UE Alumni Today
February 2012

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In this issue:
Parents Encouraged to Join the UE Professional Network
Getting in Touch
UE Career Day 2012
The Perfect Graduation Present
Financial Aid Reminder - FAFSA
Parents of Graduating Seniors
University of Evansville Strategic Plan
New Research from UE's Peter Rosen: Using Facebook to Predict Success
Aces TV All Access News Program
Athlete earns MVC Scholar-Athlete for Third Time
Important Events and Dates
Get Involved

Parents Encouraged to Join the UE Professional Network 

The UE Offices of Alumni and Parent Relations and Career Services and Cooperative Education have created a convenient, simple, and direct way for parents to become a part of the UE Connect program and to engage with UE and its students. The new online system, University of Evansville Professional Network, allows students and recent graduates to contact interested parents and alumni of the University as they explore career paths and attain post graduate outcomes. Currently we have more than 300 members engaged in the UE Professional Network and we encourage you to join.

As UE Parents you represent an important resource for students as they determine their majors, minors, and career directions.

The Professional 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 skills.
All you have to do is: 
1) Visit the Career Services Website
2) Create an account 
3) Respond to students’ inquiries, as necessary.  For more information, contact alumni@evansville.edu.

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Getting in Touch

UE Parents, you have a Facebook page! Click here or go to www.facebook.com/UEParents to like us and begin receiving updates and connecting with other parents on Facebook. 
Parent of a freshman? Click here to join the Class of 2015 UE Parents group.
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has put together information and resources just for parents.  Click here to visit the Parent's Website today or go to http://www.evansville.edu/parents.

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University of Evansville Career Day

The annual University of Evansville Career Day 2012 was held in the Student Fitness Center on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p. m. This year, we had 77 organizations attend this event. The recruiters were actively engaging our students and soon-to-be graduates seeking internship, co-op, and full-time professional employment. We encouraged all students to drop by and visit with recruiters, many of whom were alumni representing their organizaitons.

For a comprehensive list of employers attending Career Day 2012, click here.

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 The Perfect Graduation Present

Brick CampaignThe University places personalized recognition bricks outside of the Ridgway University Center each year. Nearly 1,000 bricks currently serve as a landmark on campus for the entire UE community to see. Take this chance to recognize and honor your student's achievements.

The proceeds from the bricks go to provide additional financial support to UE Students, academic programs, the University community, and much more! You can purchase a brick for $250 by filling out the form at www.evansville.edu/give or by calling 812-488-2440.

Thank you,
Brad Kastrup '11

P.S. Order before the end of February to ensure your brick is in place before May graduation!  

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Info You Should Know

Financial Aid Reminder - FAFSA

FILE THE 2012-13 FAFSA BY MARCH 10 at www.fafsa.gov 

File the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. This is required for federal, state, and University need-based financial aid. This includes grants, federal student loans, and federal work-study. The 2012-13 FAFSA establishes aid eligibility for Fall 2012 through Summer 2013.

Filing by March 10 is mandatory for Indiana residents and highly 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..

Retrieve IRS tax data and load into FAFSA: When completing the FAFSA online, applicants may be prompted to transfer parent and/or student IRS tax information to their FAFSAs. Federal income tax returns for 2011 must have been filed electronically for approximately 10-14 days to use this tool. The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that those eligible use this tool to increase the accuracy of the FAFSA data and potentially reduce the documentation requirements due to selection for “verification.” The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA which had been filed before tax data was available.

Click  here to watch a brief video message from UE Director of Financial Aid, JoAnn Laugel. She will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about filing the FAFSA for next year and discuss using the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval feature, which allows you to load your tax information into the FAFSA with just a few clicks.

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Parents of Graduating Seniors

Parents of students graduating in May 2012:

Your son or daughter needs to attend Commencement Central February 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or February 28th from noon - 5:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center. Commencement Central is one-stop shopping for all things related to commencement. Staff from the Office of the Registrar, bookstore (for cap and gown and announcements), Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, and a senior gift representative will all be present to assist your student.

You can download the graduation announcement order form from the bookstore website and either mail or fax your order. Graduation frames are also available in the bookstore and on the bookstore website.

Warning: The bookstore does NOT send out any mailings regarding graduation announcements. If you receive any mailiings they are NOT associatied with the University of Evansville or UE Bookstore in any way.

Any questions about graduation annoucements, caps and gowns, and diploma frames can be directed to the bookstore at 812-488-2678 or emailed to bookstore@evansville.edu.

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Want to learn more about the
University of EvansvilleStrategic Plan?

The University of Evansville's Strategic Plan affirms our mission. Our students are educated by a talented and dedicated faculty in a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts, ensuring broad exposure to the sciences, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Students have the opportunity to study in a variety of fields, from those traditionally associated with the liberal arts to various professional fields. They are challenged to develop international awareness and engagement. Moreover, their personal development is supported and stimulated by a rich array of co-curricular programs and activities. This mission is as relevant today as it was 158 years ago — perhaps more so, as our students prepare to navigate a dynamic and complex world.

To read the extended brochure and explanation on the UE Strategic plan, click here.

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UE Highlights

New Research from UE's Peter Rosen:
Using Facebook to Predict Success

Can Facebook be used to predict academic success and job performance?

That’s the question posed by Peter A. Rosen, associate professor of management information systems in the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville. Along with co-authors Donald H. Kluemper of the Department of Management at Northern Illinois University and Kevin W. Mossholder in the Department of Management at Auburn University, Rosen published “Social networking websites, personality ratings, and the organizational context: More than meets the eye?” in the February 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

“A rapid expansion of social media over the past decade has resulted in the use of social networking websites beyond their initial purpose,” Rosen said. “University administrators and hiring managers have begun to view this technology to evaluate students and employees, despite controversial legal issues associated with this practice.”

“Our research provides evidence from two studies that Facebook can be used by trained evaluators to reliably assess various personality traits, traits shown in existing literature to predict academic and job success and to be legally defensible for selection purposes,” Rosen added.

Click here to continue reading.

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 AcesTV All Access News Program

Aces TVAcesTV launches a new program that gives an inside look at everything Aces! AcesTV All Access is a fully student produced broadcast that will air each month. You can find the program at the link below or "Like" AcesTV on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for updates on air dates, stories, and more!


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Blair Earns Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete
 of the Week for Third Time This Season

Briyana Blair of the University of Evansville Women’s Basketball has been named the Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today.  Receiving the honor for the third time this season, Blair was honored for her performance during the period of January 2-8.

Click here for more on the story.

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Important Events and Dates

Monday, February 27, 2012

Indianapolis-area Alumni, Parents and Friends reception with President Tom Kazee, PhD.
Join alumni, donors and parents of UE at a casual gathering
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
2658 Lake Circle Drive

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Speaker Series featuring President Tom Kazee, PhD., as keynote speaker
7:00 p.m.
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
2801 West 86th Street

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gift of Scholarship Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center
All students who are scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet and dine with their financial aid donor. Our donors are thrilled to meet the students they provide for. It is an educational and moving event. Hear how students are engaged and affected by their donors. Also hear why donors give to make a difference in our students' lives.

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
February 14
Career Day 
February 27
Indianapolis-area Alumni, Parents, and Friends Reception
February 27
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Speaker Series
March 3-11
Spring Break
March 21
Gift of Scholarship Dinner
April 6-8
Easter Break
 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, the 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

We would love to hear from you if you or your organization has potential internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunities that could be filled by UE students or graduates. 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 www.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

Jill Jungemann
Alumni and Parent Relations Intern




University of Evansville