University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

September 2013

U.S. News & World Report Names UE a Top 10 Midwest University

U.S. News & World Report has again named the University of Evansville one of the Midwest's top 10 regional universities — and one of the region's Great Schools at Great Prices — in its annual Best Colleges rankings.

Princeton Review Names UE Among the "Best in the Midwest"

The University of Evansville is among the top colleges in the Midwest, according to education services company the Princeton Review. UE is one of 155 schools the review recommends in the "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted on PrincetonReview.com

UE Named One of the Nations Most Military Friendly School

For its efforts to recruit and support military students, the University of Evansville has been named a Military Friendly School by Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a national media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. 

Family Weekend 2013 Details

University of Evansville's annual fall Family Weekend takes place Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29. This event is a great opportunity for parents, siblings, 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.

Five NEW Family Weekend Events! 

Friday, September 27, 2013

  • Nursing Department Open House
    Room 105, Graves Hall, 3-4 p.m.
  • BSU Presents: Family Feud
    Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building, 4-6p.m.

Saturday, September 28

  • For Parents- Informational Session: Preparing for Graduation and Beyond
    Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center, 9:45 -10:15 a.m.
  • Family Weekend Drum Circle
    Lawn, Morton Residence Hall, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • SAB Presents Magician Derek Hughes Comedy and Magic Show
    Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Special Family Weekend Hours

  • 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. 
  • During Family Weekend Only - Free workout at the Student Fitness Center.


EXTRA Changes to the schedule

  • Friday's Volleyball game is against Loyola University, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday's Volleyball game is against Bradley University, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Family Weekend Parent Volunteers NEEDED!
Calling UE parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors to volunteer at Family Weekend on Friday, September 27, 2013, or Saturday, September 28.
Volunteers are needed:

  • Check-in table at one- to two-hour intervals from 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, or from 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday
  • Assist at the parent information sessions on Saturday (between 9:00 and 10:15 a.m.)
  • Greet visitors. Volunteer by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at UEParentRelations@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2586.


UE Theatre Production

Clybourne Park
Directed by John David Lutz
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, this razor-sharp comedy
explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America.
Discounted tickets: $10

Hotel Accommodations: Register Early!
The following this link will take you to a list of the special rates provided to UE guests, students, and families. Please ask for the "UE Rate" when calling for reservations.

Parking for Friday and Saturday
Please park in Lot A (Lincoln and Rotherwood), Lot C (behind Koch Center for Engineering and Science), the Sesquicentennial Oval, Lot N (Walnut and Rotherwood), Lot O (Rotherwood north of Walnut) or Lot H (Walnut and Frederick). There will be a courtesy golf cart circling campus for those who need a ride.

Campus map
 
Check out Schedule of Events or Register Today. 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 or visit the Family Weekend page

New Faces on Campus

UE Names T. Scott Henne as Dean of Admission
T. Scott Henne has been appointed dean of admission at the University of Evansville where he will lead the team in attracting top quality undergraduate students.

LaNeeca Williams Named Diversity and Equity Officer
LaNeeca Williams has been hired as diversity and equity officer. She comes to UE from Colorado State University-Pueblo, where she was director of affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and campus diversity.

Introduce a Student to UE

Continue the strong tradition of academic excellence at UE by referring quality students from your community, high school, church, or your own home to UE. The application fee is waived for prospective students referred by parents or alumni.

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

Financial Aid and Student Account Information

Fall semester billing statements continue to be generated on the first of each month. When viewing your student account/bill on WebAdvisor remember that the "View Bills" link is a snapshot of your account on the day the bill is dated, and does not change between billing dates. To view your current account balance, which reflects activity between billing statements (such as payments you have made or new aid that has been deducted), you should view the link called "Account Summary by Term." Please contact the UE Office of Student Accounts at (812) 488-2565 if you have questions about your Student Account.

Email notification of the bills is sent to the student's UE email and other emails designated by the student. Students must grant access for parents to WebAdvisor so that they will be able to view both the student's financial aid and billing information.

Financial aid that is not final or outside scholarships that have not been received by UE will not appear on the bill. Please view your Financial Aid for 2013-14 on WebAdvisor under the link "FA by Year." Your WebAdvisor record will indicate the status of each type of aid you have received and indicate if further action is required on your part to finalize the aid. Please return all required documents and/or take the necessary action steps indicated as soon as possible, so that your aid will be applied to your UE Student Account. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (812) 488-2364 if you have questions about finalizing your financial aid.

Questions?
=80 Financial Aid - 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or
financialaid@evansville.edu
=80 Student Accounts - 812-488-2565 or offstudaccts@evansville.edu
=80 WebAdvisor Help - 812-488-2077 or WAassist@evansville.edu

Links to all of Aces Athletics Schedules

Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer 
Men's Golf
Women's Golf
M/W Cross Country
Men's Swimming
Women's Swimming
Women's Tennis
Volleyball
UE Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Evansville Women's Basketball 13-14 Schedule (Non-Conference)

Advice to Parents

From Kevin and Rhonda Cook, Parents Council Members from San Bernardino, CA

  • UE provides digital TV service with the proper type of TV connection cables.
  • The washers and dryers are available at no charge, no quarters required.
  • Distant students are able to store their belongings at the school over the summer. The University will share this information with students in the spring.
  • Your students will receive their mail and packages! Mail is delivered in their mailboxes (roommates share a box). They receive a slip in their box when a package is received and they pick it up in the RA office.
  • There is a local bank within walking distance of the campus and ATM's in a few places on campus.
  • A little note: Although we wanted to talk to our daughter all the time, especially at first, we were careful to let her take the lead. We would send her a quick text message or a Facebook comment from time to time but overall we tried to give her room to adjust and enjoy the new experiences. We were rewarded by receiving regular calls home and hearing all about her new life. We live on the west coast so visits are not so simple. We would send silly packages from home and enjoy when she called or skyped to open it "with us".

Parents' Fund

The 2012-13 was a successful year for the Parents' Fund thanks to the generous gifts from the dedicated UE parents. While most Parents' Fund gifts to UE are used to meet student scholarship needs they are also essential unrestricted gifts that help fund student activities and professional development opportunities for the students. This year the Parents' Fund will help sponsor a student and family campus picnic and a financial session for juniors, seniors, and graduate students covering what to expect from job offers, questions about benefit packages, importance of life insurance, why should they contribute to a 401-K and start thinking about retirement planning early, and establishing a budget after graduation (reasons why they shouldn't buy a $60,000 new car on a $30,000 salary).

Thank you to everyone who made a gift in the past and we hope you'll renew your support this year. Your gifts to the Parents' Fund are tax deductible and help UE provide an impactful educational experience. To make a gift to UE, visit the
UE GIVE page or call the Annual Giving Office at 812-488-2440.

STAY CONNECTED

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Events Calendar

September 27 - 29
Family Weekend

October 12 - 15
Fall Break

November 27 - December 1
Thanksgiving Break

December 18
Baccalaureate and Commencement, Final Exams End

For more events and info, visit the 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 biannual Parents Connections newsletter, the bimonthly 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.


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Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Igleheart Building
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722
812-488-2586

Sylvia (Young) DeVault '85
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
sy5@evansville.edu

H. Angela Williams
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
aw162@evansville.edu

Monica L. Spencer M'12
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Career Development
ms323@evansville.edu

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant
dj32@evansville.edu

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