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Parents

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is a resource for parents and families of UE students.

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015 Schedule of Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend are combined this year for a fun-filled weekend of activities on campus. Alumni, students, parents, siblings, and other friends are encouraged to attend any events as appropriate.

Friday, September 25

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Forever Purple Headquarters Open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center
Check in when you arrive on campus. Get the latest schedule of events, other goodies and a warm UE welcome!

11:00 a.m.

Anti-Bias Training
LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer
Eykamp Hall, room 251, Ridgway University Center

Noon

2015 Meet the Aces Golf Scramble
Cambridge Golf Course

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Class of 1965 Academic Department Lunches
The Class of 1965 alumni are invited to attend an academic lecture within the following colleges and departments and experience the learning setting for today’s students. Following the lectures enjoy lunch with your former classmates and network with current students sharing guidance and perspective to them.

Participating schools, colleges or departments include (lunch location listed with department)

  • School of Business Administration
    Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
  • Departments of Biology and Chemistry
    Eykamp Hall, Room 254, Ridgway University Center
  • Department of Nursing
    Room 240, Graves Hall
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Class of 1959 Gallery, 2nd Floor Ridgway University Center

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Student Poster Exhibits
Koch Center Atrium

2:00 p.m.

Campus Tours Available
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

Nursing Department Open House
Room 105, Graves Hall

3:00 p.m.

Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series
“Playing it by ear – the art of interdisciplinary STEM” – featuring Kimberly Fessel ’07
Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100, Koch Center for Engineering and Science

4:00 p.m.

Parent Informational Session #1: End-to-End Career Development
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
Gene Wells, Senior Director, Center for Career Development

4:00 p.m.

BSU Presents: Family Feud
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Sponsored by the Black Student Union

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tour of the new McCarthy Greenhouse

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception for Natural Science and Mathematics Students, Faculty, Alumni and Guests
Melvin Peterson Gallery, corner of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenues
Alumni events are a great way to stay connected to the University, the science and mathematics faculty, and your fellow alumni. Join us for an evening reception, enjoy lively discussion, ask questions, and find out how you can get more involved with the natural science and mathematics programs at UE.

5:00 p.m.

Parent Informational Session #2: Opportunities Outside the Classroom
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
Geoffrey Edwards, Director, Center for Student Engagement and Cara Wood, Assistant Director for Student Engagement

5:30 p.m.

Pre-Theatre Reception
May Studio Theatre
All are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and fun, before the top-notch theatre production of The Royal Society of Antarctica.

6:00 p.m.

UE African American Alumni Association/ BSU Networking Dinner
Fehn House, 519 S. Rotherwood Avenue
All African American alumni and African American UE students are invited to attend a complimentary dinner and evening of networking.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Legacy Family Photos and Reception
Phillips Alcove, Ridgway University Center
Legacy families are invited to a special reception hosted by the UE Alumni Association.

7:00 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Social
Ri Ra Irish Pub, 701 NW Riverside Drive
$10

Tau Kappa Epsilon Roca Bar Tradition
1618 S. Kentucky Avenue

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Social
The Kennel Club, 5201 Kratzville Road

Chemistry Alumni Mixer
Acropolis Restaurant, 501 N. Green River Road

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Musical Bingo Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building
A fun twist on BINGO! Musical selections will be played instead of numbers being called, and cupcakes will be prizes for those who bingo! Free! (Donations accepted for UEMTA)

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Production: The Royal Society of Antarctica
by Mat Smart ’01
Directed by guest artist Amy Attaway ’01
Special Homecoming/Family Weekend Price: $10

8:00 p.m.

Soccer Alumni Gathering
Turoni’s

9:00 p.m.

Homecoming After Hours
Bar Louie, 7700 Eagle Crest Boulevard
$15

Saturday, September 26

7:30 a.m. - Noon

Homecoming Headquarters open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center
Check in when you arrive on campus. Get the latest schedule of events, other goodies and a warm UE welcome!

Family Weekend 2015 Headquarters Open
Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Check in when you arrive on campus. Get the latest schedule of events, other goodies and a warm UE welcome!

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Parents Council
Bernhardt Atrium, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Come early for complimentary continental breakfast and get to know Parents Council members, the UE parent advisory board.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Nicholas and JoAnne Rutigliano Classroom, Room 272, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building

8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics Advisory Council Meeting
Vectren Lecture Hall, Room 100 Koch Center for Engineering and Science

9:00 a.m.

State of the U Address by President Kazee
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Receive the latest UE news!

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Jazzman’s (coffee shop) Open
Ridgway University Center

9:30 a.m.

Parents Council Meeting
Room 172, Schroeder School of Business Building
Parents Council members only

10:00 a.m.

Parent Informational Session #3: Harlaxton College and Study Abroad for Parents
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building
Barbara Pieroni, Director/Education Abroad and Marissa Mitchell, Program Coordinator, Short-Term Programs Abroad

10:00 a.m.

Fifth Annual Alumni Homecoming Lecture
Featuring Tara Halaby ’07, Physical Therapist at Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
All are invited to attend the alumni homecoming speaker series. Alumna Tara Halaby, a graduate from the School of Public Health, will share her career experience working for WWE and how her educational foundation from UE helped fuel her career.

Family Weekend Drum Circle
Lawn between Morton Lawn (Rain location: Wheeler Concert Hall)
Sponsored by UE Music Therapy Association
Come play drums and other percussion instruments and join in chanting and singing!

11:00 a.m.

Parent Informational Session #4: Preparing for Graduation and Beyond
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Sylvia DeVault ‘85, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Anti-Bias Training
LaNeeca Williams, Diversity and Equity Officer
Eykamp Hall, Room 254-255, Ridgway University Center

Men’s Soccer Alumni Small Sided Soccer Match
Arad McCutchan Stadium

Sigma Phi Epsilon Golf Outing
Eagle Valley Golf Course, 10350 Petersburg Road
11:00 a.m. – Lunch
Noon – Shot gun start
Lunch - $5, Golf - $40

School of Public Heath Reunion Lunch
East Terrace Plaza, outside Ridgway University Center
$20

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tin City Archaeological Tours
In front of Neu Chapel
For more information, contact Alan Kaiser at ak58@evansville.edu or visit archaeology.evansville.edu.

11:15 a.m.

Campus Tour
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

Noon

Women's Soccer Alumni Small Sided Soccer Match
Arad McCutchan Stadium

1:00 p.m.

Parent Informational Session #5: Empty Nest Syndrome – When Reality Sinks In
Featuring Teri Pugh, Certified Grief Specialist and a UE Parent
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
This discussion will offer helpful information and tips as you navigate to a new normal at home.

Alumni Swim Meet
Wyttenbach Pool, Carson Center

2:00 p.m.

Forever Purple Weekend Concert
Sponsored by the Department of Music
The annual Family Weekend Concert featuring the talented UE music students (University Choir, University Orchestra, and the University Wind Ensemble).

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Aces Athletics Yard Sale
Maikranz Gym, Carson Center

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Forever Purple Carnival/Tailgate
Arad McCutchan Stadium, Kent Family Walkway, South lawn, and H-Lot
Sponsored by the Student Engagement Department
Food, games, fun for students, parent and alumni! Enjoy this and the soccer matches!

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

TKE Tour of the USS LST Ship Memorial
840 LST Drive, Evansville
$10

3:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola University
Arad McCutchan Stadium
$5
The special family and alumni ticket price gains you access for both the women’s and the men’s soccer games.

4:00 p.m.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Convocation
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder Family School of Business Administration Building
Sponsored by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Registration: 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Sigma Phi Epsilon 60th Anniversary Social Hour and Reunion Dinner
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust Street
5:30 p.m. social hour, 6:15 p.m. ritual ceremony, 6:30 p.m. dinner

Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Dinner Melvin Peterson Gallery, corner of Lincoln and Weinbach Avenues 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. social hour, 6:30 p.m. dinner $35

6:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Drake University
Arad McCutchan Stadium
$5
Recognition of Fred Schmalz and Mick Lyon ’88 during the pre-game. Announcement of Homecoming Royalty at half-time. Fireworks to follow.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Reunion Dinner
Historic Boehne House, 1119 Lincoln Avenue
$25

7:00 p.m.

Fourth Annual UE Parent Social
Tent in H Lot near soccer field
Sponsored by Parents Council
Refreshments will be available.

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Production: The Royal Society of Antarctica*
by Mat Smart ’01
Directed by guest artist Amy Attaway ’01
Special Homecoming/Family Weekend Price: $10

8:00 p.m.

Forever Purple Fireworks
Arad McCutchan Soccer Stadium
First time campus event! 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.

8:30 p.m.

rePercussion, America’s premier drumming comedy show
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center Sponsored by Student Activities Board
Come see this one-of-a-kind humorous percussion group sure to delight audiences of all ages!

9:00 p.m.

Soccer Alumni Gathering
Turoni’s

Sunday, September 27

9:00 a.m.

Mass Neu Chapel

Catholic Campus Ministry Open House and Reception
Immediately following Mass
UE Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Ave.
Free!
Coffee and doughnuts provided.

Race for the Cure
Eastland Mall
Alumni and families are invited to join Team UE.
Contact Donna Jones for more information at 812-488-2586.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

University Worship Service
Tamara Gieselman, UE Chaplain
Neu Chapel

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Homecoming Brunch Honoring the 40+ Club
Eykamp Hall, Rooms 251-255, Ridgway University Center
Complimentary to alumni who graduated 40 or more years ago
All others: $15

2:00 p.m.

Theatre Production: The Royal Society of Antarctica*
by Mat Smart ’01
Directed by guest artist Amy Attaway ’01
Special Homecoming/Family Weekend Price: $10
*NOTE: If there are any questions about the content of the Royal Society of Antarctica and its appropriateness for younger audiences, please contact the Theatre Ticket Office at 812-488-2031.

Special Family Weekend Hours

UE Bookstore

15 percent off sale!
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon- 2:00 p.m.

Student Fitness Center

Friday: 6:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Family Weekend Registration

Homecoming Registration