University of Evansville

Parents Association Today E-Newsletter

October 2015

    Family Weekend 2015 Photos

    Forever Purple Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015 was a major success! Photos from Family Weekend can be seen here

    Parent-to-Parent Call Volunteers Needed!

    In Spring 2015, 76 UE parents called 381 parents of accepted students (parents of students that had applied and been accepted to UE but not yet made their final college choice). According to the Office of Admission, 125 of 381 students deposited (33%).

    Parent-to-Parent Call Volunteers are needed to call accepted students’ parents in November! There are many reasons to share your UE experience. We need to hear from you by October 23, 2015. We would like to have 150 parents ready to make calls during November 2015. Please consider giving of your time by committing to calling five families within two weeks. You will receive a script and a list of five families in your area or within the same major as your student.

    Please provide the following information to Angela Williams, assistant director of alumni and parent relations, at or call 812-488-2586: 
     Your name
     Phone number
     E-mail address
     City, state, and zip code
     Your student’s name, year, and major 

    Aces Athletics Calendars

    The fall season for Aces sports has already started in full swing. 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

    News from the Student Success Team (SST)

    The Student Success Team is a group of UE faculty and administrators who strive to develop programming and improve processes in an effort to help UE students be more successful and satisfied. This fall we are excited to share these updates with parents:

    Time Management and Study Skills Workshops and Private Sessions: Many students, especially freshmen, have expressed concern about managing the additional academic rigor and new-found independence of college. In response, UE has added both group workshops and private counseling sessions to assist students with time-management, reading comprehension, study skills, and test-taking. For more information about upcoming group workshops or to arrange one-on-one assistance, students should e-mail 

    New Student Contact Campaign: Volunteers from across the University are in the midst of our annual New Student Contact Campaign. A fall tradition at UE for nine years running, all new students are contacted and offered an opportunity for a private appointment with a campaign volunteer. Students who express any questions or concerns can then be directed to appropriate campus resources/support. Volunteers also ask for feedback on how we might improve our initial processes for new students. Please encourage your new UE student to meet with a Contact Campaign volunteer.

    Preparing to Register Events: The SST will host events for students to better understand and prepare to make the most out of the upcoming period for spring 2016 academic advising and registration, which begins on Monday, October 26. At these events students can learn: 

    How the advising and registration process works
    Their academic advisor’s contact information
    What courses satisfy the Enduring Foundations General Education requirements
    Where to find academic information about their major
    How to use the new online Degree Audit program in WebAdvisor
    What to do if they wish to change their major

    Students can stop by the second floor of Ridgway University Center where volunteers will be available at these times:
    Thursday, October 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
    Friday, October 23 from noon - 2:00 p.m.

    A Letter Concerning the Library Delay

    Due to ongoing delays by one of the subcontractors involved with the Library renovation project, access to the Library will continue to operate in the same fashion as it has since the semester began.  Additional steps have been taken by the general contractor, ARC Construction, to address these delays.  As soon as a clearer timeline for opening the Library becomes available, we will share it with the campus community.

    In order to lessen the inconvenience to students during the renovation project, the library is offering some of our most critical services from a temporary service desk in the Clifford Memorial Library. The temporary service desk is open Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Services available include:

     Course reserve collection
     Pick-up and drop-off of books and other library materials to which staff have access during the renovation project
     Pick-up and drop-off of interlibrary loan materials
     Personal research and reference consultations with our Research Assistance Librarian
     "Ask-a-Librarian" online help is available here

    Our complete collection of full-text online journal articles and e-books remains available from the library's website.  Research in scholarly journals and other periodicals is now conducted almost entirely online, and the UE library subscribes to many thousands of journal titles in this format.

    In addition, we will automatically place an interlibrary loan request on behalf of any student who desires a title from our book collection if the book in question is currently inaccessible.

    Almost all of these services are accessible from the UE Libraries' website

    I hope your students have not experienced any difficulties in using our online resources or in making use of our temporary services. Your student should feel free to contact me with any questions or difficulty. Your student should also feel free to make use of our Research Assistance or Ask-a-Librarian services if they need any help getting started with a project or assignment.

    Please feel free to write to me if you have any other questions about library services, either now or in the future,


    Steve Mussett
    Interim University Librarian

    Center for Career Development

    The Center for Career Development has been busy hosting a variety of career-related events and will be hosting two more in the month of October. Please feel free to register your company and encourage your student to attend the following events: 

    Health Careers Fair  October 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Student Fitness Center
    Indiana Means Business! Career Fair  October 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel Downtown

    For more information, contact our office by calling 812-488-1083.

    We work very hard to continuously identify opportunities for our students and alumni. If you or your organization have potential internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunities, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the career referral form and submit your opportunity.

    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.

    For the latest University of Evansville news click here!

    Financial Aid Awards and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

    The Office of Financial Aid is required to review the academic progress of financial aid recipients at least annually. The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy states that freshmen must have a minimum GPA of 1.6 while sophomores and above must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. All students must successfully complete a minimum of 67 percent of the credit hours for which they enroll. The full SAP policy may be viewed here

    Beginning with the Fall 2015 semester, the Office of Financial Aid will be reviewing students’ SAP status at the end of each semester.  We have decided to move from annual review after spring grades were posted to semester reviews for two reasons that we believe will significantly benefit students more than the current model.  We want to be able to give students a warning when they fall below SAP standards and give them a semester to correct the issue, and we also want to be able to get students the appropriate help they may need.

    If a student is not able to meet SAP by the end of the warning semester, then he/she will receive a letter saying that their financial aid has been suspended beginning with the next semester of attendance.  However, our goal is that the student is able to succeed and graduate from UE.  With that in mind, we encourage all students to submit a SAP appeal explaining their situation and asking for a reinstatement of their aid.  Students who have appeals granted are given a probation semester in which to meet the SAP standards.  We will work with students who are not able to meet SAP by the end of the probationary term to create an academic plan that will lead them to meeting SAP and more importantly, to graduation.

    Students who would like to discuss their SAP progress can meet with Cathleen Wright, director of financial aid.  Cathleen may refer students to Debbie Kassenbrock, director of the Center for Academic Advising, for help creating an academic plan or to other resources they may need.
    Financial Aid - 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634, or
    Student Accounts - 812-488-2565 or
    WebAdvisor Help - 812-488-2077 or

    FSA ID Replaces Pin

    The federal PIN that you used in the past to sign the FAFSA was made obsolete by the US Department of Education on May 10, 2015. If you have not done so already, you will need to create a Federal Student Aid ID and password at We encourage students and their parents to create the FSA ID and password now so that you are ready to file the FAFSA before March 10.

    Winter Commencement 2015

    University of Evansville’s Winter Commencement will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in the Large Gym, Carson Center. For more information, click here

    UE Guarantee

    The University of Evansville has announced the UE Guarantee, which will be offered to students entering the University in Fall 2016. This commitment is part of the UE’s ongoing mission to provide its students with an affordable, high quality education that will prepare graduates for lives of meaning and accomplishment. Read more.

    Protect Your Future and Your Family's Finances

    What if you weren’t around to contribute to your household? What if you left unpaid bills or other expenses for your family to handle? And what if they didn’t have the means to pay those bills, or even cover your funeral expenses?  
    If you haven’t reviewed your life insurance needs in a while, now is a good time to do so. Our Alumni Insurance Program offers products and tools to help. A variety of life insurance plans are available, with lots of choices, including:

     Life for Life® Affordable, fully-underwritten coverage with 10- and 20-year terms, from $100,000 to $2 million.
     Life to 95 Term life insurance for adults ages 50 to 95, up to $100,000.
     VIP Life Annually renewable term life insurance for amounts from $25,000 to $500,000.
     Children’s Life Insure all of your children for just one premium.  Once insured, those covered by this plan can remain insured for life.
     Accidental Death Worldwide coverage 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

    Guaranteed acceptance.
    All of these products are available to our graduates and their family members through the Alumni Insurance Program. Read more



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Events Calendar

October 15, 2015
Student Mentoring Program Lunch #1
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Eykamp Hall, Ridway University Center

Gregory Gregory Day Celebrated in Evansville
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Ri Ra's Irish Pub

October 18, 2015
Alumni, Friends, and Family Pre-game gathering in Cincinnati
More information here

October 20, 2015
An Evening with Daymond John
7:00 p.m.
Victory Theatre

November 25, 2015
Thanksgiving Break Begins

November 30, 2015
Classes Resume

December 9, 2015
Reading/Study Day

December 10, 2015
Final Examinations Begin

December 16, 2015
Final Examinations End

Winter Commencement
2:00 p.m.
Large Gym, Carson Center

For more events and info, visit the UE's Event Calendar

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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

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

Donna Jones M'08
Senior Administrative Assistant

Robert Galbreath
Fall Intern

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