Homecoming Reunion Weekend 2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 25

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or when chili and bowls sell out

Annual Chili Bowl Sale
West Lawn of Hughes Hall
All bowls are $10 with chili or purchase just chili for $5.

Friday, October 26

If it’s Friday at UE, it’s purple Friday. Wear your best purple!

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

University Bookstore open
15% discount on sportswear and other fan items to all alumni all weekend!
Ridgway University Center

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Harlaxton Society Board of Directors Meeting
Vectren Board Room, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Science Poster Exhibit
Koch Center Atrium
Open event to all alumni, students, and UE community.

3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Headquarters Open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

3:00 p.m.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Dr. Randy Scherer ‘04
Vectren Lecture Hall, Koch Center room 100

Randy Scherer is the Chief Scientific Officer and Managing Member for KSCV, LLC. Established in 2018, KSCV is a boutique biotech fund focused in emerging technologies. Our unique expertise across the total product lifecycle resides in evidence identification and data interpretation to mitigate risk and arbitrage catalytic events in the biotechnology sector. KSCV turns science into investing.

Randy earned his undergraduate degree in Bio/Chemistry from UE in 2004, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt Medical University in 2010. Open event to all alumni, students, and UE community.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Vectren Board Room, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chemistry Alumni Panel
Vectren Lecture Hall, Koch Center Room 100

4:30 p.m.

Aces Pep Rally
East Terrace, Ridgway University Center
Rain Location Maikranz Family Gym, Carson Center

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Science Advisory Reception
Peterson Gallery

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1968 Social
Dunigan Lounge, Schroeder Family School of Business

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hughes Hall Reception
Hughes Hall, West Lawn and Lobby

Join fellow former Hughes Hall residents and their families in an evening of food, drinks, and shared memories of Hughes Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Hughes Hall to visit old dorm rooms and displayed memories from Hughes over the years.

The $15 registration fee includes heavy appetizers and a drink ticket with a cash bar available. Advanced registration requested.

7:00 p.m.

Volleyball Match vs. Bradley University
Meeks Family Fieldhouse, Carson Center

7:00 p.m.

17th Annual Fiddick Memorial Lecture – The Legacy of World War One - Jay Winter, professor of Yale University
Eykamp 251, Ridgway University Center

7:00 p.m.

Chemistry Alumni Reception
Acropolis

7:30 p.m.

Spring Awakening
Shanklin Theatre

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. Advanced ticket sales only $15 at the theatre box office $20.

8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Phi Kappa Tau Welcome Back Reception
Sport’s Den

Saturday, October 27

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Science Advisory Annual Meeting
Dr. Robert and Judy Decker Wargel Classroom, 4058 4th floor
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Vectren Board Room, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Homecoming Headquarters open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

9:00 a.m.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Brothers Only Breakfast
St. Ben’s
RSVP to Rich Shipley at 812-454-6511

9:00 a.m.

Third Annual Ace Race to benefit Ace Care
Sponsored by DPT students
Ace CARE is a pro bono physical therapy clinic run by University of Evansville Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Patients who are uninsured, underinsured, or homeless have the opportunity to receive physical therapy services on the University of Evansville campus at no cost to the patient. Help support our efforts by signing up for AceRace Skelefun Run, Ace CARE’s main fundraiser! Register Now

9:30 a.m.

Campus Tour
Office of Admissions, Olmsted Hall

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University Bookstore Open
15% discount on sportswear and other fan items to alumni all weekend
Ridgway University Center

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Hughes Hall Story Time
Hughes Hall, Basement Common Room

Share memories of your time living or hanging out with friends in Hughes Hall. No cost and advance reservations not required.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau Chapter Meet and Greet
Phi Kappa Tau House

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Peters Margedant House Tour

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Luncheon
Eykamp Hall Rooms 252, Ridgway University Center

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Open House

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

UE Physical Therapy Alumni and Friends Open House
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences
515 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47708
Parking is available in the adjacent lot, no permit is needed

  • Informational sessions on Ace CARE, new PT curriculum, and new residency programs
  • Meet current students and faculty
  • Tour the new, state of the art facility and physical therapy lab

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate
H-Lot
Sponsored by SAB
Food trucks, music, and games

A free entry for alumni, families, and community guests come enjoy live music, food trucks, games, and UE spirit. No advance registration required.

5:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Valpo
Arad McCutchan Stadium

The Purple Aces are coming off a 2017 campaign that saw Evansville finish with an 11-8-2 overall record, marking back-to-back seasons in which Evansville won double-digit matches; the first time UE had done so since the 1995 and 1996 seasons. In the postseason, the Aces advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament for the second-straight year, also marking the first time Evansville has accomplished the feat since 1995 and 1996.

To close out the regular season, the Aces host Valparaiso on Homecoming and Senior Day on October 27. Homecoming firework show will occur approximately 15 minutes after the game ends. Advance ticket sales are only $3 (regular gate admission prices are $7 and $5).

5:00 p.m.

UE DPT Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion
Join the UE DPT Class of 1998 at Comfort Restaurant for a no host dinner and cocktails.
230 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708
(all guests must be 21 and over)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Crescent/Student Publications/Student Media Reunion Reception
Phillips Alcove, Ridgway University Center

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau Reception/Happy Hour
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge

7:00 p.m.

Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Annual Pig Dinner
Tropicana Evansville

7:00 p.m.

Volleyball vs Illinois State
Meeks Family Fieldhouse, Carson Center

7:30 p.m.

Spring Awakening
Shanklin Theatre

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. Advanced ticket sales only $15 at the theatre box office $20.

8:00 p.m.

Homecoming Fireworks
Arad McCutchan Soccer Stadium
At the conclusion of the men’s soccer game there will be a 10- 15-minute firework display visible from the North soccer practice field and H-Lot.

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Phi Kappa Tau Reception/50th Anniversary Dinner
Eykamp Hall 251, Ridgway University Center

Advance Registration required, $50 per person and cost includes drinks during the reception and dinner buffet.

Sunday, October 28

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

University Worship Service
Tamara Gieselman, UE Chaplain
Neu Chapel

10:30 - Noon

Homecoming Brunch Honoring the 40+ Club
Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251-255, Ridgway University Center

A favorite homecoming weekend event is the Sunday brunch honoring graduates celebrating the 40+ Club. This brunch is complimentary for alumni who have been graduates for forty or more years and their guest.

Advance registration is required.

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

University Bookstore Hours
15% discount on sportswear and other fan items to all alumni all weekend
Ridgway University Center

1:00 p.m.

Mass Neu Chapel
With Father Tony Ernst, St. Peter and Paul Haubstadt, Indiana
Neu Chapel

2:00 p.m.

Spring Awakening
Shanklin Theatre

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. Advanced ticket sales only $15 at the theatre box office $20.

Office Phone:
812-488-2586

Office Email:
alumni@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Alumni House, 525 S. Rotherwood Ave