University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

April 2015

Spring Commencement 2015

Congratulations on your son or daughter’s upcoming graduation!

The Baccalaureate service will be held at Neu Chapel on Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 a.m. CST.  Seating for parents and guests is first come, first served.

Commencement is Saturday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. C.S.T. at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. Graduates must report to the arena no later than 12:15 p.m. Family members may come to the Ford Center for the ceremony, tickets are not required and it is free to attend. Seating is virtually unlimited. Family members who can’t attend may watch the live stream of the Spring Commencement starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. For more information on Commencement, click here.

UE Bookstore and Graduation Supplies

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

Students who still need a cap and gown for a bachelor’s degree should go to the UE Bookstore as soon as possible. Graduation diploma frames are also available in the Bookstore and on the Bookstore website. Pictures of the frames are viewable on the website as well.

Connections with Kazee March 2015

View President Kazee’s March Podcast:  Click here.

Financial Aid Calendar for 2015-16

2015-16 FAFSA: Students may still file the 2015-16 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, then 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.

Grades and credit hours earned are checked in May: 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 Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Students who do not meet these standards are notified immediately via e-mail and are ineligible for any form of aid (including loans) until the deficiencies are corrected. Appeals may be considered. 

June: For continuing UE students, Financial Aid Notifications are sent in late June to your UE e-mail. All documents required to finalize your aid are available in WebAdvisor. Only students with complete and verified files will receive awards.

Career Advantage Program

The Center for Career Development continues to enhance the UE experience by offering even more to our current and prospective students! High school students who are eagerly anticipating college life are encouraged to meet with the UE Center for Career Development staff during their campus visit. At that time, they will discuss their individual results of a personality assessment designed to give students a clearer vision of the many career options that would appeal to them. If you have a student who is a potential Purple Ace, please consult with your admission counselor about taking advantage of this great opportunity!

Career Travel Fund

Did you know that the University of Evansville’s Center for Career Development provides transportation to four Indianapolis career events throughout the academic year? These no- or low-cost opportunities are made possible by the Career Travel Fund through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The fund also allows students to apply for reimbursement incurred in career-related travel throughout the state of Indiana. Learn more about this opportunity here and encourage your student to apply to this amazing benefit!

Family Weekend and Homecoming Combined!

Family Weekend and Homecoming are scheduled for September 25-27, 2015!  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.

$3.5 million to Renovate the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library  

The University has raised $3,172,323.46 toward its goal of $3.5 million to renovate the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library on campus. This project will include a complete reconfiguration and rehab of the first floor with cosmetic updates to the second, third, and fourth floors. The project will:  

Create a common area that will be the heart and soul of the library. This space will blend technology services and classical library research references to provide students access to a variety of information that directly relates to their studies
Redesign the library to serve as a hub for students to gather, exchange ideas, collaborate, and utilize space to work on projects and programs, as well as access multiple technology resources
Develop a space for individual contemplative use, where students are invited to read, think and create
Directly connect the library with glass and entry to the campus, the open space recreational area, and Ridgway University Center by removing the solid wall and replacing it with windows that will fill the commons with natural light and energy.

The goal is to complete fundraising by May 31 of this year. Please visit to watch a video highlighting the project. If you are interested in discussing gift options, please contact Abigail Werling at or 812- 488-2272. 

Join the UE Parents Facebook Group

Hello, UE parents! Join us on the Facebook group. This is a valuable forum for sharing information on all things UE with other UE parents!

The Parents Council is working on several items, as well as ongoing duties, but we always have time for new ideas. Please feel free to post photos, address any questions or concerns, or make suggestions in this Facebook group. If you’re wondering about something, chances are someone else is as well.

UE Parent Resources

UE Parent Resources can be found on the Parents website:

Go to the Parents Council page to contact any member of Parents Council by clicking on: and then a name near your area.

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.


Check out the UE Parents Group on Facebook, join the conversation, and stay connected!


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Academic Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Wednesday, April 29
Reading Study Day

Thursday, April 30
Final Examinations Begin

Wednesday, May 6
Last meal served for the year - Dinner

Wednesday, May 6
Last Day of Finals

Thursday, May 7
Residence Halls Officially Close at Noon

Saturday, May 9
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.

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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