University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

September 2014


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The University of Evansville Announces Enrollment Achievements

The University of Evansville has enrolled 2,232 full-time traditional undergraduate and Doctor of Physical Therapy students for the 2014-15 school year, surpassing total enrollment goals. This number includes a freshman class of 532 new students. Read more.

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 to refer a student today.

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Family Weekend 2014 Details

The University of Evansville's annual fall Family Weekend takes place from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28. 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.

Family Weekend Schedule Additions:
Saturday, September 27
8:00 p.m.
Sibling Social
Game room, outside the UE Bookstore, Ridgway University Center
(for children ages 8 to 17)
UE students' siblings will have the opportunity to enjoy video games, billiards, foosball, and board games. Older siblings will also have the option of staying and listening to the Dueling Piana Players as they continue to play music during the Parent Social.

Sunday, September 28
9:00 -9:45 a.m.
Parent Information Session: Empty Nest Syndrome- When Reality Sinks In
By Teri Pugh, Certified Grief Specialist
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
It's perfectly normal for some parents to adjust better than others when it comes to sending a child off to college. If you're a single parent, have an only child, or if you strongly identify with your role as parent, you might experience a particularly difficult time adjusting. It can take quite an emotional toll when everything shifts at the realist that someone you've spent as many as 21 years caring is no long there every day. This discussion will offer helpful information and tips as you navigate to a new normal at home.

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

Family Weekend Parent Volunteers NEEDED!
Calling UE parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors to volunteer at Family Weekend on Friday, September 26 or Saturday, September 27.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Checking in visitors at check-in tables for one- to two-hour intervals
  • Drive the hospitality cart to pick up visitors from the parking lots
  • Greet visitors
Volunteer by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at or call 812-488-2586.

For the second year, the University of Evansville is very excited to announce that several local hotels have donated a one-night free stay for Family Weekend 2014! Hotels include:
  • Baymont Inn and Suites
  • Comfort Inn East
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Evansville West
  • Fairfiled Inn by Marriott Evansville East
  • Hampton Inn East
  • Hampton Inn Evansville Airport
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express Evansville - West
  • LaQuinta Inn and Suites
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
Early registration winners will be contacted during the week of September 15. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or 800-423-8644, ext. 2586, or by e-mail at

Reserve a room early!

Hampton Inn East
8000 Eagle Crest Blvd
Evansville, IN 47715

Comfort Inn East Evansville
8331 E. Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47715
$74 per night mention UE Family Weekend
5.13 miles

Courtyard by Marriott Evansville
8105 E. Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47715
$109 per night mention UE Family Weekend
4.9 miles

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
301 Circle Front Drive
Evansville, IN 47715
$89 per night mention UE Family Weekend
4.8 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Evansville
220 Eagle Crest Drive
Evansville, IN 47715
$109 per night mention UE Family Weekend
4.8 miles

Hampton Inn Evansville Airport
5701 US 41 N,
Evansville, IN 47711
$99 per night mention UE Family Weekend
4.9 miles

Residence Inn Evansville East
8283 E. Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47715
Mention Rate Code: 6E1
5.1 miles

More information here.

New Faces on Campus

The Center for Career Development recently welcomed Bill Groves as the director for employer development. Bill will be networking with professionals and companies throughout the state to build stronger relationships and increase available career opportunities for UE students and alumni. If you or your company are in search of high quality interns and full-time employees please reach out to the Center for Career Development by calling 812-488-1083 or e-mailing

Indiana Parents: Drive with Pride

Display your UE parent pride with a University of Evansville license plate! By purchasing a UE collegiate license plate, not only are you showing your pride in your student's education but also $25 will be designate to the UE Parents' Fund. Purchase a plate for your UE student and they will receive a discount on campus parking. Any Indiana resident can purchase or renew a UE plate online at Don't forget to check the box for the BMV to share your information with UE so we can credit your account. Also, if you are an alumnus parent, we want to count you in our alumni participation numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 812-488-2586 or

Financial Aid and Student Account Information

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 statement (such as payments you have made or new aid that has been deducted), you should view Account Summary by Term. Please contact the UE Office of Student Accounts at 812-488-2565 if you have questions about your student account.

E-mail notification of the bill will be sent to the student's UE e-mail and other e-mails 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 will not be reflected on the bill. Please view your financial aid for 2014-15 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 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.

Financial Aid- 812-488-2364, 8---424-8634, or
Student Accounts - 812-488-2565 or
WebAdvisor - 812-488-2077 or

Aces Athletics Update

The fall season for Aces sports has already started in full swing. Women's Volleyball is currently 2-5 for their season. They dominated over New Hampshire and Morehead State. Women's Soccer is 4-3 with wins over Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, and Butler. Men's Soccer is currently 1-2-1 with a dominating win over Belmont. Men's and Women's Cross Country is off to a steady start.

Click the links below for each sport's complete schedule.
Men's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Men's Soccer
Men's Swimming and Diving
Men's Basketball
Women's Cross Country
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer
Women's Swimming and Diving
Women's Tennis
Women's Volleyball
Women's Basketball


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Academic Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jessica Tong and Christopher Miranda Recital
7:30 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts

September 24, 2014
UE Indianapolis Regional Fall 2014 Event - Tailgate for Aces vs. Butler Men's Soccer Game

September 26-28, 2014
Family Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2014
UE Theatre Production: The Wild Party
7:30 p.m.
Shanklin Theatre

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Evansville Jazz Society Guest Artist Concert
4:00 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts

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.

Introduce a Student to UE
Continue the strong tradition of academic 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 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

H. Angela Williams
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Liz Riffert '07
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for Career Development

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant

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