University of Evansville's Annual Fall Family Weekend is a
great opportunity for parents, siblings, and grandparents to visit their student
on UE's campus. Don’t miss the chance to meet other parents, families, and
alumni who are part of our thriving University of Evansville community.
Be sure to check in when you arrive on campus. Pick up a schedule of events, a
campus map, a 15% University Bookstore Coupon, an Aces athletics pass,
refreshments, and a warm UE welcome!
Family Weekend, coordinated by the Office of Alumni and
Parent Relations, offers a diverse schedule of social, athletic, informational,
and cultural activities for the entire family!
This year's event is
different in three ways:
1. The carnival theme
2. A focus on little
3. An invitation to Adult Education Students and their families
Register and View Updated Schedule:
New events have been added to our Family Weekend schedule. To view the updated
schedule and to register for Family Weekend events, click on the button:
Free workout at the Student Fitness Center
Extended hours at the University Bookstore
15% off University Bookstore
Student Fitness Center Hours
Friday, September 23: 6:30AM - 10PM
24: 11:30AM - 5:30PM
Sunday, September 25: 11:30AM - 9:00PM
University Bookstore Extended Hours
Friday, September 23: 8:00AM
Saturday, September 24:
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday, September 25: 12:00PM -
Family Weekend 2011 Carnival Fun
This year, Family Weekend will include something
for the little siblings in the family. The Resident Students Association is
providing a lot of fun for families attending UE’s Fall Family Weekend.
On Saturday morning at 8:00am, we will be watching cartoons and eating
breakfast in the Morton/Brentano Pit. We’ll have donuts, pastries, orange
juice, and milk. We’ll pack up shop at 10:00am
Then, at 11:00am, RSA will be providing inflatables, games, and other carnival-themed entertainment. Participants will need to sign waivers before
they can participate on the inflatables. Look for booths and other
activities, such as face painting, that will be set up by the hall councils.
There is no age limit or cost for either of these events. Cartoons and
the carnival are open to UE students and Family Weekend participants, alike.
So, get up early for some Saturday morning cartoons and a little breakfast,
then hang around for some bouncy, inflatable fun.
Musicians and Alumni The Watson Twins to
Perform Sept. 23
Identical twins Chandra and Leigh Watson, 1997 UE graduates, are the
talented daughters of Coach Bobby Watson, who was on board the 1977 plane crash.
The twins will return to UE for their first performance since graduation at 6:30
p.m. Friday, September 23 on the East
Terrace Lawn (near the Ridgway University Center). CDs will be sold and
autographs signed in Memorial Plaza following the concert. As part of the
Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the
public. Some seating will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring
blankets or lawn chairs. The first 100 people will receive free,
glow-in-the-dark Watson Twins T-shirts. To hear the Watson Twins' music, a blend
of alternative, country, and folk, visit
Additional information about the band is available here, if
UE Theatre presents...
“MASTER HAROLD”...and the boys
By Athol Fugard
Directed by John David Lutz
September 23 &
24 @ 7:30 p.m.
September 25 @ 2:00 p.m.
UE Theatre Opening Night Party
Family members of
current UE Theatre majors are invited to the Opening Night Party at El Rio
following the Friday, September 23 performance of “MASTER HAROLD”...and the
UE Theatre Family Weekend Reception and Pre-play Chat
Everyone is invited to the UE Theatre Society Pre-play Chat, 7:00 p.m., Hyde
Hall 103, prior to the Saturday, September 24 performance of “MASTER
HAROLD”...and the boys.
Looking to come down for
Family Weekend, but don't want to stay in your student's dorm room? Don't
worry! We've got special hotel deals just for you!
NOTE: Must mention UE Family Weekend
Hampton Inn (East)
8000 Eagle Crest Blvd.
$79/night by Sept. 9
Hilton Garden Inn
220 East Crest Dr. Evansville, IN
$109/night by Sept. 5
Holiday Inn Express (East)
301 Circle Front Dr.
$84/night by Sept. 1
LeMerigot at Casino Aztar
615 NW Riverside Dr.
Marriott Residence Inn All Suites
8283 E Walnut St.
$106.00 for one queen and
full size sleeper sofa
Dean's List Students Recognized at UE Libraries
Students who earned Dean’s List status for Spring Semester 2011 are
recognized in an exhibit at UE Libraries on level one. 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 12 hours excluding Pass/Fail courses.
Exhibit continues through Sept.18.
Financial Aid Information on the UE Website -
Parents are encouraged to review the Office of Financial
Aid’s online information for current UE students. Here you can find answers to
the most frequently asked questions about financial aid in general, as well as
the University of Evansville’s policies that govern our own UE-funded awards.
Also, please get in the habit of viewing your student’s financial aid and
Student Account information on WebAdvisor. Students must grant parents access to
their information in UE’s WebAdvisor system.
Encouraged to Join the UE Professional Network
The Offices of Alumni
and Parent Relations and Career Services are teaming up to strengthen the UE
Professional Network and to make it more accessible to students. You may
want to tell your student to be on the lookout for more information on UE
Connect in the upcoming months – particularly if s/he is a senior.
In the meantime as a
UE Parent, you can get involved and serve
as an important resource for students as they
determine their majors, minors, and career directions.
Network is a web resource of career profiles designed to connect more alumni,
parents and friends of the University with the career development needs of
students. It is a chance for them to ask questions about your field and your
transition from a student to the professional world. You offer a unique
opportunity for students to increase their business protocol and communication
All you have to do is
1) Visit career services web site:
2) Create an account
3) Respond to students’ inquiries as necessary
For more information contact
Career Services Calendar
|Student-Alumni Mentor Kick-off Reception
|Graduate School Forum
|Student-Alumni Mentor Luncheon Series
|Year of Service Forum
|Health Careers Fair
|Engineering Speed Networking
|International Education Week
|International Education Fair
|Full-time and Internship Speed Networking
|Student-Alumni Mentor Luncheon Series
Meet the Career
Services Center staff:
from left to right:
Linda Wulf Assistant Director
Assistant Director of Career Outreach
Monica Spencer Assistant
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Career
Coordinator of Employer Relations
Diane Austin Senior Administrative Assistant for Career Services
Gene Wells Director
Student Reward Program
A program where students can get several unique rewards for attending several
Fall/Winter Sports Schedule
Oct. 15 – Cross Country University of Evansville Invitational
Oct. 23 – Women’s Soccer Senior Night
Nov. 1 – Men’s Soccer Senior Night
Nov. 19 – Volleyball Senior Night
Nov. 4 – Military Appreciation – Men’s basketball vs. University
Nov. 12 – Homecoming Men’s basketball vs. Butler
Aces Fanfest Pregame Tailgate – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
12/2-12/3/2011 – Dunn Hospitality Aces Winter Classic – Women’s basketball
Click below for Fall/Winter sports
On August 29, 2011, ninety-one University of Evansville students began classes
at Harlaxton College, UE's British campus housed in a 120-room Victorian manor
near Grantham, England. They are among 139 total students spending the Fall 2011
semester at Harlaxton.
"For 40 years, studying at Harlaxton College has been a definitive part of the
University of Evansville experience. Where else can students live and study in a
grand manor house, travel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe on weekends,
and form lasting ties with local residents?" said Earl Kirk, director of study
abroad at the University of Evansville. "We’re thrilled to provide this
life-transforming educational experience, and we wish all of the Fall 2011
Harlaxton students a semester of learning, discovery, and growth."
The Harlaxton curriculum features a six-hour core course, The British
Experience, which offers an interdisciplinary introduction to British life and
culture. Literature, art history, economics, history, and political science are
part of the course, which combines lectures, seminars, and field trips to
locations such as Lincoln and London. In addition to The British Experience,
students enroll in a range of classes in the liberal arts and pre-professional
Optional weekend trips to destinations such as London, Paris, Ireland, Wales,
and the Lake District in northern England provide students with opportunities to
engage the culture in Britain and beyond. While at Harlaxton, students may
participate in the popular Meet-a-Family program, athletics, and other
Harlaxton College’s British faculty is supplemented by visiting faculty members
from American institutions. For the Fall 2011 semester, students and visiting
faculty come from 13 U.S. colleges and universities, in addition to the
University of Evansville.
Aside from the ninety-one students studying at Harlaxton, there are a number of
students traveling in other countries as well:
Brenna Blazis is studying in
Pune, India through the Alliance for Global Education. Brenna was awarded an
Alliance scholarship for her study in India.
Rachel Cochran is studying in
Hyderabad, India at the University of Hyderabad through AIFS. Rachel was
awarded a Gilman scholarship for her semester abroad.
Matthew Cameron is studying in
Granada, Spain at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages
through Arcadia University's College for Global Studies.
Laura Miller is studying in
Granada, Spain at the University of Granada’s Center for Modern Languages
through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).
is studying in Managua, Nicaragua at the Council on International
Educational Exchange Center at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de
Nicaragua. Mary was awarded a Gilman scholarship for her semester abroad.
Freshman Service Project
The Freshman Service Project occurred on Monday, August 22nd.
Over 500 new students served 20 sites in the Evansville community. The Freshman
Service Project aims to engage UE students in their new community by instilling
in them the value of serving others.
Student Organization Fair
Student Organization Fair was held on Monday, September 5th. Over 70 student
organizations were represented at the fair. The fair offers an opportunity for
students to sign up and learn more about student organizations on campus. New
organizations to the UE campus include an African Student Association and a
Social Media Club. The fair was in conjunction with the Student Government
Association sponsored Labor Day Picnic.
County Summer Picnic
annual Dubois County Summer Picnic
hosted by the University of Evansville’s Dubois County Alumni Network took place
on Thursday, August 18th at the Jasper Engines Party House. Students, parents,
alumni, and University administrators gathered to welcome a new group of
freshmen and their families to the University of Evansville.
Sternberg ’96 served as the emcee for the evening. President and Dr. Kazee,
Stephen Standifird, and Aces Men’s Basketball Coach Marty Simmons welcomed the
new students to the University and shared details on the upcoming school year.
The Dubois County Alumni Network would like to thank Doug ’76 and Kathie Bawel
for the use of the Jasper Engines Party House for the evening’s event. Please
look forward to details next summer for the 2012 Dubois Summer Picnic. We would
love to see you!
St. Louis Area Send-Off Party
Evansville alumni, parents, and students gathered at the home of Sean ‘97 and
Rebecca ’97 Ellis in Collinsville, IL on August 11th to celebrate another school
year for University of Evansville students from the St. Louis area. Among the
group were Amelia Eaton and her family.
Amelia, a freshman from Hazelwood, Missouri was recognized as the 2011
St. Louis Area Endowed Scholarship
recipient. This scholarship was funded through gifts from UE alumni and friends
in the St. Louis area. Amelia is picture with her parents, Robert and Kathleen
and brothers: Caleb and Benjamin.
Executive Diversity Scholars Program
The Office of Diversity
Initiatives is excited to announce the launch of the Executive Diversity
Scholars program! On Wednesday, August 31st, ten students attended the
informational session. Executive Diversity Scholars (EDS) is a proactive
program tailored to fit the needs of domestic (U.S.) students of color at the
University of Evansville. The program is modeled after the Executive Diversity
Scholars program created by Pamela Hopson, Director of the Multicultural Center
at the University of Southern Indiana. At the University of Evansville, the
focus of EDS is on the comprehensive development of the student in the following
In addition, this program seeks
to provide a sense of positive community in which students can explore, grow,
develop and ultimately be better prepared for life post-graduation whether that
entails the workforce, graduation school, military/service careers, or all of
During bi-monthly workshops, students will
explore topics such as: self-awareness, time management, conflict resolution,
personal branding, stress management, and cross-cultural communication. Students
participate on a voluntary basis and can enter or leave the program at any time.
In addition, the program is at zero-cost to the student. EDS is not a student
organization in which students would have to assume leadership roles and
responsibilities. Instead, it is an opportunity for students to come, gain the
knowledge and skills that they need to be successful, and essentially be
students. The program is facilitated by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and
led by Ms. La Toya Smith, Diversity and Equity Officer.
For more information, please contact
La Toya Smith, Diversity and Equity Officer, at (812) 488-2413 or
Winter Commencement Central
bookstore, in conjunction with the Alumni Office, Registrar's Office and Career
Services, will be having its December graduate Commencement Central on
Wednesday, October 19th from 10AM to 4PM. The event will take place in the
Ridgway University Center outside of the university bookstore.
This event is intended for all DECEMBER 2011 graduates
only. Please encourage your child to attend this event. During the
event, graduates will be confirming their information with the Registrar's
Office, obtaining information from the Alumni Office, and meeting with Career
Services for any questions. Also, graduates will be ordering:
cap and gowns, graduation
announcements, and diploma frames
Information on other graduation services offered by the university bookstore,
will also be available. Cap and
gown and announcement order forms
can also be downloaded from Bookstore website at
If you have questions please contact the university bookstore directly at