In this edition:
● President Thomas A. Kazee's Inauguration
● ... and Family Weekend
● UE Bragging Points
● Resident Halls Open August 2010
● Parents' Fund - Why I Give
● Donate to Parents' Fund Today
● Attention Freshmen Parents! Purchase your School Spirit Send-Off Packets Today!!
● Thank You SOAR I & II Parent Council Volunteers!
● Author Khaled Hosseini to Speak at UE this Fall
● Become an EVSC Early College Coach
President Thomas A. Kazee's Inauguration
University of Evansville's 23rd President, Dr. Thomas A. Kazee, will be inaugurated
this fall. The inauguration ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 2, on
the University of Evansville Front Oval Lawn. Because this falls during Family Weekend, it affords the institution a
unique opportunity to celebrate not only our new president, but also the
University of Evansville's family, accomplishments, and history. A number of
events will be scheduled during the week leading up to the inauguration,
allowing UE to showcase its amazing students, faculty, alumni, and facilities.
After the inauguration, there will be a picnic with the new president and his
wife, Sharon. Go to
evansville.edu/inauguration for details on the weekly celebration.
To see a video of the President's first day on campus exploring UE,
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... and Family Weekend!
This year, Family Weekend is taking place October 1-3. Family
Weekend is a great chance to spend time with your UE student, experiencing the
campus with them. All members of the family are welcome, so be sure to
bring everyone along to celebrate.
Some highlights of Family Weekend this year will include the Undy 500 fun
run/walk, the SAB student talent show,
Musical Bingo for families sponsored by the Musical Therapy Association, and a UE theatre
production. There will also be parent information sessions on subjects such as choosing a major, studying abroad,
career services, and Greek
life. And of course everyone is invited to President Kazee's Inauguration
Ceremony and Picnic with the President.
For a full schedule of events go to the
Parent's website. The Parents Connection Newsletter, being mailed out soon,
will also feature more information, including how to register for Family
Weekend, the Inauguration Ceremony, and the picnic.
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UE Bragging Points
Treasures & Traditions
Right after World War II ended, enrollment at the University of
Evansville - then known as Evansville College - grew tremendously. Much of this
was due to returning servicemen taking advantage of the GI Bill that offered
free tuition. The college had a policy that every veteran who qualified and
wished to attend EC would be admitted. Enrollment jumped from between 280 to 400
students during the war, to 1,505 in the fall of 1946. To accommodate this huge
influx of students, classes were scheduled from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Every possible
space on campus was used as a classroom, including the auditorium stage and the
president's own reception room.
Tennis player Kate Chybowski and
soccer player Robby Lynch have been named as the Purple Aces'
most outstanding athletes of 2009-10. Both just finished their junior
years and were chosen first team all-Missouri Valley Conference in 2009-10.
Courtney Kersten's essay "Let Me Ripen" appeared in
Thoreau's Rooster, a creative non-fiction journal from Assumption College.
Courtney first wrote this piece in the Creative Non-Fiction, Writing 308 class
at the University of Evansville. She'll be spending next year in Latvia studying
theater on a Fulbright.
Mechanical and electrical engineering students places
seventh at the 2010 NASA University Launch Initiative. Twenty colleges
from around the US participated, and this yearly competition involves the
design, construction, and flight test of a high powered amateur rocket along
with a scientific payload to a height of one mile and returning it safely to
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Resident Halls Open August 2010
SOAR III Freshmen & STAR II Transfers
If you are attending SOAR III or STAR II, you may move into your residence hall
between 8am and
10pm on Thursday, August 19.
Freshmen & Transfer Students
All other freshmen and transfer students may move in between 8am and 4pm on
Saturday, August 21. Check-in will be at your assigned residence hall.
All upperclassmen may move in between Sunday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 24
between 10am and 10pm. Check-in will be at your assigned residence hall. Note:
Village check-ins will be located in North Hall.
While the residence halls are open on the above dates, please be aware that no
food service is available until the evening of Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
Meal Plan Changes
Students wishing to adjust their meal plans for Fall may do so until Wednesday,
September 1, 2010 at 5pm.
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Parents' Fund - Why I Give
We are recognizing those who have been giving to the Parents'
Fund. Every newsletter from now on we will put the spotlight on a few
of the parents who have been giving to UE. This month we're recognizing
Name: Linda Johnson-Vojtech
Spouse: Tom Vojtech
UE Student: Brittney Johnson, '10
Alma Mater: Marquette University, '75
Residence: Roscoe, Illinois
Career Highlights: Dental hygienist, manager of the
hygienists in the office
Volunteer Activities: Church, clothing driving, recycling
"Why I Give to Parents' Fund": Brittney graduated
May 2010 with a major in nursing, but I continue to give to Parents' Fund
because UE has been good
college career. She had benefited from scholarship opportunities through
UE. I give to give future students these same opportunities.
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Please Give to Parents' Fund Today
This academic year, the UE Parents’ Fund is charged with raising $45,000 in
unrestricted funds. Gifts to the Parents’ Fund bridge the gap between tuition
and the actual cost of operating the school.
While most Parents’ Fund gifts at UE are used to meet student scholarship
needs, they also help fund essentials within the operating budget, including
faculty salaries, professional development, curriculum development, art
supplies, technology, and even heating, lighting, and food in the café court.
These unrestricted gifts are applied wherever the need is greatest, and they are
essential to the school’s excellence and financial strength.
How much should you give? That’s totally up to you. A gift of $10, $25, $50
or more would certainly help! Remember, your gifts to the Parents’ Fund are tax
deductible, and help provide scholarships to students who might not be able to
enjoy the same quality education your son or daughter is already receiving.
To make a gift to UE, simply visit
www.evansville.edu/give today. Thank you!
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Attention Freshmen Parents!
Purchase your School Spirit Send-Off Packets
Every year the Student Alumni Ambassadors or SAA conducts their annual
sale of “School Spirit Send-Off Packets.” These packets are a great gift – We
encourage all parents of incoming freshmen to purchase these wonderful packets
for their UE student. It is a great way to tell your child that you are proud of
their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their first year at the
University of Evansville!
Each packet is $35 and will contain the following:
· UE Draw String Bag
· UE Chip Clip
· UE Lanyard
· UE ID Holder
· UE Post-it Notes
· UE Key Chain
· UE Pencil
· UE Pen/Highlighter
· UE Notebook
· SAA Advice Book for new UE students
Please have your packet ordered by Friday, August 20, 2010.
Deliveries will be made during the second full week of classes. You may put
in your SAA packet order over the phone by contacting the Office of Alumni and
Parent Relations at 812-488-2586. SAA members will deliver send-off packets to
any on-campus location, such as the residence halls and campus offices. Off
campus students, i.e., university apartments, fraternity houses, etc. will be
notified of packets to be picked up in the SAA Office located in the Igleheart
For more information about the packets, please contact Monica Spencer
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
812-488-4065. Again, welcome…we are so glad that you are here!!
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Thank You SOAR I & II Parent Council Volunteers!
|SOAR II June 19, 2010
||SOAR II, left to right: Judy Seitzinger '83, Jim Metcalfe '78,
Debra Armstrong, Angela Williams - Assistant Director of Alumni and
Parent Relations, and Monique and Jerrold Ware
Many thanks to Parents Council volunteers and Michael Tessier for assisting
in answering freshmen parent's questions for Parenthood: UE Style this summer during SOAR I and
There were 422 families on campus in June (189 - SOAR I and 233 - SOAR II)
and we're glad you were there to help.
Thanks to all volunteers for SOAR I, II, and III: Jim '78 and Deborah '79
Metcalfe, Judy Seitzinger '83, Doug '85 and Debra '81 Kanet, Julie '83 and Steve
'83 Smith, Jerrold and Monique Ware, Jan Kahre, Gary and Cheryl Gorrell, Debra
Armstrong, and Mr. and Mrs. Carol McCraney.
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Author Khaled Hosseini to Speak at UE this Fall
University of Evansville International Speaker Series and Evansville’s
Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series announced that
Khaled Hosseini, author of the Kite Runner and A Thousand
Splendid Suns will present a conversation on Thursday, October 21,
2010 at The Centre at 7 p.m.
Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and lived in Paris before coming to America
as a political refugee. Both of his novels take place in his native country, and
he will be able to share a unique perspective on the conflict in Afghanistan to
the Evansville community.
There is free admission and no ticket is required to attend this event.
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Become an EVSC Early College Coach
The University of Evansville has partnered with the Evansville Vanderburgh
School Corporation Early College High School (EVSC ECHS)
Program to supply “College Coaches” to work with the families (parents,
guardians, advocates) of ECHS students. College Coaches,
consisting of UE Alumni and UE Parents will provide parents with consistent
support and guidance by building trust, establishing a relationship, listening,
to help parents navigate the complexities of college.
If you are within a one to two hour driving distance from the University of
Evansville, please consider being a part of this pioneering effort to transform
the college going experience. To become a college coach, click on the following
link and complete the Early College Coaching Series application form by August
2, 2010: the ECCS
Application Form .
For more information about EVSC - Early College High School and the Early
College Coaching Series, please visit the UE Parents Website by clicking on the
If you any questions about becoming a College Coach, please contact Angela
Williams, assistant director, University of Evansville, at (812) 488-2900 or
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August 19 - 21|
SOAR Session III
Saturday, August 21|
12 - 2 pm
UEAAA Welcome Reception
August 21 - 24|
Welcome Week for incoming freshmen
Sunday, August 22 & Tuesday, August 24|
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Check In at residence halls for the Fall Semester. For more
Wednesday, August 25|
Fall Semester begins
Tuesday, August 31|
Last day to register/add courses
Monday, September 6|
Class will be in session all day
October 1 - 3|
|Saturday, October 2|
Inauguration of Dr. Thomas A. Kazee as the 23rd president of the University
October 9 - 12 |
For more events and info, visit
UE's Event Calendar |
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 |
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.cfm to refer a student today.
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722
Sylvia (Young) DeVault '85
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant
Intern for Alumni and Parent Relations