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Family Weekend 2013 - Click here for Saturday events.

Event Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center
Check in when you arrive on campus. Pick up a schedule of events, a campus map, an Aces athletics pass, and a warm UE welcome!

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center
Sponsored by Parents Council
Free!

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Kick-off Event
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Greetings from President Tom Kazee and Parents Council

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Parent Informational Sessions
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Opportunities Outside the Classroom, Cara Fabrocini and Geoff Edwards
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Learn more about how your son or daughter can get involved in extracurricular activities from Greek life to student organizations and service. We’ll caution you that there is such a thing as too much too soon!
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9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (First session ONLY)
Forging your Career Path,
Gene Wells
Eykamp Hall, Room 254, Ridgway University Center
Learn about the outstanding resources and services available to help your student along their career path, from freshman to senior year!

9:00 - 9:30 a. m. (First session ONLY)
Harlaxton College and Study Abroad for Parents of Freshmen

Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
Learn about Harlaxton College and other exciting study abroad programs.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. (Second session ONLY)
Harlaxton College and Study Abroad for Parents of Upper Classmen
, Earl Kirk
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
Learn about Harlaxton College and other exciting study abroad programs.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. (Second session ONLY)
Preparing for Graduation and Beyond

Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center
Representatives from the Offices of the Registrar and Alumni and Parent Relations and the Center for Career Development will walk you through a graduation year check list including all things your student should know to have a successful senior year. From meeting degree requirements to purchasing a cap and gown to actually attending commencement, you’ll hear the basic details plus the extra opportunities that your student can take advantage of to make a smooth transition to UE alumnus.

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9:00 a.m.
Campus Tour
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Family Weekend Drum Circle
Lawn, Morton Residence Hall
Rain Location TBD
Come play drums and other percussion instruments and join in chanting and singing! No experience necessary, and those of all ages are welcome! It is sure to be a great time.
Sponsored by UE Music Therapy Association

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Parents Council Meeting
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
(Parents Council members only)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tin City Archaeological Tours
In front of Neu Chapel
Free!
Join members of the Field Methods in Archaeology course for a free tour of an archaeological excavation. Students have been searching for remains of demolished student apartments known as Tin City and in the process have made some intriguing discoveries about how one small portion of the campus has been used over the years. In addition to sharing a little bit about the history of UE, student-guides will also explain how an archaeological excavation works. No reservations are required, so take 15 minutes to learn about the history that lies hidden beneath your feet. For more information, contact Alan Kaiser at ak58@evansville.edu or visit archaeology.evansville.edu.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Greek Open Houses
(A list of all fraternity and sorority houses will be available at check-in)

2:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Neu Chapel
Free!
The annual Family Weekend Concert featuring the talented UE music students (University Choir, University Orchestra, and the University Wind Ensemble). Arrive early – it's usually standing room only!

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
NSCS Induction Convocation
Rooms 170 and 172, Schroeder School of Business Building
Each year, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars invites the top freshmen and sophomores to join this prestigious society. This is a formal ceremony to recognize those students who joined the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. A social will conclude the event.
Sponsored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
ACES Volleyball vs. Bradley University
Meeks Family Court, Carson Center
Pick up free Aces athletics passes when you check-in.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SAB Presents Magician Derek Hughes Comedy and Magic Show
Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251 and 252, Ridgway University Center
Free!
Sponsored by the Student Activity Board

7:30 p.m.
UE Theatre Production
Clybourne Park
Directed by John David Lutz
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, this razor-sharp comedy explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America.
Discounted tickets: $10

8:00 p.m.
Second Annual UE Parent Social
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center
Free!
Hosted by Parents Council.

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