IU East News and Notes

IU East News and Notes

Farm Art exhibit to open at Room 912
Richmond, Ind. – The next upcoming art exhibit at Indiana University East’s Room 912 will feature the work of Andrew Reichter. The Farm Art exhibit will be on display June 1 to July 17.

Reichter is a “found artist,” one who discovered a true passion for art later in life. Almost eight years ago, he created his first sculpture (a pterodactyl) and was convinced by family to enter it into the annual IU East Senior Art Show. After taking home the top prize, he was hooked.

Being an avid collector, his interest in antiques and farm machinery has helped to create what he now calls his “Farm Art” sculptures. Using old machinery parts and other found objects, he builds a variety of sculptures ranging from birds and bugs to large prehistoric dinosaurs.

A reception for the artist will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at Room 912. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibit during gallery hours, 3-10 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. For more information, call Ed Thornburg at 765-973-8605 or email edthornb@iue.edu.

Chef’s Market brings local food, vendors
The public is invited to attend the Chef’s Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, in the Whitewater Hall Lobby.

The Chef’s Market will have a picnic theme with featured foods from local vendors. Customers can sample and purchase grilled foods including sausages from Smoking Goose and King David Hot Dogs. Condiments will be available from Local Folks along with Crazy Charlie salsa, served with locally made tortilla chips. Brewfus will offer samples of milk shakes. And of course, all your local fruits, vegetables, and gourmet cheese will be available.

The Chef’s Market is sponsored by IU East Food Services, which oversees The Den, Brewfus and the campus catering service.

The Chef’s Market will be held July 9 and August 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Whitewater Hall Lobby.

Campus Library, Service-Learning to offer summer tutoring for children
New this summer, IU East Campus Library and the IU East Center for Service-Learning will be the site of free tutoring for students in grades one through 12.

IU East service students can provide tutoring in a variety of subjects. Tutoring sessions will be held at the Campus Library, on the first floor of Hayes hall on the IU East campus. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

The schedule will be based on mutual availability of IU East student and tutoree and may be individual or small group sessions. For details and to register, contact Ann Tobin at iueastsl@iue.edu.

IU East welcomes new professional staff
Nichole Mann is the new coordinator of advising and nursing student services for the IU East School of Nursing. As the coordinator, Mann will direct a comprehensive undergraduate academic and career advising program through new student orientation, academic advising, career advising, recruitment, School of Nursing admissions, and compliance with campus school policies and standards.

Previously, Mann was an academic advisor at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond. She formerly worked as a claims taker for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and as a behavioral health tech for Dunn Center in Richmond.

Mann received her Bachelor of Behavioral and Social Science degree with a concentration in sociology and a minor in psychology from IU East. She is pursuing her Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education from Ball State University.

Ann Tobin is the service-learning liaison for the Campus Library. She assists in the design, development, oversight, and implementation of the Service-Learning Program at IU East. Tobin has previously worked in the same position since August 2012 on a part-time basis and is now a full-time professional staff member.

Before joining IU East, Tobin was the young adult coordinator for the Union County Public Library in Liberty, Ind.

Tobin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wichita State University and her Master of Science in Studio Arts from Illinois State University.

Tracy Amyx and May Moore are the student success coaches for IU East Online, a part of the Center for Teaching and Learning. As student success coaches, Amyx and Moore promote student success by providing outreach and support to target populations. They manage and advise online students by providing academic, social, and personal support.

Previously, Amyx was a secretary for Richmond Community Schools in the Central Office. She received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences with a Concentration in Psychology from IU East.

Moore was previously a financial aid representative at Harrison College. She received her Bachelors of Continuing Studies with a Concentration in Arts and Humanities from Indiana University Bloomington and her Master of Arts in Student Development Counseling and Administration from Indiana Wesleyan.


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