TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education today approved Indiana University East’s Master of Social Work degree. The commission’s approval is the final step in the process to implement the graduate program proposal. The decision was announced during the commission’s meeting held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
Indiana University East has continued its positive trend in enrollment. The campus has recorded an increase of 11.5 percent in credit hours taught for its first of two summer sessions. The number of students enrolled in Summer I increased 8.1 percent compared to the same period last summer.
Indiana University East has awarded six scholarships for the 2008 Summer Research Scholar Program. Undergraduate students receive $2,000 to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
The first Summer Research Scholar was a single award made to a biology student, Nathan Feldman, in summer 2000. Feldman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is now employed in research at Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati.
Indiana University East will feature two local potters, Nate Wilson and David Nagy, in The Gallery. “David Nagy / Nate Wilson: Excellence in Clay” begins May 19 and continues through June 27. Members of the Richmond Art Club will have paintings and pottery on display in the Meijer Artway from May 26 to July 3.
Indiana University East presented several faculty and staff with awards for their service to the university during the Honors Convocation ceremony held at the end of the academic year.
Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Larry Richards presented select members of the IU East faculty with awards during the program.
The pinning ceremony for Indiana University East nursing graduates will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9. The annual ceremony for nursing students will be held at the Central United Methodist Church, located at 1425 E. Main Street in Richmond.
More than 300 students will have their degrees conferred at the Indiana University East Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 9. Commencement begins at 6 p.m. in the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.
Indiana University East is now the Red Wolves. The new mascot was unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday at IU East.
Indiana University East will unveil its new mascot at 11:30 a.m. in the Whitewater Hall lobby on Wednesday, April 30. The event is open to the community and will be broadcast live by WCTV.
Joanne Passet, a professor of history at Indiana University East, has received a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award for the 2008-09 academic year. Passet will use the scholarship to travel to Hue University in Vietnam from January to June.