Indiana University East’s spring enrollment has reached an all-time high this semester. For the second consecutive semester, the campus has experienced substantial overall growth in its enrollment and the largest growth among all IU campuses.
The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization at Indiana University East have developed a “Build-A-Rock” program on entrepreneurship and established a curriculum for high school educators. SIFE has taken the program into classrooms locally and nationwide, teaching young students about entrepreneurship. The organization plans to further the program by taking it internationally to classrooms around the globe.
The Environmental Club at Indiana University East is joining the National Teach-in on Global Warming from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 in the Whitewater Hall Lobby. This national event encompassing colleges and universities is a grassroots movement for solutions during the first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s administration.
The presentation will include a national webcast, Solutions for the First 100 Days, detailing how to jumpstart environmental reform at 12:30 p.m., followed by a round table discussion with Richmond community leaders. The round table will include Steve Saum and Harry Phillips from Richmond Power & Light; Mayor Sally Hutton; Scott Zimmerman, City of Richmond; Bob Hansen, Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County; and Bruce Wissel, Richmond Common Council.The causes and repercussions associated with global warming and learning how to help preserve the planet for future generations will be discussed throughout the day. IU East faculty will discuss issues on global warming including the nature of global warming changes, changing consumers’ behaviors, politics and water, the social movement of clean energy, and solving global climate change.
The National Teach-In is the project of a non-profit organization, Education for Global Warming Solutions (EdSolv), in Portland, Oregon.
Indiana University East has improved in several areas based on the input of 223 randomly selected first-year and senior students who completed the National Survey of Student Engagement and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) conducted in spring 2008. Results were recently released to IU East.
Indiana University East will feature a group of artists, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, in the Meijer Artway. The exhibit, “From Women’s Hands the works of Plein Air Painters,” begins January 20 and continues through March 13.
Indiana University East will be showcasing “The Works of Kathy L. McGhee,” in The Gallery beginning January 26 through March 18.
“Indirectly through the use of stories and images, people can see and observe themselves in a new light. We have been exposed to fables, parables, myths, and stories with hidden meanings and depth all of our lives,” McGhee said. “This ability to assimilate ourselves into a story of image and to discover hidden meaning is something with which I have been experimenting for some time. The significance of this and what it means in regard to how we think, perceive ourselves, and how we interact with others is of great interest to me.”
Bear Creek Coffee has established itself as the campus coffeehouse at Indiana University East. Since officially opening its campus location in the fall, in the Graf Center of Springwood Hall, the lounge has been a central gathering space for students to study and play and faculty and staff to meet.
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.