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.
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Indiana University East received eduStyle’s People’s Choice Award for Best Integration of Social/Networking. eduStyle awards the best in higher education website design and development.
IU East updated its homepage in fall 2009 to prominently feature social networking sites including YouTube videos, campus photos through Flickr, Twitter updates and student blogs. IU East uses the format to encourage visitors to www.iue.edu to connect to the university.
Indiana University East recently received international recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). IU East received a Circle of Excellence Bronze Award in the category of Excellence in Design – Specialty Pieces for its Run with the Wolves Bus Wrap.
Raymond C. Kelley is the recipient of the Indiana University East 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award. Kelley will receive the honorary award during the IU East commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14. The ceremony is being held at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center.
Ed Thornburg, director of the Art Gallery and lecturer of fine arts, works in close proximity to nature by recycling discarded items into art.
“Now, I’m really interested in found art. It’s yours to do something really original but you have to find it first,” Thornburg said.
Diana Stanforth, clinical assistant professor of nursing at Indiana University East, has been selected to receive the 2010 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching Award. As an award recipient, Stanforth joins a distinguished group of faculty selected among IU and its regional campuses.
“Ms. Stanforth is indeed a master teacher who demonstrates excellence on a daily basis,” said Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing. “Receipt of this award acknowledges her outstanding contributions to the School of Nursing and her students.”
Jean Harper, associate professor of English, was recently awarded a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Harper will reside at the artists’ colony for six weeks, beginning in August into September.
Indiana University East has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, its fourth straight year for the honor by The Corporation for National and Community Service for exemplary service efforts and service to communities.
The Indiana University East Alumni Association would like to invite members of the community and other interested individuals to submit nominations for the 2010 Indiana University East Distinguished Alumni Award.
The IU East Distinguished Alumni Award provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding Indiana University East alumni who have distinguished themselves through personal and professional accomplishments, community service, involvement with the university, and involvement with the Alumni Association.
Victoria Hicks graduated from Randolph Southern High School last spring, a school best known for its decades-long domination at state academic super bowl competitions.
Hicks’ academic record puts her former school’s success into perspective. She finished fourth out of 43 students, despite amassing a 4.5 grade point average, a product of a weighted grading scale.