News and Events
File the 2016-17 FAFSA by March 10
Submit the 2016-17 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov to apply for financial aid for next year. This includes need-based grants from federal, state and UE sources; federal student loans; and federal work-study. Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 812-488-2364, 800-424-8634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UE Winter Commencement Planned for Wednesday, December 16
The University of Evansville Winter Commencement ceremony is set for 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, in Neu Chapel on UE’s campus. The ceremony will include the announcement of the recipient of the 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award, presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. After the event, there will be a reception sponsored by the UE Alumni Association in the Class of 1959 Gallery and Lounge in the Ridgway University Center.
This year’s Winter Commencement speaker is UE associate psychology professor Margaret Stevenson, who received the 2015 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at May’s commencement ceremony. The University of Evansville Alumni Association presents this award annually to a faculty member who is nominated by students, faculty, or administrators for his or her exemplary teaching abilities.
Stevenson came to UE in 2008. She teaches courses in such areas as social psychology, research methods in psychology, and psychology and the law, and serves as advisor to many psychology majors, advising and directing some in research projects. At UE, Stevenson has been Honors Faculty Scholar in Residence, and served on the Institutional Diversity Council, Honors Program committee, and General Education Subcommittee She has been the social sciences representative for UE Faculty Senate, as well as corresponding secretary and parliamentarian.
She received the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Research in 2012, and the Association for Psychological Science RISE Research Award in 2011. She was presented the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in 2014. Stevenson is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 37’s Section on Child Maltreatment Early Career Award. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Forensic Psychology and the International Journal of Psychological Studies.
Stevenson earned her Ph.D. and Master of Arts in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Bachelor Science degree in psychology and Bachelor of Science in French from Ohio State University.
For those who cannot attend Winter Commencement in person, a video of the ceremony will stream live at: https://www.evansville.edu/live/.
Career Advantage Program
The Center for Career Development continues to enhance the UE Experience by offering even more to our current and prospective students! High school students who are eagerly anticipating college life are encouraged to meet with the UE Career Development staff during their campus visit. At that time, they will discuss their individual results of a personality assessment designed to give students a clearer vision of the many career options that might be more appealing. If you have a student who is a potential Purple Ace please consult with your admissions counselor about taking advantage of this great opportunity!
Career Travel Fund
Did you know that the University of Evansville’s Center for Career Development provides transportation to four Indianapolis career events throughout the academic year? These no- or low-cost opportunities are made possible by the Career Travel Fund through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The fund also allows students to apply for reimbursement incurred in career-related travel throughout the state of Indiana. Learn more about this opportunity and encourage your student to apply to this amazing benefit!
Financial Aid News
ATTENTION: FEDERAL STUDENT AID PIN HAS BEEN REPLACED BY FSA ID
All students and parents who use certain U.S. Department of Education websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and studentloans.gov, will be prompted to convert their existing PIN to the new FSA ID - a username and password. Individuals who have never had a PIN will also be able to create an FSA ID for use going forward. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access or correct your financial aid information and/or electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents, such as a Master Promissory Note for federal loans.
Students and parents should go to fsaid.ed.gov to create an FSA ID before attempting to complete any required activities on these federal sites, such as using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA, completing Entrance Counseling, or signing a Master Promissory Note for Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized student loans or the Federal Direct PLUS loan for parents. Online instructions will lead the user through the set-up process.
Financial Aid and Student Accounts Information for 2015-16
The Office of Financial Aid has sent Financial Aid Notifications to UE students for 2015-16 whose files are complete. After you receive your Financial Aid Notification, please follow all required steps to finalize your aid.
If you have not yet received a Financial Aid Notification, either via e-mail or postal mail, please view the “FA Status by Year” link on WebAdvisor to determine what is needed to finalize your aid. Furthermore, view “FA by Year” to view the specific status of each type of aid you have been awarded to determine if you must act to finalize the aid.
The Office of Student Accounts has made the fall bill available on WebAdvisor. E-mail notification of the fall bill is sent to the student’s UE e-mail and other e-mails designated by the student. Students must grant parents WebAdvisor access so they can view the student’s financial aid and billing information.
When viewing your student account/bill on WebAdvisor, remember that the “View Bills” link is a snapshot of your account on the day the bill is dated, and does not change between billing dates. To view your current account balance, which reflects activity between billing statements (such as payments you have made or new aid that has been deducted), select “Account Summary by Term.”
Financial Aid – (812) 488-2364, (800) 424-8634, or
Student Accounts - (812) 488-2565 or email@example.com
WebAdvisor Help – (812) 488-2077 or WAassist@evansville.edu
Dear UE Parents,
The University of Evansville has a plan for international students, travel, and possible Ebola. Various offices across campus met recently with city officials about this. The Vanderburgh County Health Department, Mayor’s office, Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, and area hospitals have drafted a response plan in the case of a possible diagnosis in the city. If we have a possible diagnosis, they will take charge of the scene, and we will provide support as appropriate. They have provided us very specific protocols to follow should we have a student who meets the criteria identified by the CDC for possible Ebola. If the virus evolves beyond the two verified cases in Dallas, the CDC will provide us with information as to any changes made to the screening process.
With respect to our international students, appropriate signatures must be obtained from UE on their Visas prior to travel. At this time, we have no indication that any of our international students have plans to travel to the countries identified by the CDC as suspect. We also have no new students joining us for the spring semester from those countries. Should any student, domestic or international, inform us that they plan to travel to the suspect countries over break, we will inform them that the protocols determined by the CDC could change at any time, and they may have difficulty returning to the states. Last, we have no current UE students studying abroad this semester in the suspect countries. If additional countries are identified as suspect, the CDC and Department of Homeland Security will issue protocols for their return.
In this particular situation, the University will follow the directives provided by the governmental agencies charged with protecting individuals in the United States. Our planning meetings have identified processes for the distribution of timely information and for the implementation of appropriate measures in the event of an outbreak.
I hope this puts your mind at ease. We are all praying for containment of this virus, both in the US and around the globe.
Dana D. Clayton, EdD
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students