UE Alumni Today
February 2013

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In this issue:
Winners of the Student Homecoming 2012 Contests
Winning Parents during Family Weekend 2012
Family Weekend 2012 Survey Results

Welcome All New Parents Council Members 2011-12
Dates at a Glance
Learn More About UE Connect
Good News

UE Alumni Insurance Program Offers Coverage for Parents

Returning students for 2013-14 (Fall 2013 through Summer 2014) should file the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal, state, and University financial aid, including all federal student loans. UE's FAFSA school code is 001795.

Filing by March 10 is essential for Indiana residents and highly recommended for all.
Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or financialaid@evansville.edu.

Beginning late February – IRS Data Retrieval: The UE Office of Financial Aid recommends that eligible students use this tool, which is built into the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers parent and/or student IRS tax information to the FAFSA. Federal income tax returns for 2012 must have been filed electronically for approximately three weeks to be available for this process. The IRS data retrieval function can be used for the initial FAFSA or to correct a submitted FAFSA that had been filed using estimated tax information.

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Family Weekend 2013
Over 250 families and 600 people were on campus for Family Weekend 2012!

This year, Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27 - 29. Make travel plans and add this “must attend” event to your schedule! Your students will be glad to see you! If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jones at alumni@evansville.edu or 812-488-2586. 

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There is still time to apply for Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville, for the 2013 five-week summer session or either semester of next year.

The following 2013 Harlaxton summer courses have been confirmed and are still accepting applications:
ES 103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 301 Special Topics in Sociology: Love, Sex, and Society
THTR 110 Introduction to Theatre
WRTG 330 Special Topics: Writing Workshop
WRTG 500 Special Topics: Writing Workshop (open only to graduate students)

We continue to welcome applications for Fall 2013 and will review new submissions on a rolling basis so long as space is available. If you are considering Spring 2014 at Harlaxton, the priority application deadline is March 1st, just before Spring Break.

Full information and applications for all sessions are available in the Office of Study Abroad, Room 261, Schroeder School of Business Building.

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Applications are now available for the Margery Florence Kahn Scholarship for 2013-14

University of Evansville full-time undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in 2013-14 may apply. An essay of about 300 words must accompany the application, along with two to five faculty recommendation letters.  

It was the desire of Margery Florence Kahn that her scholarship be awarded to “dedicated and conscientious students who exhibit a true passion for their chosen fields of study, and who, in the opinion of the members of the University of Evansville faculty, are likely to bring the same enthusiasm into the performance of their jobs or the practice of the professions which they will pursue following graduation.”  

Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid, Room 116, Olmsted Administration Hall. Completed applications and recommendation letters should be returned by April 1.   Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or financialaid@evansville.edu.  

University of Evansville African American Alumni Association Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship

The University of Evansville African American Alumni Association (UEAAA) is pleased to announce the application process for the Zerah Priestly Carter University of Evansville African American Scholarship is now open. Alumni members raised the necessary funds to make this an endowed scholarship and named it in honor of Zerah Priestly Carter ’38, the first African American graduate of the University.   

This scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving African American UE student(s). The 2013 scholarship funds are in addition to other financial aid or scholarships awarded to the recipient! Interested and qualified students are encouraged to apply at this time.  

Scholarship Criteria: Candidates must be African American, have sophomore standing as of Fall 2013, and have a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered:  
1) Completed application
2) Written statement (not to exceed two pages) explaining his or her current professional goals, demonstrating his or her involvement in the African American community, and explaining why he or she is deserving of the scholarship
3) Two letters of recommendation that verify and support the candidate’s community involvement activities.   Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by Friday, March 15, 2013.   

The scholarship award will be presented at the UEAAA Annual Luncheon on Saturday, April 20, 2013. All scholarship applicants should plan to attend this luncheon. The luncheon is free for all UE students. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, at 812-488-2586 or e-mail alumni@evansville.edu.

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Learn More About UE Connect

UE parents, do you want to learn more about UE Connect and how it can help your student succeed? The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations has created an online presentation exclusively for parents to help inform and better explain UE Connect. Learn about the various components that students can use now and in the future, tips on how you can promote UE Connect to your student, and how you as parents are an integral part of UE's network in building a better future for UE students.

Click here and discover all of the great things about UE Connect today.

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Good News

Local Artists' Global Experiences Showcased in Melvin Peterson Gallery
The University of Evansville’s Department of Art is proud to present “Global Experiences,” an exhibition featuring the work of three local artists: paintings by Cedric Hustace, photographs by Jim McKinney, and ceramics by David Rodenberg. (Full Article)  

UE’s Matthew Knoester to Present Andiron Lecture on Democratic Education
As part of the University of Evansville’s Andiron Lecture Series in the liberal arts and sciences, Matthew Knoester, assistant professor of education, will present “International Struggles for Democratic Education.” (Full Article)  

February's First Tuesday Concert to Feature "The Music of New York"
The University of Evansville Department of Music will pay tribute to the Big Apple in next month’s installment of the First Tuesday Concert Series, titled “The Music of New York.” (Full Article)  

UE Wins Local Community Service Award
The University of Evansville has received the annual Community Service Award, presented by the Southwestern Indiana chapter of the Project Management Institute. (Full Article)

Bring a Student to Campus!
If you have high school aged children or know a friend with a college-bound student, bring them to an Open House. Spring Open Houses are March 16 and April 6. For more information about visiting the campus, please go to www.evansville.edu/visit.

Can’t visit, no problem. You can still help. Please send us the name, address, and contact information for prospective students in your area! You can e-mail those directly to Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment services, at sd10@evansville.edu

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UE Parents Facebook Page


Click here or go to www.facebook.com/UEParents and begin receiving updates and connecting with other parents. If you are a parent of a freshman, click here to join the Class of 2015 UE Parents group.

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UE Alumni Insurance Program Offers Coverage
for Parents

The University of Evansville Alumni Association sponsors an Alumni Insurance Program as a service to alumni and their family members.  The program offers a variety of attractively-priced insurance products, most of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, and siblings:

  • Auto, home and renters insurance - Special rates are available to alumni and family members living in the same household. 
  • Health insurance - For those with a temporary or permanent need for coverage, such as the unemployed, self-employed, and recent graduates.
  • Life insurance - Long-term protection with great rates and fantastic features. Coverage is available to $50 million. 
  • Long term care insurance - Intended to protect assets from serious erosion, while allowing access to quality care in the most appropriate and desirable setting.
  • Travel insurance - Travel medical or trip protection insurance options are available for individuals or groups traveling domestically or internationally.
  • Annuities - An ideal tax-deferred vehicle for conservative investors who want guaranteed fixed interest rates for extended periods.
  • Pet insurance - Simple, customizable dog and cat insurance plans are available.
  • Advisory services - A licensed insurance professional is available, at no charge, to answer questions and provide customized guidance.

 For more information visit meyerandassoc.com/UE or contact the program administrator at 800-635-7801.

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Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

Igleheart Building
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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

Andrew Kohlmeyer
Alumni and Parent Relations Intern




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