UE Alumni Today
September 2012

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In this issue:
UE Named Best in the Midwest by Princeton Review
UE Named a Top 10 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report
UE Family Weekend Details

Financial Aid Information
Campus News
UE Connect
Good News

The University of Evansville has once again been included in the Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest" list, which includes 153 colleges and universities in 12 states. The annual feature was posted at PrincetonReview.com.    

To develop its lists of regional bests, the review relies on student surveys, along with institutional data and other measures. Student comments are available on PrincetonReview.com; one student called UE "a place where you will know all of your faculty and the faculty will know you and really care about you, a place where you can really talk to your professors about anything from work, to life, to your future."  

Click here to read the entire news release with more information about this honor.    

UE Named a Top 10 Midwest University by
U.S. News & World Report
UE held steady at ninth place in the “Best Regional Universities: Midwest” category, which ranks approximately 150 universities in 12 states. Last year, UE's ninth-place position marked the highest finish since 1994. The University also maintained its #3 position on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices” in the Midwest, and was named an “A-Plus School for B Students.”  

Click here to read the entire news release with more information about his honor.
Family Weekend Details
University of Evansville's annual fall Family Weekend takes place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. This event is a great opportunity for siblings, parents, and grandparents to visit their student on UE's campus, meet their student's new friends, and meet other parents and alumni who are part of our thriving University of Evansville community.  

Two NEW Family Weekend Events!
Saturday, September 29
Lambda Chi Alpha Pumpkin Bust
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha house, 213 S. Weinbach Avenue
The Pumpkin Bust philanthropy benefits the Evansville ARC. Teams will participate in events themed around pumpkins (eating contest, distance throw, etc.).   

Saturday, September 29
First Ever UE Parent Social!
8:00 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
Join us for a social gathering and meet parents from your area, parents who have a UE student with the same major, or parents that you or your student can start a car pool with during Fall Break!  

During Family Weekend Only

Free workout at the Student Fitness Center.
One free University of Evansville Calender per family.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2586, or by e-mail at UEParentRelations@evansville.edu or visit the Family Weekend page.

Family Weekend Parent Volunters

Calling UE parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors to volunteer at Family Weekend on Saturday, September 29.  Volunteers are needed at the check-in table, the kick-off event, to be the photographer for the day, to assist at the parent information sessions, and at the parent social. Volunteer by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at UEParentRelations@evansville.edu or 812-488-2586.

UE Theatre Presents


By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Diane Brewer
September 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
September 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Shanklin Theatre
Discounted tickets: $10  

The most widely acclaimed and influential female playwright of the decade, Sarah Ruhl imaginatively and lyrically recounts the classic Greek myth of Orpheus, only this time through the eyes of the heroine. After tragically dying on her wedding day, Eurydice must face a surreal underworld, including a raining elevator, a swim across a memory-erasing river, and a chorus of talking stones.

This Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright uses powerful imagery and a sense of wonderment to gently move audiences through an enduringly appealing story of love and its fragility.  

Check out Schedule of Events or Register Today

To see a detailed schedule of events or to register online, click on this button.

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8633, ext. 2586, or by e-mail at UEParentRelations@evansville.edu.  

Hotel Accomodations

The following link will take you to a list of the special rates provided to UE guests, students, and families. Please mention the University of Evansville when calling for reservations.

Family Weekend 2012 accomodations.  

Special Family Weekend Hours

UE Bookstore

Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Click here to visit the UE Bookstore

Student Fitness Center
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Parents are encouraged to review the Office of Financial Aid’s information for current 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.   

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Campus News

University of Evansville Announces Tuition Freeze and
Four-Year Price Guarantee

The University of Evansville announced that it is implementing an immediate freeze on undergraduate tuition. For incoming students who arrive in Fall 2013, tuition is guaranteed to remain fixed at its current level for four years. Tuition for returning students will also be locked in until those students have completed four years at the University.  (Full Article)  

 Center for Career Development

August was an exciting month for the newly named Center for Career Development. While we will still be providing services we always have, we will also be enhancing the UE experience by offering even more to our current and prospective students!

High school students who are testing the waters of college life and considering the University of Evansville may now schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to discuss the results of the Do What You Are personality assessment designed to give them a clearer vision of their career choices and options. If you have students at home who are potential Purple Aces, please consult with an admission counselor about taking advantage of this great opportunity!

One more exciting addition to the list of benefits UE students can take advantage of is our ACE Certificate. This program will ensure that students learn effective techniques to easily communicate their professionalism, skills, and career focus. Encourage your student to take advantage of this skill-building opportunity that will stay with them for a lifetime and reflect on their transcript!    

Residence Life

Important Dates

Fall Break (Halls remain open - no meal service): Saturday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 9
Last meal served before Fall Break: Dinner - Friday, October 5
First meal served after break: Dinner - Tuesday, October 9
Classes resume:  Wednesday, October 10  

Visit the residence life website for other openings and closings: residencelife.evansville.edu/breaks.htm  

Define Your Life Programs

UE strives to offer high quality events for our students. See the events lined up for this fall: residencelife.evansville.edu/E-Bulletin/Fall2012-DYL-Events.pdf  

Campus Living Bulletin

See the latest news from residence life here.

Upcoming Events

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series presents Sheryl WuDunn, coauthor of Half the Sky. Thursday, September 27, 6:00 p.m., Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center   

Institute Speaker Series presents Calvin Klein on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m. ET at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis

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UE Connect - Get Involved Today!

Career knowledge, networking, guidance, and peer support are vital keys to success in the post-graduate world. UE Connect helps foster that success for our students by connecting them to the wide network of UE alumni across the nation and around the world.

UE Connect provides:
Ÿ An Alumni Resource at the time of graduation to assist students at their new location when they begin the next phase of their professional journey.
Ÿ Graduating seniors with access to the entire UE alumni family of more than 29,000 members through registration in the UE Online Community.
Ÿ Access to a list of alumni registered in the UE Professional Network who serve as career advisors.
Ÿ key to the future given at graduation to symbolize a strong connection with the University of Evansville.
Ÿ Crib Sheet, University of Evansville smart phone app, that provides campus news and information.
Ÿ Access to an ever growing list of alumni who have joined the University of Evansville alumni LinkedIn page.  

An easy way to begin your involvement is through the UE Professional Network. Follow these three simple steps:     
1) Visit the Center for Career Development website                                                      
2) Create an account.                     
3) Respond to students inquiries as necessary.

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Good News

Stevenson, Mohn Named 2012 Berger Award Winners
Margaret C. Stevenson and Mary C. Mohn have been named the winners of the 2012 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Awards for Service and for Scholarly Activity, presented each year to members of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrate exceptional scholarly activity and service. (Full article)  


Evansville Tennis Honored with ITA Academic Awards
UE’s women’s tennis team has been honored with team and individual honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Evansville garnered the ITA All-Academic Team Award for its performance in the classroom.  In order to be eligible, the team must post a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher with all players on the roster factoring into the final GPA tally.

On the individual side, five Aces were honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.  Seniors Dora Kotsiou and Jessica Raatz led the group, which also includes Kelsey Costales, Gaby Fifer, and Emily Richardson. “Our team accomplished something very special,” head coach Nick Mueller said.  “It is hard enough to play Division I athletics, but being able to balance that work with your work in the classroom is something that is very special.  I am very proud of our team.” In order for individuals to be named as ITA Scholar-Athletes, they must pass three criteria including being a varsity letterwinner, recording a GPA of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and the nominee must have been enrolled at the institution for a minimum of two semesters.  

UE's Swimming and Diving Squads Rank Nationally in Academics
Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at the University of Evansville were announced as a Scholar-Athlete team for the Spring 2012 semester, as named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. UE’s women’s swimming and diving team tied for the fifth-highest team grade point average at the Division I level with a combined 3.56, while the men’s squad tied for 30th with a 3.10 GPA. “I am very proud of this team and how they represent the athletic department and the University of Evansville,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “They continue to impress me with their desire to see how good they can be academically and athletically.”

Last year’s women’s squad produced seven members of the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete team while the men’s team saw four athletes placed on the Academic All-Mid America Conference team. Senior swimmer Colin Gray was also named as a First Team Academic All-American selection, marking Evansville’s first athlete to receive First Team Academic All-America status since soccer player Mike Luttrull was selected for the 2010 Men’s Soccer First Team.

The Scholar All-America Team award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The award is presented to teams achieving this standard in the fall semester and in the semester of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships (Winter/Spring).  

Aces sports calendars and other information about Aces athletics can be found online at

College of Education and Health Sciences

Physical Therapy Faculty Members Publish Study on Military Injury Risk
Kyle Kiesel and Phil Plisky, faculty members in the University of Evansville’s Department of Physical Therapy, are among the authors of a new study that examines injury risk identification and intervention in US military members.  (Full article)  

College of Arts and Sciences

Vocal Performing Majors Studied in Prestigious Summer Training Programs
Junior Tyler Samuel participated in the 29th Annual Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia.  While in residence, Tyler worked with internationally acclaimed soprano Sylvia McNair, international star Carroll Freeman, and other faculty. The program included Samuel performing the role of the First Spirit in Mozart’s Magic Flute and participation in the annual Opera Gala. She also performed to rave reviews in a production of the musical Aida with the Circle Players in Nashville, Tennessee.  

Senior Melanie Bacaling participated in the Salzburg Study Abroad Program in Austria. While in residence, she conducted research on Mozart using resources in the museums and archives of Salzburg and Vienna as part of the Mozart Project and received lessons from Mozarteum faculty.  These lessons and her research culminated in a recital lecture in a public forum at the end of the session.  This program is provided through Northern Illinois University in conjunction with Salzburg College.  

Senior Alyssa Brooks and junior Josh Kight participated in the Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance program. The program consisted of role preparation, master classes, Italian study, and performances. Brooks studied the role of Nannetta in Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff, while Kight prepared the role of Fenton in the same production.      

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