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IU East School of Business and Economics presents Fall 2017 Speaker Series

IU East School of Business and Economics presents Fall 2017 Speaker Series

Indiana University East’s School of Business and Economics will offer a new speaker series this fall.

Three experts – Steven Horwitz, P. J. Hill and Zachary Gochenour –  will visit campus and share their perspectives on topics ranging from being poor in America to property rights and a look at U.S. immigration about 100 years ago.

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East-Central Indiana Businesses Invited to participate in 2017 survey

East-Central Indiana Businesses Invited to participate in 2017 survey

Thanks to the tremendous support from the local business communities, economic development corporations and chambers of commerce, we continued to have great success last year for our East-Central Indiana Business Survey. Based on the valuable responses we collected, we had successfully calculated the 2016 value of our IU East Regional Business Confidence Index. Our report had been released on the IU East Business and Economics Research Center (the BERC) website at http://www.iue.edu/business/berc/.

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IU East remembers donor who established Graf Center, professorship

IU East remembers donor who established Graf Center, professorship

Indiana University East is remembering Dorothy Thorman, a longtime supporter of Wayne County youth and higher education. Thorman passed away August 24, 2017, at Friends Fellowship Community.

Thorman established the Graf Recreation Center in Springwood Hall in remembrance of her parents, John and Corinne Graf, and the John and Corrine Graf Professorship at IU East. Her contributions to IU East were in honor of her parent’s active support of local youth and she felt that education was the best memorial.

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IU East professor appointed Graf Professorship

IU East professor appointed Graf Professorship

Rosalie Aldrich, a faculty member in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed to the John and Corrine Graf Professorship at Indiana University East.

Michelle Malott, executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, said the three-year, renewable professorship recognizes Aldrich’s excellence in scholarly achievement and teaching.

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2017 Sigma Tau Delta Conference and Upcoming Membership Drive

2017 Sigma Tau Delta Conference and Upcoming Membership Drive

Nine student members of the IU East chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, attended the organization’s 2017 International Convention in Louisville from March 29-April 1.

Students attended presentations, readings, workshops, open mics, and other events at the convention. Most of these events offered a display of outstanding student research and creativity from around the United States and abroad, but famous authors such as science fiction writer Jeff Vandermeer were also featured. The very first SigmaCon event was a hit with IU East students who donned costumes as pirates, vampires, and other assorted characters.

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Entries for the Whitewater Valley Art Competition now being accepted online

Entries for the Whitewater Valley Art Competition now being accepted online

Indiana University East is accepting art entries for the 39th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC). The submission process will be electronic at callforentry.org.

Originating in 1978, the WVAC was founded by Tom Thomas, late associate professor fine of fine arts. Thomas taught fine arts at IU East for over 30 years. The WVAC has a history of open judging, allowing the public to be on site when the exhibit entries are excluded or included for the exhibit. In this spirit, digital images of entered works will be projected in an auditorium on the campus of IU East and will be juried by a three-judge panel electronically.

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IUPD-East cadets graduate from IU Police Academy with honors

IUPD-East cadets graduate from IU Police Academy with honors

Indiana University Police Department – East celebrates the graduation and achievements of police officers Maxwell Meddings and Kristen Miller from the 44th class of the IU Police Academy. The ceremony was held August 12 at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington.

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IU East faculty expert provides best viewing tips for Total Eclipse

IU East faculty expert provides best viewing tips for Total Eclipse

Wes Tobin is an assistant professor of physics at Indiana University East. Tobin recently answered questions on the Total Solar Eclipse occurring on Monday, August 21. The campus and community are invited to attend a viewing event for the Total Eclipse from 1-4 p.m. at the West End Bank Plaza, located outside the Student Events and Activities Center.

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Anne Szopa Scholarship recognizes faculty member’s development of Women’s and Gender Studies program, influence on campus

Anne Szopa Scholarship recognizes faculty member’s development of Women’s and Gender Studies program, influence on campus

Anne Szopa was instrumental in developing the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology programs at Indiana University East. In recognition of her contributions and to encourage others to expand opportunities for students to study in this field, Rob and Nancy Tolley have endowed $30,000 to establish the Anne Szopa Scholarship.

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IU East soccer to play home games at Centerville High School

IU East soccer to play home games at Centerville High School

Indiana University East has partnered with Centerville High School (CHS) as the location for all of its men’s and women’s soccer home games. The Centerville High School soccer fields are located in the southwest corner of the CHS campus at 507 Willow Grove Road, Centerville, Indiana.

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