Excitement at University of Evansville

University of Evansville
Counselor Connection - August 2018

Welcome to a new school year! This summer has seen many changes for our campus. In July, we welcomed our new president, President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. He has hit the ground running, and we look forward to his upcoming inauguration. On August 9, there was a dedication ceremony held for the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. This collaborative effort between three universities will help train young health professionals for their careers. University of Evansville’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs will be housed in the new center. Our campus community is excited for the future, and we’re embracing the new opportunities ahead!

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The Fall 2019 Application is Open!

Fall 2019 applications are now open! Seniors can visit our webpage to begin their journey at one of the region’s “Best Universities” according to U.S. News & World Report! We are also a member of Common App.

William and Mary Stone Give $15 Million Toward Multi-Institutional Collaboration

The rising Health Sciences Center in downtown Evansville, a collaboration of the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana University, has received a $15 million gift from William and Mary Stone to officially name the facility the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. All monies from the gift will be used to support the respective health sciences programs developed and implemented in the center by the three partner institutions. The University of Evansville’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs will be housed in the center.

Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School. Bill founded Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SS&C) in 1986 and has remained chair of the Board and chief executive officer since inception. SS&C has a large Evansville office and has 22,500 employees located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“We remain committed to our hometown,” said Bill Stone. “Evansville is where Mary and I grew up and where we have extended family and friends. SS&C has a large and growing office here, and we look forward to helping this community grow in size, wealth, and health. The health center is one key to unlocking the capabilities of southwestern Indiana.”

Through this gift, each university partner will develop and sustain world-class health education programs that will benefit Evansville and the southwestern Indiana region.

UE Receives $100,000 Grant from Schell Foundation

The University of Evansville has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. The funds will provide educational assistance loans without interest or security to qualified students to aid them in securing a practical education that would not be otherwise attainable. This grant money will create a revolving loan fund for UE students. As these students repay their loans, it will enable the University to continue lending to other students.

The Charles E. Schell Foundation for Education was established by the will of the late Charles Edson Schell and is administered by Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, to provide a means for qualified students to manage the cost of higher education without undue hardship. Students may use the funds for billable student expenses, including tuition, fees, books, or room and board.

UE’s ACE³ Program Named Semifinalist in National Competition

The University of Evansville’s Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE³) program has been selected as a Driver of Financial Wellbeing national semifinalist in the Unlocking ₵hange Challenge. This nationwide competition seeks to find and support leading social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country. A total of 27 semifinalists were chosen from 107 entrants.

The challenge is a collaboration between BNY Mellon, an American worldwide banking and financial services holding company, and Ashoka, the world’s largest group of social entrepreneurs and changemakers.

The University of Evansville was recently named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an Ashoka initiative. UE received the recognition due to its leadership in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. It’s one of 50 universities world-wide with this distinction and the first in Indiana.

The ACE³ program is sponsored, funded, and co-managed by Old National Bank and is located in the Schroeder School of Business’s Institute for Banking and Finance under the direction of Yasser Alhenawi, UE associate professor of finance. ACE³ manages a $100,000 portfolio, which offers microloans to women, minority, and disadvantaged owned businesses. Students interface with clients, review business plans, and serve as underwriters for loans.

Easy Ways for Students to Visit

  1. Individual Visit – Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
  2. Open House – October 20, January 21, and April 6
  3. Purple Visit Days - September 7, November 2, February 18, and March 22
  4. Road Trip February 15-17, 2019 (Admitted students only)
  5. Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
  6. Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime

Purple Visit Days

Experience the University of Evansville on a Purple Visit Day! A Purple Visit Day is a great way to learn how to become a UE student. If you are an applied senior, you have the opportunity to take the ACT Residual, which is a campus-based national ACT exam. These visit days include academic sessions, a campus tour, and lots more!

Check out our visit page on the UE website to help your students plan their trip to campus!

Meet Our Faculty

Mark Valenzuela, PhD
Department: Civil Engineering

Mark Valenzuela is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Evansville and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Indiana. He is the faculty advisor for the ACES Concrete Canoe and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. In 2013 he received the Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the Alumni Association of the University of Evansville. Professor Valenzuela has a PhD and MS in structural engineering from Cornell University. He is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. Mark Valenzuela

Meet Our Admission Counselors

Jordan Hall
Territory: Northeast Indiana, East Central Indiana, WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, AZ, UT, NM, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, WI, IA, WV, PA, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, NY, MA, VT, NH, ME, HI, and AK

Jordan is our newest admission counselor. She grew up in the Los Angeles, California, area and came to Indiana to attend the University of Evansville. After graduation, Jordan moved next door to Newburgh and continued to work in Evansville. As much as she misses California, she loves getting to travel to all the places in the Midwest and live in an area with so many amazing local businesses and restaurants. Jordan’s admission advice is to get out of your comfort zone and see if your perfect fit might be somewhere you never thought of going! Visit campuses, and explore their communities as well to make sure you will be happy in the long term.

Jordan Hall
With the new year upon us, it is important to make sure your seniors are making their visits to potential schools. This fall our admission team is busy at work preparing for those visits. We would love to chat with you or your students about all that UE has to offer. Please contact our office anytime!

Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

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