Celebration of Campus and Community planned for Tuesday at IU East

June 15th, 2009

Indiana University East would like to invite the public to the Celebration of Campus and Community planned for Tuesday, June 16 on the Springwood Hall lawn. The celebration is being held on the IU East campus and is replacing a traditional installation ceremony for Chancellor Nasser Paydar.

The reception will begin at 2:30 p.m. with remarks by Paydar and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie beginning at 3:15 p.m. Members of the IU Board of Trustees will also be in attendance. WCTV Channel 20 will broadcast the formal program live.

Given the state of the economy, Paydar decided to forgo a traditional chancellor installation ceremony and use the funds for campus beautification instead. Plans for the campus beautification initiative, which will include a sculpture garden, will be unveiled during the Celebration of Campus and Community.

With contributions from IU East faculty and staff, the project is already underway with the planting of over 90 new trees throughout the inner campus. Paydar, students, faculty and staff also recently broke ground on the IU East Community Garden to promote environmental sustainability. 

Paydar was named interim chancellor in July 2007 and became chancellor in January 2009.

For more information or to make a contribution to the campus beautification initiative, visit www.iue.edu/celebrate.

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