IU East Spirit of Philanthropy Week provides students with events focused on philanthropy

October 20th, 2014

Indiana University East will celebrate Spirit of Philanthropy week October 20-25.spirit

Beginning Monday, students can participate in a fun-filled week centered on philanthropy beginning with the Service Learning Fair of Local Non-Profits from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Graf Center. Students should also watch Facebook and Twitter to learn about the spontaneous events Tuesday through Thursday.

Also Monday night, the Student Government Association (SGA) is collecting canned goods for the Campus Food Pantry during the Red Wolves volleyball match vs. IU Northwest at Seton Catholic High School, beginning at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, students can stop by the “Thank a Donor” table in Whitewater Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The table will be moved to Tom Raper Hall from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday it will be available in Hayes Hall from 1-3 p.m.

The Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at Forest Hills Country Club, located at 2169 South 23rd Street in Richmond. The cost is $50 per ticket.

The keynote speaker is Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places. Kageyama’s visit to Richmond is the featured event of IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project.

During the luncheon, IU East will recognize First Bank Richmond and West End Bank with the Community Spirit of Philanthropy Award and Frances Yates, director of the Campus Library, with the Campus Spirit of Philanthropy award. Wetzel Family Auto Cruise will receive the Rufus Award in recognition of their support for the athletics program.

Tickets are available for Kageyama’s lecture and book signing at IU East on Tuesday, October 21. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the Office of the Bursar, located in Whitewater Hall.

Friday is Make a Difference Day in the Depot. Student volunteers can help with Make a Difference Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students can sign up to volunteer in the Office of External Affairs, located in Springwood Hall room 103.

To RSVP for the Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon or for more information about Spirit of Philanthropy Week, contact Stephanie Hays-Mussoni, director of Gift Development, at (765) 973-8331 or email shaysmus@iue.edu.

IU East celebrates Spirit of Philanthropy

October 15th, 2014

Indiana University East welcomes community supporters to the Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon to thank these individuals for their contributions to scholarships, internships, leadership experiences and community service opportunities for students. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond.PeterKageyama

The event raises funds for scholarships and other community involvement activities that provide important experiential learning opportunities for students.

The keynote speaker is Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places, and IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project featured book this year. Kageyama is also speaking at IU East at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, in Vivian Auditorium.

Stephanie Hays-Mussoni, director of Gift Development, said community supporters are instrumental to the overall educational experience and success of IU East students.

“The Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon is a great time to bring our donors and community partners together with our students, and in return they learn the impact that being a partner with IU East has on students. It is our way to say thank you to those who support IU East and our students,” Hays-Mussoni said.

Kageyama is the co-founder and producer of the Creative Cities Summit, an interdisciplinary event that brings together citizens and practitioners around the big idea of the city. Kageyama is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization. He has spoken all over the world about bottom up community development and the amazing people that are making change happen.

Kageyama’s visit to Richmond is the featured event of the “One Book, Many Voices” project at IU East. The mission of the project is to foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by the selected text, For the Love of Cities. The book focuses on learning to “love,” contribute to, and talk about our cities in a new way and we think the book will help further our conversation about what makes our community stellar.

All guests will receive a complimentary copy of For the Love of Cities.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $50 per ticket. To RSVP by October 16 or for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Hays-Mussoni, director of Gift Development, at (765) 973-8331 or email shaysmus@iue.edu.

IU East School of Nursing Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 14th, 2014

When Indiana University East started its nursing program 40 years ago, students would board a bus to travel to Indianapolis to take courses. nursinggala2014

That cooperative effort with IUPUI, that humble beginning with a handful of nursing students, has come full circle with IU East evolving into a hub of regional nursing education.

IU East handed out its first associate degree in nursing in 1978.

Now, there are 400 students each year from around the area. In addition to the primary Richmond campus, classes are also held in Lawrenceburg, Madison, New Castle and Dayton, Ohio for regional students.

There are bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

There’s still collaboration within the Indiana University system, but it’s mainly online — no more bus rides.

There’s a growing collaboration with Reid Hospital & Health Care Services, which offers a brand-new hospital and growing medical industry just steps away from the IU East campus in north Richmond.

Call it a community of nursing, says Dean Karen Clark, who started as an instructor in 1987.

“It takes a village to birth a nurse,” she says. “The need keeps growing. We keep growing.”

The program has progressed from associate to RN degrees to bachelor’s degrees. In 2011, the School of Nursing offered its first graduate degree, a Master of Science in Nursing, with concentrations in nursing education, nursing administration, and beginning spring 2015, a family nurse practitioner program.

“There are so many venues with which students can match their passions,” says Clark, who is the university’s fourth dean. The others were Drs. Judy McCarty, Joan Fopma-Loy and Joanne Rains-Warner.

The IU East nursing program took a night to note 40 years of growth, “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Embracing the Future,” on October 3 at Forest Hills Country Club. The anniversary coincided with a fund-raising gala that is held every two years for the program. “It was very nice,” Clark says. “We had the opportunity to celebrate nursing.” The evening included dinner and a champagne toast to IU East’s growth.

Former deans and alumni were among the 160 attendees, including LuAnne Christofaro, who earned her associate degree in 1981. Christofaro is a prior Distinguished Alumni awardee of IU East and currently serves as Reid Hospital’s executive director of nursing.

The money raised through the event will help reach more students such as event speakers Brooke Sahm and Tyler Evans.

Sahm is a senior working toward her BSN. She said she wants to become an oncology nurse because her father died from cancer when she was 2 years old. She also has battled hearing issues that included multiple surgeries as a child.

“Brooke’s speech was inspiring,” says Clark. “Her story illustrates the passion that many of our students bring to the profession of nursing.”

Evans talk demonstrated the opportunities that IU East graduates have in the health care arena, she said. He is working on his master’s after receiving his bachelor’s in 2013. He has worked in ICU and transitional care and is now transitioning to a position in cardiac rehabilitation. Evans spoke about how the IU East program “prepared him with a variety of experiences,” Clark says.

The growing variety and program reflects national trends and goals.

“The national goal is to have 80 percent (of graduates) at baccalaureate or higher level by 2020,” Clark says. “There is a recognition there is a different level of thinking. They are better able to care for patients.”

Right now, 46 percent of nurses have a bachelor’s degree in Indiana. “We have a long way to go,” Clark says.

The lofty goal has resulted in offering the RN to BSN option at off-campus locations, such as the one at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton. IU East professors teach there one night a week.

“The idea is to lift the workforce,” Clark says. “Facilities are finding ways to help their nurses grow.”

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services offers a myriad of opportunities for IU East students to grow. “We have a very positive working relationship with Reid,” Clark says. “We find ways to collaborate. They are so supportive of the School of Nursing and the IU East campus.”

The closeness of Reid and IU East is an asset, Clark says. “Our relationship provides a lot of unique opportunities for our students.” IU East has over 50 agreements with regional health care providers that participate in the educational process.

She says the nursing field will keep growing and adding jobs, noting that national estimates forecast a shortage of 800,000 nurses within the next decade. “With that kind of anticipated shortage, there comes a great need for qualified nursing professionals. Nursing is a great profession and we are well placed to meet the needs of our community when it comes to nursing care.”


Photo: IU East senior nursing major Brooke Sahm (middle) spoke about her experience and ambition to be a nurse during the 2014 nursing gala held Oct. 3. Pictured are IU East Professor of History Gene Cruz-Uribe, Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Sahm, and her mother, Karen Sahm of Indianapolis.



Upcoming IU East Center for Leadership Development Power Lunch Series talks about Play

October 10th, 2014

The Indiana University East Center for Leadership Development is hosting a Power Lunch Series for Next Generation Leaders on “Play!” from 12:10-12:50 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Sessions for this series are located at IU East’s Room 912, 912 E. Main Street in Richmond.

Play! Everyone needs a little play in one’s life. Play helps keep our lives balanced and fulfilled.

Marcy Jance, associate professor of business administration, and Denice Williams, lecturer in early childhood and literacy education, present “Play: How to Integrate Play into Our Work and Personal Lives.”

A delicious lunch, time for networking, and a professional development activity will be included in the session.

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, Live, Play, Love, Create, and Give.

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.

Participants will receive a farm-to-table lunch and participate in a dynamic 40-minute micro-session. 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 News and Notes

October 8th, 2014

Student Social Work Association welcomes community to participate in suicide prevention events

Richmond, Ind. — Student Social Work Association (SSWA) at Indiana University East is hosting a Suicide Awareness Day from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, in Whitewater Hall.

The event includes booths from IU East and community organizations and information about suicide prevention. A Memorial Clothesline and Balloon Launch will be available in remembrance to loved ones.

Then Saturday, October 25, the SSWA is co-sponsoring the “Out of Darkness Suicide Community Walks,” part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, at Glen Miller Park. Participants are encouraged to gather at the golf course, located at 2514 E. Main Street in Richmond, Ind.

Check-in for the event begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

The SSWA hopes to bring awareness to the importance of suicide prevention and to support those who have lost a friend or loved one to suicide by hosting the events.

For more information, contact the School of Social Work at (765) 973-8534.

Diwali Festival of Lights
IU East will host Diwali Festival of Lights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby.

Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated by Indians worldwide. Families mark the occasion by lighting lamps, candles and fireworks to symbolize the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance.

The event will begin with a Candle Lighting Ceremony and presentations by chief guest IU East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe, and event organizers Parul Khurana, assistant professor of biology, and Hitesh Kathuria, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Indian food and live music will be provided.

Please RSVP to Hitesh Kathuria by October 22 by calling 765-973-8247 or emailing hikathur@iue.edu.

Faculty Research Presentations
Steven Petersheim, assistant professor of English, presented “Literature and the Environment: Nathaniel Hawthorne as a Nature Writer” October 8 in the Whitewater Hall Community Room.

On October 9, Daron Olson, assistant professor of history, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, professor of English, will present on their research.

Olson will present “The Unexplored World of Exile Nationalism: Researching Norwegian Archives in Oslo, June, 2014” at 3 p.m.

Clapp-Itnyre’s presentation will follow at 4 p.m. She is presenting “Rediscovering Nineteenth‐Century Childhood through Diaries and Songbooks: Archival Research in English Libraries, May 2014.”

The presentations will be held in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. Presentations are free and open to the public.

Criminal justice associate professor presents paper on wrongful conviction
Robert J. Ramsey, associate professor of criminal justice, presented his paper, “Preventing Wrongful Conviction Thirty Years After DNA-PCR: What We’ve Learned,” at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference in Clearwater, Florida on September 17.

The conference provides a forum for criminal justice educators to disseminate and gain knowledge in the area of criminal justice. This year’s conference participants explored issues concerning the legacy of the past and the outlook for the future regarding criminal justice issues.

Assistant professor of history presents paper, provides keynote lecture at seminar
Daron W. Olson, assistant professor of history, presented the First Keynote Lecture, entitled “Transatlantic Connections between Norway and the U.S.A.” on June 19 at the “Freedom and Migration in a Norwegian-American Context” Seminar held at Fagernes, Norway. The lecture was based on his book, Vikings across the Atlantic: Emigration and the Building of a Greater Norway, 1860-1945, which was published in 2013. At the same conference, Olson delivered a paper, “His Mother’s Song: The Ethnolandscapes of Norwegian-American Visitors to Norway during the 1914 Eidsvold Centennial.”

Olson also had two articles published recently. “On Both Sides of the Atlantic: Transnational Celebrations of Norwegian Identity, 1925-1939” was published in Norwegian-American Essays 2014. His other published article, “We are All Scandinavians: Norwegian-American Press Reaction to the 1938 Swedish Tercentenary” appeared in the January 2014 volume of The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly.

Entries accepted for Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition Oct. 6-10

October 2nd, 2014

Indiana University East is accepting art entries October 6-10 for the 2014 Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition (WVAAC). The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, in Whitewater Hall. Prior to the judging, there will be a juror presentation at 11:30 a.m. in Tom Raper Hall, room 124.DavidKlamen

The top ten entries will receive a monetary award. Artists with accepted entries will be notified by Wednesday, October 22.

This year’s competition will be juried by David Klamen, the Chancellor’s Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Northwest. Klamen is a contemporary painter whose work grows in conjunction with his interest in literature and philosophy, centralized around visual explorations of the questions, “How do I know things?” and “How do I know myself?”

Klamen paints figuratively and abstractly, sometimes combining the two by incorporating geometric lines or patterns atop his high finished landscapes.

Klamen’s work is meditative and quiet, engaging the audience with deep tonal values and extreme control, requiring the viewer to look more than once into the complexity of each work. In Klamen’s most recent series, Paintings of Paintings, he isolated individual works of art in situ in museums, turned them on sharp angles and repainted them. He is represented in a number of public collections including: the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin and the McNay Museum, San Antonio.

Klamen earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1983 and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the School of the Art Institute in 1985. He lives and works in Chicago.

The WVAAC receives 300 to 400 pieces of art for the competition each year. Previous entries have included works from high schools and universities, art organizations and centers and independent artists. The competition is open to all artists, age 17 and older, who live within a 300-mile radius of Richmond, Ind.

Entries for the competition may include drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, printmaking, computer graphics, relief sculpture and sculpture. Entries must be hand-delivered to The Gallery, Whitewater Hall, on the IU East campus between noon and 5 p.m., Monday, October 6, through Friday, October 10. Entries will not be accepted after October 10.

Each artist may submit up to three entries. Fees are $25 for one entry, $30 for two entries, and $40 for three entries.

Accepted entries will be on exhibit in The Gallery from November 6 to January 16. The artist opening reception and awards presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, in Whitewater Hall.

Entry forms, information on eligibility and a calendar are available at iue.edu/gallery or by calling Ed Thornburg, The Gallery curator, at IU East at (765) 973-8605.

IU East’s upcoming “Read to Lead” session to focus on “One Book, Many Voices” selection

September 30th, 2014

The “Read to Lead” series will discuss the featured book for this year’s IU East “One Book, Many Voices” project. For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places by Peter Kageyama will be the topic of discussion from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, in the Whitewater Hall Community Room. Participants should read the book prior to the session to optimize the cooperative learning experience.

A box lunch will be provided; RSVP is required. A copy of For the Love of Cities can be picked up at the Campus Library for free.

Strong leaders are readers. Take this opportunity to join the conversation by reading a business book and talking about it with other leaders. Each session is facilitated by a member of the IU East faculty or staff and a box lunch will be provided.

There is no charge for the “Read to Lead” sessions. The sessions are being underwritten by the IU East School of Business and Economics.

Kageyama ‘s book For the Love of Cities focuses on learning to “love,” contribute to, and talk about our cities in a new way and we think the book will help further our conversation about what makes our community stellar.

Kageyama will give a lecture on October 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. Mark your calendar to attend this free evening lecture and book signing in Vivian Auditorium. Tickets will be available in September at the Bursar’s Office and the Innovation Center in Uptown Richmond. He will also be the keynote speaker at the annual Spirit of Philanthropy Luncheon on October 22, 2014.

Now in its third year, the mission of IU East’s “One Book, Many Voices” project is to foster a campus and community discussion about themes in and ideas inspired by a common text in an effort to develop camaraderie, inform knowledge, and inspire action towards positive civic engagement and improvement.

The discussion facilitators are Carla Messer and Cal Simpson.

Messer is a lecturer in the IU East School of Business and Economics. She has 20 years of experience in coaching, mentoring and training top performers and has presented performance improvement techniques to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Simpson is a lecturer in marketing and entrepreneurship and director of Business of the New Castle programs at IU East. Simpson obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Madonna University in Michigan. He has multiple years of multimedia experience with an emphasis in sales and marketing research.

Richmond resident Rob Quigg elected to IU Foundation Board of Directors

September 29th, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—James R. “Rob” Quigg, vice president of accounting at Richmond Baking Company in Richmond, Indiana, has been elected to the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors. Founded in 1936, the IU Foundation maximizes private support for Indiana University by fostering lifelong relationships with key stakeholders and providing advancement leadership and fundraising services for campuses and units across the university.RobQuigg

“We are thrilled to welcome an executive of Rob’s commitment to the foundation board,” said IU Foundation President Dan Smith. “His passion for supporting higher education as a means of creating future opportunities for those in his region makes him a crucial addition to our diverse community of leaders. His dedication and expertise are sure to prove invaluable.”

Quigg has been the treasurer of the Richmond Baking Company since 2002 and its vice president of accounting since 2010. He and his wife, Kelli, are active in many philanthropic efforts in the community. Quigg serves as the director of the Quigg Family Foundation, through which the Quigg family contributes to various organizations in east central Indiana. In 2007, Quigg received the Partners in Philanthropy Cornerstone Award for his outstanding service to Indiana University East as the chairman of the successful $2.1 million Campaign for Community in 2005-06. The campaign supported nursing and science laboratories, provided scholarships, established a new Center for Entrepreneurship, and created The Gallery in Whitewater Hall, among other accomplishments.

Quigg has several interests outside of Richmond Baking Company. He served as a partner in Mahallasville Road Productions, through which he produced the 2008 documentary 1:47, an exploration of the 1968 explosion in Richmond.

Quigg graduated from Indiana University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in history. In 1997, he earned a certified public accountant certificate at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

IU East welcomes high school students to explore campus for College GO! Week

September 26th, 2014

Indiana University East will celebrate College GO! Week September 22-26. The event offers high school students the opportunity to explore IU East and its academic programs.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education established College GO! Week to encourage high school students to pursue a college education. IU East will highlight scholarships, campus spirit and traditions, opportunities for campus life, athletics and much more.

IU East welcomed 420 high school students to campus today (September 26) for its College GO! Week VIP Day in Whitewater Hall. Students and parents received a feel for IU East during a student lead tour, informational overview of campus, and a session with a personal admissions counselor to learn about the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships.

With fall enrollment reaching a record high, more high school students are making IU East their university of choice. This fall, IU East has set a new record with 4,573 students enrolled for classes this semester. Since 2007, IU East headcount enrollment has doubled.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (765) 973-8208 or applynow@iue.edu.

Nominations are being accepted for IU East’s Alumni Hall of Fame

September 26th, 2014

The Indiana University East Alumni Association invites members of the community and other interested individuals to submit nominations for the Indiana University East Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is newly established to recognize and celebrate the outstanding alumni of IU East.HallofFame

Inductees to the Hall of Fame are alumni who have typified the IU East tradition of excellence and brought credit to the campus through their personal accomplishments, professional achievement and leadership and humanitarian service and citizenship.

IU East Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner on November 14 at Forest Hills Country Club, 2169 S. 23rd St., Richmond, Ind.

“As our alumni numbers continue to grow, we are always looking for ways to recognize the exceptional efforts of those serving their communities or organizations,” said Terry Wiesehan, director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events at IU East. “By inducting alumni into the Hall of Fame, we want to recognize those efforts and show them how proud we are of them to make their communities better for themselves and for future generations.”

Previously, IU East recognized the special achievements of alumni through its Distinguished Alumni Award. All past Distinguished Alumni will be automatically inducted into the Hall of Fame as charter members. For a list of previous Distinguished Alumni, visit iue.edu/alumni/awards/dist_alumni.php.

Nominations may be submitted online at iue.edu/alumni /halloffame by Friday, October 10. Selections will be made by committee the week of October 13.

For more information about the IU East Hall of Fame, contact Director of Alumni Relations and Campus Events Terry Wiesehan at (765) 973-8221 or twiesaha@iue.edu.