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Spotlight: Nursing graduate is pursuing his dreams for a career in medical missions

Spotlight: Nursing graduate is pursuing his dreams for a career in medical missions

Mina Samaan (far left) will graduate this May with his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Mina Samaan has faced loss, poverty and persecution.

A determination to improve his life and give back to others has propelled the graduating senior to complete his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Indiana University East School of Nursing and Health Sciences this month.

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ATHENA Leadership Award® finalists announced

ATHENA Leadership Award® finalists announced

Wayne Bank and Indiana University East have partnered for the fourth year to bring the ATHENA Leadership Award to Wayne County. The ATHENA Leadership award is presented to an individual who is honored for their professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

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Registration is open for IU East’s Run with the Wolves 5K

Registration is open for IU East’s Run with the Wolves 5K

Indiana University East’s Run with the Wolves 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, July 15. Registration is now open.

Runners and walkers will join more than 400 other participants for this year’s event on the IU East campus and run the Red Wolves’ cross country course, located behind Hayes Hall. The event includes a free “Run with Rufus” 1K family run/walk.

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IU East receives 2016 Tree Campus USA® designation

IU East receives 2016 Tree Campus USA® designation

Linda Melody-Cottongim announces IU East’s designation as a Tree Campus USA® during the Arbor Day Celebration held April 28.

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced Indiana University East has been designated as a 2016 Tree Campus USA® for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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IU East’s 46th Commencement Ceremony will be held May 12

IU East’s 46th Commencement Ceremony will be held May 12

Indiana University East will host its 46th Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at the Richmond High School Tiernan Center.

This year, the university will confer 811 baccalaureate degrees and 65 master’s degrees. The number of degrees is a significant increase for IU East and marks the university’s highest number of graduates in a given year. IU East will also present its 10,000th diploma during the ceremony.

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Chancellor’s Scholars, Outstanding Students recognized at Honors Convocation

Chancellor’s Scholars, Outstanding Students recognized at Honors Convocation

Indiana University East celebrated the accomplishments of its students during the annual Honors Convocation held April 20.

Chancellor’s Scholar Awards are campus-wide awards, presented to the highest achieving seniors, by academic school.

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IU East Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding faculty

IU East Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding faculty

Indiana University East recognized several faculty during the Honors Convocation ceremony held April 20. Presented during the ceremony were the Trustee IU East Faculty Recognition awards.

Josh Tolbert
, assistant professor of special education, received the Progress Award for New Faculty. This award is given to faculty to acknowledge their contributions to teaching, research and service.

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Gift honors IU East business lecturer, establishes scholarship for entrepreneurship students

Gift honors IU East business lecturer, establishes scholarship for entrepreneurship students

Greg Braxton-Brown, dean of Southeast Indiana Programs and a professor of management, will endow a $25,000 gift to Indiana University East to establish a scholarship in the name of Tim Scales, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, director for the Center for Economic Education and senior lecturer of business administration for the School of Business and Economics.

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Changes to Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency beginning July 1

Changes to Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency beginning July 1

Area 9 In-Home & Community Services Agency announced today the agency has informed Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) that it will not seek to renew its designation to provide services in Public Service Area (PSA) nine after the current grant period expires on June 30, 2017.

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