IU East students create over 200 ceramic bowls for Empty Bowls Luncheon Nov. 15

November 12th, 2014

Call them messages in a soup bowl.EmptyBowls

Students have been creating unique ceramic bowls by the dozens in the studio at Indiana University East.

Hour by hour, over 200 pottery pieces have been thrown on the pottery wheel, fired, glazed and fired again.

The last kiln was unloaded today (November 12) and now, the colorful finished products sit on shelves, awaiting a special IU East-sponsored luncheon event that will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 15. The luncheon will be held at First Friends Meeting in Boruk Hall, located at 2010 Chester Blvd. in Richmond.

“I threw 30 bowls,” says Arianna Cook, a senior fine arts major from Cambridge City. “A lot of work goes into it.”

A lot of caring is going into them, too. That’s because the handmade works will serve as the centerpieces and dinnerware for the Empty Bowls luncheon that is designed to bring attention to world and local hunger. “It’s nice to use art to give back, to help others,” Cook says. “I’ll be there.”

So will Piedad Llerena. In fact, the native of Ecuador wouldn’t miss it for the world.

The message isn’t the meal, she said. “The bowl will go into homes and be a reminder that many people have nothing to eat.”

Llerena has produced 43 reminders in a variety of colors and stripes.

“It’s something I can build with my hands to help others,” Llerena said, a real-estate agent and soon-to-be graduate in business from IU East.

For a $10 donation, luncheon guests can choose their bowl and have it filled with soup. The meal also includes bread, a drink and a dessert. When guests are finished eating, their bowls are washed and returned to them to take home as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty.

“At the entrance to the event, tables will be filled with a beautiful display of handmade bowls. It’s fun to watch guests select a bowl that best suits their tastes,” Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Carrie Longley said. Longley has dreamed of putting on the event here for several years. “They make a personal connection.”

That’s the point. Empty Bowls is an international effort.

She became familiar with the program effort through ceramics professor Scott Dooley at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. “It was such a meaningful event at Wittenberg,” Longley said. “This definitely will be the first of an annual event.”

She believes there will be about 250 bowls available this year. Most have been produced by students, but some have been donated by local potters, including Brian Haviland, Ann Tobin, and Elisha Frazier of Elm Tree Pottery.

Event proceeds will go to Open Arms Ministries, a coalition of 14 churches and social ministries that serves as a clearinghouse of services for low-income families in Richmond and the immediate area. “We take care of needs of people on the edge,” said Lincoln Blake, vice president of Open Arms.

The coalition had been seeking a major fund-raiser. “Nothing seemed to fit,” Blake said. “But, this is the right connect. We’re delighted.”

He and Longley hope the program continues. Early indications are that it will.

Members from the 14 congregations are making the soups, breads, pies and cakes. Three restaurants – Arby’s, Chipotle and Taco Bell – have provided cups, plates and plastic ware, Blake said.

The effort has drawn attention from social media. That resulted Friday in the delivery of four boxes of Square Donuts as students gathered along with Longley to finish up some of their works during the Glaze-A-Thon, which also brought faculty, staff and students to the art studio to help glaze the ceramic bowls.

“We have had an amazing response from campus,” said Ann Tobin, community liaison for the IU East Service-Learning Campus. “We are so thankful.”

Student Government Association members and 21st-Century Scholars have offered help, along with the service-learning club. All of the student artists are donating their time.

“It’s been a lot of fun, but there’s also been a lot of hard work by those making the bowls and those making all the food,” says Tobin, who was familiar with an Empty Bowls program that’s run at Miami University (Ohio), where her husband is a ceramics professor. “It’s a grassroots movement that’s exploded all over.”

Tobin and Longley echo that belief the event has taken wings because it’s such a good cause and the bowls offer a message that can live on.

Hopefully, the bowls will outlive world hunger, too.

For more information about the Empty Bowls Luncheon, contact IU East Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Carrie Longley, at (765) 973-8296 or clongley@iue.edu.

Photo: IU East student Tristan May, a general studies major, creates a ceramic bowl for the upcoming Empty Bowls Luncheon Nov. 15.

 

 

IU East’s Student Activities and Events Center Groundbreaking Ceremony celebrates campus’ fifth building

November 11th, 2014

Indiana University and Indiana University East today broke ground on the campus’ fifth building, a Student Activities and Events Center that is expected for completion in 2016.

The Students Activities and Events Center Groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by the IU Board of Trustees, IU President Michael McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe. Also during the ceremony, remarks were provided by Angela Dickman, chair of the IU East Board of Advisors, and IU East Student Government Association President Emily O’Brien. Dickman was joined at the podium by Felicia Quigg, both served as co-chairs of the Bold Aspirations Campaign Committee along with Bill Quigg and Daniel Dickman.

The facility will promote student success through a comprehensive offering of programming in health and wellness, physical education, athletics, student activities and special events. Since 2007, student enrollment at IU East has over doubled to 4,573 in 2014.

IU President McRobbie said the IU East Student Activities and Events Center will represent the spirit of exploration and adventure that is at the heart of the very best education.

“It will represent not only the best of Indiana University, but also the best of the world beyond,” McRobbie said. “The center will further strengthen the bonds between past and future generations, between members of the campus community, and between IU East and the world beyond the campus walls.”

Chancellor Cruz-Uribe said during her remarks that IU East is a beautiful, vibrant campus that offers so much to its students but will also bring much needed additional space for students.

“Students choose IU East to earn a quality education they receive from nationally recognized faculty who challenge our students and prepare them for their next chapter in life and they choose IU East because of the experience in community learning experiences, internships and civic involvement,” Cruz-Uribe said. “Many university friends came together, including students, staff members, faculty, alumni and community to collectively raise approximately $1.7 million in support of this center and we thank each of them for their support.”

During her remarks, the Chancellor acknowledged Paul and Pat Lingle, First Bank Richmond, the Quigg Family Foundation, West End Bank Foundation, Reid Hospital & Health Care Services and Rod and Chris Weiss for their philanthropic leadership to the project. Each of these contributors will recognized for their generosity in the new center.

Angela Dickman said the groundbreaking was a celebration of the quality of athletics, social events, and academic achievement opportunities at IU East.

“The center is truly an investment in all current and future students of IU East and ultimately our community. Thank you to all who contributed to this important project. IU East and our entire region will enjoy and benefit from this center,” Dickman said.
In October 2012, IU East began raising funds for the project through its public campaign, “Bold Aspirations: The Campaign for the Student Events Center.” Through community and campus support, the campaign raised the remaining $1.7 million for the project. The university had already reserved $3 million for the project from savings and efficiencies.

O’Brien, a senior double majoring in English and History, said students at IU East were excited about the new building.

“This is a very exciting time to be an IU East student—our new Student Activities and Events Center will make IU East bigger, better, and more equipped for positive student engagement opportunities that ever before,” O’Brien said. “Although I will graduate before this building is completed, I’m looking forward to coming back to see the finished product as an alumna, as I know this building will only improve IU East’s already very bright future.”

Final plans to construct the Student Activities and Events Center were approved by the IU Board of Trustees approval during its August 8 meeting in Bloomington.

The ceremony was held as part of IU East’s 2014 Homecoming week, November 10-15.

“Homecoming is an opportunity to blend our past and future. It is a time to honor traditions and create new memories. To celebrate alumni and teach tomorrow’s leaders,” Cruz-Uribe said. “The Student Activities and Events Center is symbolic of this week. It represents all this campus has achieved thus far and sets the stage for new achievements and a bright future.”

IU East celebrates new outdoor space with Quad Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

November 11th, 2014

Indiana University East celebrated the completion of the renovation to its central outdoors space area with a Quad Ribbon Cutting Ceremony November 10.IUEQuad

Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Amy Oler Holthouse, and Kelsey Wolfe Davis, IU East senior and member of the Student Government Association (SGA), provided remarks during the ceremony.

“This is a very exciting day at IU East as we kick off the start of this year’s Homecoming week and celebrate the completion of the Quad renovation,” Chancellor Cruz-Uribe said. “Many individuals at IU East and Indiana University worked hard on the design to improve this space. The Quad connects our campus and it will provide many opportunities for our students and community to hold events and activities.”

Wolfe Davis said during her time at IU East, she has seen the campus enrollment continue to grow as well as the continued enhancement of the student experience.

“I have made connections and have developed relationships with people that will last a lifetime. With the renovations that have been done to the Quad, it now is not only more appealing to the eye, but it also will serve as a place for students, faculty and staff to come together and connect with one another and create some of those same relationships that I have been lucky enough to have,” Wolfe Davis said.

During the ceremony, IU East recognized members of the men’s and women’s cross country team in support of its season and championship participation. IU East will send two Red Wolves to the national championship. Seth Prince and Dylan Cope will travel to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan., on November 22. IU East will be represented at the national meet for the fifth time in the program’s seven seasons.

The renovation for the quad was designed to provide a more amiable space for campus gatherings and events. This includes improved drainage in the center of campus; added landscaping with a rain garden and new perimeter trees, lit pergola, and replacement of inner sidewalks. Several sculpture pads were installed for future artwork.

Another addition to the quad area was the replacement of the bridge from the Tom Raper Hall parking lot, and an emergency call box was installed as part of the project.

Carroll Electric Inc. and Rinehart landscaping of Richmond, Ind. worked on the project.

IU East Veterans Day Moment of Silence

November 10th, 2014

Indiana University East will honor veterans the week of November 10 with several events and activities.

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) at IU East will have a ceremony to honor veterans with a special reading and blessing. Anyone planning to attend the ceremony, should be in front of Whitewater Hall before 1:30 p.m. for the program and for the Moment of Silence. Specialist Ben Adams, a member of the U.S. Army Reserves and IU East student, will play “Taps” near Whitewater Hall.

In coordination with the ceremony and the IU East Student Events Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, the Moment of Silence will be held immediately following the groundbreaking ceremony, approximately from 1:45-2 p.m.

Throughout the week, IU East welcomes members of the campus community to stop by Springwood Hall and sign the military “Wall of Honor” and “Thank You” banners. The banners will be available at tables in the hallway next to the Graf Center.

For the “Wall of Honor,” students, faculty and staff may bring in a photo and complete the Wall of Honor Card to honor family and friends currently serving in the military and veterans. Deliver completed forms and photos to the table outside of the Graf Center or to Campus Life. Photos should be copies as they will not be returned. Forms will be available in Campus Life or online at iue.edu/homecoming.

The “Thank You” banner will be sent to the 122nd Fighter Wing Division from Fort Wayne, Ind., the “Black Snakes,” currently serving overseas. The banner will also be available for the public to sign during the Homecoming men’s and women’s basketball games, beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center. During the men’s game, IU East will honor our veterans with a special salute. Veterans, active military members, and their immediate family, enter the game free.

Later in November, Andrea Carlile will visit campus. Carlile is the wife of an American service member and the author of The War that Came Home, a story of how PTSD affects not just the soldier but the family as well. Carlile will have a special campus presentation from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, in Tom Raper Hall Room 124.

Carlile will be accompanied by her husband Wesley. A panel discussion including student veterans from IU East’s SVO and CPT Sarah Cline from the Indiana National Guard Office of Transition Assistance, will follow Carlile’s presentation. Carlile will sign copies of her book at the conclusion of the discussion.

Wesley Carlile is a 12-year military veteran who served in Iraq in 2003 and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2009 after a second deployment. In 2012, Carlile published her book which chronicles her journey from horror to healing as they navigated through his PTSD. She has spoken at military events, conferences, churches, and universities with efforts to educate, inspire, and raise awareness about PTSD and the issues that often result because of the disorder. Most recently, her story has been featured in a full-length documentary by Emmy award-winning producer/director Michael King. The film, When War Comes Home, is loosely based on her book and features the Carliles as they continue on their journey facing his PTSD. They offer a message of hope, healing, and the motivation that we can overcome any obstacle despite the odds against us.

Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition Top Ten, Exhibit Entrants Announced

November 7th, 2014

Indiana University East is announcing the inclusions of the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition during a reception for the artists. The 36th Annual Whitewater Art Competition was held October 18 at IU East. This year’s competition was juried by David Klamen, the Chancellor’s Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Northwest and prominent Chicago artist.

The Top 15 winners were announced during an artists’ reception held November 6.

The exhibit will be on display in The Gallery from November 6 to January 16. The competition accepts entries from artists throughout a 300-mile radius around Richmond.

For more information on the show, call Ed Thornburg, curator, at (765) 973-8605.

Top Ten Award entries selected for the exhibit:
Jerry D. Thompson, Richmond, Ind. – “Creek Treat,” Acrylic on canvas

Walt Bistline, Richmond, Ind. – “Wellness Center in Snow,” Photography

Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio – “Secret Bird,” Oil on canvas

Scott Anderson, Hartford City, Ind. – “God is Watching (Prophets: Philosophers),” Acrylic

Tiffany Raber, Muncie, Ind. – “The Complexity of Simplicity,” Ink on paper

Larry Graham, Muncie, Ind. – “The Last Flower,” Graphite/colored pencil

Joann Quiñones, Richmond, Ind. – “Ere Ibeji,” Fiber, mixed media

Hannah Barnes, Indianapolis, Ind. – “Untitled (Black & Blue),” Watercolor, gesso on paper

Mark Van Buskirk, Richmond, Ind. – “White Cow,” Oil on linen

Jacob Ansel, Richmond, Ind. – “Silence,” Copper, nickel silver, mixed metals

The following entries were selected for the exhibit:
Scott Anderson, Hartford City, Ind.  – “Faulty Halos (Prophets: Philosophers),” Acrylic and “God is Watching (Prophets: Philosophers)” Acrylic

Jacob Ansel, Richmond, Ind.  – “Silence,” Copper, nickel silver, mixed metals

Hannah Barnes, Indianapolis, Ind. – “Untitled (Black & Blue),” Watercolor, gesso on paper

Walt Bistline, Richmond, Ind.  – “Whitewater Memorial Park,” Photography and “Wellness Center in Snow,” Photography

Bridgette Bogle, Dayton, Ohio – “Winter Drawing: Conversationalist,” Gouache, gesso and charcoal

Megan Chandler, Carmel, Ind. – “Night/Wakes,” Mixed media and “Untitled,” Acrylic, collage on birch panel

Travis Caldwell and Megan Chandler, Dayton, Ohio – “Cacoethes,” Cedar, pine, mixed on watercolor paper

Arianna Cook, Richmond, Ind.  – “Pinhead and Lazy Sod,” (from series) Ceramic

Chelsea Dub, Noblesville, Ind. – “Stairway to Dissonance,” Acrylic

Sara Fleenor, Eaton, Ohio – “Secret Bird,” Oil on canvas and “Lite Cans,” Oil on canvas

Gail Ginther, Metamora, Ind. – “Stubble Field,” Acrylic and “Spring Transitions,” Acrylic

Larry Graham, Muncie, Ind. – “The Last Flower,” Graphite/colored pencil

Lloyd Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio – “Lake Series #5,” Silver gelatin print

Liliana Guzman, Richmond, Ind. – “Untitled,” Photography (film)

Welling Hall, Richmond, Ind. – “Garden Shears,” Metal, mixed

Kevin Harris, Franklin, Ohio – “New Mexican Mountain Bombers,” Waterless Lithograph and “Zay Lee Zay,” Monoprint drypoint

Shea Henke, Richmond, Ind. – “Caged Coral,” Bead weaving and “Reptilian Spiral,” Bead weaving

Davis Himes, Connersville, Ind. – “Hegemonic Whore,” Acrylic, ink and Sharpie on paper and “Figure Series, #1 & #2,” Layered paper, watercolor, graphite

David Johnson, Muncie, Ind. – “Devotee,” Color etching and “Off-Duty Waitress,” Color etching

Richard Jurus, Dayton, Ohio – “Every Dog Needs a Bone,” Giclee print

Piedad Llerena, Richmond, Ind. – “My Heart in Ecuador,” Ceramic

Annalyn Markley, Richmond, Ind. – “Who Needs Guns,” Computer graphics

Suga Matsui, Richmond, Ind. – “Garden Abstract,” Giclee print

Brittany Myers, Arcanum, Ohio – “Buzzard Bear,” Ceramic, acrylic, ink

Patricia Nelson, Muncie, Ind. – “Blue Flags,” Silver, copper, stone, mixed

Risa Nishiguchi, Richmond, Ind. – “To Listen,” Metals and fibers

Emily Palmer, Richmond, Ind. –“Untitled (18”X14”),” Digital photography

Doris Phelps, Richmond, Ind. – “Oblique,” Mixed media

Jack Phelps, Richmond, Ind. – “Late Snow,” Etching

Joann Quinones, Richmond, Ind. – “Ere Ibeji,” Fiber, mixed media

Tiffany Raber, Muncie, Ind. – “The Complexity of Simplicity,” Ink on paper

Andrew Reichter, Richmond, Ind. – “Farm Art – Toucan,” Found metal

Richard E. L. Santiago, Martinsville, Ind. – “Happy Life,” Oil on canvas

Katie Seitz, Richmond, Ind. – “Feet, what do I need you for…?” Textile

Carol Sexton, Richmond, Ind. – “Wrapped Ball,” Indiana limestone and “Entwined,” Kansas limestone

Lawrence Sexton, Richmond, Ind. – “Raincloud Over Dorsch Beach, St. Croix,” Oil on paper

Devyn Shively, Muncie, Ind. – “Regurgitation,” Acrylic/mixed

Joseph Swanson, Richmond, Ind. – “Obtaining Output,” Collage, mixed on paper

Jerry Thompson, Richmond, Ind. – “Creek Treat,” Acrylic on canvas

Joe Thompson, Greens Fork, Ind. – “Amorphic by Night,” Collage/mixed

Mark Van Buskirk, Richmond, Ind. – “White Cow,” Oil on linen and “Figure Study: Caroline,” Charcoal on paper

Brittany Williams, Richmond, Ind. – “Cast #2, Post-Racial Series,” Glass, mirrors, QR material

Jay Zimmerman, Muncie, Ind. –“Westward,” Giclee Print

IU Business Outlook Tour visits Richmond Nov. 18

November 7th, 2014

Area business leaders and the community are invited to attend the IU Business Outlook Tour from 7-9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, at Indiana University East in Whitewater Hall. The IU Business Outlook Tour is presented by the IU East Alumni Association and the IU East School of Business and Economics.

The event will begin with a networking breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by the program at 8 a.m. in Vivian Auditorium.

More than five years after the Great Recession ended, the pace of the nation’s recovery is accelerating, yet challenges still remain. In their annual forecast tour of the state, economists at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business will report what lies ahead for Indiana and the nation as Hoosiers look ahead to 2015.

Since 1972, the Kelley School of Business has presented its national, state and local forecasts through a series of presentations in cities throughout Indiana.

The starting point for the forecast is an econometric model of the United States, developed by IU’s Center for Econometric Model Research, involving hundreds of statistical equations to develop a national forecast for the coming year. A similar econometric model of Indiana provides a corresponding forecast for the state and metro-area economies, based on the national forecast and data specific to Indiana. The Business Outlook panel then adjusts the forecasts to reflect additional insights the panelists have on the economic situation.

At each presentation, the panel features faculty members from the Kelley School and IU, plus local panelists from other IU campuses and other universities, offering perspectives on the global, national, state and local economies and financial markets.

This year’s panel includes:

  • David Frantz, Dean of the School of Business and Economics – IU East (Moderator)
  • Douglas McCoy, Director of the Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies
  • Timothy Slaper, Director of Economic Analysis, Indiana Business Research Center
  • Bill Witte, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
  • Litao Zhong, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance; Director of the Business and Economic Research Center – IU East

Reservations to attend the event are online at eventbrite.com/e/iu-business-outlook-panel. The cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast. Event proceeds benefit the IU East Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and will assist students in the School of Business and Economics.

For more information, contact Terry Wiesehan, director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events, at (765) 973-8221 or  twiesaha@iue.edu.

IU East’s 2014 Homecoming begins November 10

November 6th, 2014

Indiana University East will host “Homecoming 2014: This is How We Do It” November 10-15. Alumni, friends and the campus community are invited to participate in the activities and events throughout the week. Homecoming events are sponsored by the Alumni Association, Office of Campus Life, Student Activities Advisory Team, Student Government Association, and Students Today Alumni Tomorrow.HomecomingFall2014

Homecoming 2014 begins at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 10, with Monday Madness. Students will enjoy free food and the Homecoming Court will be announced in the Springwood Hall Graf Center at noon.

IU East will celebrate the completion of the Quad with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. During the ceremony, students and the first 50 faculty and staff to attend will receive this year’s Homecoming t-shirt.

Later that day, Red Wolves will participate in one of the most attended and popular student events of Homecoming Week: The Nearly Naked Mile. The sixth annual Nearly Naked Mile is at 1 p.m. with registration at 12:30 at the Springwood Hall patio.

Sponsored by the IU East Alumni Association, the student event raises donations for those in need, so a registration “fee” of one or more gently used items of clothing (such as coats, hats, or gloves) is required. Students participating in the Nearly Naked Mile will receive a pair of IU East gloves. Prizes will be awarded for top Male and Female Finisher and also Best Costume.

Later Monday, the Homecoming Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Historic Richmond Depot District. The parade will travel Fort Wayne Avenue and feature organizations from the campus and community as well as the Homecoming Court.

On Tuesday, November 11, IU and IU East will host the Groundbreaking Celebration for the new Student Events Center at 1 p.m. east of Springwood Hall. IU President Michael McRobbie and IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe invite you to join the IU East campus in commemorating the construction of the campus’ fifth building.

Approximately at 2 p.m., following the groundbreaking ceremony, IU East will observe a Veteran’s Day Moment of Silence.

Later Tuesday night, IU East Homecoming basketball games and Rufus’ birthday celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at Richmond High School Tiernan Center, located at 380 Hub Etchison Parkway.

The IU East men’s basketball team will take on Wilberforce University, followed by the first home women’s basketball game, also versus Wilberforce University. Game activities will include the announcement of the Homecoming Court and Rufus’ birthday celebration. To honor our Veterans, a special salute will be conducted this evening. Active military, veterans, and their immediate family, enter the basketball games free.

On Wednesday, November 12, IU East students are invited to the Natalie Stovall and The Drive Concert at 8 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. Students are admitted free with their Wolf Card. Tickets are available for the first 50 faculty and staff members interested in attending in the Office of Campus Life. Ticket is redeemable for free admission for the faculty/staff member and one guest.

Whether it’s Natalie Stovall’s breathtaking vocals and larger-than-life stage presence, her band’s turbo-charged, take-no prisoners live shows, or the collective unit’s barnstorming worldwide tours, Natalie Stovall and The Drive prove they are arena ready. A humble, charismatic entertainer with a trademark lion’s mane of big blonde hair, Natalie and her powerful vocals and sparkling fiddle leave audiences spellbound.

On Thursday, November 13, the Homecoming Talent Show will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium and will feature student acts. Students, faculty, adjuncts, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.

The bonfire will follow at 7:30 p.m., located near the Hayes Hall patio. Students, faculty, adjuncts, staff and alumni are welcome to attend. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at the bonfire.

The 2014 IU East Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner is hosted to recognize the achievements of our three award winners. The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14, at Forest Hills Country Club, located at 2169 S. 23rd St., Richmond, Ind.

The Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner will toast Ashton Veramallay, Ph.D., Jane Vincent, Ed.D., and James Helms, Chancellor Emeritus, as they are presented the Chancellor’s Medallion. IU East will also celebrate new inductees to the Alumni Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa and Kate Hogg, English teacher at Richmond High School. RSVP is required for this event. Contact Angie Callahan at (765) 973-8604. Tickets are $75 each.

To culminate Homecoming Week, IU East women’s basketball will play Denison University at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, as part of the Earlham College Quaker Classic. The game will be held at Earlham College.

For more information about Homecoming, visit iue.edu/homecoming.

Calendar of Events
Monday, November 10
•    Monday Madness, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springwood Hall Graf Center (Student Event)
•    Quad Ribbon Cutting, 11 a.m.
•    Homecoming Parade, 6:30 p.m., Richmond Historic Depot District (Public welcome to attend.)

Tuesday, November 11
•    Student Events Center Groundbreaking, 1 p.m., east of Springwood Hall (RSVP required)
•    Veteran’s Day Moment of Silence, approximately 2 p.m. following the Student Events Center Groundbreaking
•    IU East Homecoming Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games vs. Wilberforce University and Rufus’ Birthday, 6 p.m., Richmond High School Tiernan Center, 380 Hub Etchison Parkway. Students, faculty and staff admitted free with Wolf Card. Veterans and immediate family members admitted free. Adults $5

Wednesday, November 12
•    Natalie Stovall and The Drive Concert, 8 p.m., Whitewater Hall Vivian Auditorium (Student Event)

Thursday, November 13
•    Talent Show, 5:30 p.m., Whitewater Hall Vivian Auditorium (Student Event with faculty, staff and alumni welcome to attend)
•    Bonfire, 7:30 p.m., located behind Hayes Hall (Students, faculty, adjuncts, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.)

Friday, November 14
•    Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Forest Hills Country Club, 2169 S. 23rd St., Richmond, IN. To RSVP, please contact Angie Callahan at (765) 973-8604. Tickets are $75 each.

Saturday, November 15
•    Women’s basketball game vs. Denison University, 3 p.m., at Ealham College Quaker Classic.

 

Indiana’s Contemporary Masters Exhibit at IU East’s Room 912

October 31st, 2014

Combining the strength of their individual artwork into exhibitions of exceptional depth, 30 Indiana Artisans have partnered on Indiana Artisan: Paintings and Drawings. The statewide series continues at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main Street in Richmond, Ind., now through Dec. 19. IU East and six of the artists will host a reception at the gallery Fri., Nov. 7, from 6–8 p.m.IndianaArtisans

Curated by Ed Thornburg, the IU East Art Galleries director, curator and fine arts lecturer, the exhibit is the sixth of this partnership of Indiana’s contemporary masters. Nearly 40 paintings and drawings in virtually every medium – watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, and more – will be exhibited at Room 912 by Indiana Artisans Patricia Rhoden Bartels (Nashville), Rena Brouwer (Delphi), Cindy Cradler (Brownsburg), Mary Ann Davis (Indianapolis), Charlene George (Brookville), Michael Janosky (Noblesville), Joyce K. Jensen (Zionsville), Pam Newell (Fishers), Alan Patrick (Albany), Lynn Retson (Porter), Sara Vanderkleed (Lafayette), and Carol Strock Wasson (Union City).

IU East’s Room 912 gallery hours are Monday, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4, Friday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free.

Room 912 is comprised of an art gallery, classroom, and studio space. IU East’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences program in fine arts offers courses in the techniques of creating various types of art such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and ceramics.

Indiana Artisan identifies, recognizes and promotes exceptional works of art and food created by Hoosier artists. It is an official, state-sanctioned designation for work of the highest caliber, with applications reviewed annually. Different panelists are engaged in each of the two annual reviews, and art panelists include artists, collectors, gallery owners and managers, folklorists, museum curators and directors, art educators, retailers, and others with an appreciation of fine art and craft.

One criterion of particular importance is the work’s relationship to the Hoosier State. The work of successful applicants is “juried in” to Indiana Artisan, meaning it becomes part of the Indiana Artisan brand and the artist may take advantage of the organization’s business development opportunities. Currently the work of 268 Artisans in 57 Indiana counties is part of the brand, and Wayne County is home to three Indiana Artisans – silversmith jewelry makers Linda and Nathan Jones and stained glass artist Dan Sims. Since the organization’s launch in 2008, more than 1,400 applications have been reviewed, with fewer than 20 percent successfully “jurying in.”

Indiana Artisan is an economic development organization that leverages the work of the state’s exceptional art and food artisans, helping them expand their businesses and, in turn, supporting the economies of their communities. In addition, the organization works with 10 “artisan trails,” encompassing 44 Indiana counties, including Wayne County, which is part of the Indiana Glass Trail.

The work of the Indiana Artisans comes together twice annually – at the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace, Nov. 29 and 30, 2014, in downtown Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Center, and at the annual Artisan Marketplace, at the Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  In 2015, the Marketplace will be March 28-29. More information is at IndianaArtisan.org.

 

Photo: Autumn Haze by Charlene George of Brookville, IN

Upcoming IU East Center for Leadership Development Power Lunch Series “Give” is Nov. 7

October 31st, 2014

The Indiana University East Center for Leadership Development is hosting a Power Lunch Series for Next Generation Leaders on “Give” from 12:10-12:50 p.m. on Friday, November 7. Sessions for this series are located at IU East’s Room 912, 912 E. Main Street in Richmond.

The giving and sharing of our time, knowledge, and resources with others can bring a sense of fulfillment to one’s life. What is the impact of giving to others and ourselves? How, with our busy lives, can we find time to “give”? The session will help us uncover both little and more significant ways to give to others and, in the process, to ourselves.

Marcy Jance, associate professor of business administration, and Patty Crawford, special assistant to the Chancellor, present “Give.” Both are young professionals from Indiana University East leading the six-part power lunch series that supports work/life balance.

The dynamic Power Lunch Series is for next-generation leaders to meet once a month at the IU East and Richmond Art Museum’s downtown Room 912 art scene. Come and eat a fabulous farm-to-table lunch, and participate in dynamic 40-minute micro-sessions: Work, Play, Give, Love, Create, and Live.

The Power Lunch Series is part of the IU East Center for Leadership Development’s new “Work/Life Integration Series,” a program that recognizes that development does not stop at the office door and provides offerings that nurture both personal and professional development.

There is no charge for these sessions; they are underwritten by the School of Business and Economics.

Registration is required; RSVP at iue.edu/leadership. The full schedule is available online.

The Center for Leadership Development is sponsored by the IU East School of Business and Economics. The center focuses on enhancing the managerial and leadership capacities within the IU East service region.

IU East to break ground on fifth building November 11

October 23rd, 2014

The Indiana University Board of Trustees, IU President Michael McRobbie and Indiana University East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe will host a ground breaking ceremony for the Student Activities and Events Center at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11.

The ceremony will be held east of Springwood Hall, near the site where IU East will construct the center. The building will be the fifth constructed on the 182-acre campus. Initially, the campus planned to build an extension to Springwood Hall but site evaluations determined a new free-standing building was the best option.

Final plans to construct the Student Activities and Events Center were approved by the IU Board of Trustees approval during its August 8 meeting in Bloomington.

“We’re very pleased that the IU Board of Trustees has approved the plan,” said Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe. “We look forward to moving ahead with this project and providing the additional space needed for classrooms, events and the home of Red Wolves athletics.”

In October 2012, IU East began raising funds for the project through its public campaign, “Bold Aspirations: The Campaign for the Student Events Center.” Through community and campus support, the campaign raised the remaining $1.7 million for the project. The university had already reserved $3 million for the project from savings and efficiencies.

The facility will promote student success through a comprehensive offering of programming in health and wellness, physical education, athletics, student activities and special events. Since 2007, student enrollment at IU East has over doubled to 4,573 in 2014.

The center is scheduled for completion in 2016.

RSVP online to attend the Groundbreaking Celebration for the IU East Student Activities and Events Center by Tuesday, November 4.