University of Evansville
University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

April 2014

Spring Commencement 2014

Payment for Summer I classes are due by April 20. Any summer classes added after April 6 will need to be processed in the Office of the Registrar, and payment for the class must be made at that time. Students interested in utilizing financial aid for summer classes must contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss their options prior to April 30.

Commencement is Saturday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. Graduates must report to the arena no later than 12:15 p.m. Caps, gowns, and announcements are ordered through the UE Bookstore, and order forms for each are available at Graduates also need to make sure their home address is correct in WebAdvisor, as we will mail diplomas for May graduates by mid-June.

UE Bookstore and Graduation Supplies

Graduation announcements can still be ordered and printed in the Bookstore with a 3-5 day turnaround. The order form is downloadable at the Bookstore website

Also if a graduate still needs a cap and gown, they should go to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. Supplies of graduation diploma frames are also available in the Bookstore and can be ordered from the UE Bookstore website as well. Pictures of the frames are viewable on the website as well.
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Financial Aid Calendar For 2014-15

2014-15 FAFSA: Students may still file the 2014-15 FAFSA at to be considered for all forms of need-based aid, including federal, state, and UE grants; federal loans; and federal work-study. Indiana residents must have filed the FAFSA by March 10 to be eligible for state grant programs.

VERIFICATION/FAFSA PROBLEMS: Please respond immediately to requests you receive from the Office of Financial Aid to correct your FAFSA or provide verification documents. If you are notified that your FAFSA has been selected for verification, students and parents must follow the instructions on the Verification Worksheet, and complete, sign, and return the worksheet to our office. Financial aid will not be offered to returning UE students until verification is final. Financial aid is offered to newly admitted students, but remains an estimate until verification is final.

  • Dependent Verification Worksheet for 2014-15
  • Independent Student Verification Worksheet for 2014-15

MAY - WE CHECK GRADES AND CREDIT HOURS EARNED: After the completion of the spring semester, we will review the academic records of currently enrolled UE students to determine if they have met the requirements known as Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students who are deficient in meeting these standards are notified immediately via mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected.

JUNE: For continuing UE students, Financial Aid Notification letters are mailed in late June to your preferred address on file. Please make sure that your preferred address is accurate in WebAdvisor. Only students with complete and verified files will receive awards.

Family Weekend and Homecoming Combined!

Both Homecoming and Family Weekend are scheduled for October 3 - 5! Make sure you mark this on your calendars and keep your eyes open for more information to come. If you have any questions, please contact or call 812-488-2586.

Connections with Kazee March 2014

UE president Tom Kazee talks Spring Break travel, alumni accomplishments, engineering awards, art shows, and theatre productions in this month’s podcast. Click here:

Career Development Corner

Full-Time Recruiting for UE Teachers
In 2013, the Center for Career Development joined the Collegiate Career Center Consortium resulting in four additional career and recruiting events for UE students. On April 23 the center will be providing transportation and lodging for education majors to participate in the Teacher Candidate Interview Day. Students will have the opportunity to interview with more than 60 organizations from around Indiana in an effort to secure full-time employment with school corporations and other educational entities.

Summer Internships
It’s not too late to encourage your student to search for a summer internship! Highly recommended job-search sites include UE JobLink,, and As hands-on experience becomes more and more attractive to employers, an internship or co-op are opportunities the Center for Career Development highly recommends. Our staff is happy to assist in all aspects of this process, including résumé building, cover letter development, mock interview preparation, effective search techniques, and more!

Join the NEW UE Parents Facebook Group

Hello, UE parents! Join us on the brand new Facebook group. I trust you'll find this to be a valuable forum for sharing information on all things UE.

Richard and Melynda Ludwick are the new co-chairs of Parents Council. Simeon and Judith Anthony are the new vice co-chairs, Jenifer Benedict Novak is our secretary, and YOU, as a parent of a UE student, are automatically a member of our Parents Association.

The Parents Council has several items we’re working on at the moment, as well as ongoing duties. This does not mean we have no time for new ideas. Please feel free to address any questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints on the new Facebook page. If you’re wondering about something, chances are someone else is as well. The Parents Council welcomes hearing several opinions on the matter if we wish to take action.

Feel free to post info and photos from time to time, and don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Do You Know a Future UE Student?

If you know a student who is looking for a university and thinking about his or her future, the University of Evansville has just the thing: the Career Advantage Program (CAP). Exploring majors and career options can be an overwhelming process. CAP is an opportunity for high school students visiting campus. Through CAP, we encourage prospective students to begin their major and career exploration early. By working with a career professional, students participate in facilitated self-assessment to discover what their strengths are and how those strengths can be applied in different environments.

If you know a high school student who is currently in this process, send them to UE! Complete the online referral to waive that student's application fee.

Spring Semester 2014

Peer Gynt
Directed by Dylan Frederick, a senior theatre performance major from Edina, Minnesota.

Remaining Home Schedule Spring Sports:

Why is the Parents’ Fund so Important?

The Parents’ Fund helps make possible all of the extra educational and academic opportunities that are central to your child’s educational experience. The fund also helps ensure that financial aid is available to all deserving UE students. Your gift, no matter the amount, makes a significant difference and is very much appreciated. So far this year, 17.39% of current parents have given a financial gift to the University. Thank you to all those parents who have supported the Parents’ Fund this year, your support is appreciated!

How to Digitally Archive Your Home

You never know when disaster might strike. Within minutes, a fallen tree, burst pipe, fire, or flood can ruin cherished or valuable goods. Keeping an archive of your belongings will accelerate the process of replacing damaged property. It will also help you make better decisions about the insurance coverage you need before a disaster strikes.

Follow these simple steps to archive your home:

  • Make a list of your possessions. The method doesn't matter, as long as the list is thorough, well-organized, and kept in a safe place. Remember to adjust your files periodically, deleting items you've gotten rid of and adding any new purchases.
  • Photograph your living space and possessions. Take digital photos of rare, important, and expensive items, both in close-up shots and in wider pictures that show their position in the room. You should also photograph each wall, as well as closets and drawers. Be sure to label your photographs clearly, so you can correctly identify which numbers or details belong to which item.
  • Store digital photos and inventory in a safe place. Once you’re finished, find a safe place to store your records. Make a copy of everything and store it away from your home. A bank’s safe deposit box is great for hard copies. For digital archives, online digital storage, backups, or cloud technology allow you to easily access or change your records.

Don’t put off this simple project; in the event that you need to make an insurance claim, you’ll be glad you took the time to document the possessions that are most important to you.

Liberty Mutual Auto, Home, and Renters insurance is available through the UE Alumni Association at great rates. To learn more or get a free, no-obligation quote, visit


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Academic Events Calendar

Events Calendar

April 12
Music Department Reunion

April 17
Last meal served before Easter Break

April 18-20
Easter Break

April 20
First meal served after Easter Break

April 21
Classes resume

May 8, noon
Residence halls officially close

May 10
Spring Baccalaureate and Commencement

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

Sylvia (Young) DeVault '85
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

H. Angela Williams
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

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

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant

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