu

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