The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, students, faculty and staff were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony. IU East’s mascot, Rufus the Red Wolf, cut the ribbon.
Award-winning local artist, India Cruse-Griffin, will create a community art piece in conjunction with the county’s Positive Place Initiative and Indiana University East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project to be unveiled in January 2013. This large piece will consist of three to four panels that can either stand alone or be combined to present a unified vision. Just like the community of Wayne County itself, the work will be comprised of individual pieces that while powerful on their own, are even more impactful when combined and functioning as a whole.
A record 4,186 students enrolled for fall semester
Indiana University East has continued its record-breaking trend for the fall 2012 semester, with 4,186 students enrolled for fall semester. Since 2007, IU East has had an 85 percent increase in enrollment.