In a major move forward for Indiana University East, the university has begun one of its largest searches with plans to hire 13 faculty members for fall 2008. This group of recruits will join 84 full-time faculty who excel in teaching and scholarly activity.
Indiana University East Interim Chancellor Nasser Paydar has appointed Rob Zinkan to fill a newly created position as the executive director for External Affairs and Marketing. Zinkan joined the Richmond campus October 1.
Karen Clark, dean of Nursing at Indiana University East, has been named as a fellow for the Mid-America Public Health Leadership Institute. This fellowship is designed to promote organizational, professional and personal leadership skill development. MARPHLI fellows develop greater effectiveness in carrying out the core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance not only within their agencies, but also throughout the wider public health system in their community. This year-long institute also focuses on addressing cutting edge public health issues.
The Indiana University Foundation honored Rob Quigg of Richmond and Danny Danielson of New Castle with two prestigious awards recognizing their dedication to the university. Quigg and Danielson accepted the awards during the Partners in Philanthropy Celebration Dinner at the IU Auditorium on October 18 in Bloomington.
Indiana University East is announcing its first writing contest for high school seniors. The contest is sponsored by the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs.
The community is invited to attend the annual Indiana University East Fall Family Festival from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 26 in Whitewater Hall lobby.
Families can enjoy an evening with games, face painting, children’s costume contest, and candy. Joe’s Pizza will be open in the Campus Café to purchase pizza and drinks.
A night of salsa dancing will be the next featured 2007-2008 Lively Arts Series event at Indiana University East. IntoSalsa, Latin Dance Troupe will lead audience participants in salsa dances on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium.
Area business leaders and guests are invited to attend the annual Indiana University Business Outlook Forum presented by Indiana University East, the Eastern Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association and the IU Kelley School of Business Alumni Association in early November.
Indiana University East will host a special presentation by internationally known Australian performance and multi-media artist Stelarc. Stelarc will give a presentation on Thursday, October 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Vivian Auditorium. The artist is traveling to five IU campuses around the state through the support of Indiana University Exhibitions (IUEX).
Indiana University East is now a member of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). The announcement today comes days after IU East was accepted to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). IU East became an official NAIA member on Monday, October 1. Joining the KIAC is the final step in IU East’s process to launch intercollegiate athletics.