Indiana University East has a name for the Red Wolves mascot. “Rufus the Red Wolf” debuted in person during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Homecoming Classic basketball tournament held in November. After seeking nominations from the community for a name, the university received 162 suggestions.
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Indiana University East is undertaking a major initiative to ensure the success of its students by putting in place programs and services that will support student persistence toward degree completion in as timely a manner as possible. To manage this initiative, an Office of Retention and First-Year Programs has been created and co-located in the Lobby of Whitewater Hall with a new Student Information Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Under the Dean of Students, these offices are working to improve the four-year college experience for all students.
Music recitals bring holidays, Broadway to Vivian Auditorium
The public is invited to attend a duo recital on Thursday, December 4 featuring IU East students Danielle Phelps and Ryan Shaw. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Reid Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center has made a major investment in Indiana University East Athletics with the donation of new basketball goals for the 2008-09 season to IU East and Richmond High School.
Indiana University East now has a Red Wolf on the prowl.
The university debuted its new mascot during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Homecoming Classic basketball tournament on November 8.
And now the university is asking for the campus and the community to name the Red Wolves mascot. Nominations will be accepted online at www.iue.edu/mascot until Monday, December 1. The winning name will be announced during the home basketball game on Saturday, December 6.
ADA conferences being held at IU East
IU East is one of seven state-wide sites to host all 12 sessions of the ADA Audio conference this year. The conferences will be held the third Tuesday of each month in Whitewater Hall, room 119. The November Audio Conference, “Everything You Need to Know about the Enforcement of the ADA but Were Afraid to Ask,” will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18.
The Top Ten and awards for the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition were announced during the artists’ reception held Wednesday, November 5. There were 160 donors, patrons, faculty members, students, artists and general art lovers attended the awards reception.
Derrick Stump, of Pitsburg, Ohio, and Carri Pyle, of Richmond, are now homecoming royalty. The IU East
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students were named the 2008 Homecoming King and Queen during the bonfire Thursday, November 6 after the nominees had been narrowed to three lords and three ladies. The Homecoming Royalty was also introduced during the IU East/Holiday Inn Richmond Classic men’s basketball homecoming tournament November 8.
Indiana University East distributed $5.04 million in scholarships today to area high school guidance counselors from Indiana and Ohio during its annual Counselors’ Breakfast held Thursday, November 13.
“We are once again collaborating with high school counselors to increase the level of attainment in the communities we serve together,” said Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar. “By providing counselors with this tool, we are investing in the future of individual students and our region.”
Several IU East faculty to present papers at International Lilly Conference
Indiana University East will have four of its faculty presenting their papers during the 28th International Lilly Conference on College Teaching to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The conference is scheduled for November 20-23, 2008.