UE Alumni Today
February 2011 View in Browser

In this edition:
Founder's Day Celebration

UE Highlights
Commencement Central for May Graduates is March 2 & 3
Learn More About the Economics of a UE Education
File the 2011-12 FAFSA by March 10
Beware of Financial Aid Services Requesting a Fee
The Sodexo Minute
Congrats to Students on the Dean's List
Double your Gift to UE with the Kazee Challenge
Final Games at Roberts Stadium

Founder's Day Celebration - UE Celebrates its 157th Birthday

The University of Evansville celebrates its 157th birthday this week with cake, ice cream, and celebration of its history and alumni. These are the details by day:

The celebration begins with a University-wide birthday party at 12:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, in Ridgway Center Lobby. Students, faculty, staff, trustees and other UE friends are all invited. Cake will be served following singing of "Happy Birthday." Wear your best purple on Friday in honor of UE's birthday!

UE actually observes Founders Day this Sunday, Feb. 20, with a convocation service and awards luncheon beginning with the service in Neu Chapel at 10:30 a.m. that features the Edgar M. McKown Lectureship. This year's speaker is Leonard Sweet, who is a historian of American culture, a futurist/semiotician who "sees things the rest of us do not see, and dreams possibilities that are beyond most of our imagining," and a preacher and writer who communicates the gospel powerfully to a post-modem age by bridging the worlds of academe and popular culture. In 2006 and 2007, Sweet was voted by his peers "One of the 50 Most Influential Christians in America" by ChurchReport Magazine.

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UE Highlights

UE Celebrates Founders Day in February
Did you know that...

UE Salutes...
Senior golfer Maggie Wood is the recipient of the 2010-11 Margaret Dettwiler Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of Aces' fan and Purple Aces Club President Margaret (Meg) Dettwiler. It is presented annually to a UE female athlete who possesses the team spirit, hard work and leadership that made Dettwiler an important figure in the Evansville community.

Shane Reuter (Cognitive Science/Philosophy) whose paper "Methodological Concerns for the Free Will Debate" was recently accepted for presentation at the 2011 Mid-South Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at the University of Memphis, March 5th.

For more UE Salutes... click here!

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Commencement Central for May Graduates is March 2 & 3

All May graduates should plan on attending Commencement Central March 2 & 3 in Ridgway outside of the Bookstore from 10-4.  There they can meet with the Registrar's office, Alumni Office, Career Services and the Bookstore.  During the event, May graduates can finalize graduation information,  and meet with Alumni Relations and Career Services for valuable information.  Graduates will also purchase their cap and gowns for graduation and order graduation announcements, if so desired, for graduation.  Please make sure your son or daughter is aware of these dates and plans to attend one of the days. 

This is a must stop for May graduates!  If you have any questions feel free to contact Doug Gustwiller at 812-488-2680, or email him at dg57@evansville.edu

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Learn More About the Economics of a UE Education

Learn why your donations to the University of Evansville are crucial, by watching our video: "Economics of a UE Education."  The video can be found on the Parents Homepage, by scrolling down, along with other great videos about the UE experience.

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File the 2011-12 FAFSA by March 10

File the 2011-12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for federal, state and University financial aid, including federal student loans. The 2011-12 FAFSA establishes aid eligibility for fall 2011 through summer 2012.

Students from Indiana must ensure that their 2011-12 FAFSA is received by the federal processor no later than March 10, 2011.  Filing by March 10 is beneficial for all students. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or financialaid@evansville.edu.

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Beware of Financial Aid Services Requesting a Fee

Several students have reported receiving a mailing from College Financial Advisory. The letter references applying for "all available 2011-12 financial aid programs" and wants to collect your $59 processing fee. DO NOT respond to mailings from this organization. Another company to have recently sent materials is "Student Financial Aid Services, Inc." They direct you to file your FAFSA at www.fafsa.COM for a fee. Don't go there! Remember, filing the official 2011-12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.GOV is FREE, and filing by March 10 is an important step that we encourage all UE students to take. However, the Office of Financial Aid recommends you never pay a person or service to assist you with filing the FAFSA or searching for scholarships. You can browse through a listing of private scholarships on our AceLink financial aid page under the link: "Outside Scholarship Opportunities."

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The Sodexo Minute

Your student is always busy' so busy they may not even know when they're running low on Flex Dollars!  Make life a little easier by adding Flex to your student's dining account online today.  It's easier than sending cash and ensures she'll always have funds available for more than just meals on campus. (Like when she realizes she's out of money and laundry detergent.)  To add Flex by credit or debit card visit http://evansville.campuscardcenter.com.

To add funds, you will need the student's card number and last name.  To check an account balance, the student's card number and password are needed.

To view the whole Sodexo newsletter and calendar for November, please visit our website at http://www.uedining.com/index.html.

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Congrats to Students on the Dean's List

Students merit the honor of being named to the Dean's List at the conclusion of each semester by earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 on a four point scale while carrying a full academic course load of at least twelve hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.

To view the list of students who made it on the Dean's List this past semester, click here.

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Double your Gift to UE with the Kazee Challenge

Generous donors to UE are honoring President Thomas Kazee by matching dollar-for-dollar Annual Fund gifts made by parents in the Challenge group! If you have a corporate matching gift, that will be matched as well.  

The Kazee Challenge will also “pay off” in another way if you are a parent who is also a UE Alumni. Our alumni participation rate is currently 14%. Each time we increase 2%, the Annual Fund will earn $25,000! So alums, please make a gift today!  

- Make a gift today by calling 812-488-2271 or visiting www.evansville.edu/give.
- If you have a corporate matching gift, send in your form or enter it online.
- Spread the word! Email, Phone, Facebook, Twitter…just let other alums, friends and parents of UE   know that you made a gift and you would like them to make one too!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to have your UE Annual Fund gift doubled, and to possibly  help increase the alumni participation rate!

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Final Games at Roberts Stadium

Spread the word and save the dates!  

The University of Evansville is making plans for the final men's and women's basketball games at Roberts Stadium, and we want all Aces' fans to be part of the events.  Next season, both teams will play their games at the $127 million downtown arena, which is due for completion in October.  

All former Aces’ basketball coaches, players, student managers, student athletic trainers, cheerleaders, dance team members and Ace Purples are being invited back as our guests to help Aces' fans celebrate 55 years of basketball at Roberts Stadium.  The final men’s game at Roberts Stadium is on Saturday, Feb. 26 against Illinois State.  The final women's game is Saturday, March 5 against Wichita State.  For more details, go to http://www.gopurpleaces.com/sports/2010/11/2/GEN_1102105213.aspx?id=221

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More on Our Website

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

Events Calendar
Wednesday, March 2
Commencement Central
Thursday, March 3
Commencement Central
March 5 - 13
Spring Break
Monday, March 14
Classes Resume
April 22-24
Easter Break
Monday, April 25
Classes Resume
Wednesday, April 27
Reading Study Day
April 28 - May 4
Final Exams
Saturday, May 7
Spring Commencement
 For more events and info, visit UE's Event Calendar

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

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

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant

Devin Chambers
Intern for Alumni and Parent Relations

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