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Spotlight: IU East student presents on cursive writing bill before Indiana State Senate

Spotlight: IU East student presents on cursive writing bill before Indiana State Senate

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Stacy Webb, a senior secondary education major, was invited by Sen. Jean Leising on Senate Bill 73.

Indiana University East student Stacy Webb presented her findings on cursive writing before the Indiana Senate at the invitation of Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg. Webb addressed the Senate during a hearing of Sen. Leising’s bill, Senate Bill 73, requiring public and non-public elementary schools to include cursive writing and reading in their curriculum beginning July 1, 2016. The bill would reverse the 2011 decision by the Department of Education that made cursive writing instruction optional.

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IU East joins AASCU’s new project to re-design students’ first-year college experience

IU East joins AASCU’s new project to re-design students’ first-year college experience

Indiana University East is one of 44 participating higher education institutions in a new project that will focus on improving the first-year of college for underserved students.

Launched February 1, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) project, “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY), is to ensure success for all students, particularly those who have historically been underserved by higher education: low income, first generation, and students of color. The three-year project is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USA Funds.

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Creative writing workshops available at IU East’s Room 912

Creative writing workshops available at IU East’s Room 912

Creative writing faculty from the Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a series of writing workshops from 2-3:30 p.m. at IU East’s Room 912, located at 912 E. Main St. in Richmond. The workshops are free and open to the public.

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IU McKinney Partnerships Create Indiana University Regional Law Scholars Program

IU McKinney Partnerships Create Indiana University Regional Law Scholars Program

Richmond, Ind. – The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has entered into an agreement with all five of IU’s regional campuses to create the Indiana University Regional Law Scholars program. Alumni of and current students at IU Northwest, South Bend, Kokomo, East, and Southeast are eligible to apply. The first students in the program will begin law school in fall 2016.

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Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor to visit IU East February 2

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor to visit IU East February 2

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Eva Mozes Kor
Holocaust to be part of WCTV’s IN Focus, Library blog for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Eva Mozes Kor will visit Indiana University East on Tuesday, February 2. Kor is a Holocaust survivor and founder of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Ind.

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IU East announces fall 2015 Chancellor’s List

IU East announces fall 2015 Chancellor’s List

Indiana University East students who take 12 or more credit hours and complete the semester with a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale are named to the Indiana University East Chancellor’s List. The following is the fall 2015 Chancellor’s List. The list is sorted by the student’s listed hometown.

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IU East announces new executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs

IU East announces new executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs

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Michelle Malott

Indiana University East will have a new executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs beginning July 1, 2016. Michelle Malott, Ph.D., has been named to the position and will serve as the chief academic and student affairs officer as well as the institution’s senior administrative officer.

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