Indiana University East is adding more varsity level sports to its athletics program to provide greater opportunities for students. The cheer squad and dance team will compete at the varsity level beginning the 2011-12 academic year.
As the academic advisor, Baldwin Chaney will advise students, provide information for academic services and career resources, and talk with prospective students and parents about the academic programs offered.
Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrenceburg Campus, recently completed a six-year partnership and plan to continue to work together to meet the needs of Southeastern Indiana. Students can complete credits with both Ivy Tech and Indiana University via face-to-face classes with IU East at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg campus to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, elementary education, nursing or communication.
Indiana University East will award its 200th degree for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Lawrenceburg to December graduates. Seventeen students will have their degrees conferred.
IU East and Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Southeast in Lawrenceburg formed a partnership in June 2004 to offer the business administration degree program as well as the RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies completion programs. Also offered at the same site is a Master of Science in Education. The innovative partnership provides educational opportunities for residents in southeast Indiana, improving the quality of the workforce for the region.
The Indiana University Alumni Association recently recognized Jeff F. Cappa of Richmond, Ind. for his volunteer service and dedication to the university. An alumnus of Indiana University East, Cappa is a recipient of the 2010 Indiana University Alumni Association President’s Award. He and seven other IU alumni were presented with the President’s Award on Friday, December 3, during a ceremony in Indianapolis. Established in 1993, the President’s Award is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association to a volunteer leader and honors their volunteer service to IU and their local communities.
For the second consecutive year, Indiana University East has received four awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V for excellence in fundraising, marketing, and alumni programs.
Registrar attends annual IACRAO meeting
Dennis Hicks, registrar, attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (IACRAO), October 25-26, in Columbus, Ind. He presented the session, “FERPA: Educating Your Campus & Staying Compliant.” Hicks was a contributing editor to the AACRAO 2010 FERPA Guide.
Humanities and Social Sciences faculty receive funding for research
Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, received an award from Indiana University’s Summer Faculty Research Support Fund to facilitate the completion of field research for a book in progress, Sugar, Land, and Marginalization: Guyana and the World Economy, 1838-2010, to be completed by December 2011.
Indiana University East has new full-time faculty members on staff this fall. The additional faculty will further enhance the campus’ mission.
“The additional faculty further enhances the campus’ mission as a comprehensive bachelor’s and master’s degree institution,” says Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards, “and we plan to add more next fall.”
Indiana University East raised $10,000 during its 2010 Scholarship Luncheon held November 16 to benefit the general scholarship fund.
Funding for scholarships is critical to supporting student access to education and enhancing opportunities for success. IU East has long awarded scholarships to both incoming and continuing students in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and community service. The generosity of IU East’s friends and alumni has made it possible to help more students than ever before this academic year, with over $450,000 in scholarships awarded.