Family Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events

Family Weekend Registration

Family Weekend Extras

Parents get 15% off bookstore purchases this weekend (textbooks excluded).
Bookstore hours:
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Free T-shirt for siblings and potential legacies, high school age or younger.
Stop by the Office of Admission in Olmsted Administration Hall.
Office hours:
Friday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

Friday, September 22

It’s Purple Friday at UE!
Wear your purple!

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
University Bookstore Open
Ridgway University Center
15% discount all weekend (textbooks excluded)!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nursing Department Open House
Dunigan Nursing Lab, Room 105, Graves Hall
Free!

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Headquarters Open
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center
Check in when you arrive on campus. Pick up the latest schedule of events and any tickets needed for athletic or theatre events.

5:00 p.m.
LEGACY Family Photos and Reception
Philips Alcove, Ridgway University Center
Legacy families are invited to a special reception hosted by the UE Alumni Association. This new event includes the opportunity to meet with other legacy families, hear from UE administrators, and meet UE Alumni Association staff. Guests will enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and take a commemorative family photo!
Free!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brain Olympics
Morton/Neu Chapel Lawn
Families are welcome to join in.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Musical Bingo with UEMTA
Smythe Lecture Hall, Room 170, Schroeder School of Business Building
Come play musical bingo and learn a little more about music therapy! Free! (Donations accepted for UEMTA)
Free!

7:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola
Arad McCutchan Stadium
$3 athletic wristbands.

7:30 p.m.
FUN HOME
Music by Jeanine Tesoro
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechtel
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Shanklin Theatre, in Hyde Hall
Family Weekend Ticket Special: $12

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,”1 “exquisite,”2 and “unforgettable”3 new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and making history along the way.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” (The New York Times).

The University of Evansville Theatre Department is one of the first universities in the nation to produce this new musical.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult themes

Saturday, September 23

7:30 a.m. - Noon
Family Weekend 2017 Headquarters
Class of 1957 Atrium and Grand Lobby, Ridgway University Center

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast of Champions!
Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge, Ridgway University Center
Come have breakfast with UE Champions (President Tom Kazee, Assistant Dean of Students Geoffrey Edwards, and Angie Dawson)
Free!

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Opening Session
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
This session includes a welcome by President Kazee, a welcome from the Parents Council, and a short presentation titled “UE Means Results” by Gene Wells, senior director of the Center for Career Development.

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Parents Council Meeting
Eykamp Hall, Room 252, Ridgway University Center
(Parents Council Members Only)

Parents – Informational Sessions

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Study Abroad 101
Led by Amara Stuehling, Senior Study Aboard Advisor/Education Abroad
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Is it too early or too late for your student to consider study abroad? (Never too early! Never too late!) What are the advantages of study abroad? What are the costs? Learn about the wide variety of study abroad options for our UE students and bring your questions about both the practical considerations and the intangible benefits.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Academic Support for your Students Success
Led by Academic Advising and Student Success Team
Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center
Learn how UE helps students excel academically and the free support pieces available if they encounter a stumbling block. Learn more about how supplemental instruction works, free tutoring and writing center services, the student early alert system, and other services provided to your child to help them realize their highest potential.

10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Harlaxton Session
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Want to know the basics and specifics of the Harlaxton program at UE? In this session we will cover the Harlaxton program and introduce you to how it works for UE students. Topics will include life at the manor, academics, travel during the Harlaxton program, and basic information about the UK and Harlaxton area. This session will cover specific information for parents of students planning on coming to Harlaxton. Information will include traveling to Harlaxton, what to bring, important information about banking, communication, and travel.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
FOR SENIORS and their parents
Preparing for Graduation and Beyond
Led by Sylvia DeVault Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Eykamp Hall, Room 255, Ridgway University Center
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about senior graduation preparation, baccalaureate, and the commencement ceremony. Receive more information about UE Connect and GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade).

For High School Siblings – Information Sessions

9:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Calling all Future Purple Aces
Led by Office of Admissions
Eykamp Hall, Room 253, Ridgway University Center
A special session for high school age siblings to learn more about what UE has to offer them. Session will include campus tour and admissions session led by admission representative.

10:00 a.m.
Greek Open House
Meet in Ridgway University Center

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Bookstore Open
Ridgway University Center
15% discount all weekend (textbooks excluded)!

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Brunch available for families
Café Court
$10

11:00 a.m.
Family Weekend Drum Circle
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts
Come play drums and other percussion instruments and join in chanting and singing!

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Self-defense for Moms and UE Daughters – Be Prepared!
Student Fitness Center
Jeff Chestnut, director of the fitness center, will teach basic self-defense techniques and how to always know your surroundings!
Free!

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free Tour of the Peters-Margedant House
Interested in the Tiny House movement? Are you a Frank Lloyd Wright fan? Then we have a house for you. Come enjoy a free 15 minute tour of the Peters-Margedant House, which is nestled behind Koch Engineering Building, and between Powell Hall (south side) and the Native Plant Garden. This tiny space efficient (Usonian) house was built by Evansville’s own William Wesley Peters, who attended Evansville College (later the University of Evansville) and went on to be Wright’s right hand man.
Tours will take place between 11:00 and 1:00 on Saturday and last just 15 minutes.

11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Free Tour of the Archaeological Excavation on Campus: Learn about the History Beneath You Feet!
West of Neu Chapel
Join members of the ARCH340 Field Methods in Archaeology class 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.
Tours will take place between 11:00 and 2:00 on Saturday and last just 15 minutes.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
ZTA’s Stand Against Breast Cancer
Outside Ridgway University Center
The ZTAs will have a pink lemonade stand and will hand out pink breast cancer ribbons and invitations to their philanthropy Big Man On Campus (BMOC). You will be able to vote for your favorite BMOC contestant.
Sponsored by the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
Free will donation

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
ZTA Dads Day
ZTA Suite
The annual parents dinner.
Sponsored by the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Global Friends and Families Picnic
West lawn, Moore Residence Hall
A picnic for participants in UE's Global Friends and Families picnic.
This event is by invitation only.
Learn more about how your family can become involved as a global friend.
Sponsored by Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Black Student Union Family Cookout
Diversity House, Weinbach Avenue
The Black Student Union is hosting a cookout for all UE families to gather for an afternoon of food and games. Enjoy the casual atmosphere, meet other UE families, and enjoy yard games.
No cost but RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

2:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Wheeler Concert Hall
The annual Family Weekend Concert featuring the expansive talent of UE’s music students (University Choir, University Orchestra, and the University Wind Ensemble). Arrive early – it’s usually standing room only!
Free!

7:00 p.m.
Family Ice Cream Social
East Terrace Lawn, Ridgway University Center
We will have ice cream with candy toppings for families, and the opportunity to mingle with faculty and staff.
Sponsored by Parents Council.

7:30 p.m.
FUN HOME
Music by Jeanine Tesoro
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechtel
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Shanklin Theatre, in Hyde Hall
Family Weekend Ticket Special: $12

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,”1 “exquisite,”2 and “unforgettable”3 new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and making history along the way.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” (The New York Times).

The University of Evansville Theatre Department is one of the first universities in the nation to produce this new musical.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult themes

8:00 p.m.
Mat LaVore, Astonishment Artist
Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center
Sponsored by Student Activities Board

Sunday, September 24

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Neu Chapel
Catholic Mass with the Most Reverend Bishop Charles Thompson
Questions? Contact Jenny Koch, UE Newman Club at je46@evansville.edu or 812-454-0062

Catholic Campus Ministry Open House and Reception
Immediately following Mass
UE Newman Center, 1901 Lincoln Avenue

11:00 a.m. - Noon
University Worship
Neu Chapel
Tamara Gieselman, UE Chaplain

Café Court is open with Sunday Brunch until 1:30 p.m.
$10
Your student can use their meal plan.

2:00 p.m.
FUN HOME
Music by Jeanine Tesoro
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechtel
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Shanklin Theatre, in Hyde Hall
Family Weekend Ticket Special: $12

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,”1 “exquisite,”2 and “unforgettable”3 new musical Fun Home was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical and making history along the way.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” (The New York Times).

The University of Evansville Theatre Department is one of the first universities in the nation to produce this new musical.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult themes

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www.evansville.edu/parents
Parent Facebook Groups: UE Parents and UE Parent Harlaxton Group

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812-488-2586

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