University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

June 2015

Save the Date for Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015

Family Weekend and Homecoming 2015 are set for September 25-27!
The University of Evansville's annual fall Family Weekend takes place from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27. This year, UE will celebrate Homecoming on the same weekend! The theme is Forever Purple.

Families of all current UE students and alumni are welcome! 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 Parent Volunteers NEEDED!
Calling UE parents of sophomores, juniors, and seniors to volunteer at Family Weekend.
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.

Volunteer by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at or call 812-488-2586.

Center for Career Development

At the University of Evansville, we are committed to helping your student discover and achieve their career goals – whether that means attending graduate school or entering the professional workforce.

Here are a few of the ways you can get involved with what's happening in UE's Center for Career Development.
• Encourage your student: Programs like UE Connect or UE JobLink are excellent tools for connecting your student to employers and to the 31,000 UE alumni around the world. Take a moment to encourage your son or daughter to sign up for UE Connect and UE JobLink so they can take advantage of these tools.
• Know what should be happening: Among the many resources you can find in our NextStep publication is a checklist laying out the steps your student should take each year of their UE experience to put them in the best position to begin their career after graduation. We encourage parents to also be familiar with that checklist, which can be found here.
• Join our professional network: You can serve as a volunteer career advisor for UE students and graduates in your field, offering guidance, networking, job search advice, and professional information.
• Parent referral process: If you or your organization have potential internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunities, we would love to hear from you. Please click here to submit your opportunity.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our mission and the services we provide our students, employers, alumni, faculty and staff. Parents can be very helpful in encouraging and supporting their sons and daughters during their major and career exploration process. Therefore, we have provided you with some additional insights and information regarding how you may help your student major in success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

• UE Professional Network
• Career Referral

Library Renovation Underway

Dear UE Parents, 

Thanks to you, the library project is now underway. The ARC Construction crew has been hard at work putting in new windows and redoing the first and second floors! It’s wonderful. A new, brighter library is being created – thanks to you and your financial support.

You will be notified about a dedication date and time when we get closer to finishing the project.

Again thank you!

Office of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations

Financial Aid Awards and Fall Semester Bills for 2015-16

Financial Aid Notifications are being sent in June to returning UE students whose files are complete. All students will receive notice via their UE e-mail, while FAFSA filers will also receive a paper notification via US mail. Awards may also be viewed under the “FA by Year” link on WebAdvisor.

Please view the “FA Status” link on WebAdvisor to determine if any outstanding issues need to be resolved to complete your financial aid file.

The student's “FA by Year” WebAdvisor record will indicate the status of each type of aid offered and if further action is required to finalize the aid. Please return all required documents as soon as possible so aid can be applied to the fall bill. The Office of Students Accounts will make the fall bill available on WebAdvisor on July 15. 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 may grant their parent(s) access to WebAdvisor to view the student's financial aid and billing information.


Financial Aid - 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or
Student Accounts - 812-488-2565 or
WebAdvisor Help - 812-488-2077 or

Junior Achievement and University of Evansville Partnership

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the University of Evansville have partnered to bring celebrity entrepreneur, Daymond John, to Evansville this fall as part of the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series. The free public event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015, at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. 
See entire press release here.


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 designated 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

UE 2015 Aces Concrete Canoe Team Qualifies for National Competition

The University of Evansville 2015 Aces Concrete Canoe team has qualified for the National Concrete Canoe Competition. The team secured their spot by coming in second overall in the regional concrete canoe competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers Great Lakes Student Conference. Read more.

2015 UE Civil Engineering Graduate Places First in National ASCE Student Competition

Chris Unzickler, 2015 graduate from the University of Evansville's civil engineering program, finished first in the nation with his submission to the Daniel W. Mead Student Contest sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Read more.

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 new ideas are always welcomed. 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.

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.


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


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Academic Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Friday, June 12, 2015
Last day to drop a Summer Session I course with a "W"

Friday, June 19, 2015
Summer Session I ends

Monday, June 22, 2015
Last day to register for a Summer Session II course and last day to drop a course without a "W"

Monday, June 22, 2015
Summer Session II begins

Friday, July 3, 2015
University Closed in observance of Independence Day

Friday, July 17, 2015
Last day to drop a Summer Session II course with a "W"

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Open House

Friday, July 24, 2015
Summer Session II and 10-week classes end

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Freshman Academic Convocation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Classes Begin

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.

UE Bookstore
Visit the UE Bookstore website to order everything from sweatshirts and baseball camps to diploma frames and special UE office supplies. Click here to order from the University of Evansville Bookstore.

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

Robert Galbreath
Summer Intern

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