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

In this edition:
Family Weekend 2009
Undy 500
Nursing Reception for Parents
Picnic With the President
AcesTV Now Available For Purchase
2009 Ace Purple Golf Classic
Peace. Love. Jazz
Parents Fund
Commencement Central

Family Weekend 2009

pic Parents, there is still time to register for Family Weekend 2009! Parents and Family Members, are welcomed back to the campus on September 25-27, 2009 for UEís 41st Annual Family Weekend!

Coordinated by the Alumni & Parent Relations Office, this weekend gives family members, the chance to see their UE student's progress, become more confident in the choices they have made, and be a part of their Evansville experience.

Schedule of Events
Sunday:
  • Check-In 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Ace's Mens Soccer 7:00 pm
  • SAB Talent Show 8:00pm
  • UE Theatre Production 8:00pm


Saturday:
  • Check-In 7:30am-11:30am
  • Continental Breakfast 7:30am-10:00am
  • Family Weekend Kickoff with a Welcome from President Jennings 8:15am-8:45am
  • Parents Council Meeting 9:00am-11:45am
  • UEAAA Outreach Calls 9:00am-11:30am
  • "The Undy 500" 5K walk/fun run 9:00am-10:30am
  • For Parents-Informational Sessions:
  • Harlaxton College and Study Abroad 9:00am-9:50am
  • The Major Discovery Program..When should a student choose a major? 10:00am-10:50am
  • Career Services: The 4 Year Journey along a Career Path 11:00-11:50am
  • Reception for Parents of Nursing Students 11:00am-Noon
  • Picnic with the President Noon-1:30pm
  • Family Weekend Concert 2:00pm
  • UEAAA Executive Board Meeting 2:00pm
  • President's Club Dinner 6:00pm
  • Aces Women's Soccer 7:00pm
  • UE Theatre Production 8:00pm

Sunday:
  • Mass 9:00am
  • University Worship Service 10:30am
  • catholic Campus Ministry Open House Newman Center, After 9:00 am Mass
  • UE Theatre Production 2:00pm


For more information visit the UE Parents Website or Register Now.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Alumni office at (812) 488-2586 or by email to alumni@evansville.edu!

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UNDY 500 Run

pic The University of Evansville Students of AMF is teaming up with SAE to host the first annual "Undy 500"- a 5K walk/run to raise awareness for colon cancer! Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer and kills more than breast cancer and AIDS combined, yet many people still consider talking about colons a taboo. Students of AMF are here to put an 'end' to the hush-talk and bring colon cancer into the spotlight, and YOU can help! Get your rear in gear and come sporting your favorite pair of boxers or briefs!

All runners must wear either boxers, or full coverage underwear worn over pants of leggings to where no skin above mid-thigh level will be visible. There will be no exceptions and runners that refuse to comply with the dress code will be asked to leave the race.

Check out the brochure pages 1 and 2 for more information and how to can go for a brief run!

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Nursing Major Parents Reception

pic Parents of Nursing Majors are invited to a reception, on Saturday, September 26, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, in Wallace B. Graves Hall, Room 105.

Come meet Sim-Man and see the progress we have made on the newly remodeled simulation lab.

The reception is in conjunction with Family Weekend, please be sure to register for this event specifically on the online registration form.

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Picnic with The President

pic Share a dining experience with University of Evansville President Stephen Jennings! President Jennings, Alumni, and Faculty members will be enjoying lunch on the East Terrace Lawn with students and parents.

Join us in celebrating President Jennings last Picnic with the President before his retirement.

Be sure to register for this specific event in conjunction with UE's Family Weekend 2009, Register Now

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AcesTV Available For Purchase

pic Fall sports season packages are now available for AcesTV, the official University of Evansville athletics department video streaming service. Fans can purchase a season pass for menís soccer, womenís soccer, and volleyball for the great low price of $19.45. Single-game, monthly, and yearly packages are also currently available.

This fallís AcesTV game schedule includes access to live video-streaming of fall events, including many of the remaining home menís soccer matches, home volleyball matches, and womenís soccer home matches. Each fall sports package also provides subscribers with access to on-demand archived matches, as well as additional video content for their respective sport.

Anyone interested in more information or want to know more on purchasing a package can visit GoPurpleAces.com/showcase or visit the UE athletics web site, GoPurpleAces.com.

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2009 Purple Aces Club Golf Classic

pic Join Ace Purple for the 2009 Purple Aces Club Golf Classic, Monday, October 5, 2009! The classic will take place at the Victoria National Golf Club, located at 2000 Victoria National Boulevard in Newburgh, Indiana.

Sponships for this event are still available, please check out the brochure, and contact Dwight Merilatt at 812-488-2287 or dm160@evansville.edu for any more information or to sponsor.

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Peace. Love. Jazz. Presented by 91.5 WUEV

pic Peace. Love. Jazz. Concert to benefit newly relocated campus radio station 91.5 WUEV.

Come join us for jazz, food, and fun!

Wednesday September 23, 2009
6:30 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center

Enjoy a wide variety of sizzling jazz, from mainstream to contemporary, by the tri-state's premier jazz musicians. The evening will also feature a tribute to Evansville jazz great Pat McCormick. Hors d'oeuvres will be available. Desserts will be provided by TASTE: A Wine and Dessert Bar.

Acts Include: Barbara Santora Jazz Combo, After Hours Jazz, Skelton's Montourage, UE Jazz Ensemble One

Cost is only $10.00 per person. Students get in FREE. Limited seating available.

To register, call Bronda Simmons at 812-488-2377 or go to the Alumni Web site.

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Parents Fund

pic What is the Parents' Fund?
The Parents' Fund helps make possible all of the extra educational and academic opportunities that are central to your child's Evansville Experience, and helps us provide and ensure that financial scholarships are available for students who need them. Contributions to the fund help cover the difference between revenue from tuition and what it actually costs to educate each student.

Why give to the Parents' Fund when I already pay tuition?
Tuition covers only a percentage of the real cost of educating each student. Because we are not a state-supported school, we rely on monetary gifts and contributions to help bridge the gap, and to help us offer programs, scholarships and resources that may not be available without additional financial support. Parent participation ó how many parents give any amount of money to the fund ó is also an important determinant when publications, such as US News & World Report, rank colleges, or when foundations choose to award available grants and gifts to applying universities. Every gift at any amount truly matters!

Will my gift really make a difference? Yes! All gifts to the Parents' Fund, no matter the size, are meaningful. The success of the Parents' Fund lies in numbers. Each person adds to the total participation, and your support, with that of others, has a significant impact on the offerings, resources, and opportunities provided to our students now and in the future.

Make Your Gift Go Further!
Ask your human resources director if your company will match your gift to the UE Parents' Fund, many companies will. It's a great way to make your gift go further.

To give to the Parents' Fund, please call Robin Greenlee, Director of Annual Giving, at 812-488-2273 or†give online at www.evansville.edu/give. Every gift counts!
Thank you for giving!

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Commencement Central

pic Commencement Central is right around the corner! For Fall graduates it it's Wednesday, October 21. For Spring graduates itís February 23 and 24. Both will take place in the Ridgway Center Lobby.

Commencement Central will be a one stop shop for Commencement preparation, including the Registrarís office, Bookstore for ordering cap and gown and announcements, alumni relations, career services, senior gift and more!

The University Bookstore is also the location to order graduation announcements. Visit the UE Bookstore Online to order early, the prices listed are current! Remember you can also avoid costly shipping by having the announcement picked up at the Bookstore in the Ridgway University center.

Bookstore Staff would like to make parents aware that you may receive offers to order announcements from outside vendors. If you choose to order through outside sources they are not involved in the process and cannot help you with any of your order needs.

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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
Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Peace.Love.Jazz
Friday, September 25 thru Sunday, September 27
Family Weekend
September 25,26 October 1,2,3 at 8:00 p.m. and September 27 & October 4 at 2:00 p.m.
"Courtship and Valentine's Day" Presented by the University of Evansville Department of Theatre
October 10-13Fall Break
Classes Resume October 14
October 24
Make a Difference Day
Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving break
Monday, November 30
Classes Resume
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

Monica Spencer
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Career Development
ms323@evansville.edu

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

Holly Haas
Intern for Alumni and Parent Relations
hh47@evansville.edu

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